David Lukoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Lukoff is a Professor Emeritus of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a licensed psychologist in California (PSY 8707) whose areas of expertise include treatment of schizophrenia, transpersonal psychotherapy, spiritual issues in clinical practice, and case study methodology. He incorporates many spiritually oriented approaches in his clinical work including meditation, compassion training, and guided imagery as well as leading groups on spirituality He is author of 80 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health; co-author of the DSM-IV/DSM-5 category Religious or Spiritual Problem; and he maintains the Spiritual Competency Resource Center at  www.spiritualcompetency.com

He has served on the faculties of Harvard, UCLA, Oxnard College, California Institute of Integral Studies, Sofia University, and Saybrook Graduate School, and been an active workshop presenter providing training for psychologists in spiritual competencies in areas such as loss and grief (UC Berkeley), death and illness (SSU, CIIS), spiritual problems and emergencies (Esalen, CSPP, CIIS, SSU,JFK) as well as in Japan, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Romania, Portugal, France, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, and England.