Photo of Doris Bersing Doris Bersing

1988 Ph. D. Clinical Psychology (Honorable mention) & 1984 M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Education, Universite De Toulouse-Le Mirail – France
Ph. D. Research on Gestalt Therapy, Personalization, and Crises

1982 M.A in Clinical Psychology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

1979 M.A in Professional Counseling. Catholic University Venezuela

Doris Bersing is a geriatric consultant, clinical psychologist, and professor, and acknowledged expert in the challenges associated with aging. She is often asked to speak about the intersection of feminism and ageism, as well as long-term care options for seniors who desire to live in their own homes.
A mentor in spirit and action, Doris has devoted her life to bettering the lives of her clients, associates and students. She is often described as: knowledgeable, generous outspoken, compassionate and an agent of change.

Thirty years of dedication to others

As a clinical psychologist, Doris has dedicated 30 years to teaching and providing clinical care for women, geriatric populations, and the terminally or mentally ill. As a geriatric consultant, she co-founded Living Well Assisted Living at Home, creating a new paradigm for seniors desiring to age in their own homes.

Prior to Living Well, Doris was Chief Executive Officer for The Pacific Institute, a non-profit corporation founded to promote individual and community wellness for seniors and mentally ill adults. As CEO, she led the design of their cutting-edge training program in Gero-psychology, which received regional accreditation. She also created a set of wellness programs for elders that won an award from the American Society on Aging.

Academic background

Doris has been a faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Wright Institute, Berkeley and Saybrook University. At Saybrook, she was the Director of Clinical Training and designed their doctoral specialization in Gero-psychology.

After receiving her doctorate from L'Universite de Toulouse, in France, Doris served as Director of Programs and Care at L'hopital de Jour-Lefevbre. She speaks three languages fluently: English, Spanish and French. Because of her multilingual, multicultural background and international experience, Doris is able to work with and influence a wide range of individuals.

Doris currently serves as an expert witness for the U.S. Supreme Court in cases of political asylum, mental competency, and elder abuse. She is writing a book about feminism and ageism in the XXI century titled: Still a Chance for Older Women: from Crone to Mentor.

Integral Counseling Psychology Faculty

Jeff Aitken
Advising and Supervision Manager, Integral Counseling Psychology
Alzak Amlani Alzak Amlani
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Nancy Arvold Nancy Arvold
Adjunct Professor,
PhD, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, MFT,
Doris Bersing Doris Bersing
1988 Ph. D. Clinical Psychology (Honorable mention) & 1984 M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Education, Universite De Toulouse-Le Mirail – France, Ph. D. Research on Gestalt Therapy, Personalization, and Crises
1982 M.A in Clinical Psychology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain,
1979 M.A in Professional Counseling. Catholic University Venezuela,
Philip Brooks Philip Brooks
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
EdD, MA, University of Massachusetts ,
BA, Lake Forest College,
Kathleen Brown Kathleen Brown
Adjunct Professor, School of Professional Psychology and Health & School of Consciousness and Transformation
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BS, University of California, San Francisco; BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Brant Cortright Brant Cortright
Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, Union Institute,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Collin Eyre
Senior Program Manager, Integral Counseling Psychology
Gisele Fernandes Gisele Fernandes
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Pontificia Universidade Catolica,
Rob Fisher Rob Fisher
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, Vermont College of Norwich University,
BA, Know College,
Antonia Fokken Antonia Fokken
Brenda Frechette Brenda Frechette
PhD. in clinical psychology California Institute of Integral Studies,
M.A. In counseling Northern Arizona University ,
B.A. In sociology University of Michigan ,
Mark Fromm Mark Fromm
Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology & Clinical Psychology
PhD, University of Colorado; MA, State University of New York at Plattsburgh,
BA, Carnegie-Mellon University,
Clifton Hicks Clifton Hicks
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology & Community Mental Health
PhD, Smith College School for Social Work ,
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, BA, Bates College,
Suraya Keating Suraya Keating
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies ,
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA, State University of New York, Albany,
George Kich George Kich
Professor and Chair, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, The Wright Institute,
BA, DePaul University,
Daniela Koenig Daniela Koenig
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA & BA, John F. Kennedy University,
Akhila Kolesar Akhila Kolesar
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ,
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Dominique Lando Dominique Lando
Adjunct Instructor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, John F. Kennedy University,
BA, Jackson College,
Clare McLaughlin Clare McLaughlin
Adjunct Instructor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Humboldt State University,
Barbara Morrill Barbara Morrill
Associate Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ,
MEd, Boston College; BA, Pfeiffer College,
Riyaz Motan Riyaz Motan
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies, Integral Counseling Psychology
BA, Simon Fraser University,
Sal Núñez
PhD. Capella University, Minnesota ,
MS. Nova Southeaster University, Florida,
BA. Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico,
Naomi O'Keefe Naomi O'Keefe
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology & Community Mental Health
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA, Sonoma State University,
MA, BA, University of Iowa,
Christopher Olsen Christopher Olsen
Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology; M.A. in Teaching,
Jyoti Rao Jyoti Rao
Core Faculty, Integral Counseling Psychology
Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
LLM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; JD, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico,
Fred Rozendal Fred Rozendal
Adjunct Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, MA, Georgia State University,
AB, Calvin College,
Danielle Saunders Danielle Saunders
Bahman Shirazi Bahman Shirazi
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MS, California State University, Hayward; BS, Iowa State University,
Nina Strongylou Nina Strongylou
Adjunct Lecturer, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, Antioch College,
BA, Muhlenberg College,
Gal Szekely Gal Szekely
M.A. in Integral Counseling Psycholog,
M.A. in Social and Organizational Psychology ,
Rachael Vaughan Rachael Vaughan
Assistant Professor, Integral Counseling Psychology
MA, University of Edinburgh ,
MA, Pacifica Graduate Institute,

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