Louis Hoffman, PhD

Louis Hoffman, PhD

Louis Hoffman is a founding member and the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association. Dr. Hoffman is a past-president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology and serves on the Steering Committee for the World Confederation of Existential Therapy. A internationally recognized leader, Dr. Hoffman is regularly recruited to serve on professional committees, panels, and advisory committees.

An avid writer, Dr. Hoffman has 16 books and over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries to his credit. His books include Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity: Perspectives on Existence and Difference (with Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., and David St. John), Existential Psychology East-West (Vol. 1 – Rev. & Expanded Ed.; with Mark Yang, Francis J. Kaklauskas, Albert Chan, & Monica Mansilla), Existential Psychology East-West (Vol. 2; with Mark Yang, Monica Mansilla, Jason Dias, Michael Moats, & Trent Claypool), Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology (Vol. 1 & 2; with Francis J. Kaklauskas, Carla Clements, and Dan Hocoy), and Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Remembering and Grieving Our Pets (with Michael Moats & Tom Greening). Additionally, Dr. Hoffman serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, The Humanistic Psychologist, and Janus Head. Dr. Hoffman is a sought after speaker and has given keynote addresses and invited presentations at professional conferences in China, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Canada, and the United States.

Dr. Hoffman is recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association for his contributions to the profession of psychology. Fellow status is given to professionals who have demonstrated unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Five divisions of the American Psychological Association also have recognized him as a fellow: The Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1), the Society for the Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics, and the Arts (APA Division 10), the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32), the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 36), and Division 52 (International Psychology).

In addition to his writing pursuits, Dr. Hoffman also teaches and provides supervision. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Saybrook University. He is an affiliate instructor at the Existential-Humanistic Institute, and provides training and supervision through the International Institute for Existential-Humanistic Psychology (IIEHP). Dr. Hoffman is a founder of IIEHP, which offers training and supervision on existential-humanistic psychology in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Hoffman is committed to community service and regularly volunteers time to serving his local community and professional organizations. He serves on the board of The Humanitarian Alliance and is a former founding Board Member of the Coalition for Compassion and Action. He has been active in advocating for people experiencing homelessness and individuals from marginalized groups.

Throughout most of his career, Dr. Hoffman has been active in providing therapy and supervision. He is currently in private practice in Colorado Springs where he sees clients and provides supervision. In addition to being a licensed psychologist in Colorado, he is also licensed in Iowa and California.

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