"He received his MA in humanistic psychology from the University of West Georgia, and his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Temple University. Currently, he is an associate professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, where he teaches transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy, biofeedback applications in consciousness studies, and qualitative research methods. In addition, Frank Echenhofer is also the Director of the Consciousness and Physiology Research Laboratory at CIIS. His research includes three decades of studies in Sufism, Tibetan Buddhism. At the July, 2002 retreat, he reported on this ayahuasca research in the context of neuroscience and the spiritual traditions."