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Dr. Granick earned his Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto, CA in 2011. He was also core faculty there in the Masters in Counseling Psychology Program, briefly serving as it’s chair before moving on in 2014. Dr. Granick is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (since 2001) and, now New Mexico where he and his wife, Mary, have taken up residence since February of 2019.
Dr. Granick’s doctoral research was on transpersonal aspects of therapists’ presence in psychotherapy, reflecting a long-standing interest in the relationship between spirituality and psychology. From this perspective, he suggests that the therapist’s state is as least as significant a factor in contributing to positive outcome in psychotherapy as theory, model, or skill. His concurrent interest in psychotherapy effectiveness has also shaped his approach to therapist training, which is grounded in systematic skill acquisition.
Dr. Granick’s spiritual orientation is based on his practice of Sufism. He also has leadership roles in his Sufi community, as a member of the International Association of Sufism’s (IAS) Executive Committee and co-director of its Sufism and Psychology Forum. In this role, he has presented both nationally and internationally.
Finally, Dr. Granick holds a 5th degree black-belt in Aikido and taught regular weekly classes in Berkeley for many years before moving to Santa Fe.