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Mark Forman, PhD

Program Instructor

Mark Forman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with twenty years experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. His text – A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice – is one of the seminal works in the field of Integral Psychotherapy. He is also most recently the author of The Monster’s Journey: From Trauma to Connection which explores the relationship of persons with early childhood trauma to The Hero’s Journey archetype as formulated by Joseph Campbell.

Mark is currently working on his third text, Advancing in Integral Psychotherapy, which is being developed in conjunction with the CIT program and is available to CIT students.

Dr. Forman has extensive experience teaching Integral Theory at the graduate level – primarily at John F. Kennedy University in Northern California – as well as mentoring therapists and therapists-in-training at other graduate institutions and in private supervision. He is also the co-founder and was three times the lead organizer (2008, 2010, and 2013) of the Integral Theory Conference, the world’s largest academic conference devoted to Integral theory and its application. He was a consultant on the 2015 conference.

Dr. Forman has an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religious studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware in 1997. He began his career interests in the field of integrative medicine, spending one-year interning at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine under Georgetown professor and psychiatrist James Gordon, MD and eventually attended University of Massachusetts Medical School. Later, while attending graduate school in psychology, he was fortunate to be mentored by Dr. Bert Parlee, who is both a licensed psychologist and was then the primary facilitator for Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute.

Dr. Forman is a long-term practitioner of yoga, reiki, martial arts, and meditation, beginning these practices in his late teens. He has studied meditation under several prominent teachers, including Gurumayi Chidvilasanda, Kenneth Folk. and Jeffrey Martin (The Finder’s Course). Over the past two decades, Dr. Forman has trained in a wide variety of therapeutic settings and with a number of different clinical populations. He has had particularly deep personal involvement in Jungian analysis with Alden Josey, Integral Psychotherapy and Hakomi (somatic psychotherapy) with Joe Sousa, sensorimotor and trauma-focused therapy with Janina Fisher, and neo-Jungian dream work with Jeremy Taylor.

Dr. Forman is currently in private practice in San Francisco, California and is available online. In addition to working with adults and couples, he often sees other therapists, coaches, and those exploring deeper psychospiritual growth.

Consulting and Individual Supervision

Dr. Forman also mentors and consults/supervises with individual therapists, both nationally and internationally. For more information, please call 408-841-7443 or email

Private Practice

Dr. Forman is currently seeing adults in San Francisco, California as well as online. To inquire about therapeutic services, please call 408-841-7443 or email

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