Marjorie  Schuman, Ph.D. Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist/ psychoanalyst
Private Practice

Marjorie Schuman, PhD specializes in a mindfulness-informed, psychodynamic, and relational approach to psychotherapy which blends the knowledge of contemporary psychoanalysis with the wisdom of Buddhist psychology. Currently in private practice, Dr. Schuman also serves on the faculty of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. She is a long-time practitioner of Buddhist Vipassana meditation and co-founded The Center for Mindfulness and Psychotherapy in Santa Monica.


From as early as I can remember, I felt drawn to and compelled by the mysteries of consciousness.   Inquiring deeply into these questions has been the unifying theme of my life.   Psychoanalysis and meditation have been the twin cornerstones on this personal as well as professional path.


    PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Postdoctoral work, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
    Certification in psychoanalysis, LAISPS

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    • Contemporary psychoanalysis;  contemplative relational psychotherapy
    • Mindful awareness, subjectivity, and self-reflection
    • Altered states of consciousness
    • Health psychology
    • Neuroscience and psychopharmacology


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