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Nov 3 – POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH: Integrative Perspectives

An evening with a panel of professionals from different treatment orientations, on HOW and WHY growth happens after trauma. The evening will include personal stories of growth, so bring yours to share. Go to our website and get book of ra online casino. Hurry up to go and start winning. 

May 5 – Dreams: Entering Personal, Community, and Sacred Consciousness

Let’s explore humanity’s dreaming dimension together through a sampling of historical, religious, and psychological perspectives. How might dreams support the evolution of our personal and collective consciousness? How might we enrich the relationship with our individual and communal dreamlives in the contemporary world? Approaches to facilitate a deepening experience with dreams will be discussed and demonstrated.

Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, MFA, M.Div. has trained and worked in the visual and performing arts, and is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She integrates healing, creativity, and community building as a dream worker, counselor, and Spiritual Director at Our Common Home Counseling Center and as the minister at Church for Our Common Home. She is certified by the Marin Institute of Projective Dream Work and is the San Diego Rep. to the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Dr. Walt Rutherford is an Integrative Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. In 1979, Dr. Rutherford began research, treatment and teaching which helped define today’s recognition of PTSD as a diagnostic category. He believes that dreams hold an important pathway to consciousness. Today, he and his wife Rev. Bonnie Tarwater provide a wide range of services through their newly formed, Our Common Home Counseling Center.

March 3-4, 2017 Parenting Events


Panel Discussion: From Ancient Wisdom to Neuroscience: Three Perspectives on Parenting, Childbirth, and Raising Children in the 21st Century (2CEs available)


Workshop and Natural Parenting Fair: Nurturing Healthy, Compassionate, and Mindful Children (4CEs available)

Brought to you by Mind Body Mama, CIP, and David Peterzell, Ph.D., Ph.D.


Peg Moline is the former editor-in-chief of two magazines, including Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, and the author of The Doctor’s Book of Natural Health Remedies and Extension: The 20-Minute-A-Day Yoga-Based Program to Relax and Rejuvenate the Average Stressed-Out Over-35 Body. Her knowledge is rooted more than 30 years of journalism. She spent the last twenty years providing trusted advice to women via one of the most widely respected magazines for new and expectant mothers. 


Dr. Killebrew is the cofounder of The Mind Body Mama, an online resource for mindfulness-based, relationship oriented parenting for the whole child. She has published several professional articles pertaining to mindfulness and self care, and more recently, co-authored an e-course for conscious parenting. Jessica has been a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness for the last eight years, and is now a coach and parenting guide. She helps families awaken to generational patterns and move toward a more intentional, moment-to-moment connection.


Dr. Peterson is the author of The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. She has been in private practice for over 36 years specializing in child psychology, prenatal, postpartum, and infant mental health, helping parents promote positive psychological development of their infants and toddlers. She has served in the community as a psychological resource for decades and observed parenting in over 60 countries. Her new book is based on her research findings and incorporates mindful strategies to raise compassionate and competent children.

Feb 3, 2017 Dying with Dignity: Identifying and Applying Ethical Standards

Physician assisted dying is legal in several jurisdictions. In the U.S., since the state of Oregon legalized physician assisted dying (PAD), there has been much heated debate about this complex issue both within the public and within health care professionals alike. For example, American Medical Association (1996) opposes PAD stating that allowing physicians to prescribe and provide information to end a person’s life is harmful, in conflict with the physician’s role as healer. On the other hand, American Psychological Association has declared a neutral position on PAD. Although psychologists hold an important role in contributing to palliative care policy issues through clinical practice, empirical research, and public policy, psychology as a discipline has not adequately addressed psychologists’ role and the profession’s unique ethical and legal challenges in regards to PAS.

