Dr. Sharon MijaresCollege of Letters and Sciences
Dr. Mijares is a licensed psychologist. She graduated from the Union Institute in 1995. Her research focused on trauma, psychological fragmentation and healing. She has been teaching at National University since 1996. She is also an international speaker focused on women’s development and gender healing. She has decades of experience in treating trauma, psychology, teaching, leadership and transformational processes. Her major concerns are the relationship of psychology and spirituality in the process of becoming a whole person.
She is also the author/editor of six books focused on bettering the human condition.
Dr. Mijares has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology in the last 20 years. Currently she primarily teaches Social Psychology, Senior Project, and Drugs, Values and Society in the on-line psychology department. At this time she is developing on-line courses in the areas of Ecopsychology; Somatic Psychology; and Spirituality and Global Health.
The primary focus of Dr. Mijares’ research concerns the relationship of the feminine with global change. Two of her books focused in this area, namely The Root of All Evil: An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism and Gender Imbalance (co-authored in 2007) and A Force Such As the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change (co-edited in 2013).
Mijares, S. (Ed.) (September 2016). Modern psychology and ancient wisdom: Psychological healing practices from the world’s religious traditions. Revised Edition. New York: Routledge Mental Health.
Chapter: Mijares, S. (September, 2016). Indigenous knowledge and shamanic ways: Inner journeys and soul retrieval. In S. Mjares (Ed.). Modern psychology and ancient wisdom: Psychological healing practices from the world’s religious traditions (pp. 92-110). Revised Edition. New York: Routledge Mental Health.
Chapter. Mijares, S. (September, 2016). Tales of the Goddess: Healing Metaphors for Women. In S. Mjares (Ed.). Modern psychology and ancient wisdom: Psychological healing practices from the world’s religious traditions (pp. 50-72). Revised Edition. New York: Routledge Mental Health.
Article: Mijares, S. & Fotiou, E. (2015). Earth, gender and ceremony: Gender complementarity and sacred plants in Latin America. Journal of Transpersonal Research, Vol. 7(1). 57-68
A Force Such As the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change. (2013). Toronto: Inanna Publications. Co-edited with Dr. Aliaa Rafea, Egypt, & Dr. Nahid Angha, U.S. (Women from a variety of nations contributed to this book.)
Chapter: The Presence of Mother Earth in Ritual (Chapter). (2013) In Don Eulert (Creator) Ritual and Healing: Stories of Ordinary and Extraordinary Transformation. Carlsbad, CA: Motivational Press.
Fragmented Self, Archetypal Forces and the Embodied Mind: Dissociative and Re-associative Processes. (2012). A focus on results of trauma ending with a discussion on shamanism and the wounded healer. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.
Article: Embodying Power and Beauty: A Return to the Garden of Paradise. (Spring, 2012). Restoration Earth: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Nature and Civilization, Issue 2, 22-33
Article. Adapting to Change is a Gender Issue. (Spring, 2010). Adaptive Options, Vol 5, Issue 1. Journal editor, 13-18.
The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power and Beauty. (2009). Edited w/over 20 contributing authors. NY: SUNY Press.
The Root of All Evil: An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism and Gender Imbalance. (2007). Co-authored with Aliaa Rafea, Rachel Falik and Jenny Eda Schipper. United Kingdom: Imprint Academic. Also published in Arabic via NCT in Egypt.
Article “The Blossom and the Rose Stem: The Relationship Between Spirituality and Religion”. (Fall edition, 2006). Association of Humanistic Psychology’s Perspective.
Article “On the Alchemy of Spiritual Transformation.” (Spring 2006). Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 59-67.
The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders. (2005). Edited by Sharon G. Mijares, Ph.D. and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. NY: Routledge.
Chapter: Sacred Woundings: Traumatic Openings to the Larger Self. (2005). In Sharon G. Mijares, Ph.D. and Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders (75-96). NY; Routledge Mental Health.
Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom. (2003). Editor of anthology on psychological healing and the world’s religions. NY: Routledge. Also, published in South Korean
American Anthropological Association and the Society for an Anthropology of Consciousness.
Black Belt (Shodan). North County Aikikai. Affiliate of Birankai North America
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