Mel Schwartz LCSW Ph.D (candidate) is a psychotherapist, author, executivecoach, mentor and educator. He earned his graduate degree from Columbia University and has been a keynote speaker at Yale University. Mel is the author of The Art of Intimacy and is currently writing Emergent Thinking. He has written over sixty articles for his newspaper column, A Shift of Mind. Mel is the founder of The Emergent Thinking Institute and the Emergent Thinking Groups. Emergent Thinking is Mel's landmark process for personal transformation, based upon the emerging worldview of a participatory and quantum universe. Mel will be supervising a master's degree program in Emergent Thinking at the Graduate Institute in Milford, Ct in 2008. He works with individuals, nationally and internationally, in their quest for higher levels of consciousness, and relational and transformative experience.