Kurt Wagner, Adjunct Professor in the MA in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS Kurt Wagner

Adjunct Lecturer
Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health
Integral Counseling Psychology Program

California Institute of Integral Studies

M.A. and B.A.
California Institute of Integral Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
DePaul Univerity, Chicago, IL

Kurt Wagner, M.A., LMFT, Ph.D. He is a transdisciplinary psychotherapist incorporating Core Energetics, salutogenics, hypnosis, NLP, Gestalt, movement and exercise, epigenetic theory, medical psychology and Psycho-Physical Therapy in his work. He has a private practice in San Francisco where he works with individuals, couples, and groups. The primary focus of his work is with embodied somatic psychology, Somatic Resilience Theory©, relationality, and sexuality. His dissertation focused on Somatic Resilience in Gay Men. He has a BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is a contributing author to Diverse Bodies, Diverse Practices: Toward an Inclusive Somatics- Editor Don Hanlon Johnson (2018) writing on Somatic therapy with Gay men.

Kurt comes from an eclectic background and has worked in a plastics factory, a metal heat treating plant, managed restaurants and bars in the US and in Germany, occupational medicine, blood analysis, chef, pastry chef, programmer, high rise construction superintendent and quality control manager, carpenter, personal trainer, massage therapist, group facilitator, site security, energy work, Tarot, and landscaper to name some of his jobs. He has been described as a human Swiss Army knife.


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