Roger Cavnaugh, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 1991, United States International University.

  • M.A. Clinical and Experimental Psychology, 1984, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • M.A. Modern History, 1967, University of Pittsburgh.

  • B.S. Political Science and History, 1965, Georgetown University


Roger Cavnaugh, Ph.D., is  an experienced, highly intuitive, and compassionate psychologist, and a  powerful healer. He teaches core clinical courses in the doctoral  program at CIHS as well as classes in Consciousness, Integral Studies  and Shamanism. His work, The Awakened Heart, is a multifaceted approach  to personal development and spiritual growth that draws from three  decades of working with the healing methods and spiritual traditions of  non-western cultures in concert with the most contemporary professional  practices. Dr. Cavnaugh has a private practice in La Jolla and conducts  phone sessions with clients across the United States and abroad. Dr.  Cavnaugh's expertise is in treating relationship issues, spiritual  challenges, life transitions, addictions, crises, and trauma. In  addition, Dr. Cavnaugh conducts retreats, facilitates groups and offers  vision quest adventures for those who seek to expand their capacity to  affirm life and themselves as they embrace and live their True Nature.