Barbara Flood, PhD

1/2 time Instructor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration
CNST 670, Gestalt I and II / The Mindful Counselor - 671 and 810 / Psychopathology Diagnostics I and II / Transpersonal Psychology / Multiculturalism / Internship / Special Topics in NSSi / Professional Orientation / Jungian Dreamwork / Assessments

I received my PhD in 2004 in Transpersonal Psychology. I also have a Master’s degree in Social Work and have experience as a researcher, author, trainer. I have been an affiliate faculty with Naropa Graduate program in Transpersonal Mindfulness Based Counseling Program for the last three years. I have been a clinician for more than thirty years and have encountered a vast range of issues with my clients over the years. I have extensive experience working with Trauma and PTSD, addictions, co-dependency, and aging. I have designed and facilitated several post graduate training programs for therapists and coaches. I am certified in EMDR and Emotional Intelligence with the Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence. Presently I am a primary therapist with Rose Transition Home, a 90-day dual diagnosis residential treatment center for women struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and addictions. I am passionate about the ongoing transformational process of personal growth and recovery.

I have been teaching at Naropa for several years in Mindfulness Transpersonal Counseling, both in residential and in the low-residency program.

  • 2012 – Use of End of Life Directives: Legal, Social and Psychological Issues; peer reviewed and voted for publication
  • 2012- Legal and Psychological Perspectives of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide in the USA.; peer reviewed and voted for publication
  • 2009- The impact of Community Memorial Rituals on Forgiveness in Communities that have experienced Violent Crime’; peer reviewed and voted for publication
  • 2008- ‘The Impact of Forgiveness on Communities that have Experienced Violent Crime’; peer reviewed and voted for publication
  • 2007 -Illumination, Contemplations for an Awakened; published 2007. Won two awards in class by Colorado Independent Publishers association
  • 2009 – International Research on Women and Aging, Re-writing the Myth’.
  • 2007 Illumination (Book) on living a contemplative life

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