As California has become the fifth state to legalize PAD in the U.S., we invite you to join us for an overview of ethical and legal issues in physician assisted dying. Our panel members will provide an overview of legal and ethical issues on physician assisted dying and psychologists’ role in physician assisted dying. Through the use of vignettes, we will discuss issues in applying ethical, professional, and legal standards to psychologists’ work with individuals seeking physician assisted dying.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about relevant legal act of physician assisted dying
  2. Identify psychologists’ role in End of Life Act
  3. Identify their personal ethical position to physician assisted dying
  4. Apply relevant professional ethical standards and legal codes to their work with clients seeking physician assisted dying

Suggested Readings


Dr. Melis Alkin, is a board certified, licensed clinical psychologists, pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioethics at Loyola Marymount University. Melis has worked in a variety of clinical and academic settings since she received her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology with Integrative Psychology Emphasis from California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, in 2004. Her experiences ranges from founding and managing a asylum seeker and refugee mental health program under Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly’s Refugee Legal Assistance Program and a counseling center, “Integral Counseling” in Istanbul, Turkey, to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising masters level theses, providing clinical supervision and training, serving as a research ethics board member, and working as a psychologists in private practice and other clinical settings. She specializes in end-of-life decisions, PTSD, migrant mental health, and LGBT issues.

Dr. Tiffany Cvrkel is a bioethicist, philosopher, and lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology. The primary focus of her work is categorizing the impact and limitations of deliberation as it occurs in the contexts of biomedical ethics. Her particular area of expertise is the ethics of emerging biomedical technologies, including the ethical challenges around mHealth, eHealth, and Big Data. In addition to being an award-winning teacher, she serves as a consultant to scientists and clinicians working with bioethical questions. She specializes in both bringing clarity to bioethical challenges and to assisting in the creation of practical solutions.

Lynell D. Davis, Esq. is a practicing California attorney and M.A. candidate in bioethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Ms. Davis’ experience with bioethical issues commenced while she studied biology & society, with concentration in law and society at Cornell University. The primary focus of her work is the intersection of law and bioethics, with a specific focus in the area of the legal and ethical issues facing physicians, researchers, and regulatory bodies. 



Nov 4th: Can social psychology explain the rise of right populist ideology in the West? With Said Dawlabani

First came the bombastic anti Islamist politician Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, followed by a Marine Le Pen and her resurgent National Front in France. Then the British voted to return to protectionism by leaving the European Union. In the US, the rise of Trumpism has alarmed progressive cultures around the world.

In this lecture Dawlabani will address the causes for the rise of populist anger from a value-systems based perspective. He will present an overview of the theoretical framework pioneered by developmental psychologist Clare W. Graves. Attendees will learn about the eight levels of psychosocial existence uncovered by Graves and his successor Don E. Beck. After a brief introduction to each level, its characteristics, organizational structure and motivational systems, we will focus on the two levels that are considered the emerging values of humanity, the Integrative 7th level and the Holistic 8th level of existence.

Participants will understand the challenges facing Western societies today and how to design effective leadership from the 7th level of values.

Based on his own work in evolutionary economics, Dawlabani will also give an overview of the capitalist system and its future through the Gravesian framework.

Signed copies of Dawlabani’s book MEMEnomics, the Next Generation Economic System will be available for purchase.

Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, writer, theorist, and speaker specializing in macromemetic systems and cultural change based on the value-systems approach. He is the author of MEMEnomics: The Next-Generation Economic System and one of the leading voices on Gravesian evolutionary thought with a focus on economics and the Middle East.

For more info:

The Modern Revolution Is Dead. Long Live Slow and Painful Change

The World Is Bifurcated and Disrupted

Oct 7th: The Polarized Mind: A Pre-election Primer for the Educated Heart with Kirk Schneider in Green Hall, Alliant University

We engage in one of the most polarizing election cycles in our country’s history. October 7th’s First Friday event at the Center for Integrative Psychology will host Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., author of The Polarized Mind. Kirk will describe and lead discussion on the nature, implications, and possible antidotes to polarized thinking (theirs, and ours). Kirk Schneider is the architect behind the Experiential Democracy Project, featuring a dialougue on racism and policing. See it here at

Oct 8th: “Can ‘Awe’ Spark a Social Revolution? Practices for the Reformation of Culture Workshop with Kirk Schneider in Green Hall, Alliant University

This world appears to be coming apart at the seams. Every week we are bombarded by “breaking stories” of civil unrest, mass shootings, terrorism, and polarizing rhetoric from our presidential candidates.

The polarized mind, which is the fixation on one point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view, is arising with a vengeance in this hugely charged, extraordinarily partisan political season. A real-life dialogue he facilitated between an African American activist and a Caucasian police officer will be shown and discussed. The exemplar– of how an awe-based, experiential encounter can proceed– provides a dimension for personal and professional enactments.

