Dr. Neil Kobrin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, LCSW and MFT with decades of experience in human transformation and emotional well-being. He is the author of the book Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life and is the founder and president of the Academy of Mindful Psychology. He is an international workshop leader in Mindfulness and Emotional Health. His workshops, attended by people from all over the world are designed to cultivate awareness, promote tranquility, and shift consciousness to advance emotional well-being.
After obtaining his MSW at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Kobrin went on to complete his PhD in clinical psychology. He began his career as a psychotherapist and a professor of psychology. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the role of President and CEO of California Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Kobrin rebuilt and rejuvenated the institution and eventually merged the school with American Schools of Psychology, a national set of graduate schools of psychology. Subsequently, he helped transform the school into Argosy University, a multinational group of higher education campuses and one of the largest private educational systems in the country. Through his role as President he developed a substantial national and international network of contacts in the area of psychology and education which he maintains today.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kobrin has taught graduate level psychology and is responsible for training significant numbers of psychotherapists from all over the world. He is a dynamic public speaker and has engaged in public speaking on a local, national and international level. He is an American Psychological Association Approved Sponsor for continuing education, a Board of Behavioral Science Provider (CA) of continuing education and leads workshops that are endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society. This allows Dr. Kobrin to provide continuing education to psychologists throughout the United States and Australia, as well as to licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical social workers in California. He has also been a Clinical Trainer and Presenter conducting workshops throughout the United States preparing psychology graduates for licensing examinations.
Dr. Kobrin actively continues to augment his knowledge of mindfulness and Buddhist psychology. In addition to attending dozens of trainings throughout the US, lead by the foremost leaders in the subject area, he is a member of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s sangha and continues to study with world renowned teachers, such as Jack Kornfield and the Teachers Council, as well as distinguished visiting teachers. He has trained and facilitated workshops with Zen Master Genpo Roshi, training facilitators from all over the world in the Big Mind process, and co-developed a derivation of this process called Mindful Voice Integration.
Dr. Kobrin plays an active role in the Academy of Mindful Psychology, an organization designed to provide education and training in mindfulness and psychology. He is also an Educational Consultant and an Executive Consultant. As an Educational Consultant he has worked with higher education schools throughout the country providing services related to accreditation issues, board development, strategic planning, fund development, assessment planning and program review, enrollment management, budgetary planning and operations, and faculty and student related activities. He maintains a private clinical practice in Marin, California.