Mitchell Ginsberg, Ph.D.


6425 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
La Jolla, CA 92037-6446


Areas of interest: couples intimacy, commitment, and sexuality issues, spirituality issues, post-traumatic transformations; cross-cultural issues, family issues, grief, mourning, depression, self-awareness and the search for wholeness.
Additional experience with singular and repeating traumas, miscarriage (infertility and pregnancy issues), aging and dying parents, and Alzheimer's disease; with separation, divorce, depression, and parenting.
Teacher in Thai Buddhist Insight/Mindfulness Practice since 1975; in part, leading residential meditation retreats mostly in USA, GB, and France.
Author of texts in various wisdom-tradition paths, focusing on the relationship between experience, consciousness, and spirituality.
Co-leader of compassionate tantra workshops since 1994.
Long-time cross-cultural marriage (25-plus years, wife, French);
two children, now young adults.
  • Languages: French
  • Gender: Male

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Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California, License #16305

Other License/Certification

Continuing education in related fields, up to the present.
See also post-doctoral positions and publications listed elsewhere on this form.

Voluntary Certification, Awards, Memberships, Publications

Clinical Psychology Internship: Yale Univ.
Former University Teaching Faculty: Yale Univ., Univ. of Michigan, Antioch Univ.,
American Institute of Buddhist Studies, etc.
Visiting Scholar: Univ. of Texas (Buddhist Studies), etc.
Post-doctoral Fellowships: Indic Studies, Yale Univ.; Psycho-
linguistics, MIT; Post-traumatic Therapy Research, UCSF, etc.
Current Faculty: Transpersonal Psychology Dept., IUPS.
Books: Mind and Belief: Psychological Ascription and the Concept of Belief (1972);
The Far Shore: Vipassana, The Practice of Insight (1980; fourth ed., 2009);
The Inner Palace: Mirrors of Psychospirituality in Divine and Sacred Wisdom-Traditions (2002; sixth ed., 2010);
Calm, Clear, and Loving: Soothing the Distressed Mind, Healing the Wounded Heart (2010);
Peace and War and Peace: Psychospiritual Poems, forthcoming.
Life member: American Oriental Society, Association for Humanistic Psychology.
Member: Association for Transpersonal Psychology,
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
American Philosophical Association.


  • Ph.D. Philosophical Psychology, University of Michigan, 1967
  • M.A. Family & Sex Therapy, Antioch University, 1978
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1965


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