Joan Glass Morgan, Psy.D. is a contemporary relational psychoanalyst, short-term dynamic therapist, mindfulness-based cognitive therapist, and mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. As an integrative psychologist, she casts a wide net, including neuroscience, secular Buddhist psychology, humanistic-existential, and compassion-based approaches in her work.
- Brandeis University and Bennington College. B.A.
- Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology,
- New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Certificate.
The unusually diverse faculty in these programs provided the opportunity to study everything from cognitive behavior therapy and hypnosis to psychoanalytic therapy and psychotherapy integration.
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness. MBSR Teacher.
Credentialed as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the programs developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.(Related book by Jon Kabat-Zinn: Full Catastrophe Living.)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Intensive Training. MBCT teacher.
Credentialed through training with Zindel Segal and Susan Woods. MBCT synthesized mindfulness and a variety of clinical and cognitive approaches. (Related book by Segal: The Mindful Way Through Depression.)
Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. Senior Investigator.
This research focuses on the study the connection between meditation, the brain, clinical issues, and society. (Related book by Richard Davidson: The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live.)
Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Education and Research Education.
Student of Compassion Cultivation Training. (Related book by Thupten Jinpa: A Fearless Heart.)
University of California San Diego’s Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute
Completed Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Teacher Training Intensive developed by Margaret Cullen and Gonzalo Brito Pons. (Related book: Mindfulness Based Emotional Balance Workbook)
University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness.
Student of Mindful Self-Compassion as developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. (Related book by Neff: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and by Germer: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.)
Teaching, supervising, writing
- Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Clinical supervisor and contributing faculty member. Taught Psychoanalytic Theory and Psychopathology: Comparative Theories.
- Rutgers Professional Development Award
- Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ. Clinical supervisor and faculty member. Courses taught include Relational Psychoanalysis, Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, and Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy.
- The News Tribune. Weekly column called “Psychologically Speaking.” This column earned the Public Information Award presented by the New Jersey Psychological Association.
- New Jersey Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association
- Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
- Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey
- New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative of Teachers