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Ron Alexander, PhD

Licensed psychotherapist and clinical trainer

Ronald Alexander is a licensed psychotherapist, leadership consultant, clinical trainer, and author of Wise Mind, Open Mind. He is executive director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading-edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation.

His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive, integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program to support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth.

Dr. Alexander has been a leading pioneer in mindfulness-based mind-body therapies, Gestalt therapy, somatic psychotherapy, Ericksonian mind-body therapies, holistic psychology, leadership coaching, and integrative and behavioral medicine since 1970. He lectures at the UCLA Departments of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Entertainment, David Geffen School of Medicine, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Pepperdine University.

An associate member of the American Psychological Association and clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Dr. Alexander has also been a consultant and leadership coach with the entertainment industry and corporations for over 30 years. He conducts professional and personal training programs throughout the United States and abroad.