Jacob is Chair of the Holistic Counseling Department at John F. Kennedy University and sees psychotherapy clients as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice (PSY 26445). He is Director of the Depth Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts Therapy Specializations at JFK University.

He is Vice President of the John F Kennedy University Faculty Senate, Associate Managing Editor for the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and has on the Boards of Directors of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, the Association of Transpersonal Psychology, and as President of the San Francisco Psychological Association.

His research and publications have been in the areas of mindfulness, self-compassion, spiritual diversity issues in clinical practice, dreams, and imagination. He has presented internationally on dreams, imagination, and spiritual diversity. www.jacobkaminker.com


  • Alameda County Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams


  • Holistic Counseling
  • Depth Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy


Therapeutic Communication

Jungian Psychology

Case Seminar

Final Integrative Project

Approaches to Trauma

Transpersonal Counseling

Community Arts Practice

Master Class Seminars in in the Clinical Application of Dreams and the Arts

Selected Publications


Associate Managing Editor; International Journal of Transpersonal Studies; March 2012-Present

Special Issue Editor; Kaminker, J. [Ed.] (2016). Jung and transpersonal psychology: Special issue. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35(2), 1-12.

Kaminker, J. (2016). Images, figures and qualities: Clarifying the relationship between individual and archetype. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35(2), 1-12.

Kaminker, J. (2014). Mindfulness in teaching resilience to mental health
providers. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience. 16(2).

Garcia-Romeu, A., Himelstein, S. P., & Kaminker, J. (2014). Self-transcendent
experience: A grounded theory study. Qualitative Research, Retrieved from http://qrj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/25/1468794114550679

Kaminker, J. (2014). Mediumship and psychopathology. In A. Rock (Ed.),
Mediumship: Theoretical and Empirical Dimensions. Jefferson NC:
McFarland and Co.

Kaminker, J. & Lukoff, D. (2013). Transpersonal Models of Mental Health and
Illness. In G. Hartelius & H. Friedman (Eds.), Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kaminker, J. (2010). Book review: Alchemy of the soul: Integral healing, the work of psychology and spirituality. By Arya Maloney, Journal of Transpersonal
Psychology. (42)1, 122-126.

Gaylinn, D. & Kaminker, J. (2009). Opening the eye of the imagination: Techniques to counteract the atrophy of the imaginal space. Perspective: Journal for the Association for Humanistic Psychology. February/March, 20-22