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Meet the Existentialists

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Louis Hoffman, PhD

Dr. Hoffman’s primary areas of interest include: existential psychology and therapy, spiritual and religious issues in psychotherapy and mental health, diversity issues, and philosophical issues in psychology. Dr. Hoffman regularly travels to China, often bringing students, to engage in dialogues, consult, and give presentations relevant to existential psychology and the psychology of religion. His recent research projects have focused on the way people experience god or the transcendent across multiple cultures. Dr. Hoffman is the author/editor of five books, including Existential Psychology East-West, Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy, and Spirituality and Psychological Health. He also contributed chapters to many volumes, including Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice, Whole Person Healthcare, and Explaining Evil. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and PsycCRITIQUES. Additionally, he is a board member and co-chair of the continuing education committee for the Society of Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the American Psychological Association.

Samples of Work by Louis Hoffman

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