Ted Esser, Ph.D.Professor, Transpersonal Psychology

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  • Ph.D. Humanities – East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • M.A. Philosophy & Religion – California Institute of Integral Studies
  • B.F.A. Photography (Video Art) – University of Washington
  • B.A. Communications – University of Washington


Research & Training:

  • Director – Spiritual Emergence Network
  • Association for Transpersonal Psychology
  • International Association for the Study of Dreams
  • American Academy of Religion
  • International Journal for Transpersonal Studies



  • Intentional Kundalini & Nondual Experiences in Lucid Dreams
  • Dissertation – Lucid Dreaming, Kundalini, the Divine, and Nonduality: A Transpersonal Narrative Study

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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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