Melissa Moore, PhD., has been a student of Shambhala since 1979. She has an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, attended the 1985 seminary, has been teaching internationally since 1990, and was empowered as a Shastri in 2010. She co-founded, and continues to teach and develop, The Karuna Training, a 3-year professional certificate training in Contemplative Psychology and a division of Shambhala Europe.
Melissa is was the founding Director of The Felton Institute between 2005 and 2016. The Felton Institue dedicated to research and training in community mental health services for marginalized populations suffering from mental illness. Melissa has a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies and a Post Doctoral degree from University of California San Francisco in Community Based Research and Psychiatric Treatment. She has extensive experience as a clinician and has managed of several clinical sights in her career. She has extensive experience in developing curriculum and treatment protocols for care providers on the front lines of mental health, for the treatment of eating disorders and for the treatment of dissociative disorders and other mental health related issues.
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