CIIS celebrates each of the many voices that make our University such a unique and transformative place to learn and grow. The stories featured on this page represent some of those diverse perspectives, with their many different passions, wisdoms, and abilities. What unites them is CIIS, a home for those who ask the big questions. How are we to be in the world, in community, and in ourselves? What can we accomplish in our time here, together? 

Mental Health Matters

Everyone deserves health and well-being in their daily life. Learn how the CIIS community is bringing healing to different people and communities.

I imagine my bright future to be healing intergenerational trauma.”

Kini Chang, Chair/Professor, Community Mental Health

The bright future is understanding that our bodies are a way to become ... more connected with one another.”

Rae Johnson, Professor, Ph.D. Somatic Pyschology

My bright future is forms of psychoanalysis that are the most wild and creative, the most inclusive.”

Lani Chow, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

The Future of Learning

Integral education means broader horizons and deeper connections. Learn how expanding focus can create new solutions. 

I would like to see new modalities of understanding… and new definitions of what it means to be human that can make a difference in the world.”

Debashish Banerji, Haridas Chaudhuri Professor and Chair, East-West Psychology

A bright future to me is a world in which people understand that education doesn't look one way.”

Drisana 'Dru' McDaniel, Class of 2025, Women's Spirituality

My bright future is advancing consciousness and transformation here at CIIS.”

Brock Blomberg, President, Office of the President

Uniting for Change

CIIS is actively engaged in building a future that includes everyone.

Actively creating the communities, relationships, and systems that make us a world we want to live in.”

Alka Arora, Associate Professor, Women's Spirituality

I see an amazing scholarship for indigenous folks ... dreams coming to fruition a little bit sooner.”

Preston Vargas, Director, Center for Black and Indigenous Praxis

I see ... a world in which we are united in working against systemic oppression and in which we are successful.”

Anna Corwin, Associate Professor, Women's Spirituality

Global Achievement

CIIS provides international perspectives and local insights, and together, we're transforming the world.

My bright future is to work as a psychologist in Italy, and I want to open a clinic for asylum seekers and immigrants.”

Anna Franchi, Class of 2023, Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

A bright future for me takes the best of the past and builds upon it.”

David S. B. Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Integral Transpersonal Psychology

We continue to attract the great minds and hearts that will take humanity and our communities beyond what's already been done...”

Rachel Bryant, Vice President, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cultivating Wisdom

Your learning at CIIS isn't just for you. The knowledge you gain can impact future generations, making a lasting difference. 

Helping people transform themselves and liberate themselves from the cycles of suffering that they have been living through.”

Ryan Stubblefield, Class of 2023, Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

I'd like to create a practicum or a pre-doc program that works in psychiatric intensive care units...”

Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani, Class of 2025, Clinical Psychology Psy.D.

What I hope to do with completion of my doctorate, is take this wisdom forward and give it to folks...”

Cecille Heath, Class of 2026, Ph.D. Somatic Psychology

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