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ProgramsMA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
EducationPhD, The Union Institute
BA, University of Kansas
Falling into Grace.
Areas of Specialization:
- Transpersonal Counseling
- Gestalt Therapy
- Jungian Psychology
- Dreams and Art
- Nonviolent Communication
Deborah is the founder of the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and the Wilderness Therapy programs at Naropa University. She is a licensed psychologist and certified Gestalt therapist and also a trainer with the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, offering post graduate education and supervision. Deborah has served as president of Boulder Graduate School, worked for Boulder County Hospice and Boulder County Social Services, and instructed with the National Outdoor Leadership School. She is a meditation instructor with Nalandabodhi Boulder.
Deborah is author of The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love, The Luminous Buddha: Images and Words and co-author of When Your Spouse Comes Out, published by the GLBT Family Series with Haworth Press.
See thefemalebuddha.com for more information about her writing and presentations.
Links to Sample Articles
Guanyin and The Handless Maiden: A Feminine Path of Awakening. New Orleans: Spring Journal, Volume 91, 2014.
The Power of Gestalt Therapy in Accessing the Transpersonal: Working with Physical Difference and Disability. Co-authored with Leakey, Trish A., The Gestalt Review, Volume 10, (1) 2006.
Slang, Freud and Buddhist Psychology: Clarifying the Term “Ego” in Popular, Pyschodynamic and Spiritual Contexts. Buddhist Psychotherapy. United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations Conference Volume, 2011.
Dispelling the Enemy Image with Clear and Compassionate Speech. Buddhist Approach to Harmonious Co-existence. Conflict and Peace Development, United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations Conference Volume, 2010.
Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication: A Practice for Peace. Buddhist Approach to Political Conflict and Peace Development, United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations Conference Volume, 2009.
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