PhD in Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
MFA in Theater direction, University of Washington
BA in Performance Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Center of California
Dr. Matthew Silverstein is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) within the MA Psychology Program. SDP offers coursework investigating the intersections between contemporary psychoanalytic/Jungian psychotherapy, classical mindfulness, cognitive neuroscience, and diversity-centered consciousness. He is honored to have been a founding member of the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology. From 2003-2011 he was a member of the clinical staff in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. He is also a research associate to UCLA research psychologist, Dr. Lobsang Rapgay. Dr. Silverstein’s research interests include gay-centered depth psychology and dream work (the topic of his doctoral dissertation), clinical applications of classical mindfulness, intercultural understandings of the unconscious and self realization, and intergenerational trauma and recovery. Dr. Silverstein has been teaching at Antioch University, Los Angeles, since 1997.