In this workshop, existential-humanistic psychologist, Kirk Schneider–author of The Polarized Mind and Awakening to Awe— will propose that the sense of awe can be a potent antidote to our destructive cycle.


May 6th: Dream Incubation Ceremony

Our May event, Dream Incubation Ceremony, participates in a tradition honored from the Greeks to Harvard Research. Co-sponsored with the International Association for the Study of Dreams, location is a bonfire on La Jolla Shores for education and participation. LEARN MORE

Apr 1st: Depression: Prevention as the New Frontier with Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

Over the last decades, much has been learned about depression and its effective treatment. But no matter how effective, therapy remains an “after the fact” intervention, with the clinician striving to help find a more satisfying life. Have we learned enough to begin to shift our focus to prevention strategies? Proven prevention strategies will be described in terms of their structure and potential benefits for at-risk populations. LEARN MORE

Mar 4th: Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics: Research and Clinical Practice
Join us for an overview of psychedelic-assisted therapies, including treatment of addiction, depression, trauma, and end-of-life transitions. What are the prospects for responsibly incorporating previously taboo options into therapeutic practices?
Psychologists and physicians on the panel will address topical issues involving research, practice, neurophysiology, and bioethics. Their presentations intend to open audience discussion of psychedelic therapy in clinical contexts and as adjunct to contemplative practices.
Panelists include: Melis Alkin, Psy.D., Rael Cahn, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Carroll, Psy.D., Thad Camlin, Psy.D. researcher, and Mario Salguero, M.D., Ph.D. 
Moderated by Leslie Ziegenhorn, Ph.D.

Feb 5th: Poetry as Healing Medicine
“We have to make our living and dying important again. And the living and dying of others. Isn’t this what poetry’s about?”
~ W.C.Williams, M.D. (1883-1963)
Winter is a traditional time to circle in for stories and songs from the heart. Please join in a CIP circle with Dr. Dan Bressler for provocation and discussion of poetry’s healing ways — how words resonate the emotional body and effect neuroplasticity. Second hour, you’re invited to share your story of word images that heal. 
Click here for more info


Nov 18th: Hypnosis for the Generation of Insight
Join the Center for Integrative Psychology and the San Diego Society for Clinical Hypnosis in this Wednesday evening event to learn about different hypnotic techniques that can be used to generate insight. Conducted by Dr. Ran Anbar, a renowned practitioner of clinical hypnosis, the presentation will touch upon automatic word processing and subconscious exploration. The evening will include research, video, demonstrations and interactive discussion. Dr. Ron Anbar is a past president of ASCH, has served as a guest editor and advisory editor for the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and is SDSCH’s newest member.

Nov 6th: Insights and Initiation: The MetaIntegral Conference, Sonoma, 2015
This last July, Sonoma State hosted the 4th international Integral Conference with its 100+ presentations, cultural performances, dance, and excited discussions day and night. Topics from education, mental health, law, ecology, and more, described the impact that integral values have made in personal and professional lives. One writer described the experience as a glimpse into the future of interpersonal connection that our descendants will live. 
Five attendees from San Diego’s Center for Integrative Psychology network will share their experiences and highlights of sessions from the four-day Conference. 

Oct 20th: StAGES – The Periodic Table of Consciousness
Join us as Center for Integrative Psychology and San Diego Integral co-host an evening introducing the StAGES developmental model of consciousness and its clinical application.
StAGES is a groundbreaking theory and assessment methodology for human development, created by Terri O’Fallon, Ph.D. Grown out of 100 years of research, StAGES has been statistically grounded to correlate with the most widely-used and researched measure of adult development.
During this two-hour introduction O’Fallon will present profound understandings about how the human psyche evolves over the lifespan. This offers a remarkably nuanced understanding of the human condition, meaning-making, and identity. 
Psychotherapist Kim Barta, M.A. will integrate these understandings into clinical application. Through a scientifically diagnostic and predictive approach, he will illuminate how to meet others at the heart of their developmental challenges and opportunities.
This night invites an engaging dialogue for those contemplating the direction of individual and collective human evolution. It is a special opportunity to enrich any clinical understanding and practice. We look forward to welcoming you!

