Academic Resume

Ronald Stephen Valle, Ph.D.

Home Addresses:
          9701 Deer Valley Road
          Brentwood, CA 94513

          140 Baker Avenue
          Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Telephone:
          925-389-6158
          805-709-6211
          925-933-7171 (voice mail)

Personal:
          Born January 19, 1948 in Englewood, New Jersey
          Married Valerie Ann Hart on June 7, 1969
          Three children:
                      Demian Alexis Valle, born November 5, 1975
                      Alexa Jennifer Valle, born July 25, 1978
                      Christin Jean Valle, born July 1, 1982

Education:

Bachelor of Arts; Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; June, 1969
Major: Psychology; Minor: Physics

Master of Science; University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; August, 1971
Master's thesis: The equilibration model of attitude change: An initial test.

Doctor of Philosophy; University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; September, 1973
Area of specialization: Social Psychology
Doctoral dissertation: The effects of alpha wave biofeedback training on selected social psychological and personality variables.

Experience:

Teaching assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1969-1970

Teaching fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1971

Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972-1973
Director of senior independent studies:
          Psychophysiology and biofeedback
          Existential-phenomenological psychology

Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1973-1977
          Committees: Psi Chi Advisor, Library Service

Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977-1978
          Position: Psychology Director, University External Studies Program

Instructor, LaRoche College, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979

Co-founder and psychologist, Center for the Development of Consciousness and Personal Growth, Wexford, Pennsylvania, 1978-1983

Instructor, Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus, Continuing Education Department, Monaca, Pennsylvania, 1979-1980

Instructor, Unity Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1979-1980

Co-director and psychologist, Holistic Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1979-1983

Founder and Associate, Center for Conscious Dying and Medical Crisis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1980-1983

Founder and Associate, Prison Yoga Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1980-1983

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1980-1983

Member, Clinical Assistant Staff, Pain Control Clinic, Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981-1983

Doctoral dissertation committee member, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Social Work, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981

Co-director and practicing psychologist, Treatment program for pain control and stress-related disorders, Sacramento Pain Center, Sacramento, California, 1984-1985

Practicing psychologist, Omnibus Clinic, Davis, California, 1984

Adjunct Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California, 1984-1997

Associate Dean, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Consciousness Studies, Orinda, California, 1984-1989

Associate Professor, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Consciousness Studies, Orinda, California, 1984-1989

Practicing psychologist, California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Transpersonal Center, Menlo Park, California, 1984-1985

Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California, 1984-1990

Faculty Mentor, Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, 1984-1987

Doctoral dissertation committee member, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California, 1985-1990

Instructor, Vista College, Berkeley, California, 1985-1987

Acting Dean, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Consciousness Studies, Orinda, California, 1985-1986

Doctoral dissertation committee member, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California, 1985-present

Member and volunteer, Bernadette Foundation, Santa Rosa, California, 1986-1993

Adjunct Professor, Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology, Concord, California, 1987-1997
          Committees: Faculty, Curriculum

Member and volunteer, Living/Dying Project, Fairfax, California, 1987-1991

Group facilitator, Living/Dying Project, Fairfax, California, 1988-1991

Practicing psychologist, Integrated Therapy Program, Walnut Creek, California, 1988-present

Practicing psychologist, Integrative Therapy Center, Concord, California, 1989

Director, Awakening to Life and Death: A Certificate Program for Working with the Dying, Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology, Concord, California, 1989-1997

Doctoral dissertation chair and committee member, Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology, Concord, California, 1989-1997

Trainer, volunteer training program, Living/Dying Project, Fairfax, California, 1989-1991

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 1990-1998

Doctoral dissertation chair and committee member, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California, 1990-present

Practicing psychologist, Brauer Medical Center, Palo Alto, California, 1990-1993

Practicing psychologist, Rose Street Center, Danville, California, 1992-1995

Director and volunteer, Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying, Walnut Creek and Brentwood, California, 1992-present

