Nicholas Grant Boeving is a Los Angeles based writer, independent scholar, and consultant to the non-profit sector. He is currently finishing his PhD in psychology under the directorship of the legendary American psychologist and past president of two APA divisions Stanley Krippner, an internationally known pioneer in the scientific investigation of human consciousness.
Nicholas did his graduate training in the psychology of religion under Jeffrey Kripal while a doctoral student at Rice University. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the 12 Step Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and a board member of the Single Parents and Teens Foundation of Dallas. He has published in the areas of psychology of religion, new religious movements, and addiction studies, with two of his articles currently on the syllabuses of three universities.
His primary research interests focus on the Recovery Movement and the 12 Steps as a form of “existential medicine.” Currently, his ongoing project sponsored by both the AT Center and the 12 Step Institute, is part of a new wave of scientific studies on mindfulness and spirituality designed to marshal evidence-based research in support of existentially-oriented therapies and practical applications of the 12 Steps.