- November 4, 2016
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
CIIS Main Building
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. There will be space for audience questions and interaction.
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. Duran 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, Duran 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 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.
Natalie Bell is currently a clinician at One Family, a program that aims to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational incarceration through family reunification. Natalie is also a current student at CIIS in the Integral Counseling Psychology Master's program, and co-founder of TRANSGRESS, a diversity and inclusion group for students, faculty and staff at CIIS. In addition to her work at CIIS, Natalie is involved with a restorative justice group of juvenile lifers at San Quentin State Prison.