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Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP


Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP is a licensed, board-certified clinical psychologist in the state of Ohio, USA. Dr. Sears runs a private psychology and consulting practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation.

He holds faculty appointments with the University of Cincinnati Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Psychology, and Integrative Medicine. He is a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, where he conducted research on MBCT for PTSD, and has worked with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on the first studies of fMRI brain scans on mindfulness training for children and adolescents.

Dr. Sears is author of over 10 books, including: Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment; Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals; Mindfulness in Clinical Practice; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD; Building Competence in MBCT; The Resilient Mental Health Practice; The Sense of Self; and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.

Dr. Sears is also a licensed private pilot, a 5th degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and served briefly as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and has received transmission as a Zen master.