Bernard Beitman, M.D., is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systematize the study of coincidences. He is a former chair of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia , where he became a world leader in the study of chest pain and panic disorder. He writes a blog for Psychology Today on coincidence and is the coauthor of the award-winning book Learning Psychotherapy. He has written several books; his latest book, Meaningful Coincidences: How and Why Synchronicity and Serendipity Happen, serves as a personal guide to using synchronicities and serendipities to inspire psychological, interpersonal, and spiritual growth. Dr. Bernard Beitman is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project, which encourages people to share their stories of meaningful coincidences, serendipity and synchronicity.