Photo of Janis Phelps Janis Phelps

Professor
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,
Susana Bustos, PhD Susana Bustos, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member & Alum, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, Universidad de Chile *(WES equivalency of studies),
Craig Chalquist Craig Chalquist
Adjunct Professor, East-West Psychology
PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara,
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
Adjunct Faculty, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco,
Kimmy Johnson Kimmy Johnson
Adjunct Faculty, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco,
Ishtar Kramer Ishtar Kramer
Lecturer, East-West Psychology
MA, Naropa University,
BA, University of the Witwatersrand,
Bia Labate Bia Labate
Adjunct Faculty, East-West Psychology
PhD in Social Anthropology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil,
Samuel Malkemus Samuel Malkemus
Adjunct Faculty, East-West Psychology
PhD in East-West Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco,
Helge Osterhold Helge Osterhold
Professor, East-West Psychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; MA, Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA Human Relations, Golden Gate University,
Janis Phelps Janis Phelps
Professor, 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 ,
Marta Rubinart Marta Rubinart
Adjunct Faculty, East-West Psychology
PhD in psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Bahman Shirazi Bahman Shirazi
Adjunct Professor, East-West Psychology
PhD in East-West Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco,
David Treleaven David Treleaven
Adjunct Lecturer,
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
MA, BA University of British Columbia,
Jun Wang Jun Wang
Associate Professor, East-West Psychology
PhD, Medical Anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing,
Carol Whitfield Carol Whitfield
Professor, 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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