Louis Hoffman

Louis

Hoffman

Louis Hoffman

Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Co-Director, International Psychology Certificate

  • Co-Director, Socially Engaged Spirituality Certificate

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  • Campus:
  • Saybrook University
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  • Website:

  • Louis Hoffman Virtual Classroom
Department
CSS Humanistic and Clinical Psychology
Institution
Saybrook University
Biography

Louis Hoffman, PhD, is a faculty member at Saybrook University as well as the lead of the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology Specialization. He also teaches in the Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health (CSIH) Specialization, the Creativity Studies Specialization, and the Transformative Social Change (TSC) Program. He is the co-director of the International Psychology Certificate along with Mark Yang, and is the co-director of the Socially Engaged Spirituality Certificate along with Joel Federman.

Dr. Hoffman is an active leading in the field of psychology. For his contributions, he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (APA Division 10), and Division 52 (International Psychology). He is a past president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) and the current president of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Clinical supervision
Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Religion and Psychology
Spirituality
Creativity Studies Arts and healing
Diversity Multiculturalism
Social Justice and Advocacy
Psychology Humanistic Psychology
Indigenous Psychology
International Psychology
PTSD/Trauma Posttraumatic Growth
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Fellow American Psychological Association
Fellow Society for Humanistic Psychology
Fellow Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (APA Division 10)
Fellow APA Division 52 (International Psychology)
President Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association
Member Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1)
Member Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
Member Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 36)
Member Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (APA Division 44)
Member Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (APA Division 45)
Member Trauma Psychology (APA Division 56)
Member Colorado Psychological Association
Licenses
Clinical Psychologist (PSY 2897), Colorado
Clinical Psychologist (PSY 19685 - Inactive Status), California)
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Board Member Coalition for Compassion and Action
Committee Service Standing Up for Racial Justice - Colorado Springs Chapter
Question and Answer
Describe your teaching philosophy or your approach to working with students.

In therapy, there is much research supporting that the relationship is the primary component of change with the exception of client factors. Similarly, I believe that the relationship is also one of the most important factors in the faculty-student relationship. When there are there is a good faculty-student relationship that includes trust and support, it is much easier to get the most of one's education. This foundation creates a safe space to question, challenge, explore, critically think, and be open to feedback.

In the classroom, I emphasize the importance of writing. When students master the foundations of writing early in the program, this allows them to focus more on the content and saves a tremendous about of time in writing, especially as one nears their Masters project or dissertation. To help accomplish this goal, I offer a lot of feedback when papers are submitted and offer opportunities to discuss the feedback when his is helpful. I work to offer feedback in a variety of approaches and, as I learn what is most effective with different students, do my best to adjust my feedback to what works for them. Last, at the graduate level, I believe mentoring is an important part of the learning process. Mentoring is an aspect of education that goes beyond the classroom. As a mentor, I work to provide opportunities for collaborations on writing projects, help students become involved in the professional community, bring students along on trips to China focusing on existential psychology, and make time for discussions about professional goals and interest extending beyond the classroom. More information is available at the portion of my website designed for Saybrook students: http://www.louis-hoffman-virtualclassroom.com/for-saybrook-students/.

In the classroom, I emphasize the importance of writing. When students master the foundations of writing early in the program, this allows them to focus more on the content and saves a tremendous about of time in writing, especially as one nears their Masters project or dissertation. To help accomplish this goal, I offer a lot of feedback when papers are submitted and offer opportunities to discuss the feedback when his is helpful. I work to offer feedback in a variety of approaches and, as I learn what is most effective with different students, do my best to adjust my feedback to what works for them.

Last, at the graduate level, I believe mentoring is an important part of the learning process. Mentoring is an aspect of education that goes beyond the classroom. As a mentor, I work to provide opportunities for collaborations on writing projects, help students become involved in the professional community, bring students along on trips to China focusing on existential psychology, and make time for discussions about professional goals and interest extending beyond the classroom. More information is available at the portion of my website designed for Saybrook students: http://www.louis-hoffman-virtualclassroom.com/for-saybrook-students/.

Last, at the graduate level, I believe mentoring is an important part of the learning process. Mentoring is an aspect of education that goes beyond the classroom. As a mentor, I work to provide opportunities for collaborations on writing projects, help students become involved in the professional community, bring students along on trips to China focusing on existential psychology, and make time for discussions about professional goals and interest extending beyond the classroom.

