Guest Faculty

Zhipeng Gao, Ph.D.

Zhipeng Gao received his Ph.D. in 2018 from the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology program at York University, Toronto, Canada. He will be joining Simon Fraser University between 2019 and 2021 as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow. He has published in three areas: sociocultural psychology, history of psychology, and theoretical psychology.

Tom Peric, MA, RP, cert. addiction counsellor

As a counsellor, therapist and instructor, Tom has been working in the addiction treatment, mental health, and post-secondary education fields for the past 16 years.

Kerri Michalica, PhD

Kerri Michalica graduated with her PhD from Brock University, researching topics such as creativity, mystical experiences, schizophrenia, and forgiveness.  Since then she has been teaching at various colleges and universities near the Niagara Region and the Greater Toronto Region.  Kerri has recently certified as a facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork at Grof Transpersonal Training and has began running workshops in Toronto and Hamilton.  She also helps facilitate other shamanic workshops by help

Susan McBride, RN BA MTS RSW

Susan McBride, RN BA MTS RSW, worked for 14 years in an emergency room as a registered nurse dealing with physical and emotional crises. She returned to school and obtained a B.A. in Psychology and worked as a behavior management therapist teaching parents and children conflict resolution and problem solving skills.  An interest in spirituality led her to complete a Masters in Theological Studies in Pastoral Counselling and has been working in private practice in Hamilton since 2002.

Tami Rankin, PhD (Ed)

Tami Rankin

B.A., M.Ed., PhD

Liam Skinner, RP, AWCCA

Liam Skinner, RP, AWCCA is a graduate of the AWCCA (assaulted women’s and children’s counselling advocate) diploma program through George Brown College. Liam has also trained in advanced group intensive therapeutic work in the Cat Skills in Upstate New York called the Shalom Process.

David Lukoff, PhD (Ed)

David Lukoff, PhD, has been involved in transpersonal psychology for over 35 years, serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Humanistic Psychologist, and Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. He has been co-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology since 2002, is a long-time member of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and was elected a fellow of APA in 2005.

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