Curriculum Vita

Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D. PSY #17775

19726 Horseshoe Drive

Topanga, CA. 90290

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1988-1991 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, CA.

Dissertation: Revisioning Male Psychology: The Gender-Specific, Developmental Needs of Men.

1979-1986 M.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University, CA.

Thesis: The Psychology of Cosmic Consciousness.

1972-1976 B.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University, CA.

1969-1971 A.A. Humanities, Los Angeles City College, CA.


1999-2014--Core faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Activities: Teaching in the clinical, depth, and counseling psychology programs; Community and Ecological Fieldwork advisor; Dissertation and thesis advisor; Chair of Faculty Research and Publications Committee; Co-Chair of Diversity Committee; Member of Diversity Steering Committee, Faculty Search and Curriculum Committees; Director of Ph.D. Student Affairs; Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator.

Courses: Clinical Practice I, II, & III; Cultural Psychology; The Mythology of Gender; Critical/Liberation Psychology; The Psychology of Violence: Suicide, Homicide and Genocide; Power in the Helping Professions; Dissertation Writing and Research; The Psychology of the Imagination; Race, Gender and Class Issues in Education and Criminal Justice; Group Process; The Gender-Specific Needs of Men and Boys; The Psychology of Money; Eco-Psychology.

1997-1999--Adjunct Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Courses and presentations: Approaches to Scholarly Research; Clinical Case Colloquium; Gender Communications; Ecological and Community Fieldwork; The Psychology Of Hatred; Male Development; Clinical Work with Male Clients. Dissertation and theses advisor; faculty liaison and student advisor for depth Ph.D program; admissions reviewer; diversity committee member.

1997--Instructor: Sociology Dept. University of California, Berkeley

Course: Gender and Society: The Sociology of Men.



Keynote presentations and seminars on: male psychology; male/female communications; fatherhood; violence prevention; men's health; clinical and forensic work with boys, and boy-friendly education. Venues for past presentations include:

Higher Education
Universities of California at Santa Barbara & Berkeley; Sonoma State University; Tulane University; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Education; Purdue University; Santa Barbara Community College; Tufts; Alan Hancock College; Oakton Community College; Antioch College; Bentley College; University of Southern Maine; University of Wisconsin. Pepperdine University; California Institute of Integral Studies; California Institute for Clinical Social Work.

California State Department of Social Services, Office of Family Planning; Annual California State Conference on Fathers, Families and Communities; Department of Health, Government of Colombia; The California Youth Authority; Edina Public School District; Maine Depts. of Corrections, Health and Human Services & Mental Health; Santa Barbara Public Defender's Office; United States Forest Service; Little Hoover Commission on Youth Crime and Violence.

Grand Rounds, Seminars and Keynotes
Northwest Youth and Family Center; Men's Crisis Center at United Hospital Medical Center; Medi-Plex Group; Arms Acres Recovery Hospital, NY; Sonoma County Mental Health; Petaluma Hospital; National Association of Social Workers; Annual Conference on New Directions in Male Psychology; International Conference on Family Violence, Colombia; Psychology at the Threshold: International Symposium; True to Life Counseling, Inc.; National Summit On Clinical Excellence; Childrens Hospital and Barry Robinson Youth Center, Virginia; Association for Transpersonal Psychology; Los Angeles Jung Center; Friends of Jung; Association for Humanistic Psychology; School of Sacred Psychology; Esalen Institute; Friends of Esalen; Sedona Institute; Purdue Women's Center; Central Valley Women's Conference; Annual International Spirituality and Business Conference; California Marriage and Family Therapists Association Annual Conference.

Planned Parenthoods of Dallas, Sacramento and Santa Barbara; Threshold Foundation; Social Venture Network; Earth Trust Foundation; Men's Studies Association; Inside Edge; Unitarian Church; National Men's Health Network; Alternative Mediation Group; Amnesty International; New England Dental Association's Yankee Dental Congress; Life Spectrum's Annual Conference; The Greek Consortium of College Fraternities and Sororities; The Ojai Foundation; The Cambridge Center for Psychology and Social Change; Annual National Fathers and Sons Conference; National Men's Work Leadership Conference; Fathers and Families 2,000; Project Return; National Wellness Conference.

