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Dr. Jane Peterson

  • PH.D

  • Jane brings a wealth of experience, academic research and unmovable integrity to all the work she does with clients.

  • AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Adult education, how to best teach adult learners
    Communication (CMM, among others)
    Introducing and teaching concepts of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW)
    What shapes us as human beings?
    How technology is shaping human beings
    Meaning making, non-verbal communication, gesture, language, and somatic processes
    Group dynamics in the workplace
    Relationship dynamics in organizations
    The intersection of brain/mind/body/relationships (Social Soma)

  • EDUCATION

  • 2009 MA, PhD. Fielding Graduate University
    1991-1992 Fine arts and ceramic studies at OSAC (Oregon School of Arts and Crafts)
    1991 Fine arts studies at Marylhurst College
    1988-1990 Fine arts studies at PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
    1987 4-week Intensive training in Process Oriented Psychology with Drs. Arnold Mindell & Max Schupbach
    1987-1992 Studies with Process Oriented Psychotherapy
    1978 BA, Chemistry, University of Oregon

  • PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Family Firm Institute (FFI) Certification work (2009): Launching Pad: A seminar for professionals new to interdisciplinary family business advisingTM; The Essentials: What family business advisors need to knowTM

  • DDPE Certification, Fielding Graduate University (first cohort) Professional Behavioral Coach, Michael grinder Associates, 2002 Clinical Hypnotherapist, ACHE certification NLP Health Certification, A World Health Community, 1998

  • NLP Master Practitioner, The NLP Institute of Oregon, 1997

  • MEMBERSHIPS

  • FFI Family Firm Institute
    ACA American Counseling Association
    ISCA International Systemic Constellation Association
    ODN Organizational Development Network of Oregon
    VOIS Voice for Oregon Innovation and Sustainability
    OHA Oregon Hypnotherapy Association

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Trainer

  • Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2011

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Session 1, training for organizational systemic constellations. Shanghai, China. 2011

  • Faculty. IOCTI IV (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive). Jalcomulco, Mexico. 2010

  • Faculty. Organizational Constellation training. Institute of Transgenerational Studies. Mexico City. 2010

  • Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2010

  • Principal trainer & program developer. 2nd Online Organizational Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2010

  • Faculty. 3rd training, module 1, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2010

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2010

  • Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions. Bernried, Germany. 2009

  • Faculty. 2nd training program, module 6, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2009

  • Principal trainer & program developer. 1st Online Organizational Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2009

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2009

  • Faculty. 2nd training program, module 2, Organizational Constellation Training. CESAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2008

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. 2008

  • Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2008

  • Faculty. International Intensive Workshop on Systemic Resolutions, Bernried, Germany. 2007

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Athens, Greece. 2007

  • Faculty. Session 3, Family Constellation Training. Institute of Transgenerational Studies. Mexico City, Mexico. 2007

  • Faculty. IOCTI II (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive), The Netherlands. 2006

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Duncan, BC, Canada. 2006

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Individual Session Constellation Facilitator Training. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2006

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2006

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 2005

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2005

  • Faculty. IOCTI I (International Organizational Constellation Training Intensive), The Netherlands. (Only American invited to join faculty). 2004

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Edmonton, Canada. 2004

  • Principal trainer & program developer. Facilitator Coaching & Training Program. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Hong Kong. 2004

  • NASW (National Association of Social Workers) CEU’s granted to HSII training programs in SCW. 2004 to Present

  • Workshop Leader

  • Systemic Constellation Workshop. For 2008 HSII Training alumni. Porto Cheli, Greece. 2011

  • Systemic Constellation Workshop for Business. Shanghai, China. 2011 Systemic Constellation Workshop for Business. Hangzhou, China. 2011 1999-present, monthly SCW workshops, Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR

  • Transforming Difficult Conversations. With Placida V. Gallegos, Ph.D., W. Barnett Pearce, Ph.D., Paige C. Marrs, Ph.D., Linda M. Blong, Ilene C. Wasserman, Darrin S. Murray. Winter session. Fielding Graduate University. 2010

  • Resolving trans-generational patterns of trauma: An inherently liberating somatic modality for both client and therapist. With Judith Crop, M.A., A.B.S., L.P.C. National Association of Social Workers Oregon Conference. 2010

  • Systemic Constellation Workshop. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2008

  • Organizational Constellations, Systemic Solutions Consulting. Brasilia, Brazil. 2008

  • Psyche, Soma, Soul. A 4-day women’s retreat. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Estacada, Oregon. 2007

  • Somatic Imaging Workshop. With Mark Wolynn, Director, Hellinger Institute of Pennsylvania. Portland, OR. 2007

  • Somatic Imaging Workshop. With Mark Wolynn, Director, Hellinger Institute of Pennsylvania. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA. 2007

  • Working with Families and Businesses. Shanghai China. 2006

  • Family Constellations in Social Work. Singapore. 2006

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Esalen Institute, CA. 2006

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Esalen Institute, CA. 2005

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Perth, Australia. 2005

  • Applied Phenomenology: Deep learning and family/work constellations. With Valerie Bentz. Summer Session, Fielding Graduate Institute. 2004

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. PESI. Shanghai, China. 2004

  • What makes love work in relationships. Invited by Fa. George Zee, Wah Yan College. Hong Kong. 2004

  • Organizational Constellations Workshop. Invited by Fa. George Zee, Wah Yan College. Hong Kong. 2004

