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Upcoming CIP Events
May 5 - Dreams: Entering Personal, Community, and Sacred Consciousness
Let’s explore humanity’s dreaming dimension together through a sampling of historical, religious, and psychological perspectives. How might dreams support the evolution of our personal and collective consciousness? How might we enrich the relationship with our individual and communal dreamlives in the contemporary world? Approaches to facilitate a deepening experience with dreams will be discussed and demonstrated.
Rev. Bonnie Tarwater, MFA, M.Div. Ordained as a Unitarian Universalist 1999, she has served as a parish minister, hospital and hospice chaplain, and currently serves Church for Our Common Home. Bonnie does dream work, counseling, and spiritual direction at Our Common Home Counseling Center, which she and her husband Dr. Walt Rutherford recently founded.
Leslie Ziegenhorn, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Holding faculty positions at UCSD and CSPP/AIU, she has developed and taught courses in human development and working with dreams in psychotherapy. She serves as Faculty Advisor for UCSD's School of Medicine and on the Steering Committee for CIP. In her private practice in La Jolla, she finds dream work enriching for her clients’ lives, as it is for her own.
April 7 - EVENT CANCELLED CIP Movie Night
Past CIP Events
March 3-4, 2017 Parenting Events
Friday, 6:30p-8:30p, Wine and Cheese Social starting at 6pm:
Panel Discussion: From Ancient Wisdom to Neuroscience: Three Perspectives on Parenting, Childbirth, and Raising Children in the 21st Century (2CEs available)
Saturday, 10a-3:30p (Parenting Fair from 12-1:30p)
Workshop and Natural Parenting Fair: Nurturing Healthy, Compassionate, and Mindful Children (4CEs available)
Brought to you by Mind Body Mama, CIP, and David Peterzell, Ph.D., Ph.D.
PEG MOLINE on: NATURAL HEALTH AND PREGNANCY
Peg Moline is the former editor-in-chief of two magazines, including Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, and the author of The Doctor’s Book of Natural Health Remedies and Extension: The 20-Minute-A-Day Yoga-Based Program to Relax and Rejuvenate the Average Stressed-Out Over-35 Body. Her knowledge is rooted more than 30 years of journalism. She spent the last twenty years providing trusted advice to women via one of the most widely respected magazines for new and expectant mothers.
JESSICA EVERS KILLEBREW. PSY.D. on: MINDFUL LIVING AND CONSCIOUS PARENTING
Dr. Killebrew is the cofounder of The Mind Body Mama, an online resource for mindfulness-based, relationship oriented parenting for the whole child. She has published several professional articles pertaining to mindfulness and self care, and more recently, co-authored an e-course for conscious parenting. Jessica has been a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness for the last eight years, and is now a coach and parenting guide. She helps families awaken to generational patterns and move toward a more intentional, moment-to-moment connection.
CHARLOTTE PETERSON, Ph.D. on: GROWING KIND KIDS: MINDFUL PARENTING FROM PEACEFUL CULTURES
Dr. Peterson is the author of The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. She has been in private practice for over 36 years specializing in child psychology, prenatal, postpartum, and infant mental health, helping parents promote positive psychological development of their infants and toddlers. She has served in the community as a psychological resource for decades and observed parenting in over 60 countries. Her new book is based on her research findings and incorporates mindful strategies to raise compassionate and competent children.
Feb 3, 2017 Dying with Dignity: Identifying and Applying Ethical Standards
Physician assisted dying is legal in several jurisdictions. In the U.S., since the state of Oregon legalized physician assisted dying (PAD), there has been much heated debate about this complex issue both within the public and within health care professionals alike. For example, American Medical Association (1996) opposes PAD stating that allowing physicians to prescribe and provide information to end a person’s life is harmful, in conflict with the physician’s role as healer. On the other hand, American Psychological Association has declared a neutral position on PAD. Although psychologists hold an important role in contributing to palliative care policy issues through clinical practice, empirical research, and public policy, psychology as a discipline has not adequately addressed psychologists’ role and the profession’s unique ethical and legal challenges in regards to PAS.
