Deborah Bowman, Ph.D.
|Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
2830 Darley Ave.
Boulder, CO 80305
|phone: 303 440 0808
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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.
Body Oriented Psychotherapy
WorkshopsCharacter Structure, Developmental Issues and Shock Trauma
The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy: Advances in Regulation Theory
My Books and Chapters
ArticlesThe 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
PresentationsKeynote 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).
DocumentsDREAM PROCESS/PRACTICE GROUP
The Power of Gestalt Therapy in Accessing the Transpersonal
The Image of the Buddha
Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication
Dispelling the Enemy Image
Slang, Freud and Buddhist Psychology: Clarifying the Term "Ego"
LinksRead articles, view photos and order books about the image and teachings of the Buddha and Kuan Yin.
Read about my new book, The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation & Love
Check out my blog: Follow the Female Buddha
Read my article on 6 Commitments to Maintain Momentum with New Projects
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