Robert Wood, Ph.D.Program Chair, Transpersonal Psychology

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  • Ph.D. Psychology (Concentration in Transpersonal Psychology) – Sofia University (formerly ITP)
  • J.D. – University of Utah
  • M.A. Transpersonal Psychology – Naropa University
  • MBA – University of Utah
  • M.S. Economics – University of Utah
  • B.A. Economics – University of Utah


Educational Research:

  • Ph.D. Psychology – Dissertation: Psycho-Spiritual Transformation Experienced by Participants of Modern Wilderness Rites of Passage Quests: An Intuitive Inquiry
  • M.S. Economics – Thesis: The Impact of Capitalism on Individual Self-Actualization


Licensures & Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



  • Wood, R. (2007). The archetypal experience of a modern vision quest. East Coast Sandplay Journal, 8(1), 1-9.


Research & Training Interests:

Ecopsychology, transformation through nature, vision quest, shamanism, archetypal psychology, and psychospiritual transformation, intuitive inquiry, and quantitative psychological research.

More faculty members:

Dorote Weyers-Lucci, Ph.D.Professor, Bachelor's Completion

Steven J. Gold, Ph.D.Program Chair, Bachelor's Completion

Scott Underwood, M.A.Professor, Bachelor's Completion

Jennifer M. Crane, LMFTClinical Director, MA of Counseling Psychology

Michelle M. Daly, LPCProfessor, MA of Counseling Psychology

Tracy Tuten, Ph.D.Professor, Business Administration

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