Reginald H. Pawle

Date of birth: 1950-03-19; Nationality: USA;


California (USA) Marriage and Family Therapist license # MFC 35774 (

Hawaii (USA) Marriage and Family Therapist license # 75 (


Ph.D., 2003. Doctor of Philosophy with a specialization in East West Psychology. California Institute of Integral Studies, USA (

M.A., 1993. Master of Arts with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. California Institute of Integral Studies, USA (

B.A., 1972. Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Religious Thought. University of Pennsylvania, USA (


Psychotherapist: Cross-Cultural Psychology Service, Bangkok, Thailand. 2015-2018. Clients: Adults and university students, living in the Bangkok area; primarily foreigners, some Thai.

Senior Lecturer: Graduate School of Psychology, Assumption University Hua Mak Campus, Bangkok, Thailand. June, 2015-June, 2018.                                                                                                      Subject: Counseling psychology. Courses taught: Basic Skills in Counseling Psychology, Advanced Skills in Counseling Psychology, Practicum, Multicultural Psychology, Life-span Development, Ethics, School and Career Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling, Family and Group Counseling, Advanced Research Methodology for Counseling. Student Advisor: Masters thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. Students: Masters and Ph.D. students in counseling psychology from various countries.

Seminar Lecturer: International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC), Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand. September 16-November 4, 2017. Subjects (2): Buddhist Counseling Psychology and Peace Studies Psychology.

Cross-Cultural Psychology Service, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan. 1999-2015.
Clients: Adults, both individuals and couples, students, and teenagers, living in the Kyoto-Osaka area, primarily foreigners, some Japanese.
Workshops: relationships and issues for foreigners in Japan series; Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM); psychotherapist trainings.(

Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata-shi, Japan. 2004-2015.
Subject: Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Courses: Mind and Body in Yoga, Buddhism, and Daoism; Cross-Cultural Psychology; The Mystery of Cross-cultural Relationships: Social and Psychological Influences.

International Counseling Centre, Kobe, Japan. April, 2003-2010. Clients: Same as above. (

Cross-Cultural Consultant:
Sumika Bayer, Amagasaki, Japan. 2005-2006. Consulting for employees regarding the merger of Japanese and German companies.

Guest Researcher:
The International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism, Hanazono University, Kyoto, Japan. 1999-2005. Research focus: The psychology of Zen Buddhism.

Student Psychotherapist:
AKP Program, Doshisha Unversity, Kyoto; Kyoto American Universities Consortium, Kyoto; Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata-shi; Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga-ken.

Lomi Community Clinic, Santa Rosa, California, USA, 1994-1997 &1998-1999. Clients: individual adults, families, couples, adolescents, groups for adults on relationships. Issues: extremely varied, included short-term and long-term work.

St. Vincent’s Family Based Crisis and Support Program, San Rafael, California, USA, 1996-1997, part-time.
Clients: families that included an adolescent who had become involved with the Juvenile Justice System.

School Counselor:
Willowside Middle School, Sebastopol, California, USA, 1995- 1996, part-time. Clients: boys and girls aged 10-12.

Trainee Psychotherapist:
Integral Counseling Center, San Francisco, California, USA. 1992-1993, part-time. Clients: individual adults, couples, families, one group for adults on relationships.

Previous Employment:
Owner, Floor Show -flooring contractor (C-15 class license #406647, discontinued 2001), San Francisco and San Rafael, California, USA, 1977-2000.

Seminars Taught
AKP Program, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, October 21 & 29, 2005. “Cross-cultural Psychology -Exchange Students and Homestay Parents.”
Seminars for Foreigners Living in Japan, Kyoto YWCA, Kyoto, Japan, April, 2004 -March, 2005.
Supporters for Mental Health (SUMH), Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 8-9, 2004. “Somatic Psychology.”
Northwest Airlines, Osaka and Nagoya, Japan, September 13 & 14, 2001. “Critical Stress Incident Training.”
Resolutions Counseling Service, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan, October 15, 2000-January 21, 2001 (4 meetings). “The Mystery of Loving Relationships.”

