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Dr. Sam Aganov, Ph.D., M.B.A. is a is the founder and CEO of Doctor Sam Medical Network. In addition to being a healthcare executive, he is also an educator, personal & corporate coach, media consultant and public speaker specializing in financial, business communication, academics, relationship issues and the author of The Neuroscience of Personal growth: Exploring the Neural Dynamics of Change and Development. As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the California Institute for Human Science, Dr. Aganov teaches graduate and postgraduate psychology courses and serves as a dissertations committee member. At the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Aganov is the Director of Study Abroad in Oxford, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. As such, he participates in online instruction for both the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Professional Counseling degree programs, and serves as Tutor of Counseling & Clinical Psychology for Study Abroad in Oxford.

Mali Burgess, Ph.D. received her B.A. from Princeton University summa cum laude and her Ph.D. from Union Institute and University. She is a faculty member at California Institute For Human Science, Energy Medicine University, SelfDesign Graduate Institute, and educator and consultant for Iris Institute. Her research has involved cross-cultural arts and disciplines, healing and spiritual traditions, geometric dynamics and the psychophysiological effects of the architecture of space, relationship dynamics and participatory processes, creative awareness and creative healing, and consciousness. Her works as a visual artist have been shown and awarded internationally. She is the author of Still and several digital publications.

Dr. 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. 

Dr. Gaétan Chevalier received his Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from the University of Montreal Polytechnic School, where he worked on the first measurements of the nuclear magnetic dipole and quadrupole moments of the 91Zr isotope. He then became a Postdoctoral Scholar at the “Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique” (National Scientific Research Institute) in Varennes (near Montreal) Canada, where he developed carbon probes to measure neutral particle flux on the inner walls of the “Tokamac de Varennes.” Dr. Chevalier then went to UCLA where he first worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the PISCES group of the M.A.N.E. (Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering) Department. Later he became a staff member of the Low Energy Plasma Group of the Electrical Engineering Department. He was also Director of Research at the California Institute for Human Science.

Mary Clark, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist in the state of California, and a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arizona. She has always been interested in the metaphysical and esoteric aspects of spirituality. She discovered Pranic Healing and studied under Master Choa Kok Sui (the founder of Pranic Healing) for many years. She is a Senior Certified Pranic Healer and a Licensed Pranic Healing instructor. She was commissioned by Master Choa to create Pranic Applications LLC, an organization focused on bringing Pranic Healing to licensed health professionals. In addition, she is Coordinator of the Pranic Healing Certification Program for Pranic Applications and mentors many students. She has practiced and taught Pranic Healing for over twenty years, conducts free Pranic Healing clinics, student study groups and Arhatic Yoga Meditations. In addition, she is owner of Psy-Tek Labs created to assess subtle energy fields. She conducts research on the effects of Pranic Healing on the human bio-field of clients as well as Pranic Healers. She maintains both a private practice and a healing practice in Encinitas, California.

Michelle Dexter, Psy.D., NLPCC,  is a sexologist, integrative psychologist, researcher, and intuitive. For more than a decade, she has been teaching Human Sexuality courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while concurrently facilitating healthy sexuality for my clients in my private practice. She serves as lead faculty at the California Institute for Human Science Graduate School and Research Center in Encinitas, California.  

Dr. Randy Fauver, PhD, MS, is a lead professor at CIHS, and professor and researcher at the California Institute of Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University in the fields of psychology, consciousness studies, and integrative medicine. He holds a double major B.S. from Bastyr University in Health Psychology and Spirituality, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychology. He has a certification in Mind Body Medicine from Harvard University with additional coursework and certifications in statistics, integrative medicine, and research methods and management from Stanford University. He has lectured and done NIH-funded research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where he was founding director of the Integral Health research and education program. He spent several years living in a Native American community in Colorado training under their spiritual leader and is a Research Fellow with the Bial Foundation for a study on the influence of electromagnetic fields on psychic performance.

Dr. Tamara Goldsby, Ph.D., has been affiliated with U.C. San Diego for more than a decade, with academic and research positions in the Psychology and Psychiatry departments, and currently the CERT Integrative Medicine Department. Previously, she held positions with Oxford University and LSE’s Psychology Departments and received a Ph.D. in Psychology. Additionally, her background includes master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Human Behavior with positions in counseling, as well as advising and mentoring students. Strong interest in and practice of yoga and singing bowl sound meditations led to conducting an ongoing study in conjunction with UCSD on the effects of Tibetan singing bowl sound meditations. This study utilizes Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, and other vibrational instruments for the purposes of meditation and healing.

Dr. Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., is a gifted intuitive spiritual counselor/energy healer, author, teacher, experienced international speaker, and ordained minister. With over 30 years in the field of spirituality and the study of metaphysics, he now dedicates his life to those on a quest for self-empowerment through education, demystifying metaphysics and assisting individuals to honor their natural gifts and inner truths. Understanding that we are all luminous beings of light experiencing a physical existence, he uniquely blends his knowledge of biofield energy, spirituality and science into all his public speaking events, private intuitive spiritual counseling sessions and accurately reads how your soul-quality infuses itself into your waking personality.  Dr. Jelusich continues to seek and offer new ways to demystify metaphysics and has developed a transformational biofield energy course called Integrative Chakra Therapy™ ~  Energetic Balancing/Training for the Whole Human Being He is also core faculty at the California Institute for Human Science and is a member of the board of directors. 

 

Dr. Sharon Mijares is a world traveler focused on creating a better world for all. She has authored/edited six books specifically focusing on psychospiritual development, women’s empowerment, Breath, and a deeper look at our human relationship from a global perspective. She has been a visiting professor at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica, is an Associate Professor for National University, core faculty at CIHS and Brandman University. Her primary focus is one of balancing power and beauty in order to create a healthier world. The connection with Mother Earth and openness to indigenous and psychospiritual healing practices as well as mystical teachings empower her efforts. 

 

Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., is a leading scientist and scholar internationally renowned for her pioneering work in frontier science and medicine that goes beyond the mainstream. Her main area of focus is research on the subtle energetics of living systems, including spiritual healing. She has published over 60 papers and 2 books. Dr. Rubik serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, and Integrative Medicine Insights. She has served on the advisory boards of various groups, including the Program in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Rubik was one of 18 Congressionally-appointed members of the Program Advisory Board to the Office of Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1992-1997, and chaired the NIH panels on electromagnetic medicine and manual healing. This was the precursory organization to National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Rubik founded the Institute for Frontier Science (IFS) in 1996. Laurance S. Rockefeller, Sr., helped support the founding of the IFS. In 2002, IFS was awarded an NIH center grant for frontier medicine research on biofield science in consortium with researchers at the University of Arizona. Dr. Rubik was a project director in this consortium and supervised studies on Reiki, a form of Japanese spiritual healing, and on qigong therapy, a healing practice that originated in China. She serves as a consultant in the health care industry on maverick health and wellness products and as a holistic health consultant to individual clients. She earned her PhD in biophysics in 1979 at the University of California at Berkeley.

Misha Goussev, Ph.D., is an M.B.A. graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the California Institute for Human Science, and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Moscow University of Technology.  Dr. Goussev currently works in the financial services industry in New York City. In addition to a career in finance, he is a long-time student of East Asian wisdom traditions.  He has complemented his academic work with numerous field study trips to Asia. In his doctoral work, Dr. Goussev researched the application of ancient Chinese classical texts in the context of modern decision-making, business analysis, leadership and management. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and conducts workshops at leading academic and corporate establishments throughout the U.S. in addition to teaching graduate level classes as an adjunct faculty member. 

James Mattioda, Ph.D. has a doctorate in Integral Health, is a registered pharmacist and Diplomat of Homeopathy. He is a clinical herbalist, consultant and educator in Alternative and Holistic Medicine. James has served on a number of boards and is faculty member at California Institute for Human Science, past faculty at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and consultant to Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.  He is the owner and founder of Arcana Holistic Pharmacy in San Diego, CA.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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