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Integral Faculty at the Fielding University Program:

Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Integral Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. He is Director of Academics at Integral Institute, Co-Director of the Integral Ecology Center at Integral University, and the Executive Editor of AQAL: Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. Sean is a leading scholar-practitioner in Integral Studies. He has published integral explorations on the topics of sustainable development, ecology, intersubjectivity, science and religion, consciousness studies, and play. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, Journal of Bhutan Studies, World Futures, and AQAL. He co-edited Ken Wilber's recent book The Simple Feeling of Being and is currently writing a book with environmental philosopher Michael Zimmerman on Integral Ecology. Sean has appeared on Integral Naked (click here).

Randy L. Martin, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Randy teaches theory, ethics, and research design courses in the Criminology Ph.D. and Undergraduate Programs. 

Integral Faculty at the John F. Kennedy University Program:

Program Director, Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, PhD

David Zeitler, MA is a founding member of the Integral Institute (1999), David was Project Manager for the Institute’s Human Change Processes Project team, which organized and evaluated over 1,000 empirical studies on various types of human transformation. David is currently serving as an Associate Host for the Integral Psychotherapy Domain of Integral University; Associate Editor for the AQAL Journal; and has been involved with the development of, production for, and training at, the Integral Psychotherapy Professional Seminar Series.

In 2006, David was selected as the leader of the massive Integral Developmental Psychometric Project, tasked with creating the first psychometric dedicated for Integral theory and applications.

David’s clinical experience stems from a two year run as a psychotherapist in two 24-bed locked psychiatric wards with dual-diagnosis (psychopathology & drug addiction) populations from varying socio-cultural backgrounds, trying to decipher the shadow of the culture of managed care in his spare time.

David’s thesis in graduate school was on Multiple Lines of Development, which is where his theoretical interests find him most of the time.

Samples of his Integral Life Practice include weightlifting, sitting meditation, kung-fu, tai-chi, reading, petting his cat, and watching as much comedy as possible.

Willow Pearson, MA, LPC, MT-BC is a psychotherapist, vocal artist, and music therapist. She is founder and director of Lionessroars Therapeutic Arts, a private practice based in Boulder, Colorado providing integral psychotherapy and voicework to individuals and groups. Willow teaches Integral Artistry and Creativity to diverse learning communities and trains practitioners in the theory and praxis of Integral Psychotherapy. As a vocal artist, recording artist, and composer, Willow performs with her band—Willow & Trio—at national and international music venues. Her most recent CD, Burning, was released in December 2003 through her independent label Lionessroars Productions. Her upcoming recording, Bowing to Venus, is scheduled for release in Winter 2005.

In practicing the therapeutic and musical arts, Willow draws on her integral training in shamatha vipassana meditation, tonglen, and ashtanga yoga, together with undergraduate honors work at Stanford University, graduate training in Counseling Psychology at Naropa University, and more than a decade of clinical experience in private practice, and medical and mental health center settings. She was founder and Director of the Music Care program at Boulder Community Hospital from 1998-2001, providing music therapy to acute care patients.

A founding member of Integral Institute, Willow directs the Center for Integral Sexuality and Gender Studies, co-directs the Center for Integral Psychotherapy and is a contributing member of the Center for Integral Art at Integral University. Willow has appeared on Integral Naked (click here).

Cindy Lou Goulin, PhD is a talented organizational consultant and personal coach. She is skilled in generating systemic solutions to everyday organizational problems. Cindy is both a visionary and a pragmatist, supporting clients in developing and holding a vision, actively taking manageable steps to realize it, while exploring the various obstacles that naturally arise in this process. Cindy recently completed her dissertation on the application of Spiral Dynamics Integral in business consulting.