Lectures at Doshisha University 2000, 2002, & 2005; World Psychiatric Association Conference- Yokohama 2002; International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ) Annual Conference 2002, 2003, 2008, & 2009; Hanazono University 2003 & 2006; Osaka Keizai University 2003; Fuzoku Ikeda High School 2004; Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry Annual Conference 2004; International Congress of Psychology – Beijing, China 2004; International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology – Spetses, Greece 2006; Kyoto Conference for Buddhism and Psychology 2006; Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry Annual Conference 2006; World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality – Delhi, India 2008; Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA) ? Shanghai, China 2009; Daoist Studies Conference ? Los Angeles, California, USA 2010; Japan Buddhist Psychology Association, Tokyo, Japan 2010; Seventh International Conference on Daoist Studies, Nanyue, Hunan, China, 2011; American Psychology Association, Washington, D.C., USA, 2011.

Lecture titles:
XII World Congress of Psychiatry, 2002, Yohohama, Japan: “Psychology and Zen Buddhism”
XXVIII International Congress of Psychology, 2004, Beijing, China: “The Psychology of Zen Buddhism: Considerations for Cross-cultural Psychology.”
Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry, 6th Annual Meeting, Hanazono University, 2004: “禅仏教とトランスパーソナル心理学” (ZenBuddhism and Transpersonal Psychology).
Kyoto Conference on Self and No-Self in Psychotherapy and Buddhism, Hanazono University, 2006: “The Ego in the Psychology of Zen: Understanding Reports ofJapanese Zen Masters on the Experience of No-self.”
International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, 18th International Congress, Spetses, Greece, 2006: “Attention vs. Thinking: A Cross-cultural Perspective on Uses of Mind.”
Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry, 7th Annual Meeting, Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, 2006: “The Relevance of Zen Buddhism to Psychotherapy in the Modern World.”
World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality, Delhi, India, 2008: “Self is No-self: The Use of Zen Buddhist Koans in Psychotherapy.”
Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA), Shanghai, China, 2009: “Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy Issues: Theories and Practice.”
Daoist Studies Conference, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2010: “Immortality and Psychology in Mortal Life”
Japan Buddhist Psychology Association, Tokyo, Japan, 2010: “仏教と心理学における苦悩”(Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and Suffering)
Seventh International Conference on Daoist Studies, Nanyue, Hunan, China, 2011: “Integrating the Daoist Feminine into Psychology”
American Psychology Association Annual Convention 2011, Washington, D.C., USA: “Attention Training: A Daoist Positive Psychology”
Japan Creativity Society 33rd Annual Research Meeting 2011, Tokyo, Japan: “Creativity for Constructing Life: A Cultural Perspective”
International Mental Health Professionals Japan, 16th Annual Conference 2012, Hakone, Japan: “Daoism in Psychotherapy” & “Ethics Presentation”
Creativity for Life: Beyond Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries Conference 2012, ITE West Singapore, “Toward Collaboration of Disciplines on Leisure: A Cross-Cultural Psychology Perspective”
American Psychology Association Annual Convention 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: “Psychologies of Buddhism and Daoism: Possibilities for Psychotherapy”

Areas of Counseling Specialization
Adults & Adolescents – individuals, couples, and families. With individuals my experience includes working with the following issues: anxiety, phobias, depression, eating disorders, grief, personal growth, life transitions, cross-cultural, relationship issues, teen-age and college-age difficulties, substance abuse, gay/lesbian, and trauma. With couples my experience is extensive in working with relationship and marriage issues, including cross-cultural issues between Japanese and Westerners. With families my experience is primarily in working with families in which an adolescent child is having various teen-age difficulties.