As California has become the fifth state to legalize PAD in the U.S., we invite you to join us for an overview of ethical and legal issues in physician assisted dying. Our panel members will provide an overview of legal and ethical issues on physician assisted dying and psychologists’ role in physician assisted dying. Through the use of vignettes, we will discuss issues in applying ethical, professional, and legal standards to psychologists’ work with individuals seeking physician assisted dying.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Learn about relevant legal act of physician assisted dying
- Identify psychologists’ role in End of Life Act
- Identify their personal ethical position to physician assisted dying
- Apply relevant professional ethical standards and legal codes to their work with clients seeking physician assisted dying
Dr. Melis Alkin, is a board certified, licensed clinical psychologists, pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioethics at Loyola Marymount University. Melis has worked in a variety of clinical and academic settings since she received her PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology with Integrative Psychology Emphasis from California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Diego, in 2004. Her experiences ranges from founding and managing a asylum seeker and refugee mental health program under Helsinki Citizen's Assembly's Refugee Legal Assistance Program and a counseling center, "Integral Counseling" in Istanbul, Turkey, to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising masters level theses, providing clinical supervision and training, serving as a research ethics board member, and working as a psychologists in private practice and other clinical settings. She specializes in end-of-life decisions, PTSD, migrant mental health, and LGBT issues.
Dr. Tiffany Cvrkel is a bioethicist, philosopher, and lecturer in UCLA's Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology. The primary focus of her work is categorizing the impact and limitations of deliberation as it occurs in the contexts of biomedical ethics. Her particular area of expertise is the ethics of emerging biomedical technologies, including the ethical challenges around mHealth, eHealth, and Big Data. In addition to being an award-winning teacher, she serves as a consultant to scientists and clinicians working with bioethical questions. She specializes in both bringing clarity to bioethical challenges and to assisting in the creation of practical solutions.
Lynell D. Davis, Esq. is a practicing California attorney and M.A. candidate in bioethics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Ms. Davis' experience with bioethical issues commenced while she studied biology & society, with concentration in law and society at Cornell University. The primary focus of her work is the intersection of law and bioethics, with a specific focus in the area of the legal and ethical issues facing physicians, researchers, and regulatory bodies.
Nov 4th: Can social psychology explain the rise of right populist ideology in the West? With Said Dawlabani
First came the bombastic anti Islamist politician Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, followed by a Marine Le Pen and her resurgent National Front in France. Then the British voted to return to protectionism by leaving the European Union. In the US, the rise of Trumpism has alarmed progressive cultures around the world.
In this lecture Dawlabani will address the causes for the rise of populist anger from a value-systems based perspective. He will present an overview of the theoretical framework pioneered by developmental psychologist Clare W. Graves. Attendees will learn about the eight levels of psychosocial existence uncovered by Graves and his successor Don E. Beck. After a brief introduction to each level, its characteristics, organizational structure and motivational systems, we will focus on the two levels that are considered the emerging values of humanity, the Integrative 7th level and the Holistic 8th level of existence.
Participants will understand the challenges facing Western societies today and how to design effective leadership from the 7th level of values.
Based on his own work in evolutionary economics, Dawlabani will also give an overview of the capitalist system and its future through the Gravesian framework.
Signed copies of Dawlabani’s book MEMEnomics, the Next Generation Economic System will be available for purchase.
Said Elias Dawlabani is a cultural economist, writer, theorist, and speaker specializing in macromemetic systems and cultural change based on the value-systems approach. He is the author of MEMEnomics: The Next-Generation Economic System and one of the leading voices on Gravesian evolutionary thought with a focus on economics and the Middle East.