Oct 2nd: Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
In issues from end-of-life decisions to genetics, biomedical research, reproductive ethics, and treatment of others, Melis Aikin suggests that psychology has lagged behind other professions in their interest in bioethics.

For an evening of discussion, videos, and information on contemporary issues in bioethics, we invite you for participatory and collaborative reflections on human vulnerabilities and ideals, considered beyond professional codes. 

May 15th: Arts for Change: Community Art-Making, Its Practice and Possibilities
The art making experience has the ability to reawaken the wonder of embodied experience, and nourish the aesthetic response to our anesthetic culture. Participants will be introduced to the latest philosophy, theory and practice in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy. The subject matter will be explored in a lively, experiential manner, through lecture, discourse and play in the arts. Participants will learn through the dynamics of the art, play and ritual process what resources of change and growth can emerge in the presence of a co-creative community.

April 10th: Yoga as a Treatment Modality
Yoga is a powerful tool to work with and manage the mood. Learn the power of an ancient discipline and hear about the latest scientific findings. No matter your experience or the yoga “style” you practice, this workshop will offer you strategies to enhance mood, diminish depression and enhance your connection to yourself and to others. Click here to learn more about the learning objectives and the presenters.

March 6th: Compassionate Communication: Connecting throughout the Difficult Conversations
For this Friday evening event, John Michno will offer an overview of Nonviolent Communication or NVC, a system of communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg who trained with the psychologist, Carl Rogers, that bridges misunderstandings, making it easier for both participants to see things from the other’s perspective. We will practice in collaborative problem solving with fun, playful exercises. Marina Dorian will place NVC in an integral context.
You will be invited to redesign one of your own difficult conversations to generate a collaborative “win-win”, and if you like, share your experience with a fellow participant.


Friday, November 7th, 2014

“We Are Our Stories” Myth & Shadow in the American Psyche with Don Eulert, Ph.D.

“We are our stories” both personal and cultural. We swim, often unaware, in the current of mythic truths we live by.

Epic American literature and film illustrate archetypes of the national psyche. This evening proposes awareness of culture’s Myth of Innocence and its shadow of violence, our unease with the feminine and race. Starting with Huck Finn and Jim on a raft, we will journey to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Friday, October 3, 2014 
Critical Psychology and Social Transformation: Supporting Activists and Other Changemakers
Critical psychology proposes that we not only aim to understand and change individual behavior but also the political and economic systems that generate human problems in the first place.  But how can we do this?
Given that many system changes are the result of the long struggles known as social movements, we can mobilize psychological understandings to ensure that the work of activists and their groups is as effective and enjoyable as possible. Sloan will review the principles of critical psychology and describe how he and his collective have been applying them in support of activists.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 
Will Work for Change: Critical Psychology in Support of Activists and Other Agents of Change
Counselors and therapists often aim to help people participate more fully and meaningfully in their families, workplaces, and relationships.  But how can we support them when they go beyond that level to challenge the oppressive systems they encounter in their jobs and communities, or as they work on major global issues such as climate change, violence, or poverty?  How do we accompany them through the despair, anger, burnout, interpersonal conflict, and fear that often plague activists?  And how do help turn passive suffering into courageous and effective action?  This participatory workshop provides an introduction to these dimensions of psychosocial work with activists and would-be changemakers.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Expressive Arts Open Mic 
The art making experience has the ability to reawaken the wonder of embodied experience, and nourish the aesthetic response to our anesthetic culture. After an introduction on the importance of sharing and self-expression, the microphone and stage will be open to local talent performing music, poetry, storytelling, dance and other arts .If you wish to share your talent, please sign up when you RSVP with a description your 5 minute performance art piece. The second part of our evening will be open to sharing from inspiration

Friday, April 4, 2014
Digitizing the Psyche: Human/Nature in the Age of the Intelligent Machine
With Fernando Castrillon
The evening’s talk and discussion explore our constant and ever-present engagement with digital technologies (smart-phones, computers, tablets). This interaction fundamentally transforms our psyches, our ways of relating with each other, and has psychopathological, social and even cosmological implications.

