Richard Buggs is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He received his PhD in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1996. His dissertation topic explored the adult experience of emptiness as associate with childhood trauma and abuse. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at California Pacific Medical Center Outpatient Clinic where he worked with families, couples and children. During his post-doctoral internship at Center for Aids Prevention Studies, he facilitated groups with HIV positive men and women using cognitive behavior strategies for optimal health and well-being.
Richard is in private practice in San Francisco and specializes in LGBT issues. He is also the Dean of Alumni at CIIS and directs the international travel study abroad program.