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Matthew Silverstein, PhD

Antioch University Los Angeles

Dr. Matthew Silverstein is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) within the MA Psychology Program. SDP offers coursework investigating the intersections between contemporary psychoanalytic/depth oriented psychotherapy, classical mindfulness, and diversity consciousness/social justice. He is honored to have been a founding member of the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology. From 2003-2011 he was a member of the clinical staff in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. At UCLA he was also a research associate to mindfulness research psychologist, Dr. Lobsang Rapgay. Dr. Silverstein’s research interests include integrative depth psychology, LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy, clinical applications of classical mindfulness, dream work/social dreaming, cultural complexes (cultural psychopathologies, e.g. racism, trans and homophobia), intercultural understandings of the unconscious and self realization, and intergenerational trauma and recovery. Dr. Silverstein has been teaching at Antioch University Los Angeles since 1997. He maintains a private practice in West Hollywood, and his work was featured in an article in VoyageLA in October of 2017.

Educational History

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
MFA in Theater Direction, University of Washington
BA in Performance Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Center of California

Matt Silverstein

Core Faculty,

MA in Psychology

Director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization,

Spiritual Depth Psychology Department


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