Gibbs A. Williams. Ph.D. is psychoanalyst and supervisor in private practice in New York. His choice of profession is an outgrowth of three major interests – philosophy, depth psychology, and spirituality. He received a B.A. from Columbia University, majoring in philosophy; an M.S. in psychology from Yeshiva University; and a Ph.D. in vocational rehabilitation counseling from New York University. His dissertation topic studied the relationship among male heroin addicts, selected treatment programs, and ego weakness.
He continued his involvement with addiction, working with a number of New York substance abuse programs including Odyssey House, a therapeutic community treating heroin addicts where he was an Assistant Director.
He has investigated the nature and uses of Meaningful Coincidences (Synchronicities) for the past 40 years. His original perspective is a naturalistic non Jungian treatment of these intellectually perplexing and emotionally powerful scientific anomalies. He has completed a book to be published in December, 2009 titled:
DEMISTIFYING MEANINGFUL COINCIDENCES: (SYNCHRONICITIES) – The Evolving Self, The Personal Unconscious, and The Creative Process.
He is on the faculty of Washington Square Institute teaching an original course on Psychoanalytic Research. Additionally he has taught and conducted workshops at other colleges and learning centers in New York. These include New York University, The New York School for Social Research., Adelphi University, The Discovery Center, The Open Center, and the 92nd Street Y. He has also appeared on B.B.S. Radio, Shrinkrap Radio, and The Laurie Nadel Radio Show talking about his 40 year synchronicity research.
Additional courses he has taught include: Psychopathology and Mental Health; The Addictive Personality; Psychoanalysis and The Occult; Decoding Meaningful Coincidences; Spirituality And The Agnostic Addict; Coping With Hard Times (stress management), Crises Intervention and Psychoanalysis, and Coping With Anxiety and Frustration.
He has written the following papers: The Demystification and Use Of Meaningful Coincidences (Synchronicities); Spirituality and The Agnostic Addict; Seeking The Golden Thread: The Evolving Self; Meaningful Coincidences, and The Creative Process; Multiple Uses and Limitations of Imagery and Imaging in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of a Patient Suffering from Schizophrenia and Bulimia; Learning to Tolerate My Own Frustration; and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Spirituality.