More information is available at the portion of my website designed for Saybrook students: http://www.louis-hoffman-virtualclassroom.com/for-saybrook-students/.

More information is available at the portion of my website designed for Saybrook students: http://www.louis-hoffman-virtualclassroom.com/for-saybrook-students/.

Provide a statement or philosophy regarding your professional practice.

The foundation of my approach to psychotherapy and community involvement is existential-humanistic psychology. However, I do integrate from other approaches as well. When integrating from different approaches, it is important to be careful to avoid integration that creates internal inconsistencies. Thus, integration is must include critical thinking and consideration of epistemological and values issues.

Remaining involved in private practice, community engagement, and writing makes me a better professor. It keeps me aware of important contemporary issues in psychotherapy and the world around us. It also helps keep the examples I can draw upon when teaching relevant. Maybe most important, being involved in different modes of professional action energizes and motivates me.

Remaining involved in private practice, community engagement, and writing makes me a better professor. It keeps me aware of important contemporary issues in psychotherapy and the world around us. It also helps keep the examples I can draw upon when teaching relevant. Maybe most important, being involved in different modes of professional action energizes and motivates me.

Why did you choose to enter your professional area(s)?

I remember in high school thinking that being a therapist would be a terrible job! I entered college intending to study business. Yet, I was bored in my business classes and was enthralled with my first psychology course. Even when my interest was in business, I was guided strongly by values of compassion, empathy, and wanting to make a positive contribution to the world. This guided me to psychology and studying to be a psychologist. Yet, as I entered graduate school, I became increasingly less passionate about psychology, particularly as it too often viewed people as little more than objects and seemed to take the compassion from the therapy process. Then I discovered existential psychology. In the existential approach, I found something that was more than a professional interest; it was an approach to therapy that deeply resonated with who I was as a person and how I wanted to live my life. Since this discovery, my work became one of my deepest passions. Teaching, too, was something I never imaged doing most of my life. Yet, when I was given the opportunity to teach during my postdoctoral residency, I discovered that teaching, too, could encourage powerful transformative experiences. I quickly fell in love with teaching and developed an identity as a scholar as well as a practitioner.

What advice would you give a student entering Saybrook University?

When entering Saybrook, the most important advice I can offer is to be sure to connect with a couple of faculty and a few people in your peer group who you feel comfortable with. The relationships will help you succeed in the program, but also will most likely be what you treasure most after you have graduated from the program.

I also encourage students to prioritize mastering the fundamentals of good writing and critical thinking early in the program. The further you get into the program without accomplishing this, the more challenging the program will be.

I also encourage students to prioritize mastering the fundamentals of good writing and critical thinking early in the program. The further you get into the program without accomplishing this, the more challenging the program will be.

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Presentations
Title Location Date
Poetry, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO 8/16
Therapeutic Monoculture and Cultural Diversity American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO 8/16
International Connections: Building Alliance through the Discovery of Separation, Isolation, Encounter and Belonging American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO 8/16
Authoritarianism, Polarization, and Multiculturalism American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO 8/16
Varieties of Suffering and Meaning: Clinical Implications 9th Biennial Meaning Conference, Toronto, Canada 7/16
The Use of Poetry to Facilitate Multicultural Healing and Cultural Empathy National Association of Poetry Therapy Conference, Unity City, Missouri 4/16
Existential-Humanistic Therapy and Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology: We are on Solid Ground Society for Humanistic Psychology Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA 3/16
Poetic Expressions in the Shadows: The Use of Poetry to Facilitate Grieving and Loss Existential Humanistic Institute Conference 11/15
Existential Therapy, Poetry, and the Arts World Congress of Existential Therapy, London, England 5/15
The "New" in New Existentialists: Embracing Paradox World Congress of Existential Therapy, London, England 5/15
Existential Psychology and Culture World Congress of Existential Therapy, London, England 5/15
History and Development of Humanistic Psychology in the United States and its Implications for China Fourth National Humanistic Counseling and Psychotherapy Conference, Chengdu, China 4/15
Poetry as a Creative Process in Psychotherapy American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC 8/14
Microaggressions Within Humanistic Psychology American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC 8/14
Training and Practice in International Psychology American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC 8/14
Working With Emotions in Existential Therapy Third International Conference on Existential Psychology, Guangzhou, China 6/14
Existential Issues in Trauma: Assessment and Treatment American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI 8/13
Existential Therapy, Culture, and Therapist Factors in Evidence-Based Practice American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI 8/13
Existential therapy and creativity in China. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI 8/13
History of Junkanoo & Contemporary Issues: Relevance and Importance of Junkanoo for Contemporary Bahamian Culture: The History & Meaning of Junkanoo for Bahamian Culture American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI 8/13
Existential-Humanistic Therapy as a Model for Evidence-Based Practice American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL 8/12
An Existential/Zhi Mian Approach to International Psychology American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL 8/12
Using International Dialogues in China to Advance Existential Therapy Practice. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL 8/12
Research

