About me

KIRK J. SCHNEIDER, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic and existential-integrative
psychology. Dr. Schneider is past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, and president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), He is also a Fellow of five divisions of the American Psychological Association (Humanistic,  Psychotherapy, Clinical, Theoretical and Philosophical, and Independent Practice) as well as a frequent speaker at conferences and in the media.

Dr. Schneider is also the recipient of Honorary Diplomas and Memberships from The Society for Existential Analysis, UK; The East European Association for Existential Therapy; and the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, whose diploma in “Existential-Integrative” Therapy is based on Dr. Schneider’s original model of this approach. He has authored or coauthored twelve books, including *The Paradoxical Self, Horror and the Holy, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Awakening to Awe* and the forthcoming Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy. Several of these works have been translated into Chinese, German, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Slovakian, and Korean languages.

Below are a sample of Dr. Schneider’s books

Dr. Schneider is the 2004 recipient of the Rollo May award for “outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology” from the Humanistic Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. Most recently, Dr. Schneider conducted Existential Therapy for an APA video series on psychotherapy called “psychotherapy over time” (see https://www.apa.org/pubs/videos/4310867) and was the keynote speaker at the First International Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China in 2010. Dr. Schneider also gave a keynote address to the First World Congress of Existential Therapy in London, 2015 and and another keynote at the Second World Congress.


Toward a Science of the Heart: Romanticism and the Revival of Psychology


Existential-Integrative Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHym5sJA8aY

The Experiential Democracy Project: An I-Thou Dialogue on Racism and Policing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92cNF5-Tpw&t=756s


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