Betsy Perluss, PhD

Betsy Perluss, PhD

Betsy Perluss, PhD

Betsy discovered the School of Lost Borders in 1995; a moment she attributes to the mysteries of synchronicity and grace.  Immediately, she fell in love with the school’s earthy ways and the sage scented Owens Valley. She has since gathered over fifteen years experience as a guide and trainer of vision fasts. She has been Director of Education and Outreach and currently serves on the School's Elder’s Advisory Council. Unable to curb a longing for wild places, Betsy left her position as a university professor to live with her husband in the pine and oak forested foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada.  She is a licensed psychotherapist and continues to teach ecopsychology and Jungian Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and has a private psychotherapy practice in Grass Valley, CA.  Betsy is an ardent observer of psyche and nature and has published various articles on this topic.  Her dissertation: "Landscape Archetypes: Islands, Valleys, Mountains and Deserts" (2004) is about the interweaving of psyche and the land upon which we walk and live. 

For more about Betsy and her writing, please visit her blog at www.psycheandnature.com.