Vipassana Therapists Directory

Kenneth Bradford, PhD
Sex: Male; Psych # PSY12277
936 Dewing Avenue # E, Lafayette 94549
(925) 283-9377
www.ken@bradfordphd.com
Fee scale: Fee scale: $150 (some sliding)

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

I work with individuals and couples in intensive, existentially-oriented psychotherapy influenced by Buddhist principles and practices. My experience includes working with existential crises, depression, various anxiety reactions, addictions/dependencies, and with persons committed to facing and releasing core psychological holdings on a path of spiritual wakefulness.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

Beginning in 1975, I have participated in several vipassana retreats, including a three-month retreat at Barre (1979), and have taught insight meditation privately, at Antioch College, the Nyingma Institute, and John F. Kennedy University over the years. Since 1980, I have also been a Dzogchen and tonglen practitioner, inviting more compassion and unconditional presence into my lifework and relationships.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I have advanced training in Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy with Jim Bugental, PhD; "Focusing" with Eugene Gendlin, PhD; European and Relational Psychoanalysis; and Non-dual Therapy with Peter Fenner, Ph.D.
Having opened a private psychotherapy and and consultation practice in 1989, I am an Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University (formerly at California Institute of Integral Studies), where I teach Contemplative Existential Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Psychology.
Recent publications include, The I of the Other: Mindfulness-Based Diagnosis and the Question of Sanity; Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Vol 2 (edited with John Prendergast) and articles on "Therapeutic Courage", "The Play of Unconditioned Presence in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy", and "Natural Resilience: A Heart Sutra for Psychotherapy".