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Integral Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies
LLM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom; JD, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico
Sergio Rodriguez-Castillo's credentials include a law degree (JD) from Queretaro's Autonomous University (Mexico), a master's degree (LLM) in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick (UK) and two MAs in Integral Counseling Psychology and East-West Psychology, plus a certificate in Spiritual Counseling from CIIS. He also has a specialization in Spirituality and Leadership from the Sadhana Institute (India) and a 10 years' apprenticeship as a curandero (shaman) in the Mazatec tradition.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Sergio practiced Information Technology law for 12 years, then branched out into coaching and people development, and founded Purna Consulting in Mexico. Before joining CIIS, he taught in various institutions of higher education in Mexico. He is also the author of "Camino al Reino" (Font, 2012), on the relationship between psychotherapy and Christianity. Currently, he teaches Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Communications, Couples Counseling, and Integrative Seminar.
Sergio is passionate about finding links between diverse disciplines and traditions. His current research interests include bringing spirituality into the workplace, the application of psychedelics/entheogens into therapeutic work, the further development of transpersonal psychotherapy and the cross-pollination between psychotherapy and spirituality. He welcomes contact from people interested in these fields to further promote their study and development.