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Spirituality & Psychotherapy
With Mark Forman
This Saturday workshop will delve deeper into Integral theory and practice, with personal and therapeutic applications. By applying the Integral Model to the role of spirituality, we can see the depth and complexity of the human psyche as all-quadrant affair, which must be understood first within the self. Foreman offers a practical guide to those drawn to holistic development and practice.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Integral Life
With Mark Forman
A growing number of thinkers describe our coming age as “integral.” In this presentation, we’ll recognize our challenges and be introduced to a cutting-edge group that is trying to bring an integrative and holistic sensibility to the world. Forman brings an insider’s look at the trajectory of the world’s largest explicitly integral community and its attempt to provide purpose to our social and professional worlds.

Friday, February 7, 2014
Exploring Consciousness
With Walt Rutherford
In the round, we will explore at the edge: theories, personal experiences, and psychological discoveries in the realms of consciousness. Knowledged in east/west perspectives, Dr. Rutherford will share his personal and professional experience for discussion. Four experienced doctoral candidates from his “Theories of Consciousness” seminar will share their insights on the subject. The format of the evening invites group participation. Come with an open mind and receptivity to various perspectives, for collective learning in community.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Ritual & Healing Book Release Celebration
Seven years in the making, Ritual & Healing: Stories of Ordinary and Extraordinary Transformation, has been released!

Please join us to celebrate the contributing authors and all who made this collection possible. Editor Don Eulert will discuss the journey behind the making of this exciting collection. Authors will describe and read from their chapters, with time for interactive discussion about the role of ritual in contemporary life, for socializing and book signing.

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Dancing at the Edge: Competance, Culture and Organization in the 21st Century
With Maureen O’Hara
In his 1980 essay The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow, the psychologist Carl Rogers contemplated the future. He described those who would usher in this new era as people with the capacity to understand, absorb, and bring about a paradigm shift. He added: “I have an uneasy feeling about this chapter . . . It is a beginning, an outline, a suggestion . . . I believe that what I am saying here will some day be fleshed out much more fully, either by me or someone else.” 
In this Friday evening event, Maureen O’Hara will flesh out this vision by discussing some of today’s most successful cultural, political and business leaders, exploring the competencies that can best help us navigate the “blooming, buzzing confusion” of the 21st century.

Friday, Sep. 6, 2013
Let’s Talk About Sexuality
With John McConnell, Ph.D., Yaron Pruginin, Psy.D., Connor Maddocks, Tiffany Jesperson, MSW.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) individuals have been marginalized by some segments of the health professions. Historically, their sexual orientations and gender diversity were labeled deviant or pathological by many in the medical and psychiatric community. Even with a wider social acceptance of LGBT persons than just 10 or 20 years ago, prejudice is certainly still prevalent, particularly outside of major coastal metropolitan areas. More recently, LGBT health advocates and professionals have lobbied for changes in mainstream professional organizations that have resulted in clinical training and policies addressing the needs of LGBT clients. People who identify as a member of the LGBT community may experience stressors not experienced by “straight” people: dealing with prejudice, coming out to one’s family, sorting out an “authentic” sense of self in the face of social expectations and pressures. A panel of four speakers representing the LGBT community will lead this Friday evening discussion, addressing these issues and more, including kink/BDSM/fetish sexuality, in the LGBT and larger community.

Friday, June 7, 2013
Expressive Arts Open Mic 
Please join us for an evening of sharing and showcasing local Performance Art. The art making experience has the ability to reawaken the wonder of embodied experience, and nourish the aesthetic response to our anesthetic culture. After an introduction on the importance of sharing and self-expression, the microphone and stage will be open to local talent performing music, poetry, storytelling, dance and other arts .If you wish to share your talent, please sign up when you RSVP with a description your 5 minute performance art piece. The second part of our evening will be open to sharing from inspiration

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Dreamwork for Everyone: By Yourself, with a Partner, with a Group 
With Stanley Krippner
This Saturday workshop will present practical, effective ways of working with dreams, whether you prefer to do so in private, with a partner or with a client, or with a group. It will draw upon insights from humanistic and archetypal psychology, gestalt, psychodrama, and cognitive-behavior therapy. No matter what your psychological orientation or past experience with dreams might be, there is something here for everyone.

