Doug Contri

Adjunct Faculty


BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty


Psy.D., Widener University, 1996
M.A., Widener University, 1994
B.A., Gettysburg College, 1986

I spent 20 years providing assessment, crisis intervention, criminal/drug/alcohol rehabilitation, and mental health treatment to prison inmates.

In addition to my work in prisons, I treated and assessed adults and children in the community seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and developmental and childhood disorders.

I have a particular interest in the intersection between law, politics and mental health services, and in the philosophical and conceptual foundations of mental health diagnoses, theories and treatment.

In my free time I enjoy downhill skiing and hiking in the mountains.

From the Heart

Having just started as an Adjunct Faculty at Naropa, I have been particularly impressed with how mindful and kind the staff and students appear to be.


Phi Beta Kappa 1996
Phi Kappa Phi 1996 

Recent Publications

Contri, D. (2012). “Empathy and Barriers to Altruism.” The Peace and Conflict Review, 6, 1-16.

Courses Taught

Abnormal Psychology

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

Have just started I am hoping to press Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature.