ProgramsMA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
EducationPsyD CGP CACIII FAGPA
Francis Kaklauskas first experienced Naropa through the Summer Writing program in 1985 and returned to graduated from the Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy program in 1992. Since that time, he has provided psychotherapy and other psychological services. He regularly presents at national conferences on topics including the integration of group psychotherapy theory and research, human development, family dynamics, and cross cultural psychology. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the American Group Psychotherapy, as well as serving on a variety of national tasks forces and committees focusing of the topics of research and diversity. He lectured by invitation at The Psychology of Religion Conference in Beijing, and presented his cross-cultural teaching experiences in Asia at the American Psychological Associations national conference. Dr. Kaklauskas’ other publications include being the primary psychological consultant and on-screen presenter for the best selling three part video series, Hooked: The Addiction Trap, and co-authoring the Group Psychotherapy chapter in The Handbook of Clinical Psychology. He has also co-edited two critically acclaimed psychotherapy textbooks, Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy and Existential Psychology East-West. In addition, he co-facilitates the Group Training Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Wardenberg Psychological Health and Psychiatry with his wife Dr. Elizabeth Olson.