Theoretical Modalities Used
Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Gestalt TherapySomatic Therapy
Buddhist Psychology
Depth Psychology, long-term work

Professional Associations
Clinical Member, International Mental Health Professionals Japan ( President 2003 -2006; Board of Directors Member 2000-2003, 2010-2012, 2013-present.
Member, Japan Association of Transpersonal Psychology (
Member, Japan Buddhist Psychology Association (
International Affiliate Member, American Psychology Association (

Toward Collaboration of Disciplines on Leisure: A Cross-Cultural Psychology Perspective. In: Creativity and Leisure: An Intercultural and Cross-disciplinary Journal, vol. 1, no. 2 (2013), pp. 183-187.
Editor: Inoue, Kido. (2012). (D. Tanaka, Trans.). (R. Pawle, Ed.) Record of Traces and Dreams: The Heart Sutra. Bloomington: iUniverse, Inc.
Immortality and Psychology in Mortal Life. In Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology; Livia Kohn (ed.); Dunedin, Florida: Three Pines Press, 2011, pp. 123-140.
The Ego in the Psychology of Zen: Understanding Reports of Japanese Zen Masters on the Experience of No-self. In Self and No-Self: Continuing theDialogue between Buddhism and Psychotherapy; Mathers, D., Miller, M., and Osamu, A. (eds.); London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 45-55.
Negotiating for a Life in a Buddhist Way: A Case of Cross-Cultural Communication and Ecology. Japanese Religions, vol. 34, no. 1 (2009), pp. 83-88.
トランスパーソナル心理学と禅仏教 (Transpersonal Psychology and Zen Buddhism). トランスパーソナル心理学/精神医学 (Japanese Journal of Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry), vol. 7, no. 1 (May, 2007), pp. 7-10.
Think It Over: Reggie Pawle Reviews the Merits of Morita Therapy. Kansai Time Out, no. 352 (June, 2006), p. 41.
Leave Your Shoes at the Door: Reggie Pawle Discusses How to Adapt to a Foreign Culture.Kansai Time Out, no. 349 (March, 2006), p. 41.
Communicating in a Foreign Land: Reggie Pawle Explores Feeling Unheard. Kansai Time Out, no. 347 (January, 2006), p. 42.
Naikan: Japanese Psychotherapy. Kansai Time Out, no. 345 (November, 2005), p. 45.
Alone Together: Reggie Pawle Explores the Feelings of Being Far From Home. Kansai Time Out, no. 343 (September, 2005), p. 45.
Getting Help: Reggie Pawle Explains How Psychiatry Works. Kansai Time Out, no. 341 (July, 2005), p. 45.
The Psychology of Zen: Could an Eastern View Enhance the Science of Mind and Behavior- Kyoto Journal, no. 59 (February, 2005), pp. 8-13.
キリスト教と禅仏教における愛 (Love in Christianity and Zen Buddhism). 知命(Shimei), August 16, 2004, pp. 4-8.
禅の心理学 (The Psychology of Zen). 精神療法(Seishin Ryoho), The Japanese Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 30, no. 1 (January, 2004), pp. 17-23.
悟の心理学 (The Psychology of Satori), part 2. 知命(Shimei), August 10, 2003, pp. 4-7.
悟の心理学 (The Psychology of Satori), part 1. 知命(Shimei), May 10, 2003, pp. 21- 23.

Kansai Time Out, Number 275 (January, 2000), p. 72.
中外日報(Chugainippoh), Number 26387 (October 19, 2002), p. 4.
Zen Buddhist Training and Japan Experience
Student of Sekkei Harada Roshi (原田雪渓老師), Hosshinji monastery (発心寺), Obama, Japan; Soto sect (曹洞宗); 1990-present.
Student of Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Mt. Baldy Zen Center, Los Angeles, USA; Rinzai sect (臨済宗), Myoshinji lineage (妙心寺宗); 1974-1992.
Resident of Japan1999-2015 and 2018-present, visitor 1989-1999; Japanese ability intermediate level (中級), conversational.