A 12-Week Online Inquiry Group beginning Winter 2018 (with ongoing enrollment for new groups) for trailblazers who wish to proactively create psychological health and thriving in themselves and within their communities.
with Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500
Email Here to Request to Join Group/s

This group is open to anyone who wishes to proactively explore psychological health and thriving for themselves and in their spiritual and religious communities, including but not limited to: spiritual teachers, mentors, yoga teachers, mental health workers, spiritual counselors and guides, students, trailblazers, spiritual activists, meditation/mindfulness teachers, and practitioners of any spiritual or religious tradition.
Winter Group: 12 Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PST beginning January 10
Spring Group: 12 weeks (starting time TBD)
Tuition: $600
22 CEs available*

More Information and Registration Here

Topics Include:

  • Why Psychological Inquiry and Support is Necessary for Spiritual Leaders and Their Communities
  • Projections, Transference, and Countertransference in the Student-Teacher relationship
  • The Necessity of Peer Support for Spiritual Leaders
  • Trauma and the Body in Spiritual Life
  • Boundaries and Confidentiality
  • Creating Health Systems of Feedback Within Communities
  • Cultic Dynamics and Group Mind/Group Think
  • Healthy Individuation Among Spiritual Teachers and Students
  • Spiritual Bypassing in Teachers and Students

Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of eight books in the fields of psychology and spirituality that have been translated in more than a dozen languages including Yoga & Psyche, Eyes Wide Open, and The Guru Question. She consults, mediates, and provide psychological services for spiritual teachers, spiritual emergences and emergencies, and individuals and spiritual communities both in crises, as well as those in spiritual leadership positions seeking preventative psychological support for their communities.
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*CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT at For questions about CE, visit  or contact David Lukoff, PhD at