Ajunct Faculty Representative to Saybrook Faculty Senate
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Donna Rockwell, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a leading mindfulness meditation teacher, specialist in celebrity mental health, and an activist in contemporary humanistic psychology. Dr. Rockwell is President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association for 2018, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The Humanistic Psychologist. She serves on the advisory boards of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and the Existential-Humanistic Institute.
Dr. Rockwell is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Mind-Body Medicine, and serves as Adjunct Faculty Representative of Saybrook Faculty Senate.
She is a contributor to The Huffington Post in her blog Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Her other published work includes journal articles and popular press publications on Mindfulness, the psychology of fame and celebrity, and humanistic foundations of psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Rockwell's book chapter, ''Mindfulness as Therapy: How Buddhist psychology contributes to enhancing therapist efficacy and client outcomes'', can be found in The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving Perspectives in Clinical Practice and Assessment (Ron Valle, Ed.), San Francisco, CA: Argosy University, published in 2016.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Clinical Mental Health Stress and Coping Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Spirituality Transformative Social Change Social Impact Media
- Education History
Degree Institution Year Psy.D. (Humanistic and Clinical Psychology) Center for Humanistic Studies (now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology), Farmington Hills, Michigan 2004 M.A. (Humanistic and Clinical Psychology) Center for Humanistic Studies (now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology), Farmington Hills, Michigan 2000 M.A. (Journalism & Public Affairs) American University, Washington, D.C. 1979 B.A. (Language & Communication) Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts 1978
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization President-elect Division 32, American Psychological Association Member American Psychological Association, Div 5, 32, 46
Licensed Clinican Psychologist, Michigan Licensed Clinican Psychologist, New York
- Media Exposure
Media appearances on issues of psychology, mindfulness, and fame & celebrity include: The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Huffington Post, WDIV-TV, WJR Radio, Canadian Broadcast Company, MTV.com, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Bloomberg News, among others.
- Curriculum Vitae
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Rockwell, D. & Valle, R. (2016). Mindfulness as Therapy: How Buddhist psychology contributes to enhancing therapist efficacy and client outcomes. In R. Valle (Ed.) The Changing Faces of Therapy: Evolving perspectives in clinical practice and assessment (pp. 323-361). San Fransisco, CA: Arogosy University.