Friday, May 3, 2013
Shamanism and Dreamtime 
With Stanley Krippner
In this Friday evening special engagement, Dr. Stanley Krippner, internationally renowned researcher in the fields of consciousness, dreams, shamanism and spiritual healing, will lead us through his encounters with several dozen shamans from the world’s six inhabited continents. Dr. Krippner will discuss the role of dreams in the practice of Shamanism. Dreams are important because they are moments when humans are stripped of rational thought, or what the Mapuche tribe in Chile call, nanderekó. Dreamers are in a spiritual state where the awá or “integral being” can emerge, connecting them with a deeper reality.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
The Life Focus Community
With Erving Polster
Dr. Polster will talk about the Life Focus Community as a vehicle for applying psychotherapy principles to the lives of everyday people. He will show how the exercise of life focus insinuates itself into all walks of life, more so than the more familiar psychotherapeutic purposes of achieving cure or personal growth. He will discuss and illustrate the design of Life Focus Community meetings.

Friday, Mar. 1, 2013
Wisdom Healing and the Suffering of the Body
with MFay McGrew, M.A., Q.T.P., Lauren Pichard, Psy.D., Matt Porter, Ph.D., and Laura Redwine, Ph.D.
Wisdom traditions are as old as the angst of human life. Wisdom can help alleviate suffering, and suffering can lead us to wisdom. Engaging deeply in the practices of wisdom traditions can take us deeper than our intellect, thereby providing healing on many levels, especially when we are in crisis. This evening’s discussions will integrate: the origins and principles of Daoist Qi Gong practices; current NIH research on its psychological and biomedical benefits; and a new framework for understanding the spiritual/existential development that can be spurred by frank engagement with chronic, presumably fatal, illness. A highlight of the evening will be a group practice of simple qi gong practices shared by a Master Teacher.

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
The Search for Immortality: Science Meets Folklore
with Mario Garrett, Ph.D.
Scientists have long proposed methods for increasing the lifespan, with one constant–they are all dead. But a legacy remains, one that leaves us yearning for longer life and maybe even immortality. How has this folklore influenced the science of gerontology? This presentation will describe some of the weird and wonderful methods that we have applied to live longer, and will highlight what we have learned from this folklore. This will be an informative view of the history of longevity and the role of elders in social systems, interwoven with the scientific lessons we have gained throughout this journey, concluding with an up-to-date map of where we are in our quest for the illusive immortality, denial of death, and conscious aging.

Friday, Nov 2, 2012
Adventures in Political Psychology: What Does Your Vote Mean?
With Jon Krosnick
Join us for an evening with Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick, who for 30 years has studied the forces that drive political thinking and action in America. What leads some people to vote and others not? What leads people to select the candidates they choose? How do the news media influence people’s choices? Does racism influence vote choices? What happens cognitively and behaviorally when a citizen becomes passionate about a particular issue? Jon will introduce the integrative field of Political Psychology and discuss how it helps us better understand contemporary events.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Spiral Dynamics: Cracking the Master Code
With Roger Wetzel
Join us for an evening with Roger Wetzel M.A. He is the co-founder and CEO of CHE-California a “think and do tank” dedicated to cultural and societal transformation. 
The Spiral Dynamics integral view of human development works at every level. It can be used to assist in your own personal growth and also to support others in areas such as leadershp coaching, personal development and therapeutic application. This presentation will provide participants with a basic understanding of the SDi model and the opportunity to learn and change relationship dynamics in their own spheres of influence.

Friday, Sep 7th, 2012
Spirituality & Psychology 
With Marcy Witkin-Lupo
Workshop participants will be provided with experiences and information from a multi-cultural perspective on how to deliver therapeutic services which include the spiritual dimension. While this workshop intends to provide guidance for therapists, anyone with an interest in the topic of spirituality is encouraged to attend.
Marcy Witkin-Lupo, Psy.D, licensed clinical psychologist, is the author of The Embrace of Sprit: A Woman’s Guide to Mind/Body Healing. A core member of the Center, she brings more than thirty years of experience in education and psychotherapy. As a popular lecturer in a variety of community and professional settings, her classes and workshops blend information and experiential activities to enhance both professional knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Self.

Friday, June 1, 2012
Expressive Arts Open Mic
Please join us for an evening of sharing and showcasing local Performance Art. The art making experience has the ability to reawaken the wonder of embodied experience, and nourish the aesthetic response to our anesthetic culture. If you wish to share your talent, please sign up when you RSVP with a description your 5 minute performance art piece. The second part of our evening will be open to sharing from inspiration.

