ITA Board

The organisational structure of the ITA includes a group of individuals who incubated the ITA in its recent incarnation and continue to take a key role in ensuring its success; and an International Board which deals with all operational issues.


ITA Board members

 

Anderson Professor Rosemarie Anderson

Rosemarie is Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and an Episcopal priest. She is a co-author of Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences (Sage Publications, 1998), Transforming Self and Others Through Research (SUNY Press, 2011), Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis (Guilford Publications, 2011) and the author of Celtic Oracles (Random House, 1998). Dr. Anderson has also developed a qualitative approach to research known as intuitive inquiry, the Body Intelligence Scale (BIS), embodied writing, and a model of human development, which describes psycho-spiritual development from the perspective of the bod.

 

bernadette small Bernadette Blin

Bernadette is a Psychologist, Transpersonal psychotherapist and Gestalt therapist, trainer and supervisor. She is Founder and Director of IRETT (Institute for Research and Studies in Transpersonal Therapies) in France. She is certified in Holotropic Breathwork by Stan Grof, and also certified by EPG (Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt). She holds ECP (European Certificate for Psychotherapy), and ECTP (European Certificate for Transpersonal Psychotherapy). Bernadette is author of "Healing the ego, revealing the being, the challenge of Transpersonal therapies" éditions Trédaniel (2009) and "Manual of Transpersonal Psychotherapy", Interéditions (2011), as well as having authored many articles about Transpersonal Psychotherapy.

email: blinlery@irett.net website: www.irett.net

 


Capriles Professor Elias Capriles

Elias teaches at the University of The Andes and Dzogchen Community. He ran spiritual emergency refuges, and then spent years in the Himalayas practicing Dzogchen. He has authored 16 books, many articles and book chapters, on comparative philosophy, transpersonal psychology, Buddhism, political philosophy, philosophy of history and political ecology. He is discussed in books in France, Spain and Venezuela, in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and other journals, and Encyclopedia entries. He is on the International Board of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Journal of Transpersonal Research, and other journals, and is Associate Editor of two journals.

Website: http://webdelprofesor.ula.ve/humanidades/elicap/

 

 

Harris L. Friedman, Ph.D.

Harris is Research Professor (retired) of Psychology at University of Florida and Professor Emeritus at Saybrook Graduate School, as well as a Florida licensed psychologist.  He has written or edited more than 100 professional publications on humanistic and transpersonal psychology, as well as on social change, and is the senior editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and associate editor of The Humanistic Psychologist.  He may be contacted at

harrisfriedman@hotmail.com.

 

AkbarDr. Akbar Husain

Akbar is Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (INDIA). He has over thirty years of teaching and research experience. He has authored, co-authored and edited 20 books and contributed 155 research papers, theoretical articles and book chapters. Dr. Husain was offered Founding Member of the International Board of the International Transpersonal Association, USA in 2009 and he was also offered Membership of the Nyenrode Spirituality in Business Community, Netherlands in 2008. His current areas of research are: Spiritual Psychology, Health Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Positive Psychology.

Email:  profakbar6@gmail.com

 

Jahsetz Dr. Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

Ingo is a transperosnal therapist with expertise in Integrative Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Systemic Constellations, Psychodrama, and Holotropic Breathwork. He is a supervisor and runs seminars in Germany and abroad. He  organises regular training courses in Transpersonal Breathwork and Psychotherapy, and has his Psychotherapeutic practice in Freiburg/ Germany. Initiator and honorary chairman of the Spiritual Emergence Network e.V. (SEN) Germany. Founder of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy e.V. Freiburg/Germany. President of EUROTAS - European Transpersonal Association.

Website: www.holotropic-breathwork.org

 

Kiran Professor Kiran Kumar K. Salagame

Kiran is Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, University of Mysore, India. He is also an Honorary Professor, International Academy for Yoga Teacher Training and Member, Scientific Board, International Society for Interdisciplinary Yoga Research, Belgrade; Visiting Professor and Member Academic Council, Swami Vivekananda Yoga University, Bangalore; a Fellow of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists; Associate Editor of Psychological Studies; Editorial Board member-International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Journal of Transpersonal Research and Indian Journal of Positive Psychology. His publications include Psychology of Meditation: A Contextual Approach. He was presented Psycho-Award by the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists in 2006 for his significant contributions. He is a former Fulbright Fellow.

 

 

Les Professor Brian Les Lancaster (President)

Les is Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, and part of the Adjunct Research Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, California. He is a past Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and currently President of the International Transpersonal Association. In addition to numerous journal articles, Les' published works include Mind Brain and Human Potential, winner of an SMN award, The Essence of Kabbalah, and Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism

 

Douglas A. MacDonald

Doug is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan, USA and a licensed psychologist in the province of Ontario Canada. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Research Editor for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and Editor Emeritus for the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. He has been actively involved in transpersonal scholarship and research for the past 15 years with primary attention given to the utilization of empirical research methodologies to the development of measurement models of spirituality and associated constructs.

 

 

Marovic Dr Zana Marovic

 

Zana is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, accredited psychotherapy supervisor, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. She has over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist and trainer. Currently, she is in a private practice at the ADDnova Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zana holds a PhD in Medical Psychology from the University of South Africa. She has published in several professional international journals and presented workshops and papers at congresses around the world. In her work she combines cognitive-behavioral, systemic and quantum approach with hypnosis, yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and spiritual practice.

Website: www.drzana.co.za

E-mail:  zana@discoverymail.co.za


 

sangeetha Professor Sangeetha Menon (Secretary)

Sangeetha is a philosopher-psychologist working in the area of consciousness studies and Indian psychology. She is a Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, in the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bangalore, India. Her published work highlights the importance of understanding the nature of complex experiences in the light of global humanistic values such as well-being and personal growth. Her work focuses on comparative study of emotions, nature of agency and primacy of experience. Her publication in The Journal of Transpersonal psychology argues for altruism as a fundamental value that drives human actions.

Website: www.samvada.com

 


Adam Dr. Adam Rock

Adam is Head of Research and Development at Phoenix Institute of Australia. Dr. Rock is also President of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, a Special Topics Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and an Associate Editor of Anthropology of Consciousness. He has published dozens of scholarly articles in academic journals. His books include Constructivism and Shamanic Experiences, Shamanism and Psi (with Lance Storm), and Demystifying Shamans and Their World (with Stanley Krippner). He has been awarded over $200, 000 in research grants, and presented or co-presented over 30 papers or posters at academic conferences.

 


Dr. Adam Rock is Head of Research and Development at Phoenix Institute of Australia. Dr. Rock is also President of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, a Special Topics Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and an Associate Editor of Anthropology of Consciousness. He has published dozens of scholarly articles in academic journals. His books include Constructivism and Shamanic Experiences, Shamanism and Psi (with Lance Storm), and Demystifying Shamans and Their World (with Stanley Krippner). He has been awarded over $200, 000 in research grants, and presented or co-presented over 30 papers or posters at academic conferences.