Craig Chalquist, PhD – Recent Presentations and Events
For more present presentations, see my professional highlights page.
ESM 430: Ecopsychology & Inspiring Change – guest teaching for the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB (January 2018).
“Archetypal Activism at the Edge: Transformation through Storytelling” panel with Thyonne Gordon and Romeo Keyes at the conference Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st Century, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara (June 16, 2017).
“What Good is Myth?” salon at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara (August 12, 2016).
Presentation on storytelling eco-advocacy to students of the School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC (August 9, 2016).
“Inspiring Re-enchantment through Transrevolutionary Storytelling” workshop at the Climates of Change conference, Santa Barbara (April 21, 2016).
“Myth in the News” presented at the California Institute of Integral Studies (March 30, 2016).
Psychology and climate change: conversation with Carolyn Baker, Sun Gallery, Hayward (October 26, 2015).
“Drought Action Panel Online and Community Conversation,” panelist, Depth Psychology Alliance (September 22, 2015).
Ecotherapy, Climate Crisis, and the Power of Story, guest-presented in Renee Lertzman’s class Psychological Dimensions of Environmental Communication and Education, MA in Environmental Education and Communicatio, Royal Roads University, Victoria BC (August 4, 2015).
“Earthrise in the Heart: The Return of the Sacred in a Time of Collapse,” presented at the conference Seizing an Alterntive: Toward an Ecological Civilization, Pomona College, CA (June 7, 2015).
“Our Aphroditic Cosmos: Joining Science and Myth,” keynote at the invitation of Brian Swimme for the Cosmology and Love Conference, CIIS, San Francisco, CA (April 17, 2015).
“Hope Remains in Place: The Reenchantment of Here,” Active Hope: Ecopsychology for Therapists, Educators, and Community Leaders Conference, CIIS, San Francisco, CA (April 11, 2014).
“The State of the Planet, Our Species, and the Future,” response to presentation by ecologist and evolutionary biologist Guy McPherson, The Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA (November 21, 2014).
“All the Stage is a World: Performing the Landscapes Performing Us,” keynote presentation to the North American Drama Therapy Association 35th Annual Conference, Yosemite, CA (October 31, 2014).
“The Archetype of Apocalypse” podcast interview The Lifeboard Hour with Carolyn Baker (September 7, 2014).
“Integral Education in the Light of Earthrise” keynote speech to introduce the film A Fierce Green Fire and filmmaker Mark Kitchell at the Founders Symposium, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA (April 17, 2014).
“What Is Wisdom?” panel discussion of Wisdom 2.0 at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA (February 11, 2014).
“From Violence to Peace: The Inside Story,” a presentation given to the Highground Hackers, San Francisco, CA (December 14, 2013) with Dr. George Mohler, District Attorney George Gascón, and Mayor Ed Lee.
“Merlin’s New iPhone,” a presentation given to the Highground Hackers, San Francisco, CA (November 16, 2013).
“Mythic Activism: Tending the Story Behind the Story” webinar, Depth Psychology Alliance, Marin, CA (August 28, 2013).
“Earthrise: The Mythic Image of Our Time” presented at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA (June 20, 2013).
Interview on depth, mind, and nature on Radio Station KWMR, West Marin, CA (June 10, 2013).
“Business in an Earthrise Era” presented to the Bay Area alumni of the Columbia School of Business, San Francisco, CA (April 1, 2013).
“Earthrise: The Mythic Image of Our Time” presented as keynote address for the Prescott College Sustainable Education Symposium, Prescott, AZ (May 15, 2013).
“Earthrise: Beacon of a New Worldview” presented to the Lafayette branch of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Lafayette, CA (March 16, 2013), Schumacher College, Dartington, UK (February 14, 2013), an Emeryville, CA fundraiser for Holos Institute (November 18, 2012), the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable Group of Sacramento (November 10, 2012), the Center for the Healing Arts, Sonoma, CA (September 29, 2012, to doctoral students at Sofia University (formerly ITP), Menlo Park, CA (September 22, 2012), and to the Depth Psychology Alliance, San Rafael, CA (August 18, 2012).
“Dreams as Bridges between Dreamer and Living Earth” presented at the conference “Sailing on a Sea of Dreams,” International Association for the Study of Dreams, Berkeley (June 25, 2012).
“Earthrise: Beacon of a New Worldview” presented as keynote address at the conference “Re-visioning a Psychology that Embraces the Earth,” Holos Institute, Berkeley (April 21, 2012).
“Personal Myth, Place Myth, World Myth” presented at the Integral Transformative Education workshop in Berkeley, CA (March 18, 2012).
“Ecotherapy: Nature as Co-Therapist,” presented to the Institute of Spiritual Psychology, San Rafael, CA (January 29, 2012).
“Landscapes Dream Us,” presented at the symposium “Landscapes, Soulscapes, and everything In-between: The Intimacy of the Earth – Human Dance,” CIIS (November 18, 2011).
