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Schneider, PhD, PSY

President, Core Instructor, Private Practice

1738 Union St # 302, San Francisco, CA 94123

Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is a cofounder and current president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (an award-winning psychotherapy training center), Council Member of the American Psychological Association (APA), past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32) of the APA, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), a Member of the Steering Committee of the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN), and an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Schneider is also an Honorary Member of the Society for Existential Analysis and the East European Association for Existential Therapy. His work on existential-integrative psychotherapy has been featured in a special issue of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration (March, 2016) and is the inspiration for the psychotherapy training program of the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada. A Fellow of five Divisions of the APA, Dr. Schneider has published over 200 articles, interviews and chapters and has authored or edited 13 books including The Spirituality of Awe, The Polarized Mind, Awakening to Awe, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, Existential-Humanistic therapy, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy, and The Depolarizing of America:  A Guidebook for Social Healing. Dr. Schneider’s work has been featured in Scientific American, the New York Times, Psychology Today and many other health and psychology outlets. 

Teaching Positions

Adjunct faculty at Saybrook University

Adjunct faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University

Other Resources

Amazon.com Author Page
The American Psychological Association website – Videos
The Existential-Humanistic Institute website –Articles and on the EHI Blog
The Existential Therapy Resources Blog – Bio, Books and Articles
The Glendon Foundation website blog PsychAlive – Articles and Videos
The Psychology Today website blog Awakening to Awe Blog
Psychotherapy.net –Videos
The Saybrook University website – Profile and The NewExistentialists Blog Articles
Tikkun Magazine website – Articles
Wiki Psychology – Kirk J Schneider profile

View samplings of Dr Schneider’s books, videos and media presentations on his website here.

Dr. Schneider’s recent book release, The Polarized Mind, is now available through University Professors Press.

Read Dr. Schneider’s blog Awakening to Awe at PsychologyToday.com.

Full CV available upon request.

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