Ed Mendelowitz, Ph.D.


Ed Mendelowitz completed his doctoral studies at the California School of Professional Psychology where he worked closely with the preeminent existential-humanistic psychotherapist and author Rollo May. He is Associate Editor of the Humanistic Psychologist, on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and a contributor to some of the major compendiums of existential/humanistic/depth psychotherapy. He has lectured widely on psychology, psychotherapy, and their respective interrelations with the broader humanities in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. His writing resides on the gnostic frontiers of psychology in its poetic blending of art, literature, music, cinema, religion, philosophy and clinical narrative. His collage-like Ethics and Lao-Tzu has been called “an extraordinary moral narrative” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Coles and “a remarkable book, a compendium of wisdom from an astonishing variety of sources” by the late psychoanalyst and author Allen Wheelis. Dr. Mendelowitz is adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and author of an online column, Humanitas, for the Society of Humanistic Psychology. He is a recipient of the Rollo May Award, bestowed by Division 32 of the American Psychological Association for “independent and outstanding pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology.” Dr. Mendelowitz lives with his wife, Khanh, and daughter, Miryam, in Greater Los Angeles where he writes, teaches, and maintains a part-time practice in individual psychotherapy.