Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., is President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a Scholar in Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, and the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being. Her primary interest lies in how psychology, biology, and spirituality interact to affect experience and behavior.

She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and completed her research training in behavioral genetics at The University of California, San Francisco. She is author of Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year, and coauthor of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, and Spiritual Competencies in Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader. Her current work focuses on integrative approaches to mental health, helping progressive change agents use science-based tools and practices for powerful presence to be more effective, and virtual reality for shifting perspectives and worldviews.