Director of Continuing Education Program for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and LVNs, Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying, Walnut Creek and Brentwood, California, 1995-present

Facilitator, Grief Support Group, Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Concord, California, 2000-present

Facilitator, Grief Awareness Group, Sutter-Delta Medical Center, Antioch, California, 2001-present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 2001-present

Instructor, Institute of Imaginal Studies, Petaluma, California, 2002-present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, 2006-present

Adjunct Professor, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda, California, 2007-present

Professional Credentials:

Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist (PS-003043-L), 1979

Certified biofeedback practitioner, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, 1981

California Licensed Psychologist (PSY8615), 1984

Ordained Minister, Bernadette Foundation, Santa Rosa, California, 1987

Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, Reading, Pennsylvania, 2003

Special Distinctions:

Director of conference, "On Learning to Be Human: Exploring the Metaphors of Consciousness", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May, 1979

Co-founder and Membership Co-chair, Proposed Division of Transpersonal Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1979-1986

Member, Senior Editorial Board, ReVision; A Journal of Knowledge and Consciousness, 1980-1983

Program Chair, American Psychological Association Division 24, Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 1980

Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 1983-1986

Advisor, ReVision; A Journal of Knowledge and Consciousness, 1984-1985

Member, Scientific Advisory Board for the Center for Consciousness Studies, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California, 1984-1987

Member, Melia Foundation, Berkeley, California, 1984-1987

Chair, Education Committee, Board of Directors, Divya Jyoti Center, Napa, California, 1989-1990

Chair, Education Committee, Living/Dying Project, Fairfax, California, 1990-1991

Continuing Education Provider for psychologists (with Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying), MCEP Accrediting Agency (#AWA002), 1995-2000

Continuing Education Provider for RNs and LVNs (with Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying), Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP11529), 1996-present

Continuing Education Provider for MFTs and LCSWs (with Awakening: A Center for Exploring Living and Dying), Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE4), 1997-present

Associate Chaplain, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Hospice, Walnut Creek, California, 2000-2005

Member, Teacher Training Committee, International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002-2004

Courses Taught:

Advanced Social Psychology
Bringing Therapeutic Awareness to Painful Experiences with Religion
Christianity and Yoga
Cognition
Combined Therapy Program for Pain Control and Stress-Related Disorders
Conscious Living/Conscious Dying
Death and Dying: Loss, Grief, and Hope
Developmental Psychology
Devotion and Love
Eastern Approaches to Self, World, and Enlightenment
Existential-phenomenological Approaches to Research in Psychology
Field-work Practicum Seminar for Working with the Dying
Freedom from Addiction: A Transpersonal Perspective
Group Dynamics
History and Systems of Psychology
Humanistic Psychology
Individual and One's World
Individual and Social Experience
Integral Inquiry
Integrated Therapy Program: Transforming Pain and Stress
Integrative Seminar
Introductory Psychology
Living, Dying, and Grieving
Love and Relationship
Nature of Presence
Opening to Dying and Grieving: A Sacred Journey
Paradigms and Methods of Clinical Research
Paradigms and Methods of Human Research
Person-Centered and Experiential Theory and Therapy
Personal Growth and the Healing Process
Personal Growth Process
Phenomenological Theory and Research in Psychology: Existential and Transpersonal Dimensions
Physiology and Psychology of Stress
Professional Integration Process
Psychological Aspects of Aging
Psychological Aspects of Death and Dying
Social Behavior
Social Dimensions of Human Behavior
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Statistics
Stress Management
Substance Abuse Training: Compassion, Self-Awareness, and Transpersonal Dimensions
Systematic Psychology
Theories of Personality
Theory and Practice of Raja Yoga
Therapeutic Process
Transpersonal Psychology
Writing Workshop
Yoga and Buddhism
Yoga and Taoism

Workshops Conducted:

Small Groups Laboratory
Psychology of Consciousness and Spiritual Development
Theory and Practice of Meditation
Integrated Therapy Approach for Transforming Pain and Stress
Spiritual Presence
Conscious Living/Conscious Dying
Living, Dying, and Grieving
Substance Abuse
Existential- and Transpersonal-phenomenological Psychology

Professional Organizations:

American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association
Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy

Books Published:

Valle, R. S. and King, M. (Editors) (1978). Existential-phenomenological alternatives for psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Valle, R. S. and von Eckartsberg, R. (Editors) (1981). The metaphors of consciousness. New York: Plenum Press.

