Steven "Stever" Dallmann has been a yogi since 1970, and received yoga teacher training at the Integral Yoga Institute in 1971. He is also a licensed psychotherapist, MFT, and holds a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Stever is the founder and director of the Liberation Institute in San Francisco, California, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Practice on the Front Lines: A Blossoming of Yoga and Clinical Psychology In a Community Mental Health Setting
The purpose of this project is to document and explore the gradual emergence of yoga based therapeutic programs and interventions from within a grassroots community mental health organization. Utilizing a narrative approach, this qualitative inquiry relates the history, current application, and imagined future of yoga in the counseling clinic of the Liberation Institute in San Francisco, California. What does the story of yoga and psychology as experienced in a non profit therapeutic environment indicate about yoga and the future of psychology? This paper includes case material, clinical comments, and phenomenological perspectives. In order to interface this data with some of the vast range of yogic science, the framework of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga is utilized.
CE credit (MFT, LCSW, RN) offered for the session