Craig Chalquist Craig Chalquist

Professor and Department Chair
East-West Psychology

School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Craig Chalquist, PhD., is the program chair of the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. Craig focuses his scholarly writing and teaching on depth psychology, ecopsychology, qualitative research, Systems Theory, ecotherapy, and mythology from a psychological perspective. He practices what he refers to as "Deep Education": the kind that invites the human relationship to nature, elements, creatures, and Earth to shift from mere utility to deep appreciation. "'Deep' also means encouraging the learner to probe through appearances, surfaces, and customary explanations to explore persistent motifs, images, collective fantasies, and other structural forces that shape institutions, works of culture, and technologies and that constitute the true foundations of our time."

He also trains psychotherapists in ecotherapy techniques, has presented at Bioneers, and gives local presentations on "Gardening and Mental Health." He is on the editorial board of the journal Ecopsychology and a member of the International Association for Ecotherapy. Read my 'Welcome from the Chair'

Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place came out in 2007, Deep California in 2008, and he is co-editor with Linda Buzzell-Saltzman, MFT of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind, Sierra Club's 2009 sequel to Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. 2009 also saw publication of Storied Lives: Discovering and Deepening Your Personal Myth and The Tears of Llorona: A Californian Odyssey of Place, Myth, and Homecoming. In 2010 he published The Folly of Repetition and the Wisdom of Remembrance: 30 Crucial Neglected Lessons of History and edited the anthology Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled. In 2011 he finished the Animate California Trilogy by publishing Ventral Depths and Edges, Peaks, and Vales. [All books available at]

Has written for ReVision, AlterNet, HopeDance Magazine, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Spring Journal, Dream Network Journal, Jung Journal, Psychological Perspectives, The California Psychologist, and four anthologies, and has been interviewed by Time Magazine, SELF Magazine, Whole Living, Adbusters, the Los Angeles Times, the Conejo Valley Daily News, the Contra Costa Times, and Green Patriot Radio. In 2010 he presented "Ecotherapy: A Cultural Therapeutics for Coming Home" at Bioneers in San Rafael, CA.

Founder and owner of World Soul Books. Trained in Etudes and Spectrum Learning eCollege online learning platforms. Consulting terrapsychologist. Director of the Encyclopedia Sophia Project. Strong supporter of the Earth Charter Initiative. Dreamer-up of the Terrania Compact. Manager of the Deep Educators Network at LinkedIn. Founder of the Earthrise Guild, a professional association for Deep Educators.

Recent Blog Posts

"A Psyche the Size of the Sea" 

"Earthrise: A Mythic Image for Our Time?'

"Terrapsychology: 'The Environment' is You!"


The Hierarchy of Eco-Needs 

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East-West Psychology Faculty

Francoise Bourzat Francoise Bourzat
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, New College of San Francisco,
BA, Antioch University,
Brendan Collins Brendan Collins
Faculty Emeritus, Integral Counseling Psychology & East-West Psychology
PhD, U.S. International University; MTS, Graduate Theological Union,
MS, San Francisco State University; BA, St. John’s University,
Jan Edl Stein Jan Edl Stein
Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, University of San Francisco,
BA, Rutgers University,
Jorge N Ferrer Jorge N Ferrer
Professor, East-West Psychology, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; Lic. Psicologia Clinica, University of Barcelona,
BA equivalent, University of Barcelona,
Marilyn Fowler Marilyn Fowler
Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA, John F. Kennedy University,
BA, San Diego State University,
Heidi Fraser Hageman Heidi Fraser Hageman
Program Manager and Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology & Integrative Health Studies
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Plymouth State University ,
Ishtar Kramer Ishtar Kramer
Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, Naropa University,
BA, University of the Witwatersrand,
Ebede Ndi Ebede Ndi
Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, BA University of Yaoundé,
Janis Phelps Janis Phelps
Professor, Interim Department Chair, East-West Psychology
Director, Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
PhD, MA, University of Connecticut; BA, Allegheny College,
Sophia Reinders Sophia Reinders
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, East-West Psychology
PhD, Saybrook Institute,
MA, Antioch University ,
David Treleaven David Treleaven
Adjunct Lecturer,
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, BA University of British Columbia,
Carol Whitfield Carol Whitfield
Professor, Interim Department Chair, East-West Psychology
PhD, San Francisco School of Psychology; PhD, Graduate Theological Union,
MA, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Sonoma State College,

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