Melissa Caicedo Farbman, Ph.D.

Melissa Caicedo Farbman, Ph.D.PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University

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Melissa Caicedo Farbman, Ph.D. is an educator, researcher, and psychotherapist. She holds a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Her diverse experience in clinical, private practice, academic, and community settings makes her passionate about supporting others through their healing and academic journeys.

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Ph.D, M.A., LPCC




  • Ph.D. – Sofia University
  • M.A. – Naropa University
  • B.A.- Monmouth University

Research Interests:

Feminist Spirituality and Psychology, Ecopsychology. Rituals and Ceremonies, Social Media Spirituality and Leadership, and Psychospiritual interventions in Clinical Settings.

Current Publications:

Caicedo Farbman, Melissa,  Meedt, Petra, and Jenkins, Olivia. 2023.“The Guru at Your Fingertips: An Exploratory Study of Spiritual Leaders on Social Media”. in Uses and Abuses of Power in Alternative Spiritualities. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

More faculty members:

Dorote Weyers-Lucci, Ph.D.Faculty: Bachelor's Completion, Global College, Master of Business Administration

Simone M. DiMatteo, Ph.D.MBA Program Chair and Core Faculty

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFTProgram Chair

Michelle M. Daly, LPCProfessor

Jeng-Dau James Wu, DBAProfessor: MA of Business Administration

Robert Wood, PhD.Chair-Transpersonal Studies

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