Joan Reese, Ph.D., J.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Joan Reese, J.D., Ph.D. is an intuitive-creative facilitator and educator. She practiced law for over 24 years and was a board certified family law specialist. Substantial litigation experience led her to court appointed mediation of high conflict family law cases. From there, she turned to private mediation of non-legal cases and designed a person-centered approach, called conflict transformation mapping, to facilitate individuals challenged by perception, observation, understanding, interpreting, and other issues underlying relationship deterioration and obstructing their well-being. Joan’s belief that healthy decision-making is healthy psychology and her questions about intelligent individuals not using their intelligence creatively led her to obtain a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University where she focused on creativity, intuition, and spirituality. At Saybrook she also earned graduate certificates in Creativity Studies and Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change. Her doctorate studies and research culminated in Examining Intuitive-Creativity via Reading Tarot Cards in a Person-Centered Climate, her dissertation. She is a certified instructor for the Enneagram Institute and for the National Guild of Hypnotists. Her transdisciplinary education and experience led to the development of A Triune Approach to Positive Aspirations: Complementary Methods for Self-Directed Healthy Decision-Making.

B.S., Shippensburg University
J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
Ph.D., Saybrook University