SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE


Marcie Boucouvalas

SYNTHESIS

Marcie Boucouvalas, Ph.D., editor of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (JTP) (since 2002), and previously field editor (since 1982) is Professor at Virginia Tech/National Capital Region. She also serves on the editorial boards of AEQ and Adult Learning and as a manuscript reviewer for a host of journals, including the Journal of Transformative Education. Her research interests focus on international dimensions of individual and societal transformation and consciousness studies, particularly transpersonal development.  Her foundational study targeted four levels of transpersonal development:  individual, relationships and groups, communities and society, and planetary/cosmic, followed by continuing inquiry into the multi-disciplinary nature of the movement.



Lindy McMullin

SYNTHESIS

Lindy McMullin is a Ph.D. candidate at Stellenbosch University and a core team member of the EUROTAS division for Transpersonal Research. She is the founder and president of SYNTHESIS, the Hellenic Association for Transpersonal Psychology & Research. Lindy is an international speaker and seminar leader on Quantum Field Therapy, something she developed over years of experiential work. Lindy is certified as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist (EUROTAS) and holds diplomas in Biotherapy, Public Relations and Stress Management. She completed her Master of Science Dissertation with distinction, on Integrating Transpersonal Experiences into Everyday Life, and believes firmly that Transpersonal Psychology is the psychology of the future.



Steven Schmitz

ATP

Steven Schmitz, Ph.D., is a Professor at Sofia University, USA (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in the Global Ph.D. Program and an international teacher, speaker, and seminar leader on the topics of transpersonal psychology, shamanism, and conscious couple relationships. Dr. Schmitz was initiated into shamanic practice in 1974 and has a private practice of transpersonal counseling and shamanic healing. He is a board member of EUROTAS and Co-President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP).



David Lukoff

ATP

David Lukoff, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, and a licensed psychologist in California whose areas of expertise include treatment of schizophrenia, spiritual issues in clinical practice, and case study methodology. He is author of 80 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health, and teachers internationally on spirituality and mental health. He is co-author of the DSM-IV category Religious or Spiritual Problem, co-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and maintains the Spiritual Competency Resource Center.



Les Lancaster

ITA

B. Les Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool JM University, Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, and Academic Dean for Transpersonal Psychology at the Professional Development Foundation, UK. He is currently Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and convenor of the International Board of the International Transpersonal Association. Les' research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and the psychology of mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic Psychology. He has some forty years' experience of working with kabbalistic practices. In addition to various journal articles, Les' books include Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism, and The Essence of Kabbalah.



Sangeetha Menon

ITA

Sangeetha Menon is a Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bangalore, India. She heads the 'Consciousness Studies Program of the Institute. Her latest book is “Brain, Self and Consciousness: Explaining the conspiracy of experience” published by Springer. She is a Board Member of the International Board for Transpersonal Psychology; a distinguished member of the International Society for Science and Religion whose 100 plus invited members, include Nobel laureates. She is also a Council member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Her website is www.consciousnessshop.com



Ingo Benjamin Jahrsetz

EUROTAS

Integrative Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Systemic Constellations, Psychodrama, Holotropic Breathworkâ Practitioner. Supervision and seminars in Germany and abroad.Training courses in Transpersonal Breathwork and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapeutic practice in Freiburg/ Germany. Initiator and honorary chairman of the Spiritual Emergence Network (SEN) Germany. Founder and member leading team of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy, Freiburg/Germany. Former president of EUROTAS – European Transpersonal Association. www.holotropic-breathwork.org, www.consciousness-exploration.org, www.eurotas.org



Jure Biechonski

EUROTAS

Jure Biechonsky is Founder and Director of SACH International School of Analytical and Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and TERVIKLIK MINA School of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy-Psychology. He is founder and Creator of THA (Transpersonal Hypno-Analysis). Jure holds academic degrees in History, Philosophy, Education, French Literature, and Psychology and studied Psychodrama in Berlin and Art & Dance Therapy in Italy.  Jure runs regular courses in 8 different countries and lectures in more then 60 countries worldwide.



Vladimir Maykov

EUROTAS

Vladimir Maykov, Ph.D. is a pioneer of transpersonal studies in Russia. He was one of the first Soviet teachers of transpersonal psychology and since 1990, he has developed and taught more than 10 training programs in transpersonal therapy. He is the author of «Elements of Transpersonal Psychology» (2000), «Holotropic Breathing: History, Sources, Research, Clinics» (2001), «Transpersonal Psychology: Sources, History, Present-day State» (2004) and «Transpersonal Project: Psychology, Anthropology, Spiritual Traditions» (2007). He founded an international publishing project to publish transpersonal psychology texts in Russian and has edited about 70 books for this project. He is a founding member and President of the Russian Association for Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy and the Chair of Transpersonal Psychology at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (Moscow).

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