Existential-Humanistic Therapy

Religious and Spiritual Issues

Meaning

Poetry and Healing

Multiculturalism

International Psychology

Indigenous Psychology

Publications
Books

Francis J. Kaklauskas, Carla J. Clements, Dan Hocoy, and Louis Hoffman (2016). Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology (Vol. 1: Principles and Practices). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Francis J. Kaklauskas, Carla J. Clements, Dan Hocoy, and Louis Hoffman (2016). Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology (Volume 2: Talks & Reflections). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman, Michael Moats, & Tom Greening (2016). Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman and Steve Fehl (2016). Journey of the Wounded Soul: Poetic Companions for Spiritual Struggles. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman and Michael Moats (2015). Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman & Nathaniel Granger (2015). Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (2009). Existential Psychology East-West. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Francis J. Kaklauskas, Susan Nimmanheminda, Louis Hoffman, and MacAndrew Jack (2008). Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Glendon Moriarty and Louis Hoffman (2007). The God Image Handbook for Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY: Haworth/Routledge.

Richard H. Cox, Betty Ervin-Cox, and Louis Hoffman (2007). Spirituality and Psychological Health. Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.

Chapters

Louis Hoffman, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., & Monica Mansilla (2016). Multiculturalism and meaning in existential and positive psychology. In Stefan E. Schulenberg (Ed.) Clinical perspectives on meaning: Positive and existential psychology (pp. 111-130). New York, NY: Springer.

Louis Hoffman, Lisa Vallejos, Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman, & Shawn Rubin (2016). Emotion, relationship, and meaning as core existential practice: Evidence-based foundations. In Stefan E. Schulenberg (Ed.) Clarifying and furthering existential (pp. 19-34). New York, NY: Springer.

Louis Hoffman (2016). Transpersonal psychology, multiculturalism, and social justice activism. In Francis J. Kaklauskas, Carla J. Clements, Dan Hocoy, and Louis Hoffman (Ed.) Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology (pp. 223-231). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

Louis Hoffman, Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman, and Theopia Jackson (2014). Humanistic Psychology and multiculturalism: History, current status, and advancements. In Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraiser Pierson, and James F. T. Bugental (Ed.) The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd ed) (pp. 41-55). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Louis Hoffman, Sharon Stewart, Denise Warren, and Lisa Meek (2014). Toward a Sustainable Myth of Self: An Existential Response to the Postmodern Condition. In Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraiser Pierson, and James F. T. Bugental (Ed.) The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd ed) (pp. 105-133). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Louis Hoffman (2014). The Therapist's Use of Poetry. In Myrtle Heery (Ed.) Unearthing the Moment: Mindful Applications of Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 208-221). Petaluma, CA: Tangled Press.

Louis Hoffman, Ruth Richards, and Steve Pritzker (2013). Creativity and the evolution of humanistic psychology.. In Richard House, David Kalisch, and J. Maidman (Ed.) The Future of Humanistic Psychology (pp. 8-16). Ross-on-Rye, United Kingdom: PCCS Books.

Louis Hoffman, Abraham Lopez, and Michael Moats (2013). Humanistic Psychology and Self-Acceptance. In M. Bernard (Ed.) The Strength of Self-Acceptance: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 3-17). New York, NY: Springer.

