Brian Lippincott earned his Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1978 in the Integral Curriculum of the Liberal Arts which is a Great Books program. He immediately went on to John F Kennedy University to earn his Master’s degree in Psychology in 1981 and eventually matriculated to Pacifica Graduate Institute where he earned his doctorate degree in 1992 with a specialization in depth psychology.
Dr. Lippincott is both a licensed marriage family therapist and licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. He has had a private practice since 1985.
Dr. Lippincott returned to John F Kennedy University in 1992 and has been a faculty since then teaching every quarter in either the masters in psychology program for MFT, LPCC program or in the PsyD program.

Dr. Lippincott has taught a wide variety of classes ranging from clinical case seminar, group process and other clinical classes to research and advanced research. Dr. Lippincott spent 20 years working in community mental health where he was the supervisor of the transition age youth program for Monterey County which dealt with first episode psychosis.

In 2013 Dr. Lippincott founded the Center for Humanistic Development, a training center in Aptos, Watsonville and Salinas California, which trains practicum students and interns in Humanistic psychology and Creative Depth Psychology (CDP.) CDP embraces the ideas of Jung and others regarding the depth of the human spirit and has a holistic approach. It also involves depth perception in the outer world and is a community-based psychology aligned with the work of Michael White and David Epston in Narrative therapy.
In CDP both the inner spiritual depth of a person is explored along with psychosocial stressors and other social issues. In creative depth psychology both the client’s inner world and their outer family and social structure are discussed.Expressive arts therapy, sand play and other traditional therapies are used along with “off the couch” type of methods like home visits and ecpsychology in nature in order to enhance clients lives and help them change.



  • PsyD program

Credentials & Accolades

Saint Mary’s College of California, 1978, BA Integral Curriculum of the Liberal Arts

John F. Kennedy University, 1981, MA Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute, 1992, PsyD with a specialization in depth psychology