Faculty Profile: Kristopher Lichtanski

Kristopher Lichtanski

Dr. Lichtanski studied clinical psychology in Poland and in the US. He received BA degree (Summa cum Laude) from San Jose State University, MA from New College of California, and PhD from Capella University. His clinical placements include the Demianowski Psychiatric Hospital (Poland), the J. Korczak Children Hospital (Poland), the Rehabilitation Unit of Wroclaw University Health Center (Poland), UCSF – AIDS Health Project, San Francisco Alternative Family Project, New College of California Counseling Center, City College of San Francisco Psychological Services, University of San Francisco Counseling & Psychological Services, and private practice settings.

Dr. Lichtanski has served on faculty at New College of California, City College of San Francisco, University of San Francisco, Northcentral University, and Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group. He has taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and humanities as well as post-graduate interdisciplinary workshops and seminars and has chaired and served as member of several dissertation committees. In addition, he held appointments as Field Placement Director and later as Assistant Dean (New College of California) and as Interim Training Director (University of San Francisco - Counseling and Psychological Services Center). At Saybrook, Dr. Lichtanski serves as Teaching Faculty and Director of Clinical Training.

His current academic interests intersect psychology, philosophy (both East and West), cultural anthropology, critical theory, psychoanalysis, and the humanities, and center around the psychology of individual differences, social construction of identity, consciousness and creativity, and healing practices across history and cultures.

His primary research and clinical interests focus on psychology of family systems (blended families, alternative families, adoptions, parenting), multicultural psychology and psychotherapy (migration and acculturation in particular), psychology of gender identity and sexual orientation, life transitions, trauma recovery, stress management, chronic illness, and psychoneuroimmunology.

Curriculum Vitae

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