Louis Hoffman, H. Juliett Warner, Christine Gregory, and Steve Fehl (2011). Existential-Integrative Perspectives on the Psychology of Evil. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.) Explaining Evil (Vol. 3: Approaches, Responses, Solutions) (pp. 263-286). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman, John L. Hoffman, Joy L. S. Hoffman, and Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman (2010). Culture, Religion, and Spirituality: How Spirituality Saved Religion. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.) The Healing Power of Spirituality: How Faith Helps Humans Thrive (Vol 2: Religion) (pp. 191-206). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman, Glendon Moriarty, and Natalie Williamson (2010). The Dynamics of Religious Experience and Psychological Health:L An Existential-Psychodynamic Perspective. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.) The Healing Power of Spirituality: How Faith Helps Humans Thrive (Vol. 3: Psychodynamics) (pp. 147-170). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman (2009). Introduction to Existential Psychology in a Cross-Cultural Context: An East-West Dialogue. In Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (Ed.) Existential Psychology East-West (pp. 1-67). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Louis Hoffman (2009). Gordo's Ghost: An Introduction to Existential Perspectives on Myth. In Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (Ed.) Existential Psychology East-West (pp. 259-274). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Louis Hoffman and Nathaniel Granger, Jr. (2009). An Existential Therapy Case Illustration. In Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (Ed.) Existential Psychology East-West (pp. 69-91). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (2009). Introduction. In Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (Ed.) Existential Psychology East-West (pp. xii-xvi). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

J. Christy Dyer, Francis J. Kaklauskas, Michael Dow, Elizabeth Saxon, Albert Chan, Mark Yang, and Louis Hoffman (2009). Existential Psychology Dialogues in China: Beginning the Conversation. In Louis Hoffman, Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, and Albert Chan (Ed.) Existential Psychology East-West (pp. 95-110). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Louis Hoffman and Katherine McGuire (2008). Are Miracles Essential or Peripheral to Faith Traditions?. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.) Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal (Vol 1) (pp. 221-240). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman and Marika Kurzenberger (2008). The Miraculous in Mental Illness. In J. Harold Ellens (Ed.) Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal (Vol 3) (pp. 65-93). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman and Steve Fehl (2008). Spiritualizing the Unknown. In J Harold Ellens (Ed.) Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal (Vol 3) (pp. 194-209). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman (2008). An Existential Framework for Buddhism, World Religions, and Psychotherapy: Culture and Diversity Considerations. In Francis J. Kaklauskas, Susan Nimmanheminda, Louis Hoffman, and MacAndrew Jack (Ed.) Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy (pp. 19-38). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Francis J. Kaklauskas, Susan Nimmanheminda, Louis Hoffman, and MacAndrew Jack (). Introduction. In Francis J. Kaklauskas, Susan Nimmanheminda, Louis Hoffman, and MacAndrew Jack (Ed.) Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy (pp. xix-xxi). Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Louis Hoffman (2008). An Existential Approach to Working with Religious and Spiritual Clients. In Kirk J. Schneider (Ed.) Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice (pp. 187-202). New York, NY: Routledge.

Len Sperry, Louis Hoffman, Richard H. Cox, and Betty Ervin-Cox (2007). Spirituality in Achieving Physical and Psychological Health and Well-Being: theory, Research, and Low-Cost Interventions. In L. L'Abate (Ed.) Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health (pp. 435-452). New York, NY: Springer.

Betty Ervin-Cox, Louis Hoffman, Christopher S. M. Grimes, and Steve Fehl (2007). Spirituality, Health, and Mental Health: A Holistic Model. In Ilene Serlin (Ed.) Whole Person Healthcare (pp. 101-134). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Louis Hoffman (2005). A Developmental Perspective on the God Image. In Richard H. Cox, Betty Ervin-Cox, and Louis Hoffman (Ed.) Spirituality and Psychological Health (pp. 129-147). Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.

Training Issues in Spirituality and Psychotherapy: A Foundational Approach (2005). Spirituality and Psychological Health. In Richard H. Cox, Betty Ervin-Cox, and Louis Hoffman (Ed.) Spirituality and Psychological Health (pp. 3-14). Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.

Clarence Leung and Louis Hoffman (2005). Practical Applications of Spirituality in the Practice of Psychology. In Richard H. Cox, Betty Ervin-Cox, and Louis Hoffman (Ed.) Spirituality and Psychological Health (pp. 262-283). Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.

Betty Ervin-Cox, Louis Hoffman, and Christopher S. M. Grimes (2005). Selected Review of the Literature on Spirituality and Health. In Richard H. Cox, Betty Ervin-Cox, and Louis Hoffman (Ed.) Spirituality and Psychological Health (pp. 284-315). Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.

Encyclopedias

Interfaith Dialogue (2009). Interfaith Dialogue. In D. Leeming (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. ( pp. 440-442 ). New York, NY: Springer.

Fundamentalism (2009). The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. In D. Leeming (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. ( pp. 341-342 ). New York, NY: Springer.

