- November 17, 2017
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Eduardo Duran is a psychologist, healer, teacher, and a storyteller. His groundbreaking work with Native Peoples answers a deep call for healing, and is nothing short of paradigm shifting. This evening is a chance to hear him talk about the people, the communities, the land, and spirit that have shaped his work and worldview.
Eduardo Duran, PhD, has been working as a clinical psychologist for more than two decades. Much of his clinical and research work has concentrated on working with the legacy of historical trauma. The lessons learned from this work are relevant to most people presenting with therapeutic issues. He has served as a professor of psychology in several graduate settings and continues to teach and lecture in community settings all over the world.
Born in northern New Mexico, Eduardo relocated to California with his family at age 14. He worked in the fields as a migrant farm worker. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 6 years on board submarines and other vessels during the Vietnam war. Once he was discharged he became interested in psychology and began his studies, while working for the Navy as an engineering psychologist.
His path took a turn after his last visit with his grandfather, changing his career trajectory to become a clinical psychologist. He attained his PhD degree and has since worked in community settings until the past year. Presently, he is in private practice and consulting.
Rachel Bryant, MA, CMH, believes in the innate wisdom and intelligence of everyone to be their own healer. She became a clinician to bring culturally responsive services to her local community and has worked closely with consumers and indigenous practitioners to help redefine community mental health practices. Rachel brings more than 15-years of advocacy and social justice experience working in public/mental health to her current roles as Assistant Professor, and Director of the Mental Health Services Act Project.