Suggested Reading List

We highly recommend that student obtain some exposure to transpersonal concepts before beginning the program. The following book list represent a good introduction to the field of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Transpersonal Counseling

  • Assagioli, R. (2008). Transpersonal development. New York: Smiling Wisdom
  • Basham, K., Byers, D. S., Heller, N. R., Hertz, M., Kumaria, S., Mattei, L., … & Shilkret, C. J. (2016). Inside out and outside in: Psychodynamic clinical theory and psychopathology in contemporary multicultural contexts. Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Cortwright, B. (1997). Psychotherapy and spirit: Theory and practice in transpersonal psychotherapy. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Cozolino, L. J. (2010). The neuroscience of psychotherapy: Healing the social brain. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Epstein, M. (1995). Thoughts without a thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. New York: Basic Books.
  • Frankl, V. E. (1992). Man’s search for meaning: An introduction to logotherapy. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Hoffman, L., Yang, M., Kaklauskas, F.J., Chan, A., & Mansilla, M. (Eds.). (2019). Existential psychology east-west – Revised and expanded edition. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.
  • Ivtzan, I. (2015). Awareness is freedom: The adventure of psychology and spirituality. London: ChangeMakers Books.
  • Kaklauskas, F. J.; Clements, C. J.; Hocoy, D. & L. Hoffman, (Eds.). (2018). Shadows and light: Theory, research and practice in transpersonal psychology. Volume I: Principles and practices. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
  • Kaklauskas, F. J.; Clements, C. J.; Hocoy, D. & L. Hoffman, (Eds.). (2018). Shadows and light: Theory, research and practice in transpersonal psychology. Volume II: Talks and reflections. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.
  • Kaklauskas, F. J., & Greene, L. S. (Eds) (2019). Core principles of group psychotherapy: A training manual for theory, research, and practice. Allyn & Francis: New York.
  • Pollan, M. (2018). How to change your mind: What the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence. New York: Penguin Press.
  • Siegel, D. J. (2010). The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. New York, NY: Norton & Co.
  • Van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York, NY: Viking.
  • Walsh, R. and Vaughan, R. (1993). Paths beyond ego: The transpersonal vision. San Francisco: Tarcher.
  • Wilber, K. (1981). No boundary. Boston: Shambhala.

Meditation & Mindfulness

  • Chodron, P. (1994). Start where you are: A guide to compassionate living. Boston: Shambhala. Gunaratana, B. H. (2011). Mindfulness in plain English. New-York: Wisdom Publications.
  • Hahn, T.H. (2007). The miracle of mindfulness: An introduction to the practice of meditation. New-York: Rider.
  • Ivtzan, I. (2019). Handbook of mindfulness-based programmes: Mindfulness interventions from education to health and therapy. London: Routledge.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life. New York: Hyperion.
  • Ram Dass. (2000). Still here. New York: Riverhead.
  • Somé, M. P. (1994). Of water and the spirit: Ritual, magic, and initiation in the life of an African shaman. New York: Putnam.
  • Suzuki, S. (1970). Zen mind, beginner’s mind. New York: Weatherhill.
  • Trungpa, C., & Gimian, C. R. (1988). Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior. Boston: Shambhala. 

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