Samuel A. Malkemus, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University. Together with Marina T. Romero he is the founder and director of the Institute of Holistic Transformation in Berkeley, CA. A fifth generation Californian who divides his time between California and Spain, he leads courses and seminars in holistic sexuality and transformative education both internationally and in the San Francisco bay area. With a private practice in holistic counseling he is committed to helping his clients find vibrant health by working with body, heart, mind, and spirit.


  • Consciousness & Transformative Studies
  • Counseling Psychology - Holistic


Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Advanced Writing and Publishing



Recent Advances in Pediatric and Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Final Integrative Project

Selected Publications

Malkemus, S. A. (2014). Reclaiming instinct: Exploring the phylogenetic unfolding of animate being. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Prepublished January, 24, 2014. doi: 10.1177/0022167813519166

Malkemus, S. A. (2012). Toward a general theory of enaction: Biological, phenomenological, and transpersonal dimensions, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 44(2), 201-223.

Malkemus, S. A. & Romero, M. T. (2012). Sexuality as a transformational path: Exploring the holistic dimensions of human vitality, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 31(3), 112-118.

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Credentials & Accolades

PhD, Psychology, East-West (2013) summa cum laude, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

MA, Philosophy and Religion, with concentration in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (2007) magna cum laude, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

BA, Psychology, Minor in Fine Art (2004) cum laude, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA