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David Forbes
Position: Associate Professor
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of California at Berkely
Research Interests: Contemplative and Integral Urban Education, Socio-emotional Learning and Wellness

David Forbes is an educator and counselor who teaches mindfulness and other contemplative and integral practices to school counseling students, and educators.  He is an Associate Professor in the School Counseling program in the School of Education at Brooklyn College.  Forbes wrote Boyz 2 Buddhas: Counseling Urban High School Male Athletes in the Zone (New York: Peter Lang, 2004) on teaching mindfulness to a Brooklyn high school football team.  He was a co-recipient of a program fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society in 2005.  His most recent article is "Occupy Mindfulness" at http://beamsandstruts.com/articles/item/982-occupy-mindfulness. Dr. Forbes received his PhD in Education from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.