Consolidated Communications; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Lakewood Publications National Training Conference; American Society for Training and Development, The Fraternal Order of Foresters; Time Warner Inc.; The Elks; William Morrow Inc.

Public Forums
Public education through media presentations on: CNN; CNBC; MSNBC; News Talk Television; The Leeza Show; Fox Family Channel; The Rolanda Show; Sonya Live; Iowa Public Television; The Montell Williams Show; The Geraldo Rivera Show; The Jenny Jones Show; National Public Radio's "Fresh Air;" KQED's "California Report;" Newsweek On-Air; theatrical performances and training videos based on published work; Featured expert for Profnet International News Service.




The Midas Complex: How Money Drives Us Crazy and What We Can Do About It. Indigo Phoenix Books (2013)

Men, Myth and Masculinity: Selected Essays 1991-2013. Santa Barbara: Indigo Phoenix (2014), at press.

Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors can Help "Bad Boys" become Good Men. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing, (1999). Chapters: Falling Through the Cracks at School | Drugs and Criminalization
Publisher's Information: Description | Table of Contents | Reviews

What Women and Men Really Want: Creating Deeper Understanding and Love in Our Relationships. with Elizabeth Herron. Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, (1995).

Gender War, Gender Peace: The Quest for Love and Justice between Women and Men. with Elizabeth Herron. NY: William Morrow and Co, (1994). Selected Excerpts

Knights Without Armor: A Practical Guide for Men in Quest of Masculine Soul. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., (1991); NY: Putnam and Sons, (1992); Indigo Phoenix (2003). Ch. 9: Male Psychology


Foreign Editions:

Wilder Frieden. Das Experiement Enier Neuen Partnerschaft Zwischen Frauen und Mannern. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, (1995).

Los Principes Que no Son Azules. Buenos Aires: Javier Vergara, (1993).

Riddare Utan Rustning. Vasteras, Sweden: Ica Bokforlag, (1993).


Book Chapters:

"Seeing Red in a Dark Night of the American Soul. " in Transforming Terrorism. Ed. Susan Griffith. (2007).

"The Social Ecology of Youth at Risk" in Conscious Activism. Ed. Andrew Beath, Malibu: Earth Trust Press. (2005).

"What It Is Like To Be 'Served' in The System: A Personal Reflection." Medical & Legal Aspects Of Child Sexual Exploitation: A Comprehensive Review Of Child Pornography, Child Prostitution and Internet Crimes Against Children. Eds; Angelo P, Giardino, et al. Maryland Heights, MO: GW Medical Publishing. (2003).

"A Father's Place Is in the School." in Parent School: Simple Lessons from the Leading Experts on Being a Mom and Dad. Eds., J & L. Biderman, NY: M. Evans and Company, Inc. (2002).

"Seeing Red: In A Dark Night Of The American Soul." Eds. Dennis Slattery and Lionel Corbett. Psychology At The Threshold: Selected Papers From the Proceedings of the International Conference at University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000. Santa Barbara: Pacifica Graduate Institute Publications. (2001)

"Prisoners of Our Imagination: The Boys Inside the American Gulag." Meditations in the Field, Eds. Dennis Slattery and Lionel Corbett; (2001). Daimon Verlag; Germany

"Ending the War between the Sexes." Goodlife: Mastering the Art of Everyday Living. eds of Utne Reader. Minneapolis: An Utne Reader Book: (1997).

"Ending the Battle between the Sexes." in Psychology and Personal Growth. eds. Nelson Goud & Abe Arkoff. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, (1996).

"The Masculine and Feminine Shadow." in The Shadow in America: Reclaiming the Soul of a Nation. ed., Jeremiah Abrams. Sausalito, CA: Nataraj Publishing, (1994).

"Ending the Battle between the Sexes." Social Issues Resources Series: Sexuality. Boca Raton, FL: SirS, Inc, (1994).

