Caroline Brazier is course leader of the Tariki Psychotherapy Training Programmes (formerly the Amida training programme) and has been teaching on the programme since 1990. She has led it since 1996 . Author of seven books on Buddhism and psychotherapy and many papers and articles, Caroline holds an MPhil in counselling, diplomas in counselling and groupwork and a supervision certificate. She is a BACP Accredited psychotherapist. Caroline originally trained as a teacher and has worked extensively in education, health and with women's groups. She has been a teacher and was an ordained member of the Amida Order over a period of thirteen years. In the past she has taken a special interest in eating disorders and more recently in ecotherapy. Caroline has three adult children.* Watch Caroline Brazier presenting at the First International Conference on Other Centered Approach in Berkeley Conference in February 2011
Elise Tate: is a counsellor working for Maundy Relief, a Lancashire-based charity for which she is a trustee and where she is also involved in the training and development of befrienders. She has a particular interest in working outdoors and runs an outdoor therapeutic group for the charity; she is a member of CAPO, a peer group of counsellors and therapists involved in outdoor work and ecotherapy. She has had a long term involvement with the training programme and the wider life of the community. She is a practising Buddhist and studied on the Psychotherapy Diploma programme in the past.
Jeff Harrison: works as an integrative therapist, supervisor and trainer in Liverpool. He is accredited with BACP. He currently teaches for Tariki Trust and on an MA programme in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy at Liverpool John Moores University. He recently relocated from London where he worked in private practice, taught at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and managed a small counselling service in an educational setting. He also has a PhD in comparative models of psychology/therapy. He has written several articles and book chapters and recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled The Wisdom of Not-knowing.
Paul Maiteny: Why are humans so cruel and destructive to each other, other species & the ecosystem; and what might our human role be as members of the ecosystemic web? Since childhood, these question have informed my life and work - in ecological education and habitat management, research in ecological anthropology & organisational behaviour (UCL, Oxford & Open Universities), & psychospiritual therapy practice integrating ecological & transpersonal understanding. My teaching includes Transpersonal Ecopsychology & Psychotherapy, Education for Sustainability (since 1995) & psychotherapy research. Publications include: Ancestral warnings of ecosystemic holocaust, its psychospiritual causes, and clues to resolution (Self & Society Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2015) Longing to be Human: evolving ourselves in healing the Earth (In Rust & Totton ed. Vital Signs, London: Karnac, 2012), Finding Meaning without Consuming (In Stibbe, ed, Handbook of Sustainability Literacy, Green Books. 2009), Psychotherapy as an Eco-Systemic Activity (The Psychotherapist, Winter 2008/9)