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      Zen and Qigong
;           Bob, Sojun Roshi, Master Hui Liu
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Bob has been practicing Zen since 1972 but it was not until 1989 that he found his root teacher, Sojun Mel Weitsman, at Berkeley Zen Center. Bob received lay entrustment in Soto Zen from Sojun in 2010, and founded a Zen group in the Sierra foothills shortly afterwards. Bob is one of the founding members of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. At the invitation of Karen Terzano he has been a visiting teacher at the Ordinary Mind Zen sangha in Finland. In 2019 Bob received denkai from Karen to offer precepts as a teacher within Ordinary Mind Zen. Bob is currently working to develop and Ordinary Mind Zen practice community in Sacramento, California. Bob's dharma name is Meikyo Onza - "Clear Mirror, Calm Sitting."
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Bob began learning Dayan Qigong from Master Hui Liu in 1990 and was in the first group of teachers authorized by Master Hui Liu. Bob then brought Dayan Qigong to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center's Health Education program, where it has flourished. At the request of Master Liu Bob taught Dayan Qigong at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. He now carries on Master Liu's legacy as a senior teacher at the Wen Wu School and offering annual workshops a Kripalu Yoga Center (in Massachusetts) and to his ongoing students in Melbourne, Australia and Lammi, Finland.
      Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology
Bob received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University in 1980. He followed up with post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology with Edith Kaplan at the Boston VA and in brief psychotherapy with Mardi Horowitz at the Langley Porter Institute. During his 30 year career he divided his time equally between psychotherapy and neuropsychology. Licensed (PSY 7293) since 1982, he decided to work for Kaiser Permanente because he felt it offered community mental health services within an integrated care setting.

As a psychotherapist, he originally focused on brief psychodynamic approaches but soon became interested in psychotherapy integration utilizing family systems, hypnosis, and behavioral methods, applying these in both psychiatric and behavioral health settings. Together with his colleagues Moshe Talmon and Michael Hoyt, he conducted a pioneering research study of the effects of single session psychotherapy which found many people benefitted from a single visit to a therapist. While the field initially greeted these findings with skepticism, they have subsequently been replicated and extended to spawn international interest in single-session modalities.

As a neuropsychologist, Bob headed up the assessment services and training programs at two Kaiser outpatient clinics. He did research on discriminating dementia from depression, on traumatic head injuries and on the assessment and treatment of attention deficit disorder in adult. He partnered with neurologist colleagues to offer group medical appointments, and developed a headache clinic and a comprehensive chronic pain management program.

Throughout his career Bob has been interested in apply body-mind and psychospiritual practice within traditional medical and psychiatric settings. At Kaiser he founded programs in meditation and qigong for stress management and the alleviation of pain and neurological disorders.

Bob has been a Fulbright professor at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience in India. He has been active in professional organizations such as the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and several Humanistic Psychology associations. He is the author of numerous professional journal articles and book chapters as well as three books:
Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy (1999), Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching (2013) and What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (and what isn’t) (2016).

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Rosenbaum, R. (in press). “Mindfulness is Full Engagement.” The Humanistic Psychologist.

Rosenbaum, R. (2014). “The Time of Your Life.” In M. Hoyt and M. Talmon, (Eds.), Capturing the Moment: Single Session Therapy and Walk-In Services." New York: Crown Publishing.

Rosenbaum, R. (2014). “Breathless.” Tricycle Magazine Newsletter, August, 2014.

Rosenbaum, R. (2009). “Empty Mindfulness in Humanistic Psychotherapy.” The Humanistic Psychologist, 37: 207-221.

Rosenbaum, R. & Bohart, A. (2007). “Psychotherapy: The art of experience.” In S. Krippner, M. Bova & L. Gray (Eds.). Healing Stories: The Use of Narrative in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Charlottesville, Virginia: Puente Press, pp. 295-324.

Rosenbaum, R. (2003). “Reflections on Mirroring.” In R. Segall, (Ed.). Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, pp. 143-164.

Omer, H. & Rosenbaum, R. (1998). Diseases of Hope and the Work of Despair. Psychotherapy, 34(3), 225-232.

Rosenbaum, R. & Kirkland, S. (1997). When the punishment fits no crime: Genesis and treatment of a social phobia. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 16(1), 59-68.

Rosenbaum, R. (1997). Form, Formlessness and Formulation. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 6(2), 107-117.

Rosenbaum, R. & Dyckman, J. (1996). “No Self? No problem!” In M. Hoyt, Ed., Constructive Psychotherapies, Volume II. New York: Guilford Ch. 11 pp. 238-274.

Rosenbaum, R. & Dyckman, J. (1995). “Integrating Self and System: An empty intersection?” Family Process, 34, 21-44.

Rosenbaum, R. (1994). Single-session therapies: Intrinsic integration? Journal of Psychotherapy Integration 4(3), 229-252.

Rosenbaum, R. (1992). “Psychotherapy Integration in India.” Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Spring, 1992.

Rosenbaum, R., Hoyt, M., & Talmon, M. (1990). “The Challenge of Single-Session Psychotherapies: Creating Pivotal Moments. In R.Wells & V. Gianetti, (Eds.), Handbook of the Brief Psychotherapies. New York: Plenum, pp.165-192.

Rosenbaum, R. (1982). “Paradox as Epistemological Jump." Family Process, 21(1).

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