"Ending the War between the Sexes." Personal Growth and Behavior. Ed. Cheryl Greenleaf. Guilford, CT: The Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc, (1994).

"The Post-Feminist Men's Movement" in The Politics of Masculinity. ed. Michael Kimmel. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (1995).

"Ending the Battle between the Sexes" in Perspectives on Argument. Minneapolis, MN: Lens Publishing Co., (1995).

"How to Run a Men's Group." in Perspectives on Argument. Minneapolis, MN: Lens Publishing Co., (1995).

"The Changing Role of Men in the Family." Seminario Internacional Familia: Un Espacio Para Contruir La Paz.Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familia. UNICEF-Colombia, (1995).

"In Quest of Archetypal Masculinity" and "Learning from the Green Man" Inside the Men's Movement. ed., Christopher Harding. NY: St. Martins Press, (1993).

"The New Male Manifesto." in As Above So Below. Los Angeles Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., (1993).

"Forgotten Images of Sacred Masculinity." in To Be A Man. ed., Keith Thompson. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc. (1991).


"Poles Apart: A Play about Love and War between the Sexes." 12 performances by the Slightly Askew Playersat the Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, (1996).


Gender War, Gender Peace. 30-minute educational video nationally distributed to fraternities and sororities. Beck and Co. Dallas, TX, (1994). 1995 Gold Quill Award recipient.


Documentary film AWAKENING (47min). Best Documentary award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival May 6, 2006. 2nd place award for ReelheART International Film festival, Toronto (2006). Distributed by: Choices Video


"Liberation Psychologies: An Invitation to Dialogue" with Dan Hocoy, Helene Lorenz and Mary Watkins. Pacifica Graduate Institute Ecological Community Field Work web site, (Summer, 2003).

"Exiled from Education: Minority Boys and Public Schools" The Special Edge, California Department Of Education, (Spring, 2002).

"Education Or Incarceration? The Choice Is Ours." The Special Edge, California Department Of Education, (Fall, 2001).

"Wellness with Men and Boys" Wellness Foundation Newsletter. (Summer, 2001).

"Why Over 200,000 African-American Men Could Not Vote in Florida.", (Nov. 22, 2000).

"Make Sure That All the People Have the Right to Vote." L.A. Times. Sunday Opinion Section, p.1. (Nov. 5, 2000).

"Youth Profiles Paint a Picture of the Failures of Adults". L.A. Times. Sunday Opinion Section, p.1 (Oct. 8, 2000).

"Focus on Boys' Lives, Not Building Prisons". L.A. Times. Sunday Opinion Section, p.1 (Sept. 3, 2000).

"Reading, Writing and Rapid Fire". Salt Journal. v. 2, n3. pp. 25-30. (March, 2000).

"The Zero Tolerance War Against Boys" Santa Barbara Independent. pp.17-18. (Feb., 2000).

"Liberating the Soul of Relationship: Echo and Narcissus" Creations Magazine. v.13, 1, pp. 7-8. (Feb., 1999).

"21st Century Mandate: Building Bridges between Women and Men at Work." South Coast Business News.Santa Barbara: South Coast Business Network. (Feb., 1999, p1).

"Men, Movies and Monsters." Psychological Perspectives. v 29, pp. 38-51. (1994).

"Is It Getting Chilly in Here? Men and Women at Work." with Bob Filipczak. Training Magazine, v31, #2. (1994).

"Ending the War between the Sexes." Utne Reader. #55. Minneapolis, MN. (1993).

"Male Privilege or Privation: Some Social Issues which Drive Men to Violence." Health Watch. Boise, ID: Bay List Publications. (1993).

"The Gender-Specific Needs of Men in Treatment." Employee Assistance Magazine. Waco, TX: Stevens Publishing. (1993).

"Male Privilege or Privation? A Call for More Vigorous Social Activism on Behalf of Boys and Men." Re-Source. Santa Rosa, CA, v3, 2, pp. 1, 6. (1992).

"The Green Man." Wingspan: Journal of the Male Spirit. Detroit, MI. (1991).

