Christine Brooks Christine Brooks

Associate Professor
Expressive Arts Therapy
Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health

PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Christine Brooks, PhD, is a core faculty member in the Expressive Arts Therapy Program. She received her BFA in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Along with Masters work in Gender Studies and Religious Studies, Christine received a MA in Psychology and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Christine went on to serve as professor and chair of the MA and PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs for seven years.

Prior to her teaching life Christine worked as a book editor in the film industry and also helped to run an early start-up company utilizing artificial intelligence to replicate expert advice. These experiences afforded her rich opportunities to work with artists, authors, and entrepreneurs and these relationships continue to influence her current private practice as a professional and personal development coach.Areas of scholarly and professional interest include the intersections of transpersonal psychology with feminist and queer theories and psychologies, postmodern and post-structural theories such as: social constructionism and advocacy/participatory worldviews; diversity and multiculturalism in psychology, queer spirituality, qualitative research methods, and adult identity development. Her interests also include the use of the enneagram as a developmental model. She has published several articles and book chapters on transpersonal psychology and qualitative research methods including Unidentified Allies: Intersections of Feminist and Transpersonal Thought and Potential Contributions to Social Change in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. She enjoys participating in "artivism" events such as V-Day performances of The Vagina Monologues and supporting the work of local performance artists through participation or production support.

Expressive Arts Therapy Faculty

Christine Brooks Christine Brooks
Associate Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology,
BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts,
Shellee Davis Shellee Davis
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, BA Sonoma State University ,
Kate Donohue Kate Donohue
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MEd, Temple University ,
BA, Trenton State College,
Danielle Drake Danielle Drake
Assistant Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Lois Friedlander Lois Friedlander
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, Professional School of Psychology ,
BA, University of Kansas,
Francisco Gomez
Program Coordinator, Expressive Arts Therapy
Maria Gonzalez-Blue Maria Gonzalez-Blue
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, BA, Sonoma State University ,
Sarah Henley Sarah Henley
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Nicki Koethner
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Ellen Levine Ellen Levine
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MSW, York University,
MA, New School for Social Research; BA, Wheaton College,
Stephen Levine Stephen Levine
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, DSSc, New School for Social Research,
BA, University of Pennsylvania,
Jaime Nisenbaum Jaime Nisenbaum
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute ,
MA, Sonoma State University; MS, Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Patricia Rojas-Zambrano Patricia Rojas-Zambrano
Adjunct Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
Shoshana Simons Shoshana Simons
Professor and Program Chair, Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, MA, The Fielding Institute,
MA, University of North London,
Shanee Stepakoff Shanee Stepakoff
Adjunct Professor , Expressive Arts Therapy
PhD, St. John's University; MFA, The New School University; MA, University of Maryland,
MA, W. Lyon University; BA, Clark University; BS, Worcester State College,
Armand Volkas Armand Volkas
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Drama Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles,
BA, California State University, Pomona,
Phil Weglarz Phil Weglarz
Assistant Professor, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, University of Colorado,
Jack Weller Jack Weller
Faculty Emeritus, Expressive Arts Therapy
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara,
BA, University of California, Los Angeles,

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