Dr. Stephen Khamsi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #MFC8500), a lifetime member of CAMFT, and a long-time affiliate of the APA. Since 1976 Stephen has conducted a private psychotherapy practice in Northern California. Also, as a credentialed Instructor and Counselor for the California Community College system, he's taught courses in Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Death and Dying for nearly 30 years. He has worked at Saybook since 2002, currently as an instructor, an essay reader, and a committee member. Stephen is interested in many issues (e.g., human sexuality, death and dying, emotional expression in psychotherapy, the sociology of mental illness) and his articles and reviews have appeared in the Humanistic Psychology Institute Review, Aesthema, The PPPANA Journal, The Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Health, Primal Renaissance, and The Journal of Psychohistory.
Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses
College instruction at Santa Rosa Junior College (Human Sexuality; Aging, Dying and Death).
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Ph.D., Psychology, 1985, Saybrook Graduate School & Research Center.
M.A., Psychology, 1976, Sonoma State University.
B.A., Sociology and Psychology (double major), "With Highest Honors," 1975, Sonoma State University.
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Dr. Khamsi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and has been in private practice in San Francisco and the North Bay for 30 years. In addition, he has been an academic advisor at Saybrook Graduate School since 2002.
Khamsi, S. (2007, Spring). Mind the gap: A review of Arthur Janov’s Primal healing. IPA Newsletter, 11.
Khamsi, S. (2005, Summer). Swords and knives: A review of Alice Miller’s The body never lies. IPA Newsletter, 8-9.
Khamsi, S. (2002, Summer). The APA's Emotion: The people vs. power, profits, prestige and prescriptions. IPA Newsletter, 8-9.
Khamsi, S. (1981). The primal paradigm. Humanistic Psychology Institute Review, 3(2), 51-60.
Khamsi, S. (1984). Primal perspectives in psychotherapy. Aesthema, 4, 7-24
Khamsi, S. (1985). Psychoanalysis, birth and before. PPPANA Journal, 1(1), 6-10.
Important Conference Presentations
The phenomenology of feeling, emotional expression in psychotherapy, the influence and encroachment of pharmaceutical corporations, and issues pertaining to human sexuality and death and dying.
My dissertation research involved the phenomenology of emotion in depth psychotherapy.
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
Academic advising and information about licensure, based on 20 years of teaching and 30 years of clinical practice.
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|