Valle, R. S. and Halling, S. (Editors) (1989). Existential-phenomenological perspectives in psychology; Exploring the breadth of human experience; With a special section on transpersonal psychology. New York: Plenum Press.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. (2006). Dying and grieving: A sacred journey. Saint Paul, MN: Yes International Publishers.

Valle, R. S. and von Eckartsberg, R. (Editors) (1989). Metaphors of consciousness. New York: Plenum Press.

Valle, R. S. (Editor) (1998). Phenomenological inquiry: Existential and transpersonal dimensions. New York: Plenum Press.

Valle, R. S. Life and relationship; in preparation.

Manuscripts Published:

Carpenter, J. M. and Valle, R. S. (1981). On the shifting structure of mathematical paradigms. In R. S. Valle and R. von Eckartsberg (Editors), The Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 461-472. (Conclusion)

DeGood, D. E., Chisholm, R, C., and Valle, R. S. (1976). The interrelationships of parietal alpha and frontalis muscle activity during biofeedback training. Psychophysiology, 13, 164. (Abstract)

DeGood, D. E. and Valle, R. S. (1975). A state-trait analysis of alpha density and personality variables in a normal population. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31, 624-631.

DeGood, D. E., Valle, R. S., Elkin, B., and Lessin, S. (1977). Expectancy influence on self-reported experience during alpha feedback training: Subject and situational factors. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 2, 183-194.

Elkin, B., Lessin, S., DeGood, D. E., and Valle, R. S. (1976). Subject and situational expectancy influences on self-reported experience during alpha feedback training. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 1, 342-343.

King, M., Valle, R. S., and Citrenbaum, C. M. Existential-phenomenological implications for psychotherapy. (1978). In R. S. Valle and M. King (Editors), Existential -phenomenological Alternatives for Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 265-273.

Leavitt, D. B., Valle, R. S., and von Eckartsberg, R. (1981). Speculative approaches to consciousness in science fiction. In R. S. Valle and R. von Eckartsberg (Editors), The Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 395-415. (Conclusion)

Levine, J. M., Ranelli, C. J., and Valle, R. S. (1974). Self-evaluation and reaction to a shifting other. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29, 637-643.

Levine, J. M. and Valle, R. S. (1975). The convert as a credible communicator. Social Behavior and Personality, 3, 81-90.

Mohs, M., Valle, R. S., and Butko, A. (1997). Transpersonal perspectives in the nature and treatment of substance abuse. Brentwood, CA: Awakening Press

Prescott, M. P. and Valle, R. S. (1978). An existential-phenomenological look at cognitive-developmental theory and research. In R. S. Valle and M. King (Editors), Existential-Phenomenological Alternatives for Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 153-165.

Schore, N. E. and Valle, R. S. (1981). Chemistry and human awareness; natural scientific connections. In R. S. Valle and R. von Eckartsberg (Editors), The Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 437-460. (Conclusion)

Valle, R. S. (1968). Human interaction and the concept of personal space. Carnegie Technical, 33, 42-48.

Valle, R. S. (1977). Human electroencephalography: An indexed bibliography. Psychophysiology, 14, 602. (Announcement)

Valle, R. S. (1980). Relativistic quantum psychology: An interface between the Vedantic tradition and modern physics. American Theosophist, 68 (10), 329-339.

Valle, R. S. (1981). Relativistic quantum psychology: A reconceptualization of what we thought we knew. In R. S. Valle and R. von Eckartsberg (Editors), The Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 419-436. .

