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Yannis Toussulis, Ph.D. -- is the current director of The Center for Human Inquiry in Emeryville, California where he teaches and conducts research in the practice of cross-cultural negotiation, leadership skills, and comtemplative practices . In this, and other endeavors, Dr. Toussulis combines academic qualifications in intercultural psychology and human science research with practical expertise gained from his thirty-year long experience in Mental Health Services.  Dr. Toussulis conducts a separate private practice as as a family psychotherapist (M.A., LMFT #11962) in Emeryville, Califronia.

Educational Background

Dr. Toussulis earned his doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis in human science research from the Saybrook Institute (1995).  His dissertation was entitled Faith as A Lived-Experience: A Phenomenological Study.  Dr. Toussulis also holds an M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy from Lone Mountain College (1975).

Teaching Experience

Dr. Toussulis taught Psychology, Mythology, Comparative Religion, and Culture Studies at Antioch University/West for over fourteen years.  For five of those years he served as the Co-Director of the Consciousness Studies Program in the Graduate Department of Psychology. For the past ten years he taught the psychology of intercultural conflict as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and he has also served as an Associate Faculty Member at the Starr King Divinity School at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Seminars and Lectures 

Dr. Toussulis has over twenty-five years experience in designing and directing workshops and seminars. His offerings have been sponsored by Esalen Institute, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and numerous other organizations. He has held led traveling workshops in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Indonesia. Dr. Toussulis has also lectured for organizations as diverse as The United Nations Development Project, the University of California Extension Program, Global Majority (a non-violent conflict resolution group) and the Egyptian Society for Scientific Research (Cairo).

Private Consultancy

Dr. Toussulis is an associate at Media Research Associates and he has acted as a shadow-consultant in leadership skills and human development at  Space Systems Loral,  and Suzman and Cole Design Associates.



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