“The Presence of Spirit on the Earth” with Ginny Anderson at the conference “Honoring Spirits of Place,” Earth Medicine Alliance, San Francisco (October 22, 2011).
“Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind,” keynote at the ecopsychology conference “Healing Nature and Soul,” Green Gulch, CA (June 9, 2011).
“What’s Going On?” guest panelist on the Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore (March 17, 2011).
“Ecotherapy: Nature as Therapist” presented at Santa Rosa Community College Arts & Lectures (March 2, 2011).
“Jung’s Red Book: Healing the Faustian Ego” presented at JFK University (January 28, 2011).
JFK University delegate for Saybrook University’s combined 40th Anniversary celebration and presidential inauguration (January 14, 2011).
Clinical Mental Health and Earth Spirituality (Craig Chalquist and Jan Edl Stein), Earth Medicine Alliance First Annual Conference, November 6, 2010.
Ecotherapy speech and Ecopsychology Panel at Bioneers, October 16, 2010.
Three-day “Nature as Healer” ecotherapy workshop co-facilitated with Sarah Bolton (Siena Ranch, Lafayette, CA June 4-6, 2010).
Panel discussion: “Jung’s Red Book: Healing the Faustian Ego,” JFK University, April 10, 2010.
Ecotherapy presentation to the Master Gardeners of Alameda County (February
Ecotherapy training for psychotherapy students at JFK University (January
The first ecotherapy class ever taught in academia at the Campbell campus
of JFK University (January 15-16, 2010).
Ecotherapy training for psychotherapist interns conducted at the Almaden
Valley Counseling Center (November 20, 2009).
Book signing (Ecotherapy)
at JFK University Alumni Day (October 16, 2009).
“Gardening and Mental Health,” presented at the Contra
Costa Times demonstration garden, Walnut Creek, CA (August 7, 2009).
Interviewed about ecotherapy with Linda Buzzell by Time Magazine (July 28,
Interview about ecotherapy on Green
Patriot Radio (July 8, 2009).
Ecotherapy and related topics on “What You Need to Know” with Chris
Talk Radio (April 30, 2009).
“Mycelium: Gaia’s Underground Nervous System,” presented at the
University of California Cooperative Extension, Solano County (April 17, 2009).
“C. G. Jung, Planetary Psychologist,” presented to the C. G. Jung
Institute of Los Angeles (June 11, 2008).
Podcast discussion about how psychology helps and hinters environmental awareness,
The Meria Heller Show (January 21, 2008).
“The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Consciousness,”
presented at the student-organized Voices for Change seminar, Sonoma
State (Rohnert Park, November 30, 2007).
An update on work in ecopsychology, ecotherapy, and terrapsychology, Graduate
Psychology students at the California Institute for Integral Studies (San
Francisco, October 20, 2007).
“Going Out as Going In: Sharing Terra’s Psychology,”
presented at the conference Nature and Human Nature, Pacifica Graduate
Institute (Santa Barbara, March 16, 2007). Film forthcoming.
“Storied Sites: Tales, Traumas, and Transformations in
Particular Places,” presented at the Arts and Lectures Series, Santa
Rosa Community College (Santa Rosa, February 12, 2007).
“Mind and Environment: Perspectives Literal, Wide, and
Deep,” presented to students of the Graduate School of Psychology, JFK
University (Pleasant Hill, October 10, 2006).
“Why We Fight: The Psychology of Institutionalized Violence,”
presented at the War and Peace Lecture Series, Sonoma State (Rohnert Park,
October 10, 2006).
Career Day panelist and presenter on how graduate students
can get published, Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, June 10, 2006).
“As Without, So Within: When Client Symptoms Parallel Traumas
in the Environment,” presentation to the Redwood chapter of the California
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Santa Rosa, June 9, 2006).
“Ecopsychology, Terrapsychology, and the Soul of Place,”
podcast interview on Shrink Rap (Rohnert Park, CA, March 7, 2006).
“Psychology Steps Outside,” presented at Sonoma
State University as part of the Visiting Scholars program (Rohnert Park, CA,
September 24, 2005).
Mental Health Month radio interview on “Let’s Talk About It”
to discuss psychology, history, and the “voice” of the environment: KUBO 88.7
(El Centro, CA, May 2005).
“Emplaced Remembrances: Jung, Ecopsychology, and the Presence
of Place,” presented to the Jung Society of Claremont (Los Angeles, November
“Cortez in Our Complexes,” presented at the conference When
History Wakes: Cultural and Ecological Memory (Santa
Barbara, October 2004).
“New Currents in Ecopsychology,” presented to the Carlsbad
Watershed Conservancy (San Diego, September 2004).
“The Return of Ulysses,” presented at the Pacifica Graduate
Institute (Santa Barbara, December 2003).