Valle, R. S. (1981). The Vedantic tradition: The science of yoga and the sutras of Patanjali. ReVision, 4 (2), 72-77.

Valle, R. S. (1984). Book review of The Psychic Thread: Paranormal and Transpersonal Aspects of Psychotherapy by Elizabeth E. Mintz. Association for Transpersonal Psychology Newsletter, Summer, 7.

Valle, R. S. (1986). Two metaphors of consciousness: Sankhya philosophy and samaya tantra. Journal of Metaphor and Symbolic Activity.

Valle, R. S. (1988). Reflections of a volunteer. Living/Dying Project Newsletter, 1, 1.

Valle, R. S. (1989). The emergence of transpersonal psychology. In R. S. Valle and S. Halling (Editors), Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 257-268.

Valle, R. S. (1990). Book review of The Enneagram by Helen Palmer. Association of Humanistic Psychology Perspective, March-April, 10.

Valle, R. S. (1992). Awakening to life and death. In Magill (Editor), Survey of Science: Medical Science. Pasadena, CA.: Salem Press.

Valle, R. S. (1995). Towards a transpersonal-phenomenological psychology: On transcendent awareness, passion, and peace of mind. Journal of East-West Psychology, 1(1), 9-15.

Valle, R. S. (2001). The science of yoga and western psychology (Part I). Himalayan Path, 1(3), 25-30.

Valle, R. S. (2001). The science of yoga and western psychology (Part II). Himalayan Path, 2(1), 28-36.

Valle, R. S. (2002). The science of yoga and western psychology (Part III). Himalayan Path, 2(2), 32-40.

Valle, R. S. (2006). The story behind "Energy of Consciousness in the Human Personality." Himalayan Path, 6(4), 30-31.

Valle, R. S. and DeGood, D. E. (1976). Alpha control and self-reported drug use. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 1, 356. (Abstract)

Valle, R. S. and DeGood, D. E. (1976). EEG alpha control and self-reported drug use. Journal of Biofeedback, 3 (2), 26-30.

Valle, R. S. and DeGood, D. E. (1977). Effects of state-trait anxiety on the ability to enhance and suppress EEG alpha. Psychophysiology, 14, 1-7.

Valle, R. S. and Harari, C. (1985). Current developments in transpersonal psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist, 13 (1), 11-15.

Valle, R. S. and King, M. (1978). An introduction to existential-phenomenological thought in psychology. In R. S. Valle and M. King (Editors), Existential-Phenomenological Alternatives for Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 3-17.

Valle, R. S., King, M., and Halling, S. (1989). An introduction to existential-phenomenological thought in psychology. In R. S. Valle and S. Halling (Editors), Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 3-16.

Valle, R. S. and Levine, J. M. (1975). Expectation effects in alpha wave control. Psychophysiology, 12, 306-309.

Valle, R. S. and Levine, J. M. (1976). Expectation effects in alpha wave control. In T. X. Barber, L. V. DiCara, J. Kamiya, N. E. Miller, D. Shapiro, and J. Stoyva (Editors), Biofeedback and Self-Control, 1975/76. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company. pp. 242-245.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. (1998). Transpersonal awareness in phenomenological inquiry: Philosophy, reflections, and recent research. In W. Braud and R. Anderson (Editors), Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences: Honoring Human Experience. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pp. 95-113.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. (2005). Aging with awareness. In M. Schlitz, T. Amorok, and M. Micozzi (Editors), Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine. St. Louis, MO: Elseveir. pp. 193-201.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. (2006). Transpersonal awareness in phenomenological inquiry. Alternative Journal of Nursing, 10, March, 1-16.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. (1983). A holistic approach to pain: Management and relief. Association for Transpersonal Psychology Newsletter, Spring, 11.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. (1984). Spiritual marriage. Yoga Journal, November-December, 12-14.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. (1985). Spiritual marriage. JFK University Student Association Newsletter, 5 (10), 4 and 5 (11), 4.

