Carol Whitfield Carol Whitfield

Professor, Interim Department Chair
East-West Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, San Francisco School of Psychology; PhD, Graduate Theological Union

MA, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Sonoma State College

Carol Whitfield has an M.A. in Sanskrit from the University of California, Berkeley (1982), a Ph.D. in Phenomenology of Religions from the Graduate Theological Union (1992), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Francisco School of Psychology (1997).

During the 1970s Carol lived a monastic life in India where she studied Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit in a traditional gurukula setting under Swami Dayananda Sarasvati. Since her return from India, she has taught Vedanta extensively on both coasts and was one of the founders and the administrative manager of Sandeepany West, Institute for the Study of Vedanta and Sanskrit, located in Piercy, California, and later, of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Institute for the Study of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit, in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. One of her primary interests is the synthesis of Western psychology and Eastern spirituality. She is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Berkeley, California.

East-West Psychology Faculty


Debashish Banerji Debashish Banerji
Haridas Chaudhuri Professor & East-West Psychology Chair, Doshi Professor of Asian Art
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles,
MS, University of Louisville; BA, Bombay University,
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,
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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