Dr. Jonathan KaplanDr. Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Psychologist

In 1991, I earned a B.A. in Asian Studies (Japanese) from Tufts University.  After spending a few years working in law, I later earned both my M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA.  

As a clinicial psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of New York City professionals, couples, and young adults.  For over 15 years, I have cultivated expertise in the use and integration of various healing approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and mindfulness and meditation.  I've achieved Diplomate status in cognitive therapy, and incorporate evidence-based treatments in my work as a therapist. 

I’ve also been active as a professor, writer, and clinical supervisor.  In 2010, I wrote my first book, Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All.  This book provides practical tips for stress relief based on the difficulties and opportunities available to those of us who live and work in the city.  In addition, I have written a couple self-help quizzes on emotional health for O., The Oprah Magazine.  Since the start of 2011, I have been interviewed on the topic of mindfulness by NPR, SiriusXM Radio, PBS, WGN, BBC, MSNBC, and local radio stations across the country.  In that year, I also began teaching an annual, semester-long course, Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychology, at The New School for Public Engagement.  (Yes, I am teaching this course again in the spring of 2014.)  I have taught courses on psychotherapy and Buddhism at The Interdependence Project with Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Dr. Miles Neale.  I have presented my work to professional audiences as well, including a Grand Rounds talk at Montefiore Medical Center on the historical origins of mindfulness and trainings at The New School, CUNY, NYU, and DePaul University.  To learn more about mindfulness, please check out this post on my blog at Psychology Today.

2014 promises to be another productive year.  I co-authored a book on love and relationships from the perspective of modern behavioral analysis, which was released on January 2nd.  Entitled ACT and RFT in Relationships: Helping Clients Deepen Intimacy and Maintain Healthy Commitments Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory, this book is written for professional therapists interested in helping couples strengthen their relationships.  To learn more about how mindfulness can promote intimacy and connection with our intimate partners, you can listen to my interview with Dr. JoAnne Dahl on her radio show, ACT:  Taking Hurt to Hope.  In 2014, I gave a talk on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and wrote an article entitled "When Mindfulness Training Doesn't Work" for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy's professional newsletter.  Later this year, I will be presenting workshops on the development of mindfulness with parents, children, and families.  

Accomplishments

Here is a selected list of my professional credentials, awards, positions, and accomplishments.  For a more detailed list, you can view my entire CV here:  Dr. Kaplan CV  

Co-Author, ACT and RFT in Relationships: Helping Clients Deepen Intimacy and Maintain Healthy Commitments Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory

Author, Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All

Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, 2007.  For “impressive contributions to the profession and helping students learn more about the mind-body connection”

Founding Fellow, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association

Founding Director, Urban Mindfulness

Adjunct Professor, The New School Psychology Department

Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Ferkauf Graduate Program of Psychology, Yeshiva University

Secretary/Historian, Asian American Psychological Association

Blogger, Psychology Today

Clinician of the Month, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies  

 

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