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Oct 7th: The Polarized Mind: A Pre-election Primer for the Educated Heart with Kirk Schneider in Green Hall, Alliant University
We engage in one of the most polarizing election cycles in our country's history. October 7th's First Friday event at the Center for Integrative Psychology will host Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., author of The Polarized Mind. Kirk will describe and lead discussion on the nature, implications, and possible antidotes to polarized thinking (theirs, and ours). Kirk Schneider is the architect behind the Experiential Democracy Project, featuring a dialougue on racism and policing. See it here at https://youtu.be/g92cNF5-Tpw
Oct 8th: “Can ‘Awe’ Spark a Social Revolution? Practices for the Reformation of Culture Workshop with Kirk Schneider in Green Hall, Alliant University
Aug 28th: Welcome Party
May 6th: Dream Incubation Ceremony
Our May event, Dream Incubation Ceremony, participates in a tradition honored from the Greeks to Harvard Research. Co-sponsored with the International Association for the Study of Dreams, location is a bonfire on La Jolla Shores for education and participation. LEARN MORE
Apr 1st: Depression: Prevention as the New Frontier with Michael Yapko, Ph.D.
Over the last decades, much has been learned about depression and its effective treatment. But no matter how effective, therapy remains an “after the fact” intervention, with the clinician striving to help find a more satisfying life. Have we learned enough to begin to shift our focus to prevention strategies? Proven prevention strategies will be described in terms of their structure and potential benefits for at-risk populations. LEARN MORE
Mar 4th: Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics: Research and Clinical Practice
Join us for an overview of psychedelic-assisted therapies, including treatment of addiction, depression, trauma, and end-of-life transitions. What are the prospects for responsibly incorporating previously taboo options into therapeutic practices?
Psychologists and physicians on the panel will address topical issues involving research, practice, neurophysiology, and bioethics. Their presentations intend to open audience discussion of psychedelic therapy in clinical contexts and as adjunct to contemplative practices.
Panelists include: Melis Alkin, Psy.D., Rael Cahn, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Carroll, Psy.D., Thad Camlin, Psy.D. researcher, and Mario Salguero, M.D., Ph.D.
Moderated by Leslie Ziegenhorn, Ph.D.
Feb 5th: Poetry as Healing Medicine
“We have to make our living and dying important again. And the living and dying of others. Isn't this what poetry's about?”
~ W.C.Williams, M.D. (1883-1963)
Winter is a traditional time to circle in for stories and songs from the heart. Please join in a CIP circle with Dr. Dan Bressler for provocation and discussion of poetry’s healing ways -- how words resonate the emotional body and effect neuroplasticity. Second hour, you’re invited to share your story of word images that heal.
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Nov 18th: Hypnosis for the Generation of Insight
Join the Center for Integrative Psychology and the San Diego Society for Clinical Hypnosis in this Wednesday evening event to learn about different hypnotic techniques that can be used to generate insight. Conducted by Dr. Ran Anbar, a renowned practitioner of clinical hypnosis, the presentation will touch upon automatic word processing and subconscious exploration. The evening will include research, video, demonstrations and interactive discussion. Dr. Ron Anbar is a past president of ASCH, has served as a guest editor and advisory editor for the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and is SDSCH’s newest member.
Nov 6th: Insights and Initiation: The MetaIntegral Conference, Sonoma, 2015
This last July, Sonoma State hosted the 4th international Integral Conference with its 100+ presentations, cultural performances, dance, and excited discussions day and night. Topics from education, mental health, law, ecology, and more, described the impact that integral values have made in personal and professional lives. One writer described the experience as a glimpse into the future of interpersonal connection that our descendants will live.
BRINGING IT HOME
Five attendees from San Diego’s Center for Integrative Psychology network will share their experiences and highlights of sessions from the four-day Conference.
Oct 20th: StAGES - The Periodic Table of Consciousness
Join us as Center for Integrative Psychology and San Diego Integral co-host an evening introducing the StAGES developmental model of consciousness and its clinical application.
StAGES is a groundbreaking theory and assessment methodology for human development, created by Terri O’Fallon, Ph.D. Grown out of 100 years of research, StAGES has been statistically grounded to correlate with the most widely-used and researched measure of adult development.
During this two-hour introduction O’Fallon will present profound understandings about how the human psyche evolves over the lifespan. This offers a remarkably nuanced understanding of the human condition, meaning-making, and identity.
Psychotherapist Kim Barta, M.A. will integrate these understandings into clinical application. Through a scientifically diagnostic and predictive approach, he will illuminate how to meet others at the heart of their developmental challenges and opportunities.
