Terry Marks-Tarlow, Associated Senior Lecturer in the Integral Transpersonal Psychology online PhD at CIIS Terry Marks-Tarlow

Associated Senior Lecturer
Integral and Transpersoanl Psychology
School of Consciousness and Transformation (SCT)

PhD and MA
University of California, Los Angeles

Stanford University

Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY8853) in private practice in Santa Monica. She is a Visiting Professor at Italian Universita Niccolo Cusano London, an Adjunct Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, a Core Faculty member of the Insight Center, Los Angeles, and a Research Associate at the Institute for Fractal Research in Kassel Germany. She is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), where as Community Outreach Co-Chair, she co-created and curates an annual exhibition of visual and performance arts, “Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist,” as well as an annual exhibition of the performing arts, “Theater of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Performing Artist.”  


Dr. Marks-Tarlow has authored and co-edited numerous books, including Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy (2018, Norton), Truly Mindful Coloring (2016, PESI), Awakening Clinical Intuition (2014, Norton), and Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy (2012, Norton), and Psyche’s Veil (2008, Routledge), all of which she has illustrated herself. Dr. Marks-Tarlow has presented workshops and seminars internationally and nationally, including a 2012 a conference at the Tavistock Institute in London relating to her second book, Psyches Veil, on nonlinear dynamics, and the 2015 UCLA Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference. This year, she was awarded by LACPA’s highest honor: Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychology. Her book, Awakening Clinical Intuition, also recently received the Gradiva Nomination for Best Book. 


Dr. Marks-Tarlow embodies the balance of life between play, imagination and creativity through her dance, art and yoga. Her creativity also has been expressed musically, through writing opera librettos with Julliard teacher and composer Jonathan Dawe. Her first opera, “Cracked Orlando”, premiered in New York City in 2010 with a ballet. Her second opera, “Oroborium” is scheduled to premier at Lincoln Center in April, 2018. For more information visit her website at  http://markstarlow.com


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