Since 1983, Bahman A.K. Shirazi, Ph.D., has been actively affiliated with
the California Institute of Integral Studies, a private non-profit institution
of higher education founded and based on the integral vision of Sri Aurobindo
and The Mother. CIIS was founded by Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri and is located
in San Francisco, California. Bahman's primary interests are in the fields
of integral psychology and methodology, in which he has taught courses
in the past few years. Bahman is also currently an adjunct faculty member
at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, and Dominican College
of San Rafael, California.
Bahman's doctoral dissertation, titled Self in Integral Psychology,
is the first doctoral dissertation in the nascent field of integral psychology.
Drawing on the original approach of Haridas Chaudhuri to the field, Bahman's
primary focus is on a general integrative approach to the field of psychology,
creating the foundations for a complete psychology of body-mind-spirit,
with the cardinal goal of developing insights into the nature of human
psychospiritual development and the process of integral self-realization.