Anne Huffman Anne Huffman

Ph.D.
Transpersonal Psychology
Sofia University

M.A.
Transpersonal psychology
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

B.S.
Nursing
Pacific Lutheran University

Anne Huffman is a transpersonal research psychologist, spiritual guide, and former pediatric nurse. She earned her PhD from Sofia University, formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in spiritual guidance, thanatology, generational research, and transformative teaching and learning.

Anne's professional experience prior to graduate school was grounded in the helping profession of pediatrics and pediatric critical care nursing. Clinical research with medical devices followed. A desire to change careers led to the pursuit of a counseling psychology degree. This led to deep appreciation for research and theory which became part of her doctoral work and then post-doctoral fellowship in transpersonal psychology.

Collaborative work to create a new spiritual guidance program, grow a private spiritual guidance practice, as well as supervision skills added to Anne's professional skill set. Teaching on site and online deepened her commitment to help students access their own potential and grow into their own wisdom and scholarship.

Anne's research interests include qualitative research methods, spirituality, psychology, transpersonal studies, culture, LGBT studies, thanatology, and generational research. She teaches both online and in-person. She has a passion for online education, lifelong learning, and deep inquiry, especially from a narrative tradition.
She co-authored the book chapter entitled, "Feminist and Cultural Contributions in Transpersonal Psychology" in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology and authored a book chapter, "A Constructed Category: Baby Boomers Navigating Aging Through Spirituality and the Media" in Practical Spiritualties in a Media Age.

Areas of expertise:

  • Transpersonal psychology and research methods
  • Qualitative inquiry and research methods
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Feminist research methods
  • Thematic analysis
  • Spiritual research methods
  • Autoethnography and ethnography
  • Participatory research methods
  • Case studies
  • Arts-based research

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