James Ogilvie, PHD, Co-Founder

James Ogilvie, Ph.D. is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  He is a co-founder and faculty of the Contemplative Studies Project of New York.  James maintains a private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Manhattan where he also leads ongoing Bion and Wittgenstein study groups. He has written and presented on subjects including: spiritual issues in psychotherapy, how to create an inpatient spiritual issues group, the philosophy of Wittgenstein and its relationship to an understanding of psychosis, Bion’s mysticism, Buddhist emptiness and its relation to psychotherapeutic process.  James has had a Buddhist meditation practice for many years.  He takes refuge in the three jewels, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha–and in Mother Nature, particularly as she shows herself in mountains, trees, streams and dogs.  His background includes training in philosophy, though it was only in his practice of a Buddhist-leaning, Bion-inspired, relational psychoanalysis that he found his true philosophical home.

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