Guest Lecturer: Erik Craig, EdD
On Becoming a Psychotherapist: The Path of Relationship
Dr. Erik Craig is an independent scholar and licensed psychologist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He studied for several years each with Clark Moustakas, Paul Stern and Medard Boss, the founder of Daseinsanalysis, the first systematic approach to existential psychotherapy. He has been teaching and practicing humanistic and existential psychotherapy for over 40 years, holding full time faculty positions at Assumption College, University of New Mexico, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. More recently he has been studying Eastern approaches to depth psychotherapy, especially Tao Psychotherapy with its founder Rhee Dongshick, in Seoul, South Korea. He has authored many articles in the field, a number of which have been translated into other languages, and is editor of two groundbreaking special issues of The Humanistic Psychologist entitled, Psychotherapy for Freedom: The Daseinsanalytic Way in Psychology and Psychoanalysis (1988) and Depth, Death and Dialogue: New Inquiries in Existential Depth Psychotherapy (2008). He has been organizationally active in a number of national and international professional associations and is secretary and APA’s Division 39 local chapter representative for the New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society (NMPS). He is currently president-elect of NMPS and a past president of the APA’s Society for Humanistic Psychology as well as of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.