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Sedona, AZ. 2003

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Sedona, AZ. 2002

  • Systemic Constellations Workshop. Reno, NV. 2002

  • Systemic Constellations. (First SCW workshop in Guangzhou). PESI. Hong Kong, Guangzhou, China. 2001

  • The Shaman’s Path. A one-week retreat for 30 people on Mt. Hood, OR with Peruvian mystic & shaman, Américo Yábar. 1998

  • Events Organized for others

  • Individual and Group Constellation Workshop with Jakob & Sieglinde Schneider. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2008

  • 1st US Conference on Systemic Constellations. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2005

  • Seminar with Dr. Ursula Franke (Germany). Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2004

  • Seminars with Dr. Albrecht Mahr: Conflict Resolution and Constellations; and Health Issues. Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2002

  • Seminar for Dr. Gunthard Weber (publisher CA books). Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2000

  • Organized one of the first 21 day SCW trainings in US, with Sneh Victoria Schnabel.

  • Human Systems Institute, Inc. Portland, OR. 2000

  • Professional Presentations

  • Opening Presenter. 2nd Asia Systemic Constellation Conference, Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2008

  • 1st Asia Family Constellation conference. Three workshops & presentations. Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2006

  • Panel Member. An International Panel: Constellations around the World – Questions and Answers on all Aspects of Constellation Work. Represented USA on 10-member panel representing 10 countries at 4th international Systemic Constellation Congress, 2500 people attending. Wuerzburg, Germany2003

  • Using Systemic Constellations in a publicly funded organization. With Kent Layden. 3rd International Congress for Family and Human Systems Constellations. Wuerzburg, Germany. 2001

  • Career

  • 1999-present Facilitator, trainer, organizer, consultant, and thought leader in Systemic Constellation work.

  • 1999-present Founder & executive director of the Human Systems Institute, Portland, OR

  • Started coaching & training business as LB Inc. (I was doing some of this as early as 1996 and taught 3-4 small NLP trainings between 1996 and 1998.)

  • 1996 Designed, developed & maintained website for Blue Heron Productions introducing Peruvian Q’ero and Inca teachings world wide.

  • 1993-1998 Professional sculptor and potter. Member of Oregon Potters Association (OPA). Represented by Changes Gallery, Mirror Pond Gallery, Essence of Fire Gallery.

  • 1992 Founder & creative director, Laughing Bones Art Studio.

  • Co-founder and treasurer of Essence of Fire co-op gallery with other members of OPA.

  • 1978-1987 Tektronix, Inc. 5 promotions in 8 years: Manufacturing Engineer; Product line engineer; Project Manager; Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Reliability Manager; R&D Ink Chemist. Rapidly promoted from engineering to management. Experience in production, internal start-up company, new product introduction, research and development.

  • Publications & Awards

  • Peterson, J. (in press 2011) Prove it! The riddle of research. The Knowing Field Journal (17)

  • Peterson, J. (in press 2011). In the Spotlight. Kent Layden in conversation with Jane Peterson. The Knowing Field Journal (17)

  • Peterson, J. (in press). CMM and the case of the missing body. In Creede, C., Fisher- Yoshida, B. & Gallegos, P. (Eds.) Making lives and making meaning: Reflective, facilitative and interpretative practice of the Coordinated Management of Meaning.Madison, NJ. Farleigh Dickinson University Press

  • Peterson, M. J. (2009). Human 2.0? Conceptual Metaphors of Human Beings in Technologists’ Discourse: A Study of the MIT Media Lab’s Human 2.0 Symposium. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertations & Theses @ Fielding Graduate University database. (UMI # 3351801)

  • Peterson, J. (2010). Somatic imaging. The Knowing Field Journal (15) 50-53

  • Peterson, J. (2010). Reflecting teams. The Knowing Field Journal (15) 54-59

  • Peterson, J. (2009). Jakob & Sieglinde Schneider in the spotlight. The Knowing Field Journal (13) 31-34

  • Peterson, J. (2006). Asking the hard questions. The Knowing Field Journal (8) 58-60

  • Peterson, J. (2005). Deep roots: Musings on the philosophy of constellations. In Lynch, J. E., & Tucker, S. (Ed.), Messengers of healing: The family constellations of Bert Hellinger through the eyes of a new generation of practitioners (pp. 40-57). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen.

  • Peterson, J. (2005). Some heretical thoughts on organizational constellations. In Lynch, J. E., & Tucker, S. (Ed.), Messengers of healing: The family constellations of Bert Hellinger through the eyes of a new generation of practitioners (pp. 140-156). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen.

  • Peterson, J., & Layden, K. (2001). Organizational case study. Systemic Solutions Bulletin (2) 45-47

  • Peterson, M. J. & Causley, G. C. (1989). Ink jet printer ink composition and process for producing same. (US Patent # 4,818,285).

  • Advisory Roles

  • Advisor to 2011 US Systemic Constellations Conference (Oct. 2011, San Francisco, CA). 2010 to present.

  • Board Member of the Knowing Field Journal. 2006-present. Advisor to 2nd US Systemic Constellation Conference. (2007, Ashville, NC). 2006-2007

  • Personal

  • Married since 1981 to the same wonderful man! Owned by two beautiful and mischievous Russian Blue cats nicknamed Bu and Schmu who assist with filing in my office. Enjoy gardening, singing, travel, reading, Chinese tea and dim sum.