This night invites an engaging dialogue for those contemplating the direction of individual and collective human evolution. It is a special opportunity to enrich any clinical understanding and practice. We look forward to welcoming you!
Oct 2nd: Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
In issues from end-of-life decisions to genetics, biomedical research, reproductive ethics, and treatment of others, Melis Aikin suggests that psychology has lagged behind other professions in their interest in bioethics.
For an evening of discussion, videos, and information on contemporary issues in bioethics, we invite you for participatory and collaborative reflections on human vulnerabilities and ideals, considered beyond professional codes.
May 15th: Arts for Change: Community Art-Making, Its Practice and Possibilities
The art making experience has the ability to reawaken the wonder of embodied experience, and nourish the aesthetic response to our anesthetic culture. Participants will be introduced to the latest philosophy, theory and practice in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy. The subject matter will be explored in a lively, experiential manner, through lecture, discourse and play in the arts. Participants will learn through the dynamics of the art, play and ritual process what resources of change and growth can emerge in the presence of a co-creative community.
April 10th: Yoga as a Treatment Modality
Yoga is a powerful tool to work with and manage the mood. Learn the power of an ancient discipline and hear about the latest scientific findings. No matter your experience or the yoga “style” you practice, this workshop will offer you strategies to enhance mood, diminish depression and enhance your connection to yourself and to others. Click here to learn more about the learning objectives and the presenters.
March 6th: Compassionate Communication: Connecting throughout the Difficult Conversations
For this Friday evening event, John Michno will offer an overview of Nonviolent Communication or NVC, a system of communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg who trained with the psychologist, Carl Rogers, that bridges misunderstandings, making it easier for both participants to see things from the other’s perspective. We will practice in collaborative problem solving with fun, playful exercises. Marina Dorian will place NVC in an integral context.
You will be invited to redesign one of your own difficult conversations to generate a collaborative “win-win”, and if you like, share your experience with a fellow participant.
Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds
Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Title: The Neuroscience of Major Depressive Disorder: Focus on Anhedonia
• Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (large auditorium)
Light breakfast will be served.
For information about watching this broadcast live, please go here.
Self-Discovery, Well-being & Breathwork (Holotropic Breathing )
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/consc
Non Dual Paradigms presents Self-Discovery, Well-being & Breath work a talk that will explore the simple act of breathing and its connection with extra-ordinary states of consciousness, well-being and health. Holotropic Breathwork™ is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world.
We are grateful for the support of UCSD Office of Innovation & Commercialization for supporting this event.
The Connected Universe: Documentary Q&A with physicist Nassim Haramein
Date & Time: Wednesday, at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/consc
Non Dual Paradigms and Resonance Science Foundation presents, The Connected Universe (documentary) screening is coming to University of California San Diego, ! along with a Q&A opportunity with physicist Nassim Haramein
Written and directed by Malcom Carter, narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart and featuring the research of physicist Nassim Haramein, The Connected Universe shares breakthrough scientific discoveries that reveal the physical connection between everything in the Universe.
We are grateful for the support of UCSD Office of Innovation & Commercialization for supporting this event.
The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness with Stan Grof
The enthusiasm for The Way of the Psychonaut is palpable! Well over 500 people enrolled in Stan’s 7-week course earlier this year, and the demand was so great for a deeper dive that Stan graciously agreed to design this 6-month program.
He poured an enormous amount of time, thought and energy into creating 16 powerful pre-recorded video sessions so you can both hear and see him live on camera, enhancing the impact of his teachings.
And every third week, Stan will be available via LIVE streaming video to answer your questions about the material. These eight sessions will be a powerful opportunity to receive further instruction and feedback to support your growth and learning directly from Stan.
Be sure to check out the contents of the 16 teaching modules here.
CPA Convention 2017
Friday Opening Keynote When Referral Is Not an Option-What Then? April 7 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (1.5 CE Credits)
We open the 2017 convention with a dynamic discussion about the hows, and the whos, of getting help when a referral is not really an option.
