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Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, researcher, and Assistant Professor of Community Mental Health at CIIS. Dedicated to multitheoretical and multi-level approaches to individual and community health and healing, her research has focused on social support, social capital, and social sustainability in the context of intentional community. Elizabeth received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and her MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Elizabeth's clinical work is characterized by a flexible, integrative, and data-informed approach, and has developed through her work in academic medical centers, community mental health clinics, university counseling centers, domestic violence and sexual abuse services, and wilderness therapy, for adolescents. Most recently, she served as a postdoctoral fellow in an interdisciplinary Primary Care Mental Health Integration program at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Elizabeth's current area of study and innovation is around combining clinical expertise with social entrepreneurship to create sustainable, thriving cultures of health and wellness. She is the founder of Open Source Wellness (www.OpenSourceWellness.org), a nonprofit place-based initiative offering experiential behavioral health and wellness via a "behavioral pharmacy" approach in collaboration with healthcare providers and insurers.
Elizabeth has served as adjunct faculty at Northeastern University, Lesley University, Holy Names University, and St. Mary's College, and deeply enjoys working with students as they develop intellectually, clinically, and personally through the study and practice of psychology.