Image of Jyoti Rao Jyoti Rao

Assistant Professor
Integral Counseling Psychology
School of Professional Psychology and Health

Jyoti Rao joined the core faculty in 2016 after teaching in ICP as a member of the adjunct faculty. An experienced clinician, supervisor, and instructor, she holds degrees from the California Institute of Integral Studies (MA) and the University of California at Berkeley (BA), and postgraduate training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a Member-At-Large of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.

She teaches The Clinical Relationship, Multicultural Counseling, Psychodynamics, Psychopathology, and Trauma. In addition to her classroom teaching, she is the Intern Program Director at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street, and regularly conducts training there on topics such as "The Inner Life of The Therapist," "Therapeutic Listening," and "Holding and The Therapeutic Relationship."

Her research interests include contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice; applied psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic formulations of oppression and marginalization, especially among communities of color; the social unconscious; intergenerational transmission of trauma; clinical work with adult children of immigrants; as well as psychological dimensions of sacred musical traditions.

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