Saturday Plenary Session Effecting Change in Your Communities - the Hard Work of Making a Difference
April 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (2 CE Credits)
To improve people’s lives, their health, and their environment involves changing communities from without and within. We will hear from three individuals who have used their knowledge and their roles to make changes wherever they felt their help was wanted and needed.
Sunday Closing Keynote Strengthening Compassion
April 9 | 10 a.m. - Noon (2 CE Credits)
Research shows that compassion is an important resource for psychological well-being. Psychologists know that compassion is one of their greatest strengths, yet we often feel the limits of our own compassion in our work.
Visit www.cpapsych.org for more information or to register
34th Annual Dream Conference
June 16-20, 2017
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
International Association for the Study of Dreams
Reminder: Call for Presentations
Deadline is only 2 weeks away – 15 December 2016.
(Poster submissions: 15 February 2017)
Call for Submissions: High quality proposals are invited that fall into any of the following tracks: Research and Theory; Clinical Approaches; Dreamwork Practices; Arts and Humanities; Education; Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy; Extraordinary, PSI and Lucid Dreams; Dreams and Health; Culture and History; and Mental Imagery.
Submission Categories include: Paper Presentations; Symposia; Panels; Workshops; Special Events; Morning Dream Groups; and Poster Papers.
IASD encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply and to be sensitive to matters of diversity and disability in their submissions and presentations.
All submissions must be made online:
CEs will be offered for certain sessions. IASD is the provider of CE Credits, and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IASD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
The Program: The Conference will feature four world-renowned keynote speakers (below) and over 160 presenters from around the globe, an opening reception, a Dream Art Exhibition and reception, the annual PSI Dreaming Contest, and the ever popular costume Dream Ball and other special events appropriate to the enjoyment of the location.
Keynote Presenters: This year we are featuring four keynotes who are not only world-renowned authors and pioneers in dream studies, but three of whom are founders of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a fourth has been a leading force in the field of dream research.
Gayle Delaney, PhD
DREAMS: CT SCANS YOUR LOVE LIFE
Gayle Delaney, PhD was the Founding President and a Co-Founder of IASD, and is Co-Director of the Delaney & Flowers Dream Center. SmartDreams.net. She is Creator of the Dream Interview method and author of Living Your Dreams, Sensual Dreaming, All about Dreams, and Breakthrough Dreaming. Gayle’s work teaching secular, metaphor-based, interpretation has led her to wish all people would intelligently consult their dreams before choosing a new or a first mate!
Jeremy Taylor, DMin
THE MANY LAYERS OF DREAMING – AVOIDING PREMATURE CLOSURE
Jeremy Taylor, DMin is past President and co-founders of IASD, the founder/director of the Marin Institute for Projective Dream Work, serves on the Board of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, and is the author of many globally influential books in the field including: “The Wisdom of Your Dreams - Using Dreams to Tap Into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life” and “The Living Labyrinth, Exploring Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism of Waking Life.”
Patricia Garfield, PhD
MAPPING YOUR DREAM THEMES
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. is past President and a co-founder of IASD. Dr. Garfield holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University (1968). Her bestseller Creative Dreaming (1974, 1991) is still in print; available in 15 languages, it is considered a classic. She has written more than a dozen other books on dreams on such topics as: nightmares; children’s dreams; women’s dreams; healing through dreams; grief dreams; and dream-related art. Her fictional books for children include 2016’s Lavender in Larkspur: Katie’s Dream of Romance.
G. William Domhoff, PhD
SEVEN SURPRISING DISCOVERIES THAT CHANGED MY THINKING ABOUT DREAMS
G. William Domhoff PhD is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the departments of psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has been teaching since 1965. He is author of the forthcoming book The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, And The Default Network, The Scientific Study of Dreams: Neural Networks, Cognitive Development, and Content Analysis, Finding Meaning in Dreams: A Quantitative Approach, and The Mystique of Dreams: The Search For Utopia Through Senoi Dream Theory
All submissions must be made online:
International Association for the Study of Dreams
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Contact Name: Richard C Wilkerson
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