Ian E Wickramasekera II, PsyD

Core Associate Professor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration
Doctor of Clinical Psychology 2001: Illinois School of Professional Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honor's Distinction 1992: University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration
Social and Multicultural Foundations of Counseling / Psychology of Meditation / Transpersonal Psychology / Research Methods and Program Evaluation

Dr. Ian Wickramasekera has a lifelong fascination with topics such as Affective Neuroscience, Biofeedback, Bon-Buddhism, Empathy, Hypnosis, Lucid Dreaming, Mind/Body Medicine, and Transpersonal Psychology. His research into these areas has won him a number of awards such as the Clark L. Hull Award for Scientific Excellence in Hypnosis and the Milton H. Erickson Award for Scientific Excellence in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Ian also won the Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Hypnosis award from the American Psychological Association as well as from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He was confirmed to be a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2018 by the Fellows Committee of APA. Less than 5% of psychologists hold this honor for outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and practice of psychology and even fewer of them are people of color. Dr. Ian enjoys biking, hiking, making music, meditating, and running when he isn’t at work and/or reading an obscure tome of ancient lore.


Here are my two current favorite articles that I’ve written:

The abstracts and/or full texts of most of my 100 plus publications and presentations are available for you to read for free here at ResearchGate. You will just need to make a free ResearchGate account using your Naropa student email address and then you can get thousands of articles for free by other researchers, too!

Research papers can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Wickramasekera2

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