Philip  Cushman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Philip Cushman

retired professor and psychotherapist

Dr. Cushman is retired clinical core faculty in a doctoral program at California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant University, San Francisco Bay Area) and more recently at Antioch University Seattle. Also his private practice in psychotherapy in Oakland, CA was closed in 2002 as was his practice on Vashon Island, Washington in 2018.


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.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    cultural history, hermeneutics, psychodynamic psychotherapy

Personal Interests

    politics, athletics, historical fiction, Judaica, hiking


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