Dr. Benjamin Tong has maintained for many years a longstanding interest in mind-body health, cross-cultural studies and critical social inquiry. One of the original group of faculty and students who shut down San Francisco State University in the late 1960s in order to demand creation of the first university-level ethnic studies program, Dr. Tong went on to earn his Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (1974). He served on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and other campuses, and later returned to SF State University as an instructor in the Asian American Studies Department, where he is now Faculty Emeritus.
Currently Professor of Clinical Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies as well as a psychotherapist (MFC 18643) and organizational consultant in private practice, Dr. Tong has devoted much of his professional life to the exploration of psychological, social and cultural dynamics. He is Executive Director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Research (ICCR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and evolution of indigenous healing traditions, and a member of the steering committee of the International Karen Horney Society. As Director and Head Instructor of the School of Taoist Internal Arts, Dr. Tong maintains an ongoing practice in taiji quan, qigong, and Taoist/Buddhist studies
Should you desire further information regarding Dr. Tong’s psychotherapy practice, availability as an organizational consultant, or taiji/qigong instruction, please feel free to call or email.