Educational background: Doctor of Philosophy – Iowa State University, Ames, 1971. Master of Science in Counseling & Guidance – Iowa State University, 1968. Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, 1966
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California
Fields of specialization: Spiritual Psychology; Consciousness Counseling; Couples’ Counseling; Soul-Centered Education; Nurturing the Divine Feminine; Honoring the Calling of One’s Heart
Dr. Mary R. Hulnick is recognized as a pioneer and worldwide leader in the field of Spiritual Psychology. Together with University President Dr. H. Ronald Hulnick, she serves as USM’s Founding Faculty and Co-Director, designing the University’s extraordinary curriculum and facilitating Programs in Spiritual Psychology where the hallmarks of the educational process are characterized as experiential, engaging, relevant, meaningful, supportive, inspiring, practical, nurturing, and, ultimately, transformational. USM graduates share that being with Mary and Ron in the classroom is, without exception, one of the most transformative, Loving, and memorable experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime.
In her current role as Executive Vice President, Mary provides leadership of staff and faculty, strategic and creative direction, and executive oversight to the many departments of the University. She also has an active role in the University’s Executive Team.
In 2011, she and Ron co-authored Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, published by Hay House and available in 12 countries and 8 languages and recently released as an audiobook read by the authors on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. With the launch of USM’s Online Program, Ron and Mary continued to share the teachings of Spiritual Psychology beyond the classroom to the world, with two innovative, interactive courses—An Introduction to Spiritual Psychology and Loyalty to Your Soul®–Foundations. Then in 2014, Mary wrote 33 Days of Awakening, an online experience enjoyed by over 20,000 participants in 128 countries. This highly successful course inspired Mary & Ron’s latest book, Remembering the Light Within: A Course in Soul-Centered Living, was published by Hay House in 2017.
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, Mary has maintained a private practice for more than 30 years, working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She holds both a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Counseling and Guidance from Iowa State University and is a member of Psi Chi, a national honorary Psychology fraternity, and Sigma Tau Delta, a national honorary English fraternity. Mary is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and a member of the American Psychological Association.