Matthew Silverstein, PhD
Core Faculty and Director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization, MA in Psychology
Dr. Matthew Silverstein is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) within the M.A. 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. 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.