Janis Phelps Janis Phelps

Professor, Interim Department Chair
East-West Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation

Director
Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research

PhD, MA, University of Connecticut; BA, Allegheny College

Janis Phelps, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut. She has been a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies for the past 21 years.  She is the former dean of the School of Consciousness and Transformation at CIIS.  She is now the Director of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research. As the Center's founder, she developed the first academically accredited, professional certificate training program for legal psychedelic-assisted therapy and research. The Center also provides harm reduction workshops, webinars on psychedelic research and public educational programs. A licensed clinical psychologist and LMFT, she has held faculty positions in the East-West Psychology and Clinical Psychology doctoral programs. Her theoretical orientations include transpersonal and wellness therapy models; Buddhism and Eastern disciplines; and phenomenology/existential philosophies. Her research and scholarly writing has focused on psychedelic therapy, entheogens, and mind-body wellness.

Dr. Phelps teaches graduate courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods, mindfulness, Buddhism and psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, and principles of healing. Janis serves on the board of the Holos Institute and maintains a private practice.

East-West Psychology Faculty


Debashish Banerji Debashish Banerji
Haridas Chaudhuri Professor & East-West Psychology Chair, Doshi Professor of Asian Art
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles,
MS, University of Louisville; BA, Bombay University,
Francoise Bourzat Francoise Bourzat
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, New College of San Francisco,
BA, Antioch University,
Brendan Collins Brendan Collins
Faculty Emeritus, Integral Counseling Psychology & East-West Psychology
PhD, U.S. International University; MTS, Graduate Theological Union,
MS, San Francisco State University; BA, St. John’s University,
Jan Edl Stein Jan Edl Stein
Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, University of San Francisco,
BA, Rutgers University,
Jorge N Ferrer Jorge N Ferrer
Professor, East-West Psychology, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; Lic. Psicologia Clinica, University of Barcelona,
BA equivalent, University of Barcelona,
Marilyn Fowler Marilyn Fowler
Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA, John F. Kennedy University,
BA, San Diego State University,
Heidi Fraser Hageman Heidi Fraser Hageman
Program Manager and Adjunct Lecturer, East-West Psychology & Integrative Health Studies
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, Plymouth State University ,
Ishtar Kramer Ishtar Kramer
Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, Naropa University,
BA, University of the Witwatersrand,
Janis Phelps Janis Phelps
Professor, Interim Department Chair, East-West Psychology
Director, Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research
PhD, MA, University of Connecticut; BA, Allegheny College,
Sophia Reinders Sophia Reinders
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, East-West Psychology
PhD, Saybrook Institute,
MA, Antioch University ,
David Treleaven David Treleaven
Adjunct Lecturer,
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, BA University of British Columbia,
Carol Whitfield Carol Whitfield
Professor, Interim Department Chair, East-West Psychology
PhD, San Francisco School of Psychology; PhD, Graduate Theological Union,
MA, University of California, Berkeley; BA, Sonoma State College,

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