Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT

Adjunct Faculty
Transformative Leadership

Transformative Studies

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Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including, The Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher (Sounds True, 2011), Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path (Sounds True, 2010), which won five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010, and the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment. She has spent 20 years researching cutting edge and controversial topics in Western Spirituality, and dialoguing with the great spiritual teachers, scholars, and luminaries of our time. She is a leading spiritual psychologist, using somatic approaches to psychotherapy to support spiritual practitioners and teachers with the process of healing trauma and moving towards psychospiritual integration, and working with the complex discernments that arise in the context of spiritual practice and in spiritual communities.

ADJUNCT FACULTY

CORE FACULTY

Alfonso Montuori, PhD
Allan Combs, PhD
Daniel Deslauriers, PhD
Urusa Fahim, PhD
Joanna Gozawa, PhD
Constance A Jones, PhD
Jennifer Wells, PhD


Additional Adjunct Faculty

Gordon L. Anderson, PhD
James P. Armstrong, PhD
Hilary Bradbury-Huang, PhD
Kathleen Brown, PhD
Guy Burneko, PhD
Carey Clark, PhD
Robert Forte, AMRS
Jennifer Gidley, PhD
Lewis Jordan, PhD
Lisa Kimball, PhD
Debbie Joy Nogueras, PhD
Wendel A. Ray, PhD