New York Times – Opinion column
Adam is a Certified Compassion Cultivation Teacher who trained at Stanford University’s School of Medicine at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. While engaged in graduate studies, Adam became intrigued by research into the neuroscientific bases of contemplative practices as empirically demonstrated avenues toward well-being for persons suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, and burnout. He has served in patient support capacities in neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic services at the Mayo Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center, community-based mental health agencies, private psychology practices, and in detention facilities. Adam currently coordinates research efforts at Palo Alto VA Health Care System and is particularly interested in the cultural and holistic treatment implications underlying complimentary and alternative methodologies for veterans in need. He has found compassion meditation practice to be a deeply empowering vehicle, through which resilience and thriving can be achieved in the face of life’s inevitable challenges.