Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., is a leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is current editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, vice-president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited ten books (all either have been or soon will be translated into Chinese). These books include The Paradoxical Self, Horror and the Holy, The Psychology of Existence (with Rollo May), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology (with James Bugental and Fraser Pierson), Rediscovery of Awe, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy (with Orah Krug—accompanying APA video also available), and Awakening to Awe. His most recent book, The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It has just been released. Dr. Schneider is the recipient of the Rollo May Award from Division 32 of the APA for “Outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology” as well as the “Cultural Innovator” award from the Institute of Living, Toronto, Canada. In December, 2012, Dr. Schneider was the senior editor of a special section of the APA journal Psychotherapy (Division 29)"Humanism in Psychotherapy". Dr. Schneider was invited to keynote the East European Association for Existential Therapy(EEAET) conference in September, 2012 in Lithuania. April, 2010, Dr. Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the First International (East-West) Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China.
Dr. Schneider's recent book release, The Polarized Mind, is now available through University Professors Press.
Dr. Schneider's course listing at Teacher's College.
Dr. Scheider's blog Awakening to Awe at PsychologyToday.com.
Dr. Schneider's recent blog post entitled "Biology and Awe: Psychology's Critical Juncture" has been chosen as an "Essential Read" in Philosophy at PsychologyToday.com.