Friday, May 4, 2012
With Azim Khamisa, Akiko Mikamo, Psy.D., Shirley Murphy, and Tom Habib
Discussion will focus on real-life experiences of forgiveness after loss and betrayal. A daughter remembers her father’s forgiveness after experiencing Hiroshimo; a Sioux elder describes the difficulties of inter-generational trauma after genocide. Infidelity and its aftermath will be storied by a professional with a practice in couples counseling.
Discussions will follow these personal, real-life accounts. Exploring both the collective and the internal beliefs about forgiveness and the impact they have, the panel will include a researcher on specific acts that might be useful in forgiving.

Friday, April 13, 2012
Psychology of Sustainability
With Ute Jamrozy, Ph.D. and Michael Lembaris, M.A.
Most studies agree that the impact of human consumption on nature’s resources has become more than the planet can sustain. Hope for the future, for changes in individual behavior and in social systems, requires a deeper look into both the individual psyche and the prevailing cultural mythos.

Friday, Mar. 2, 2012
Care for the Caregiver
With Marina Dorian, Ph.D, Marcy Witkin-Lupo, Psy.D., and Walt Rutherford, Ph.D.
Although professionals or hospice workers may come to mind as caregivers, family members continue to provide significant care for the mentally ill. For this Friday evening discussion, local clinicians discuss specific issues that are likely to arise in caregiving relationships, emphasizing the
importance of self-care for caregivers.

Friday, Feb 3, 2012
Sexuality & Soulmates
With Ellen Connell and Michelle Dexter
Ellen Connell, M.A., PsyD candidate, explores the notion of a “romantic soulmate,” its history and cultural meanings. Dr. Michelle Dexter, on the topic of “sexual soulmates” in relationship, will discuss what it means to be “sex negative” or “sex postive,” and how such orientations affect sexuality. A model of sexual healing and healthy sexuality, and how this model might be applied, will foster an open discussion.

Friday, Nov 4, 2011 
Excellence in Integrative Achievement Award Night
Please join us to honor the second annual Integrative Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Dee Aker.
Presenter: Dee Aker, psychological anthropologist and conflict resolution professional, will describe 30 years of experience working in international communities, particularly with women working for peace on every continent. Currently she is the Deputy Director of USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

Friday, Oct 14, 2011
Day of the Dead
With Regina Marchi
This Friday evening discussion will explore the variety of spiritual, educational, cultural, psychological and political reasons that Day of the Dead altar making has grown increasingly popular in the US . . . 
Presenter: Regina Marchi holds a Ph.D. in Communication and is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Day of the Dead in the USA which won the 2010 James W. Carey Award for Media Research and a 2010 International Latino Book Award.

Friday, June 17, 2011 
Mindful Eating: Public Lecture
A Friday evening lecture for Students, Faculty, and Community hosted by the Center for Integrative Psychology at AIU, The Center for Integrative Medicine and The Center for Mindfulness at UCSD. Jan Chozen Bays and Char Wilkins will lead this discussion, intended to introduce the principles and practices of mindful eating and offer a preview of what mindful eating can do for you.

June 18-19, 2011
Mindful Eating: Tasting Satisfaction
A Two-Day Workshop for Professionals
“Eat when hungry, sleep when tired” is a simple, ancient Zen prescription for a satisfying and contented life. But for many people, simply eating is anything but simple. This weekend program will draw upon mindful eating-awareness exercises to help attendees develop an appreciation for ways in which they can help their patients or clients reconnect with kindness to the process of eating and to their bodies.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Expressive Arts: Open Mic 
Please join us for an evening of sharing and showcasing local Performance Art. After an introduction on contemporary theory of community art facilitation, the microphone and stage will be open to local talent performing music, poetry, storytelling, dance and other arts. If you wish to share your talent, please sign up when you RSVP with a description your 3-5 minute performance art piece.

Friday, April 4, 2011
The Red Book of C.G. Jung and It’s Relevance in Our Time
With Ron Malashock

From 1913 until 1930, Swiss psychoanalyst C. G. Jung entered a vital and difficult period of his life, which he called his “confrontation with the unconscious.” Faced with a flood of mythic figures, fearful visions, and prophetic dreams, he journaled and painted. The resulting Red Book was called “the most important book in psychology never published” until its release in 2009.

Jung said: “The years… when I pursued the inner images were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this… My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me… the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.”

For this presentation, Dr. Malashock will lead us in an exploration of the cultural context as well as the psychological, spiritual, and clinical implications of Jung’s Red Book. He will elaborate some of the basic Jungian concepts (derived from the Red Book), and explore their use in psychotherapy and personal growth.

Friday, March 4, 2011
Nature & Healing
With Wes Chester, MA, CAGS, Don Eulert, Ph.D. and Ute Jamrozy, Ph.D.
As social networking and smart phones effectively pull us evermore into human-centered lives, our essential relationship with the restorative power of the natural world calls for attention and repair.

Friday, February 4, 2011
War & Recover
With Heidi Kraft, PhD, Jon Nachison, PhD, ABPP, and Marilyn Cornell, MFT
CIP Moderator/Discussant: David H. Peterzell, Ph.D.

Friday, November 18, 2010
The Wixarika People Fundraising Event : The Wixarika, an indigenous people are in need of our support. Also known as “the Huichols”. T heir sacred land is in jeopardy of being taken over by British mining concerns. Please come out to learn & support these wonderful, very endangered people. “To Find Our Life”, an hour long film will be screened. Tribe elder: Don Marcelino will give a talk Traditional crafts will be on display for sale.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Integrative Medicine: Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit
With Dr. Robert Bonakdar
Dr. Richard Gevirtz 
Dr. Robin Beltran

Friday, October 8, 2010
Mindfulness, Compassion, and Social Change
With Sharon Salzberg
Larry Ward

Friday, June 4, 2010
Expressive Arts Open Mic
An evening of sharing and expressing art. 
with Wes Chester, MA, Expressive Arts Therapist

Friday, May 7, 2010
Exploring Intuition
Don Eulert, Ph.D.
Michelle Dexter, Psy.D., NLPCC

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Integral Couples Counseling:
The Dynamic Context of Intimacy & Regression
With Tom Habib, Ph.D.

Friday, March 5th, 2010
Exploring the Science of Mind & Body
Shamini Jain, Ph.D.
Rael Cahn, M.D., Ph.D. 
Award Presenter/Moderator: David H. Peterzell, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Friday, February 5th, 2010
Mindfulness and Intimate Relationships
With Dharma teacher Larry Ward, psychology professor Marina Dorian, Ph.D. and doctoral researcher Nate Bohy

Friday, November 06, 2009
Exploring Dreamwork
With Psychologists Leslie Ziegenhorn, Ph.D, Bob Boucek, and Rochelle Perper

Friday, August 7, 2009 
Don Eulert presents:
“Ritual and Healing” book presentation 
Authors reading

Friday, May 1, 2009
Agency Life: Dialogues on Hopes, Struggles, and Possibilities 
with Dr. Craig Smith

Saturday, April 4 2009
Integrative Psychotherapy (7 CE Units available)
with Colette Fleuridas, Ph.D.

Sunday, Mar 1, 2009 
Nature and the Human Soul: 
Cultivating Visionary Leadership in a Time of Global Change
with Bill Plotkin, PhD

Saturday, Feb 28 2009
Overview of the Eco-centric Developmental Wheel 
with Bill Plotkin, PhD

Saturday, Nov 1, 2008 
Kundalini Yoga Meditation Techniques for Psychiatric Disorders 
with David Shannahoff-Khalsa

Saturday, Oct 11, 2008
Creating Change: Intermodal Expressive Arts
With Judith Greer-Essex and Wes Chester

Friday, Oct 3, 2008
Ten Traits of Effective Helpers 
With Walt Rutherford, Ph.D.

Saturday, July 12, 2008
Integrative Bereavement
With Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.

Saturday, May 3, 2008
Critical Psychology CE Workshop
With Tod Sloan, Ph.D.
Fernando Castrillon, MA

Friday, Apr 11 , 2008
2008 Research Fair

Friday, Mar 7, 2008
Humanizing Trauma: Partnering Hope 
Karen Hawthorne , Ph.D.

Saturday, Feb 2, 2008
The Practice of Integral Psychology: Personal and Professional Applications
with Parlee, Ph.D.


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California School of Professional Psychology
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