Dr. Curt Thompson Senior Fellow

Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist, author, and speaker who specializes in connecting our intrinsic desire to be known with our need to tell truer stories about ourselves—showing us how to form deep relationships, discover meaning, and live integrated, creative lives.

Dr. Thompson is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. His books, The Deepest PlaceThe Soul of Desire, Anatomy of the Soul, and The Soul of Shame, speak to the innermost desires of our hearts and souls, bringing together a dialect of interpersonal neurobiology and a Christian anthropology to uncover the key to living life fully: being known. To do that, we need genuine relationships, which can only be found when we tell the whole truth about who we are to ourselves and others.

Speaker’s Bureau

June 24th, 2022 | “Neurobiology and the Soul” an Online Conversation with Curt Thompson and Jeffrey Dudiak

November 13th, 2020 | “Hope and Healing in Hard Times” an Online Conversation with Curt Thompson

April 10th, 2020 | “Redeeming Shame: Believing a Truer Story” an Online Conversation with Curt Thompson

October 15th, 2015 | “The Soul of Shame” an Evening Conversation in Washington, DC with Curt Thompson

Selected Publications and Scholarly Work 

The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope (2023)

The Soul of Desire (2021)

The Soul of Shame (2018)

Anatomy of the Soul (2016)