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Michael Klein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), where he has been teaching for over 20 years. In addition to being a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Michael is also a certified teacher of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) through CCARE (The Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education) at Stanford University.
Michael’s clinical work integrates several current, experiential models of psychotherapy that bring together mindfulness, compassion, attachment theory, and advances in affective neuroscience. He also specializes in working with high conflict couples, and has 5 ongoing training groups for couple therapists.
He has had an ongoing meditation practice for the past 34 years, and for the past 10 years has taken a month each year out of his active life to be in silent retreat. He has personally experienced the impact of mindfulness and compassion practices in his own life, and this forms the foundation of his teaching.