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Meet the Existentialists

Daniel Pitchford
Daniel Pitchford

Daniel B. Pitchford, PhD

Dr. Pitchford's passions and research interests include existential psychology, trauma, suicide, death, culture, and personal transformation. He was fortunate to be approached to join the PHS and MBM faculty of Saybrook in 2010, to develop and teach courses, such as the three trauma sequence courses, which he now supervises. He also maintains a private practice providing individual counseling and consultation services on traumatic stress as well as clinical supervision and management to both enhanced care and enhanced care outreach service programs for individuals struggling with complex, severe psychological trauma and medical difficulties in the Springfield and Eugene areas of Oregon.

He has served as the editor-in-chief for the San Francisco Psychological Association's publication, The Psychologist, from 2009-2012, and continues to write and collaboratively lecture on the fundamentals of suicide, PTSD, culture, and traumatic stress. He received the Rollo May Scholarship Award for his humanistic work with traumatic stress and continues to serve as a consulting board member to the Existential-Humanistic Institute. His current pursuits are integrating existential psychology and whole-person perspectives of trauma healing with medicine; a bridge being formed as he begins to approach medical school.

Dr. Pitchford's website:

His books:

Post-traumatic stress disorder 

The Neuropsychology of Nightmares Reported by Iraq War Veterans (chapter) 

Samples of Work by Daniel B. Pitchford

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