Koke Saavedra, PsyD

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online

Koke Saavedra is a bilingual, Chile-born and Berkeley-based, licensed clinical psychologist who works open-heartedly to reduce human suffering and promote vitality, connectedness and well-being in ourselves, our families and communities. As a mindfulness/Zen practitioner, Saavedra specializes in mindfulness-based and behavioral therapies, especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for children, youth and parents. As an active clinical psychologist, he has private practice offices in three locations in the Bay Area. In addition, he works as a mindfulness trainer for middle school children and staff at Archway School in Berkeley; and ran a parent group for Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA. He currently serves as meditation leader of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley and is the blessed parent of an enthusiastic 5th grader.


COURSES TAUGHT

PSYCH 339
Cognitive-Behavioral and Short-Term Models of Counseling

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Interventions
  • Group Therapy

EDUCATION

  • PsyD (Clinical Psychology), The Wright Institute
  • MA (Political Science and Government), Georgetown University
  • BBA (Business and Economics), Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2014 - Present: Lead Zen Meditation Group for Youth, Empty Gate Zen Center
  • 2006 - Present: Psychologist, Private Practice
  • 2013 - Present: International Trainer of Mental Health Professionals, Compass Seminars Pty Ltd