Valle, V. A., DeGood, D. E., and Valle, R. S. (1978). Psychophysiological responses and task performance in like- and cross-sex competition. Sex Roles, A Journal of Research, 4, 445-454.

Valle, V. A. and Valle, R. S. (1977). A probabilistic model of attribution applied to an achievement situation. Social Behavior and Personality, 5, 113-123.

Valle, V. A. and Valle, R. S. (1979). Five selected approaches to the human personality. In G. Zaltman and M. Wallendorf (Editors), Consumer Behavior: Basic Findings and Management Implications. New York: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 356-399.

von Eckartsberg, R. and Valle, R. S. (1980). Heideggerian thinking and the Eastern Mind. ReVision, 3 (2), 100-110.

von Eckartsberg, R. and Valle, R. S. (1981). Heideggerian thinking and the Eastern Mind. In R. S. Valle and R. von Eckartsberg (Editors), The Metaphors of Consciousness. New York: Plenum Press. pp. 287-311.

Papers and Symposia:

Anderson, R., Braud, W., and Valle, R. S. Disciplined inquiry for transpersonal studies: Old and new approaches to research. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Jose, California, April, 1996.

Anderson, R., Valle, R. S., and Braud, W. Honoring human experience: Transpersonal research and writing. Symposium presented at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, August, 1998.

Chisholm, R. C., Adams, A. S., Valle, R. S., and DeGood, D. E. Effects of occipital alpha training on EEG response to a laboratory stressor. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of America Convention, Monterey, California, January, 1975.

DeGood, D. E., Chisholm, R. C., and Valle, R. S. The interrelationships of parietal alpha and frontalis muscle activity during biofeedback training. Paper presented at the Psychophysiological Research Society Convention, Toronto, Ontario, October, 1975.

DeGood, D. E. and Valle, R. S. Alpha production and adjustment in college males. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April, 1974.

Elkin, B., Lessin, S., DeGood, D. E., and Valle, R. S. Subject and situational expectancy influences on self-reported experience during alpha feedback training. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of America Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February, 1976.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) The nature of consciousness. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, August, 1978.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) Critical examination of fundamental issues: Emotion and time. Paper session presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New York, New York, September, 1979.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) Holography and Eastern philosophy: Holistic reexaminations of contemporary psychology. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New York, New York, September, 1979.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) Classical yoga systems: A practical non-reductionistic psychology and therapy. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Montreal, Quebec, September, 1980.

Valle, R. S. Relativistic quantum psychology: Re-conceptualizations of what we thought we knew. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Montreal, Quebec, September, 1980.

Valle, R. S. (Invited panel member) Professional development, activities, and organizations: Injecting transpersonal juice into mainline professional activities. Symposium presented at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Monterey, California, August, 1981.

Valle, R. S. The Vedantic tradition: The science of yoga and the sutras of Patanjali. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, August, 1981.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) Spirituality and human relationship: Looking from the inside out. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August, 1982.

Valle, R. S. Paramahansa Yogananda: The man, the mystic, the philosopher. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August, 1982.

Valle, R. S. Renunciation and samaya tantra: The yogic path to God. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Anaheim, California, August, 1983.

Valle, R. S. Revisioning human relationship: From new physics to new psychology. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Anaheim, California, August, 1983.

Valle, R. S. Will, faith, and intuition: The cornerstones of yoga psychology. Paper presented at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Stony Point, New York, December, 1983.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) Non-violence: Social and spiritual perspectives. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, August, 1984.

Valle, R. S. A comparison of the Hindu and Jain interpretations of non-violence. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, August, 1984.

Valle, R. S. (Chair) From humanistic to transpersonal psychology: A natural evolution. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, August, 1985.

Valle, R. S. A spiritual revisioning of humanistic psychology. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, August 1985.

Valle, R. S. (Invited paper) Transpersonal psychotherapy. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C., August, 1986.

