Janneli Chapin, LPC

Adjunct Professor
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
BS in Music Therapy / MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Concentration
Current: Maitri IV Retreat / Past: Maitri Retreats 1-V / Family Systems / Psychopathology II / The Art of Clinical Mental Health Counseling / Assessment / Therapeutic Relations II / Human Development / Clinical Tutorial Supervision, The Clinical Interview, Field Placement: Social Action, Maitri Space Awareness, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Vocal Pedagogy.

Janneli Chapin, MA, LPC, and music therapist, is a retired core faculty member of the Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling (CPBP) concentration. She has taught as an adjunct faculty for Naropa University over a span of 30 years and is particularly interested in mentoring students in contemplative meditation practices and how these inform the psychotherapist-counselor who seeks to decolonize multicultural counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings from community mental health, psychiatric and rehabilitation hospitals, family center, the VA, non-profits, and private practice. Janneli and her family built an off-grid sustainable earthship in the mountains where people in extreme states of mind were invited in community to work in greenhouses, tend goats, and make cheese. She has completed a three-year meditation retreat with the Venerable Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.

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