Photo of Leslie Davenport, adjunct faculty in the Integrative Health Studies online MA at CIIS Leslie Davenport

Adjunct Associate Professor
Integrative Health Studies
School of Professional Psychology and Health

MS, Dominican College

Leslie Davenport is author of two leading texts on guided imagery, Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery and Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change and Growth. She was the founder of the Humanities Program at Marin General Hospital, which evolved into The Institute for Health and Healing in partnership with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in practice for over 20 years, she is an advocate for the role of guided imagery in psychotherapy and integrative medicine. She has recently brought her experience with collaborative healing models to help resolve the climate change crisis with her latest book, Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change.

Leslie teaches Transformative Imagery.

Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change: A Clinician's Guide (2017)

Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth (2016) (Ed.)

Healing and Transformation through Self Guided Imagery (2009)

"Bringing Conversations into the Essence of Teaching: Making Meaningful Connections." Essay in Parker Palmer, The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal (2010)

"Strengthening Our Ecological Imagination." Article in Transformation, June 21, 2017

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