Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Faculty

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.

Our Program Chair

Frederic Luskin, Ph.D. has been department chair of the PsyD program at Sofia University since 2014.   He has been a professor at Sofia since 2003 and teaches the psychological assessment sequence, positive psychology, and research design, classes.   In addition, he is the chair of the research ethics committee and on the Institutional Review Board. 

Dr.  Luskin’s work on forgiveness is internationally known.  He is the Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and author of the best selling books Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love, and is currently working on projects in Columbia South America and the Island of Hawaii.  Dr. Luskin is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Educational Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist in the State of California.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Health Psychology, Stanford University
  • Certificate of Advnced Study in Educational Administration, Hofstra University
  • M.S. in Psychology, San Jose State University
  • B.S. in Psychology, S.U.N.Y. @ Binghamton

Publications:

  • The effect of forgiveness training on psychosocial factors in college-age adults (2005)
  • The effect of emotional competence/forgiveness training on productivity and well-being in financial service advisors (2005)
  • Optimal healing environments: Transformative practices for integrating mind, body, and spirit (2004)
  • The effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program on stress, mindfulness self-efficacy and positive states of mind (2004)
  • A controlled pilot study of stress management training of elderly patients with congestive heart failure (2002)
  • Effects of group forgiveness intervention on perceived stress, state and trait anger, self-reported health, symptoms of stress and forgiveness (2001)
  • A review of mind/body therapies in the treatment of musculoskeletal disease with implications for the elderly (2001)
  • Review of the effect of religious and spiritual factors on mortality and morbidity with a focus on cardiovascular and pulmonary disease (2000)
  • Review of the effect of religious and spiritual factors on mortality and morbidity with a focus on cardiovascular and pulmonary disease (2000)
  • The effect of meditation training on stress levels in beginning secondary school teachers (1999)
  • A pilot study on the effects of stress management training on elderly patients with congestive heart failure (1999)

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