Journals

Oksana Yakushko, Louis Hoffman, Melissa Morgan Consoli, & Gordon Lee (Dece). On methods, methodologies, and continued colonization of knowledge in the study of “ethnic minorities:” Comment on Hall et al. (2016).. American Psychologist, 71 , 890-891.

Louis Hoffman, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., Lisa Vallejos, and Michael Moats (2016). An existential-humanistic perspective on Black Lives Matter and contemporary protest movements. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, ,

Louis Hoffman (2016). Multiculturalism and humanistic psychology: From neglect to epistemological and ontological diversity. The Humanistic Psychologist, 44 , 56-71.

Louis Hoffman, Lisa Vallejos, Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman, & Shawn Rubin (2015). Emotion, relationship, and meaning as core existential practice: Evidence-based foundations. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, , 11-20.

Louis Hoffman, Ruth Richards, and Steve Pritzker (2012). Creativity and the Evolution of Humanistic Psychology. Self and Psychology, 40 , 10-15.

Louis Hoffman (2012). Religious Experience, Development, and Diversity. Pastoral Psychology, 61 , 1025-1035.

Louis Hoffman (2012). An Existential-Phenomenological Approach to the Psychology of Religion. Pastoral Psychology, 61 , 783-795.

Louis Hoffman (2012). Religious Experience in a Cross-Cultural and Interfaith Context: Limitations and Possibilities. Pastoral Psychology, 61 , 809-822.

Daniel Helminiak, Louis Hoffman, and Eric Dodson (2012). A Critique of the "Theistic Psychology" Movement as Exemplified in Bartz (2009) "Theistic Existential Psychology". The Humanistic Psychologist, 39 , 179-196.

Louis Hoffman and Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman (2011). Existential Therapy and Emotions: Lessons from Cross-Cultural Exchange. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39 , 261-267.

Mark Yang and Louis Hoffman (2011). Introduction to the Special Section on the First International Conference on Existential Psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39 , 236-239.

Louis Hoffman (2010). Working with the God Image in Therapy: An Experiential Appraoch. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29 , 268-271.

Louis Hoffman and Matt Thelen (2010). William James and the Fight for Science. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 50 , 430-439.

Louis Hoffman (2009). Knowing and the Unknown: An Existential Epistemology in a Postmodern Context. Humana.Mente, 11 , 97-110.

Louis Hoffman, Sharon Stewart, Denise Warren, and Lisa Meek (2009). Toward a Sustainable Myth of Self: An Existential Response to the Postmodern Condition. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49 , 135-173.

Louis Hoffman, John L. Hoffman, Kei Dillard, Jessica Clark, Reyno Acoba, Fred Williams, and Tifany T. Jones (2008). Diversity and the God Image: Examining Ethnic Differences in the Experience of God. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 36 , 26-41.

Louis Hoffman, Sandra Knight, Scott Boscoe-Huffman, and Sharon Stewart (2007). Diversity Issues and the God Image. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 3/4 , 257-279.

Louis Hoffman (2007). Existential Perspectives on God Image Theory and Practice. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 3/4 , 105-137.

Glendon Moriarty and Louis Hoffman (2007). Introduction and Overview (Special Issue on God Image). Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 3/4 , 109.

Glendon Moriarty, Louis Hoffman, and Christopher S. M. Grimes (2006). Understanding the God Image Through Attachment Theory: Theory, Research, and Practice. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9 , 43-56.

Louis Hoffman and Anne Hsu (2015). The story of Irvin Yalom [Review of documentary Yalom’s cure].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 60 (35),

Louis Hoffman and Monica Mansilla (2015). Rebooting positive psychology [Review of Perspectives on the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 60 (25),

Louis Hoffman and Nicole Napien (). Healing the divide: Can meaning be a bridge between existential and positive psychology? [Review of Meaning in positive and existential psychology].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 59 (51),

Louis Hoffman and Tracy Sisk (2014). The postmodern quest for immortality: A god for our times [Review of motion picture Transcendence].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 59 (21),

Louis Hoffman and Monica Mansilla (2014). The implications of the never-ending pursuit of more. [Review of Human Happiness and the Pursuit of Maximization: Is More Always Better].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 59 (17),

Louis Hoffman and Shawn Rubin (2013). Rediscovering humanistic psychology: Understanding its complicated history. [Review of Encountering America: Humanistic psychology, sixties culture, & the shaping of the modern self].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 58 (50),

