Dr. Anna Dinallo is cross trained and licensed as a psychotherapist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Dinallo began her teaching career in El Salvador in post–civil war outdoor rural settings, and is deeply inspired by liberation psychology. They implore a contemplative education as a form of social justice work to inspire action oriented pedagogical approaches to counselor education. Some classroom frameworks Dr. Dinallo enjoys implementing include family systems, shamanic attachment work, and Daoist Five Element theory applied to counseling relationships. She is an avid Vedic Astrologer, and her current research includes ketamine assisted psychotherapy, and cross-cultural somatic typologies.
Her intention at Naropa is to create a unified field that is student-centered, compassionate, and a playful learning environment for diverse counselors in training. This year she is teaching Mindfulness, Human Growth and Development, and Jungian Psychology in the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling.
This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.
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