Dr. Cushman attended graduate studies in a Rabbinic seminary, earned a M.A. in American Studies (history concentration), a M.A. in Couples and Family Therapy, and the Ph.D. in Psychology.  He has always been dedicated to interdisciplinarity; his work as a psychotherapist began in 1976, and university teaching and professional writing have always been a source of much meaning for him.   His trademark integration of psychology, history, politics, philosophy, and Judaica has resulted in 2 books, 45 articles and chapters, and 51 presentations.  
Education
Ph.D. Psychology, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, 1986
M.A. Couples and Family Therapy, U.S.I.U., San Diego, 1977
M.A. American Studies, Calif. State U., Los Angeles, 1972
B.A. English UCLA, Los Angeles, 1967
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
cultural history, hermeneutics, psychodynamic psychotherapy
Personal Interests
politics, athletics, historical fiction, Judaica, hiking