IONS President and Senior Scientist
Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is president of IONS and a Senior Scientist. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a scientist in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Vieten is an author, an international workshop leader, and a public speaker, who has been studying how people transform their way of looking at the world for more than twenty years. Her current projects focus on spirituality in mental health care, extraordinary experiences during or as a result of meditation, and virtual reality approaches to inducing perspective-shifting experiences that change people’s lives. She is coauthor Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals as well as Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.