Valle, R. S. (Invited panel member) Current trends in transpersonal psychotherapy training. The Common Boundary Conference, Washington, D.C., November, 1987.

Valle, R. S. Phenomenological inquiry; existential and transpersonal dimensions. Paper presented at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Monterey, California, August, 1996.

Valle, R. S., Chisholm, R. C., and DeGood, D. E. The relationship of state and trait personality factors to alpha-controlling ability. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of America Convention, Monterey, California, January, 1975.

Valle, R. S. and DeGood, D. E. Task, expectancy, and subjective experience during alpha feedback. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August, 1975.

Valle, R. S. and DeGood, D. E. Alpha control and self-reported drug use. Paper presented at the Biofeedback Society of America Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February, 1976.

Valle, V. A. and Valle, R. S. Ahimsa and yoga: The meaning of non-violence. Paper presented at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Monterey, California, August, 1985.

von Eckartsberg, R. and Valle, R. S. Psychological insights of Martin Heidegger and Eastern thought: A comparison. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New York, New York, 1979.

Presentations and Workshops:

Valle, R. S. Human relationship: Physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Presentation given at the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group Hospitality Suite, American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C., August, 1982

Valle, R. S. The yoga of relationship. Presentation given at the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group Hospitality Suite, American Psychological Association Convention, Anaheim, California, August, 1983.

Valle, R. S. The sixty-one points: A therapeutic relaxation based on the Sri Yantra. Workshop conducted at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Monterey, California, July, 1984.

Valle, R. S. The therapeutic value of esoteric teachings. Presentation given at the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group Hospitality Suite, American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, August, 1984.

Valle, R. S. The sixty-one points: A therapeutic relaxation/meditation. Presentation given at the Spectrum Series, Transpersonal Counseling Center, John F. Kennedy University, Oakland, California, February, 1985.

Valle, R. S. Tracing the transpersonal in humanistic psychology. Presentation given at the Association for Humanistic Psychology Convention, San Francisco, California, March, 1985.

Valle, R. S. A holistic approach to chronic pain. Presentation given at the Whole Life Expo, San Francisco, California, June, 1985.

Valle, R. S. A meditation for pain control and stress-related disorders. Workshop conducted at the Association for Transpersonal Psychology Convention, Monterey, California, August, 1985.

Valle, R. S. Meditation as transpersonal therapy. Presentation given at the Proposed Division of Transpersonal Psychology Hospitality Suite, American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, August, 1985.

Valle, R. S. Spiritual practice and psychotherapy. Presentation given at the Melia Foundation, Berkeley, California, November, 1985.

Valle, R. S. Personality: Path or pathology? Presentation given at the Melia Foundation, Berkeley, California, January, 1986.

Valle, R. S. Thoughts, feelings, and spiritual presence. Workshop conducted at the Common Boundary Conference, Washington, D.C., November, 1987.

Valle, R. S. The combined therapy program for pain control and stress-related disorders. Workshop conducted at Life Chiropractic College-West, San Leandro, California, January, 1988.

Valle, R. S. Conscious living/conscious dying. Presentation given at the Proposed Division of Transpersonal Psychology Hospitality Suite, American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August, 1990.

Valle, R. S. Conscious living/conscious dying. Presentation given at Rose Street Center, Danville, California, August, 1992.

Valle, R. S. Stress-management: Eastern and Western perspectives. Presentation given at the Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services Clinic, San Francisco, California, September, 1996.

Valle, R. S. Samaya tantra. Presentation given at the Spiritual Practice Symposium, Graduate School for Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, March, 1999.

Valle, R.S. Near-death experience. Presentation given at the Kaiser Pemanente Volunteer Chaplains Retreat, Awakening Retreat Center, Brentwood, California, June, 2004.

