Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation
M.A. & B.A.
Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Technical Journalism, Colorado State University
For fourteen years Dianne served as core faculty and co-director in the Masters of Arts in Women's Spirituality Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and New College of California. She also taught research in the Depth Psychology Program at Sonoma State University.
Dianne is a transpersonal educator who treasures the transformative potential in each person and group. Her research focus and area of expertise is in transformative learning for personal growth and social justice, feminist and qualitative research methods, psycho-spiritual development, and community based rituals in South India. Her dissertation documented the largest women's festival in the world, Pongala at Attukal Temple, from the viewpoint of thirty Hindu, Moslem and Christian women. She used Organic Inquiry, the research approach she helped develop, to enable her to explicitly incorporate the sacred wisdom and practices of this tradition into her work, which has been recently published by the government of Kerala.
Dianne leads educational trips to explore the sacred arts and rituals of South India. She has presented numerous papers at the American Academy of Religion and the National Women's Studies Association. She also served on the board of CIIS, the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the Center for the Divine Feminine.
•Qualitative Research Methods including Organic Inquiry and Intuitive Inquiry
• Topics in Women's Spirituality and Psychospiritual Development
• Transformative Education
• Arts based, story based research
• Social Justice research and practices