About Louis Hoffman, PhD

Louis Hoffman, PhD, is a leading contemporary vocie in existential-humanistic psychology and therapy. He is a licensed psychologist practicing in Colorado Springs, CO and a faculty member at Saybrook Univeristy, where is also the director of the Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology specialization.

Dr. Hoffman is co-founder of the International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology and the International Conference on Existential Psychology, which is held biannually in China. He also regularly travels to China where he teaches a certificate program in existential therapy with Mark Yang offered through the China Institute of Psychotherapy.

An avid writer and scholar, Dr. Hoffman has eleven books to his credit, including Existential Psychology East-West. He also also contributed to a number of seminal volumes on existential-humanistic psychology, including Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice by Schneider and The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology (2nd Edition) by Schneider, Pierson, and Bugental. He was also an invited speaker and served on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the World Congress of Existential Therapy. Dr. Hoffman serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, The Humanistic Psychologist, Janus Head, and PsycCRITQIUES: APA Review of Books.

Dr. Hoffman is a past president and fellow of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of American Psychological Association) and current present of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. He is also fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics, and the Arts (APA Division 10), and Division 52 of the APA (International Psychology).

In addition to his teaching and therapy practice, Dr. Hoffman serves on the board of The Humanitarian Alliance and the Coalition for Compassion and Action.

A number of Dr. Hoffman’s papers are available online at his Academia.edu and Research Gate pages. A copy of his vita is also available online through Academia.edu.