Valle, R.S. (Invited panel member). Spiritual care in transition support. Workshop conducted at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, California, October, 2004.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. The nature and power of presence. Workshops conducted at the First Christian Church, Concord, California, January, April, 1994.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Being with the dying and grieving. Presentation given at the Contact-Care Center, Lafayette, California, November, 1994.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Integrating grief in one's personal and professional life. Presentation given at the Transpersonal Counseling Center, John F. Kennedy University, Oakland, California, March, 1996.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Awakening and its support for the dying and grieving. Presentation given at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alameda, California, February, 1998.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop conducted at San Damiano Retreat, Danville, California, May, 1998.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop conducted at the Graduate School for Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, May, 1998.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Spiritual opportunities of dying and grieving. Presentation and workshop given at the Athenian School, Danville, California, March, 2000.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Good grief, I can still be joyful. Presentation given at the Restoring the Joy Conference, Beth Eden Baptist Church, Oakland, California, March, 2000.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Spiritual dimensions of living, dying, and grieving. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, College of St. Olaf, Northfield, Minnesota, August, 2000.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, July, 2002.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop given at the IHC Home Care and Hospice at Dixie, St. George, Utah, August, 2002.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop given at the IHC Home Care and Hospice at Dixie, St. George, Utah, July, 2003.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving, I and II. Presentatoins given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, July, 2003.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Presentation given at the Meditation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July, 2003.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop given at the Meditation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August, 2003.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Bringing peace to aging and dying. Presentation given at the Young Jains of America Convention, Santa Clara, California, July, 2004.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Spiritual opportunities in dying and grieving: Integrating the wisdom of the yamas and niyamas. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, July, 2004.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Presentation given at the Institute of the Himalayan Tradition, St. Paul, Minnesota, July, 2004.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Finding the sacred in everyday life. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, July, 2004.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving. Workshop given at the Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July, 2004.

Valle, R.S. and Mohs, M. Living, dying, and grieving: Understanding the five kleshas. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, College of St. Olaf, Northfield, Minnesota, July, 2005.

Valle, R.S. and Mohs, M. Dying and grieving. Workshop given at the Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July, 2005.

Valle, R. S. and Mohs, M. Meditation: Practice and philosophy in the Himalayan Tradition applied in daily life. Presentation given at the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association Conference, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, California, July, 2006.

Valle, R. S., Mohs, M., and O'Kerry, M. A training in living, dying, and grieving. Workshops conducted at the Awakening Center, Concord, California, 1993-1997.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. Pain control and stress-related disorders: A treatment program. Workshop conducted at the California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Menlo Park, California, October, 1984.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. Spiritual marriage. Presentation given at the Spectrum Series, Transpersonal Counseling Center, John F. Kennedy University, Oakland, California, November, 1985.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. Spiritual aspects of relationship. Presentation given at the Marina Counseling Center, San Francisco, California, March, 1988.

Valle, R. S. and Valle, V. A. On spiritual relationship. Presentation given at the Marina Counseling Center, San Francisco, California, September, 1990.

Other Manuscripts:

McBurney, D. H., Valle, R. S., and Valle, V. A. Instructors' attributions, use of power, and perceptions of their students: A reconnaissance.

Ram Dass and Valle, R. S. (Interview) An aspirant along the way: Catching-up with Ram Dass.

Valle, V.A. and Valle, R. S. Ahimsa and yoga: The meaning of non-violence.

Interests:

My primary interests are in: a) being with individuals experiencing a life-threatening situation in a way which holds the dying process as a special opportunity for enhancing the personal/spiritual awareness of both the dying person and the person attending, b) an integrated therapy approach to pain control and stress-related disorders, and both the nature and quality of patient care within this field (specific treatment modalities include breath awareness techniques, autogenic relaxation, biofeedback, transpersonal psychotherapy, diet and nutrition counseling, hatha yoga, aerobic exercise, and meditation), and c) the nature of conscious/spiritual relationship.

I balance these more applied interests with an ongoing examination of: a) the different philosophical bases of psychology (with a special emphasis on the existential- phenomenological and transpersonal approaches), b) the nature of human consciousness, c) the philosophy and practice of Himalayan yoga, and d) the process of spiritual development.