Louis Hoffman, Junita Ratner, and Sivan Willson (2013). Framing the conversation between psychology and spirituality. [Review of The Oxford handbook of psychology and spirituality].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 58 (22),

Louis Hoffman and Heather McQueen (2012). Facing death, authenticity, and relationship. [Review of Confronting death & other existential issues in psychotherapy with Irvin D. Yalom, MD].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 57 (57),

Louis Hoffman and Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman (2011). Faith and absurdity [Review of the movie The Sunset Limited].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (40),

Louis Hoffman and Justin Lincoln (2011). Science, interpretation, and identity in the sexual orientation debate: What does finger length have to do with understanding a person? [Review of Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (15),

Heatherlyn P. Cleare-Hoffman, Nathaniel Granger, and Louis Hoffman (2010). Microaggressions: The New Racism. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 1 , 85-90.

Louis Hoffman (2010). The ripples of war. [Review of the movie Brothers].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (30),

Louis Hoffman and Jason Dias (2010). Culture, food, and death. [Review of the movie Departures].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (18),

Louis Hoffman and Francis J. Kaklauskas (2010). Implications of “no-self” for psychology [Review of the book Self and No-Self: Continuing the Dialogue Between Buddhism and Psychotherapy].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (16),

Louis Hoffman and Dakota Gundy (2009). Fiction in the science and religion debate [Review of the movie Angels and Demons].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (38),

Louis Hoffman and Trent Claypool (2008). Critiquing religion [Review of the movie Religious].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (24),

Louis Hoffman and Mark Yang (2008). Thoughts on the transpersonal [Review of the book the Transpersonal in psychology, psychotherapy, and counseling].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (34),

Louis Hoffman and Nathaniel Granger, Jr. (2008). Finitude and the infinite: The crossroads of existential psychology and spirituality [Review of the book Existential and spiritual issues in death attitudes].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (30),

Louis Hoffman and Cathy Calvert (2007). Evolutionary and neuropsychological perspectives on art as purposeful [Review of the book Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts].. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1 ,

Louis Hoffman and Sandra Knight (2007). Claiming psychological health: The story of homosexuality in the mental health professions [Review of the book American psychiatry and homosexuality: An oral history].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (51),

Louis Hoffman and Christine Buck (2007). Interpreting the meaning of ancient stories in contemporary popular media [Review of the movie The Nativity].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (51),

Louis Hoffman and Elizabeth Saxon (2007). Paradoxes of time in existential therapy: Can a time-limited existential approach work? [Review of the book Short-term existential intervention in clinical practice].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (36),

Louis Hoffman (2007). Science and religion as interdisciplinary dialogue: International and interfaith perspectives [Review of the book Why the science and religion dialogue matters].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (12),

Louis Hoffman and Matthew Mejia (2007). Existential psychology’s religious roots: The influence of Paul Tillich [Review of the book Paul Tillich and psychology].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52 (4),

Louis Hoffman (2006). Lost history and radical psychology: A story to be heard [Review of the book Asylum to action: Paddington Day Hospital, therapeutic communities and beyond].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (42),

Louis Hoffman (2006). Bringing William James into the 21st century [Review of the book Contemporary varieties of religious experience: James classic study in light of resiliency, temperament, and trauma].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (24),

Louis Hoffman (2006). Free will and consciousness: A story of stories [Review of the book De La Mettrie’s ghost: The story of decisions].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (15),

Louis Hoffman (2006). Critiquing a modernism approach to values in postmodern times [Review of the book The new science of axiological psychology].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (11),

Louis Hoffman (2006). Clarifying issues in transpersonal psychology: Beyond the myths [Review of the book Shadow, self, spirit: Essays in transpersonal psychology].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (7),

Louis Hoffman (2005). The role of integrity in existential therapy [Review of the book The integrity model of existential therapy when working with the ‘difficult patient’].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (49),

Louis Hoffman (2005). Searching for compassion in an uncompassionate world [Review of the book Field notes on the compassionate life: A search for the soul of kindness].. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (43),

Louis Hoffman (2005). Beyond the narrative view of life [Review of The wild region in life history].. Janus Head, 8 (1),

Louis Hoffman (2004). Constructing a new theory of evolution [Review of the book The great adventure: Toward a fully human theory of evolution. PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 49 (10),