"The Tie That Binds." The San Francisco Chronicle. p. A-17, (1991).

"Men and Violence." The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, CA. (1991).

"Poseidon: Sacred Image of Moist Masculinity/Ending the Drought in the Masculine Psyche." Re-Source. Santa Rosa, CA, v2, 2, p. 1. (1991).

"Hades and the Masculine Soul. Re-Source. v1, 2, p.5. (1991).


INTERVIEWS (1999-2013):

Journals: Parents' Magazine, Parents' Press; Parenting Teens; Volunteer Leadership (Points Of Light Foundation); Planned Parenthood; The Alternative Journal; Law Enforcement Technology Magazine; Junior Scholastic; Salt Journal; Library Journal; Family Life; Next Magazine (IL); Odyssey Weekly; Education Week; Indy's Child (IN); Out Magazine; AMA News; APA Monitor; The Special Edge: Newsletter of the California Dept. of Education; Newsweek.

Newspapers: Chicago Herald; Chicago Tribune; Christian Science Monitor; Houston Chronicle; Los Angeles Times; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Associated Press; Canadian Press; Newsday; San Diego Union Tribune; San Francisco Chronicle; Santa Barbara News Press; Santa Barbara Independent; Star-Telegram; Washington Post; Syracuse Newspapers; The Oregonian; The Times Union; New York Times; Express-News (TX); Journal News (NY); Star-Telegram (TX); Caller-Times (TX); Mercury News (CA); Maine Sunday Telegram; Portland Press Herald; Dallas Morning News; Newsday (NY); Plain Dealer (OH); The Journal (NM); Baltimore Sun; Morning Call (PA); USA Weekend; Contra Costa Times.

Internet: CBS.Healthwatch.Com; PlanetRX.Com;">Gangwar.Com; iParenting.Com; Office.Com; OnHealth.Com; Prairielaw.Com; PreSchoolerToday.Com; BlueEar.Com; Salud.Com; WebMD.Com; ParentChat; MenWeb.Com; MenStuff; iParenting; HRwire; GayHealth.Com; Jugglezine.Com; DrKoop.Com.


2003-6: Continuing APA education toward the Diplomate in Forensic Psychology with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

1991-Current: Private practice and consulting.

1988-1991: Sonoma County Mental Health, intern. Supervision: Staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Elias (#A 21940). Private practice, California Licensed Psychological Assistant (#PSP 17493); Redwood Men's Center for Health Services and Psychotherapy, Santa Rosa, CA. Supervision: Dr. Don Morris (#PSY 8047).

1984-1985: School counselor at Mendocino High School's alternative program for at-risk adolescents.

1979-1982: Graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Robert Greenway at Sonoma State University. Courses on: encounter; gestalt; dreams; poetics, cross-cultural dialog and therapeutic wilderness experiences (eco-psychology).

1978: One year Gestalt Psychology training with Dr. Larry Horowitz, director, Ananada Institute. Additional gestalt work with John Hieder, Mendocino Gestalt Institute and Dick Price, Esalen Institute.

1977: One year, post graduate intensive. Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook). Jungian, gestalt and existential psychotherapy training with Dr. Gordon Tappan and others.

1976: Staff. Mann Ranch Jungian center. Intensives with James Hillman, Patricia Berry, Marie Louse Von-Franz, June Singer, Bruno Bettleheim and others.

1974-1976: Director of therapeutic wilderness experience programs and independent living skills training for disturbed adolescents.

1972-1974: Residential treatment center counselor. Lane Ranch Children Center, Sebastopol, CA.

1968-Current: Teacher of Transcendental Meditation.


Gender Relations Institute

The Fatherhood Coalition

Boys to Men Project; University of Wisconsin.

Project Return: Tulane University

National Men's Health Network, Washington, D.C.

International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology

Little Hoover Commission on Youth Crime and Violence

Harvard Center for Gender, Culture and School Practice

Center for Psychology and Social Change

Pacific Center for Studies in Liberation Psychology

Literary Agent: The Thomas Grady Agency

Lecture Agent: Bigspeak!

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