Faculty Profile: David Lukoff

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David Lukoff

School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Bio:
David Lukoff received his Ph.D.in Clinical Psychology from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Lukoff is a licensed psychologist whose areas of expertise include treatment of schizophrenia, transpersonal psychology, spiritual issues in clinical practice, and case study methodology. He is co-author of the DSM-IV's diagnostic category, Religious or Spiritual Problems.

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Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

Spiritual Approaches to Loss and Anticipatory Grief Sept 28-9, 2002 UC Berkeley Professional Program on Grief and Loss

Psychospiritual Approaches to Death, Grief and Illness, Oct. 2-3, 2002 Sonoma State University Extended Education

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

December Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
1980 Loyola University of Chicago

June M.A. Social Anthropology
1971 Harvard University

June B.A. Civilizations
1969 University of Chicago

Current Projects and Professional Activities

My main professional concerns are transpersonal psychotherapy, spiritual emergence, and spiritual issues in death, grief and illness. I have authored 50 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health, one of which won the Exemplary Paper award from the Templeton Foundation. I co-authored the DSM IV category "Religious or Spiritual Problem" and lecture internationally on spirituality in mental health and mental illness. I am co-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Mental Health Online and Aiki-Extensions, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.

Current Publications

Lukoff, D. Spiritual and Transpersonal Approaches to Psychotic Disorders In: Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Healing Mental Disorders, (Ed. Mijares, S.) Haworth Press, 2005.

 

Lukoff, D. and Lu, F. A transpersonal-integrative approach to spiritually-oriented psychotherapy. In L. Sperry & E.P. Shafranske (Eds.). Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (pp. 177-206). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press, 2005.

 

Lukoff, D. Transpersonal Psychology and the Journey to Spirituality in Mental Health. In John Drew and David Lorimer (Eds.) Ways through the Wall: Approaches to Citizenship in an Interconnected World, Glasgow, England, 2005.

 

Lukoff, D. and Gackenbach, J. Health Issues Related to the Internet Use. In Encylclopedia of the Internet, New York: Wiley Publishers, 2003.

 

Lukoff, D., The Importance of Spirituality in Mental Health. In: Voices of Integrative Medicine: Conversations and Encounters (Horrigan, B. Ed.) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Science, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Significant Publications

Lukoff, D. and Lu, F. A transpersonal-integrative approach to spiritually-oriented psychotherapy. In L. Sperry & E.P. Shafranske (Eds.). Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy (pp. 177-206). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press, 2005.

 

Lukoff, D. Aikido and Training of Transpersonal Psychotherapists. AHP Persepctive, 16-18, April/May 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Conference Presentations

Lukoff, D. Spiritual Journey in Mental Health. Scarborrough, England. Annual Meeting of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society. Sept. 16-18, 2005.

Lukoff, D. and Hathaway, W. Assessing Religious and Spiritual Functioning. American Psychological Association Meeting, Washington DC, Aug. 18-21, 2005.

Lukoff, D. Transpersonal Psychology, Multiculturalism, and Spirituality. American Psychological Association Meeting, Washington DC, Aug. 18-21, 2005.

Lukoff, D. The Spiritual Journey in Mental Health. Alubrat Transpersonal Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil. September 4-6, 2005.

Lukoff, D. Spiritual crises. Eurotas Transpersonal Conference. Moscow, June 22-26, 2005,

Lukoff, D. Spirituality in Recovery. Eurotas Transpersonal Conference, London, August 18-20, 2004.

Lukoff, D. and Lu, F. Spiritual Emergence and the DSM-IV. International Transpersonal Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA June 13-19, 2004.

Lukoff, D. and Lukoff, C. Spiritual Issues in Death and Grief. Association for Transpersonal Psychology Conference, Palo Alto, CA, Feb. 13-15, 2004.
 

Research Interests

My particular emphasis is on qualitiative methods, particularly the case study approach. I have published 5 case studies and designed and teach the Saybrook course on this method. My case studies address spiritual issues in therapy.

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students

I enjoy  mentoring students  engaged in research and then publishing their  studies.N/A

Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Ethnography
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Hermeneutics
Grounded Theory
Phenomenology
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Nonparametrics
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling