Curriculum Vitae

Education,Training and Certifications

  • 2000, Certified by the International Society of Sandplay Therapists  and the Sandplay Therapists of America.  Dr. Adair has done Sandplay training, individual consultation and group consultation with:  Lucia Chambers,  Lauren Cunningham,  Kay Bradway, Martin Kalff, and Catherine de Dardel.  He attended the Intensive Sandplay Program in Switzerland in 1999 and the Asilomar Sandplay Intensive Program in 1998.
  • 2000, Individual Consultation with Gareth Hill, Jungian Analyst and Member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
  • 1995 - 1999, Individual Consultation with Jean Kirsch, M.D. of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
  • 1989, Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1986-1987, Enrolled in C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago
  • 1986, Completed Fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry with the University of Utah Medical Center
  • 1982-1986, Internship and Residency in General Psychiatry with the University of Utah Medical Center
  • 1978-1982, M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • 1976-1978, Graduate Training in Clinical Psychology
  • 1975-1976, Irregular postgraduate work in Molecular Biology
  • 1972-1974, B.S. University of Alabama in Birmingham
    Majors: Biology and Psychology; Minors: Mathematics and Chemistry

Academic Affiliations

  • 1989-1999, Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1988, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii School of Medicine
  • 1986-1987, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Private Practice

Dr. Adair has been in private practice in the Bay Area since 1989 working with adults only. His work is primarily psychotherapy from a Jungian perspective(he is not a certified analyst). In this regard he uses a variety of modalities including face to face therapy, dream analysis, active imagination and Sandplay.

Although he has limited the medication aspect of his practice, he does do some medication management primarily with patients who are anxious and/or depressed. He does no inpatient psychiatry at this time.

Web Publication

The Eye in the Hand - Symbol paper written in Aril 1999

Personal Work with Jungian Analysts 

    Michael Steele           San Francisco, California(1992-present)
    June Matthews          Menlo Park, California(1998-2000)- Sandplay Process
    June Singer               Palo Alto, California(1989)
    Rita Knipe                Honolulu, Hawaii(1988)
    Bea Reed                  E. Lansing, Michigan(1986-1987)
    Gregory Santos        Ogden, Utah(1984-1986)


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