David Zuniga, Ph.D., MDIV, MA
Presentation: The Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Dr. David Zuniga completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University (APA Accredited), focusing on the intersections of mindfulness and psychology. In addition to his doctoral studies, he earned a Masters degree from Harvard focusing on mindfulness-related forms of meditation and philosophy. Dr. Zuniga also holds a Masters degree in literature and incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to his therapeutic work.
Prior to his current work as a psychologist in private practice, Dr. Zuniga was ordained as a Zen priest in South Korea, and worked for over a decade in pediatric and adult oncology and end-of-life healthcare (Read about some of this work). These experiences as a hospice worker and Zen priest inspired him to become a psychologist. Dr. Zuniga has extensive experience in assisting clients in a variety of areas, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, GLBT concerns, and life transitions. Dr. Zuniga was also a faculty member and psychologist in the Integrative Medicine Department of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he specialized in supporting patients and staff with mindfulness-based interventions. He is certified in mindfulness and wellness and has provided hundreds of customized mindfulness-based stress reduction seminars in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, businesses, universities, and wellness retreats.
Dr. Zuniga is a Licensed Psychologist with numerous publications. A frequently sought-after speaker, he speaks internationally and has been interviewed by media outlets such as Public Radio International, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, Clear Channel Radio Network, and The Harvard Divinity School Ministerial Studies magazine. Most recently he was featured on WebMD in a series of videos on multiple myeloma.