Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Summer Certificate Program – Teachers



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Our interdisciplinary and multifaith faculty includes instructors who are expert in their various fields:

Dr. Robin Brown, PhD, LP

Robin S. Brown, PhD, LP, NCPsyA, is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst, and a member of adjunct faculty for the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work has been published widely and spans the disciplines of psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, and transpersonal studies. He is the author of Psychoanalysis Beyond the End of Metaphysics: Thinking Towards the Post-Relational (Routledge), and the editor of Re-Encountering Jung: Analytical Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis (in press). He sits on the editorial board of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society. Dr. Brown’s work explores the relationship between divergent strands of psychodynamic discourse, and is centrally concerned with advancing non-reductive approaches to psychotherapy.

Dr. H. Kimball Jones, MDiv, PhD, LMHC

 Rutgers Area Director, a licensed mental health counselor, was one of the original founding directors of PSI and has worked there for 40 years.  He is a Methodist Minister and also practices Buddhist meditation, which he finds helpful in his practice. He is also a jazz pianist and enjoys working with artists and musicians.  He holds a PhD in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary.  His dissertation was on Jung’s Theory of Shadow and Evil and Its Implications for Christian Ethics, and he has served for many years on the Board of the C. G. Jung Foundation in New York City.  Read more about him at

Dr. Kathleen Kelley, DMin, MDiv, LMFT

 Former PSI Executive Director is a licensed psychotherapist in the faculty practice of PSI providing individual, couple and family therapy at our Greenwich Village location.  For over 17 years, Kathleen has worked professionally at the intersection of faith and psychotherapy where she finds the greatest resources for emotional health.  Kathleen holds a DMin in family systems and a M.Div. from The Catholic University of America.  Additionally, Kathleen has extensive training in marriage and family therapy as well as psychoanalysis from the Blanton Peale Institute and is also a member of TRISP, the Training and Research Institute for Self-Psychology.  Read more about her at

Dr. Charles D. Mayer, PsyD, MDiv, LMHC

Dr. Mayer has a diverse background in music, pastoral ministry, teaching, and psychotherapy.  His years of experience with religious congregations, both as leader and consultant, along with twenty-three plus years of systems-oriented psychotherapeutic work with couples, families, and groups inform both his instruction and practice.  Dr. Mayer holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, and the Graduate Theological Foundation, as well as certifications in individual, marriage and family, and group psychotherapy from the Blanton-Peale Institute.   He is an Episcopal priest, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, PsyD, LCSW

Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason is a clinical pastoral psychotherapist and AAPC Fellow wholly committed to psychological and spiritual integration. She is both an ordained minister and a licensed clinician; in recent years, she has served in higher education, as well as in various faith communities and counseling centers around New York. She is currently Managing Director at the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and Community Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Brooklyn, as well as a Lecturer on the faculty of Union Theological Seminary. Read more about her at

Ms. Kim Schneiderman, LCSW

Kim Schneiderman is a psychotherapist, author, workshop facilitator, former journalist, and spiritual essayist who lives and works in New York City. She counsels adults through the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute in the West Village and maintains a private psychotherapy practice on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Kim received her MSW at the University of Maryland, holds a certificate in Social Work and Spiritual Care from New York University and completed the year-long certificate program with the Association of Spirituality and Psychotherapy (ASP). She has worked in an addiction treatment outpatient center, performed CBT for an online mental/medical health program, served as a synagogue-based social worker at an Orthodox congregation, taught Master’s level Adult Psychopathology at Long Island University, and is currently the Chair of the Adult Education Committee at Romemu, Judaism for Mind, Body, and Spirit.  Read more about her at

The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved provider of continuing education.

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