She is adjunct faculty at JFK University and has designed and taught an Integral Collaborative Inquiry class offered through ITP's Continuing Education Program. She has guest lectured and presented at various schools, conferences and organizations on integral diversity, integral business, ecology, Integral Transformative Practice, Spiral Dynamics, and conflict resolution. Cindy is actively involved in designing and managing Integral Institute Seminars. Cindy is founder of Reel Discovery, a program that teaches and facilitates the process of movie going as a personal growth practice. Cindy is also a principle at the consulting practice Integral Development Associates.

Vipassana Esbjorn-Hargens, PhD is a liscensed psychologist (PSY 20879) and adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. A founding member of Integral Institute, Vipassana is the developer of Integral Human Being: Psychotherapy for Life, an approach to psychological health designed for individuals and groups who wish to cultivate fluidity, dynamism, and intimacy with myriad aspects of themselves – all in the context of alive presence and inquiry. Her clinical work is largely informed by existential philosophy, contemporary psychoanalysis, and integral theory as well as by her longtime spiritual practice. Vipassana is a student of Tibetan Buddism and the Diamond Approach and has been a meditation practitioner for 19 years. Her work also stems from the learnings accrued in the field of death of dying from over a decade of Hospice work.

Vipassana's past writing and research explores the role of the body for contemporary female mystics, as well as the theme of death as an invitation toward the immediacy of the moment. Her current research seeks to further examine the intersection of consciousness and flesh, and the integral body. Vipassana's articles have appeared in the Humanistic Psychologist and Somatics Magazine/Journal. She is a contributor to the book, Radical Spirit: Spiritual Writings from the Voices of Tomorrow and co-editor for Ken Wilber's recent book, The Simple Feeling of Being.

Vipassana is currently helping to develop an Integral Psychotherapy specialization in the Counseling Psychology program at JFKU.

Guest Lecturers:
Various courses throughout the program will feature guest lecturers who are leaders in their fields and in the application of Integral model. Students will have the opportunity to interact via conference call and in person during residential intensives. Below is a sampling of the guest lecturer team.

Guest Lecturer - Ken Wilber is one of the most influential and widely read American philosophers of our time. His writing has been translated into more than 20 languages. Ken Wilber is the author of over 18 books, including The Spectrum of Consciousness; The Eye of Spirit; Grace and Grit; Sex, Ecology, Spirituality; A Brief History of Everything; Boomeritis; and The Marriage of Sense and Soul. Over the last thirty years Ken Wilber has developed Integral Theory, a highly influential approach to Integral Studies. He is the President of the Integral Institute and lives in Denver, Colorado.


Gail Hochachka, MA For the past six years, I have been exploring how to weave human interiority, such as worldviews, value systems and consciousness, into international development practices. This line of inquiry on how the unfolding of consciousness aligns with cultural and socioeconomic wellbeing offers important lessons for our collective approaches to facilitate global social change.

Having lived and worked in many countries including El Salvador, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Australia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, I now recognize that behind the enchanting diversity of this planet, there are also deeper patterns and processes that unite us. My approach to working with the most material and physical of issues is not separated from the deeper, existential and developmental aspects of individuals and groups. It is in this profound union and integration that my intrigue in Integral Theory arises.

As Co-Director of Integral International Development Centre (IIDC), I am exploring the theory and practice of an Integral Approach to international development through research, training, networking, and projects. My research focuses on how practitioners are engaging interior human development as an interwoven and essential aspect of sustainable development, and how Integral theory can complement and deepen this existing work. This includes both integrally-informed organizations and practitioners, as well as “folk integral” approaches which are not informed by Integral theory per se but include many of its elements in practice.

I am Founder and Director of the non-profit organization Drishti Centre for Integral Action based in BC, Canada. Drishti is a learning community for dialoguing and deepening understanding about integral praxis and also a platform for working with an Integral approach to global wellbeing. Our team carries out research, writing, workshops, presentations, consulting, and capacity building on an Integral approach to community development, sustainability, international development, ecology, and leadership. Our recent project included working with organizations in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

I practice Ashtanga Yoga and study Advaita Vedanta, which provide a transformative process for self-development and a source of inspiration for my work.

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