Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) — since 1989

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
2830 Darley Ave.
Boulder, CO 80305
phone: 303 440 0808
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Deborah Bowman

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Deborah Bowman, Ph.D., Boulder Psychotherapy Institute senior teaching faculty, is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified Gestalt therapist with over 25 years experience. She integrates Gestalt, Jungian, creative and contemplative approaches to therapy. She has extensive experience working with grief, depression, anxiety, women’s and men’s issues, dreams and the creative arts. Deborah has worked with the dying at Boulder County Hospice and investigated child abuse with Boulder County Social Services. As a psychotherapist she is interested in helping others discover their loving, wise, spontaneous and present life.

Deborah offers training for mental health professionals in Gestalt, dream work, child within and creative arts therapy. She enjoys supervising psychotherapists and working with professional issues in embodied, experiential and creative modalities.

Deborah is co-author of the book, When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual and author of a book of inspirational photographs and writings, The Luminous Buddha: Image and Word and The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love. She has displayed her art and photography in galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and Wyoming.

Deborah is a full Professor at Naropa University where she co-founded the Master's Program in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and developed the Wilderness Therapy Program. At Naropa she teaches Gestalt, Group Dynamics, and Professional Identity for students in their internship. Deborah teaches classes on Buddhism at Nalandabodhi Boulder. She is the former president of Boulder Graduate School and is currently on the advisory board of the Boulder Friends of Jung.

Please contact Deborah at 303 440-0808 about psychotherapy, training or supervision.

Therapist Information

Therapist Gender: FemaleYears in Practice: 25
Licensure or Registration: Licensed PsychologistNumber: 1974
State: COFee Range: $100-$124

Client Focus

Mode of Therapy: Individual, Couple
Age Specialty: AdultClient Gender: All
Client Sexual Orientation: AllEthnicity: All

Specialty Areas

Anxiety or Fears
Grief or Loss
Trauma/PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)
Relationship & Marital Issues
Life Transitions
Work Issues
Personal Growth

Treatment Approaches

Body Oriented Psychotherapy
Gestalt Therapy
Jungian Oriented Therapy
Transpersonal Therapy


DREAM PROCESS/PRACTICE GROUP This DREAM PROCESS AND PRACTICE GROUP is limited to six individuals and provides psychotherapy practitioners with hands-on experience working with their own dreams and facilitating others. I demonstrate dream work and review the process step-by-step as well as coach participants in facilitation with one another. Dream facilitation is discussed alongside the personal and transpersonal issues that arise. Jungian approaches, the creative arts, and body-centered modalities are integrated with Gestalt practice. Prior experience with Gestalt, Jungian and/or expressive arts modalities is suggested. Dates: Ongoing, meeting the second Tuesday of each month, beginning November, 2009 Time: 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Location: 2830 Darley Avenue, Boulder, CO 80305
 Cost: $75 per session Deposit & Registration Fee: $75 (refundable up to 2 weeks before the group begins)

My Books and Chapters

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The Power of Gestalt Therapy in Accessing the Transpersonal: Working with Physical Difference and Disability., Bowman, Deborah and Leakey, Trish A., The Gestalt Review, Volume 10, (1), 2006


Keynote Address, The Illustrated Psyche: Exploring Dreams through Art. The National Journal Conference. Denver, CO (1991).

Keynote Address, Dreams and the Body: Messages from the Unconscious. The National Hakomi Coference. Estes Park, CO (1991).

Lecture, Wrestling the Dark Angel: A Modern Tale of Jacob and Esau. Science of Mind Church. Boulder, CO (l991).

Presentation, Dreams and Art: A Transpersonal Perspective. The Association for Transpersonal Psychology Conference. Asilomar, CA (l993).

Keynote Address, Wrestling with Demons, Discovering Gods. The Naropa Institute, Transpersonal Psychology Conference. Boulder, CO (l994).

Presentation, The Illustrated Dreamer: A Case Study. The Denver Jung Society. Denver, CO (l994).

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