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Kesstan Blandin

Kesstan Blandin

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Kesstan is a psychologist and psychosocial researcher specializing in dementia for the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, Dartmouth College, Lebanon NH. Dr. Blandin provides clinical lectures and training in dementia, consultations to families, and designs therapeutic research interventions. As a scholar and researcher, her interests are in structures of self and identity in consciousness as correlated with brain functions, body-mind relationships, humanistic-existential psychology, the unique experience of dementia grief, authenticity and individuation. She has published in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and is co-author with Robert Santulli, M.D., of The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family. Dr. Blandin received her PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Courses taught in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization: Somatic Studies: The Psyche-Soma Connection; Dissertation Development; Reflective Studies