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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.