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KIRK J. SCHNEIDER, Ph.D., is a leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), vice-president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited nine books (seven 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--now being updated for a second edition), Rediscovery of Awe, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy (with Orah Krug--accompanying APA video also available), Humanity's Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy (with Art Bohart, Barbara Held, and Ed Mendelowitz), and Awakening to Awe. A tenth book, The Polarized Mind, is now in process. 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," the "Cultural Innovator" award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, a psychotherapy training center which bases its diploma on Dr. Schneider's Existential-Integrative model of therapy, and an Honorary Diploma from the East European Association of Existential Therapy. Dr. Schneider is also a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute in San Francisco, which in August, 2012 launched one of the first certificate programs in the "foundations" of Existential-Humanistic practice ever to be offered in the U.S.A. In April, 2010, Dr. Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the First International (East-West) Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China, and has been repeatedly invited to speak at various similar venues in China--as well as Japan--over the last three years.
Also, Dr. Schneider lectures frequently throughout the world and has appeared on a variety of television and radio broadcasts. These include PBS TV's Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove, KQED's Forum radio program with Michael Krasne (see kqed.org's Forum archive), New Dimensions Radio with Michael Toms, Mentalhelp.net with Dr. David Van Nuys, and KPFA's Spirit in Action radio program with the Reverend Matthew Fox. His books have been favorably reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Common Boundary Magazine, Vogue, Tikkun Magazine, the San Francisco Jung Institute Journal, Psychotherapy, The Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, and Contemporary Psychology.
More information about Dr. Schneider's work is available at his website, kirkjschneider.com, as well Wikipedia.com, the Psychology Today website blog, and apa.org/videos