Jorge N Ferrer Jorge N Ferrer

Professor
East-West Psychology, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies; Lic. Psicologia Clinica, University of Barcelona

BA equivalent, University of Barcelona

Jorge N Ferrer, Ph.D., holds a degree of Lic. Psicologia Clinica (1991) from the University of Barcelona (Spain), where he carried out doctoral research on the electrophysiology of Soto Zen meditation. Formerly the chair of the EWP department, he has been a fellow of "La Caixa" Foundation, a research fellow of the Catalonian Council, and an ERASMUS scholar at the University of Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom).

            Ferrer is the author of Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality (SUNY Press, 2002) and Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion (SUNY Press, forthcoming), as well as the co-editor of The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies (SUNY Press, 2008).

            His writings have also appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Transformative Education, Studies in Holistic Education, Journal of Holistic Psychology, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, ReVision: The Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, The Scientific and Medical Network Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Transpersonal Psychology Review, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Kosmos: An Integral Approach to Global Awakening, and Tikkun: Politics, Spirituality, Culture, among other publications. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, ReVision, Spirituality and Health International, Journal of Holistic Psychology, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Journal of Transpersonal Research, and Transpersonal Psychology Review.

A leading scholar on Transformative Practices and Integral Epistemology at the Esalen Center for Theory and Research, California, he also served as member of the Planning Committee of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship's BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement).

Ferrer teaches courses on transpersonal studies, East-West psychology, embodied spiritual inquiry, comparative mysticism, integral development, theoretical research, and spiritual perspectives on sexuality and relationships, as well as offers workshops, seminars, and presentations on integral spirituality and education both nationally and internationally. Featured in The Journal of Transformative Education, Religion & Education, and Journal of Holistic Education, his participatory integral pedagogy is the focus of Yoshiharu Nakagawa and Yoshiko Matsuda’s Transformative Inquiry: An Integral Approach (Kyoto, Japan: Institute of Human Sciences, 2010), an anthology of writings based on Ferrer’s teaching at Ritsumekian University, Kyoto.

In 2000, Ferrer received the Fetzer Institute’s Presidential Award for his seminal work on consciousness studies. Since 2003 he is an advisor to the Salamander Fund for the Advanced Study of Consciousness, and in 2009 he became an advisor to the organization Religions for Peace at the United Nations on a research project aimed at solving global interreligious conflict. He was born in Barcelona, Spain.

East-West Psychology Faculty


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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