Rabbi Edwin Harris, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling

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school/program: Rabbinical School (US)
academic field: Professional Development
campus: Los Angeles

Rabbi Edwin Harris, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at HUC-JIR’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. In 2014, he moved to Los Angeles from St. Louis, Missouri where he was a psychologist in private practice and a rabbi at Central Reform Congregation.  

He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Social Work at Washington University School of Social Work, and has taught, trained, and supervised mental health professionals for over 40 years. He taught Pastoral Counseling in the ALEPH Ordination Program and was Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Alliance for Jewish Renewal.

He currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles and is the Founding Rabbi of the Playa Vista Jewish Community.

“Working with Forgiveness in Gestalt Therapy,” Gestalt Review, 11, 2, pp. 108-119, 2007

“God, Buber, and the Practice of Gestalt Therapy.” The Gestalt Journal, 23, 1, pp. 39-62, 2000

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