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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco where he designed many of the courses in the consciousness/spirituality concentration. At Saybrook, he has supervised dissertation research projects for dozens of students, including several from Brazil, Canada, India, Iran, Israel, and Switzerland, and also served as a committee member or external examiner for students attending universities in Brazil, Canada, and Scotland.


He holds faculty appointments at the Universidade Holistica Internacional (Brasilia) and the Instituto de Medicina y Tecnologia Avanzada de la Conducta (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) where he helped create the certificate programs in human sexuality and in rational-emotive behavior therapy. 

Over the years, Dr. Krippner has conducted workshops and seminars on personal mythology, dreams, hypnosis, and/or anomalous phenomena in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and at several congresses of the Interamerican Psychological Association. He is a member of the advisory board for the International School for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership (St. Petersburg) and has given invited addresses for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, and the Artigas Foreign Service Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay. 


In 2002, making his ninth trip to Russia to attend the Tenth Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution, Dr. Krippner spoke on children’s nightmares as a sequelae to wartime trauma. This is one of several topics dealt with in his book The Psychological Effects of War on Civilians: An International Perspective, co-edited with Teresa Mcintyre. The Special Collections at the Kent State University Library houses Dr. Krippner’s archives, over one thousand books, monographs, articles, chapters, and book reviews in English and a dozen non-English languages.


Dr. Krippner has received numerous awards, including:

  • University of Georgia Bicentennial Award in 1985

  • Charlotte and Karl Buhier Award from APA Division 32 in 1992

  • Pathfinder Award from the Association for Humanistic Psychology in 1998

  • Senior Contributor Award from APA Division 17 in 2000

  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis from Division 30 in 2002

  • APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, also in 2002


His specialties for mentoring include:

  • Dreams and Dreaming

  • Consciousness Studies

  • Human Sexuality

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