Barbara Carter, PhD, LCP

Adjunct Faculty
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (residential and low residency)
PhD in Clinical Psychology, The Union Institute and University, 1992 / MS in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 1984 / BS in Elementary and Art Education, New Mexico State University, 1978
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration (residential and low residency)
CNST621, Psychology of Meditation (residential and low residency) / CNST770, Compassion Practices (residential and low residency)

Barbara is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has worked extensively with individuals, couples and groups addressing a wide variety of psychological and medical issues since 1986. Among Barbara’s diverse experiences are working as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in Micronesia and then Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Trainer; developing biofeedback programs in Denver Hospitals to treat stress-related medical and psychiatric issues; training with Ron Kurtz in Hakomi, and Marsha Linehan in mindfulness. Her advanced training and doctoral studies with Stanislav Grof in Transpersonal Psychology lead to teaching in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Department of The Naropa University where she served as Chair and developed Naropa’s first online course in Transpersonal Psychology. Barbara holds mindfulness teaching certifications by the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and by Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training Program. Her current focus is teaching and writing about the role of mindfulness, emotions, and self-compassion in healing.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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