Bio

Version 2Raúl Quiñones-Rosado, PhD, is a liberation psychologist, author, racial justice educator-organizer, and psychosynthesis coach. Through workshops, courses and coaching based on the consciousness-in-action approach, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado supports personal and professional development, authentic leadership and community organizing for social transformation.

For over thirty years, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has been committed to integral change. Founder and Principal of c-Integral, LLC, he trains, mentors and coaches social justice workers, helping professionals and others also committed to liberation and transformation. His work focuses on decolonial models of well-being and development, structural and psychological dynamics of social power, social identity development, antiracist community organizing, Latino leadership development, and psychospiritual practices for personal and cultural transformation.

His book, Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation, is required reading in graduate programs in psychology, counseling and social work, and is cited by leading international thinkers in liberation and critical psychology. His writings on Latino identity, race policy, social identity development and liberating transformation appear in academic, political, spiritual, and professional publications. More importantly, these works are used by activists, trainers, helping professionals and anti-oppression organizers in local struggles and global movements.

A racial justice educator and organizer, Dr. Quiñones also collaborates with antiracism organizations facilitating workshops across the United States. As such, he is a Senior Trainer with the Racial Equity Institute. He has been a Core Trainer of The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond’s Undoing Racism workshop, and has served as national Coordinator of the Collaboration on Antiracism Learnings, Legacies and Leadership.

Dr. Quiñones is also Core Training Faculty at Synthesis San Francisco, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis, and a contributor to the development of social psychosynthesis.

Dr. Quiñones founded the Institute for Latino Empowerment and co-founded Ilé: Organizers for Consciousness-in-Action, leading numerous empowerment, leadership development and organizational transformation programs with community members, students and educators, agency workers and administrators, attorneys, judges and policy makers, as well as corporate managers and executives. He supports the on-going antiracism movement-building work of Colectivo Ilé in Puerto Rico and other liberation struggles in his homeland.

A scholar-practitioner, Dr. Quiñones-Rosado has taught graduate and undergraduate courses the University of Puerto Rico and at Prescott College (Arizona). He holds a PhD in Psychology, specializing in integral and liberation psychologies. His extensive training also includes: transpersonal counseling and Psychosynthesis coaching; neurolinguistic and neurosemantic (cognitive) psychology; spirituality and consciousness studies; cultural studies; antiracist multicultural organizational development; martial (karate and taijichuan) and healing arts (Reiki), and; photography. His education and training is grounded in a lifetime’s work in communities-of-struggle and by a personal practice that includes mindfulness meditation, biohacking, music and journaling.

Raúl has lived, worked and engaged struggle in both the US and Puerto Rico. Twenty years after returning to his colonial homeland, he once again has become part of the latest wave of Latin American economic refugees in the US. He currently resides in Greensboro NC.