Brant Cortright, Ph.D., chair of the Counseling Psychology Department, received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute in 1976. He is a licensed psychologist with a private practice.
Originally led into the field through his involvement with Buddhism, Krishnamurti, and hatha yoga, Brant has a background in psychoanalysis, group process, and existential psychotherapy with a major focus in Gestalt therapy. Currently, he is interested in integrating humanistic-existential approaches to psychotherapy with psychoanalytic self psychology, and exploring how Sri Aurobindo's philosophy can provide a transpersonal framework for incorporating Western psychological methods in psychotherapy. He is the author of Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (SUNY Press, 1997).