Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of California and Colorado (CA Lic. #MFC7707 & CO Lic. #253), leadership consultant, clinical trainer, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind. He is also the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in integrative mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and mindfulness. His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program. This system combines techniques that support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth. Alexander has been a leading pioneer in the fields of Gestalt Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Ericksonian Mind-Body Therapies, Holistic Psychology, Mindfulness, Leadership Coaching, Integrative and Behavioral Medicine since 1970. He is a long time extension faculty member of the U.C.L.A. Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment and a lecturer in the David Geffen School of Medicine as well as an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Pepperdine Universities. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Diplomate in professional psychotherapy in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine and Counseling.
Dr. Alexander conducts professional and personal training programs at The New York Open Center, UCLA extension, Omega Institute New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in CA, NY and Boston, Santa Monica Yoga Works, and throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia. He has also been a consultant and leadership coach working with the entertainment industry for over 30 years.
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