Ecopsychology and Shamanism Presentation at Alliant San Francisco
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 Alliant San Francisco will host a presentation titled “Ecopsychology and Shamanism.” This presentation offers an overview of global indigenous psychology and the role of shamanism in human evolution. Additionally, it will trace American psychology’s forgotten roots in spiritus mundi. Dr. Leslie Gray will discuss specific differences and overlap between indigenous psychology and contemporary ecopsychology and examine the relevance of conventional western psychotherapy, the ecological dilemmas of today and complementary practices. Students can expect to learn more about ecoliteracy, brain evolution, American psychology history and the therapeutics of anxiety.
About the Presenter
Leslie Gray, Ph.D. is a Native American clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco. She has taught and researched at Berkeley, Stanford and Sonoma State universities. She offers training and seminars worldwide, leads study programs to ancient sites in the United States and consults with businesses on ecopsychological factors in productivity. Dr. Gray is the originator of shamanic counseling, a methodology created by blending her extensive training in western psychology with her years of learning from traditional healers and shamans. In 2000, she founded Woodfish Institute to offer trainings in shamanic counseling and to carry out programs promoting sustainability grounded in indigenous knowledge. Dr. Gray’s innovative projects at Woodfish led to her being named a Purpose Prize Fellow for outstanding contributions toward solving the world’s most challenging problems.
Room 100w, Alliant International University San Francisco campus, 1 Beach Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94133
*Due to the nature of this presentation, it is requested that food and beverages (other than water) are not consumed.
Additionally, cell phones, computers and electronic devices should not be used during the presentation.