Jay P. Dufrechou

Curriculum Vitae


Contact Information:

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1066, Helena, Montana 59624-1066

Telephone: (406) 439-2681

Email: jay@jaydufrechou.com



  • Stanford University

            B.A., 1980, in English with Emphasis in Creative Writing

            Phi Beta Kappa, Graduation with Distinction

  • Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California, Berkeley)

            J.D., 1984

           M.A., Transpersonal Psychology, 1999

           Ph.D., Transpersonal Psychology, 2002

           (Dissertation: Coming Home to Nature through the Body: An Intuitive Inquiry into Experiences of Grief, Weeping, and Other Deep Emotions in Response to Nature (Committee: Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D., Chair; William Braud, Ph.D., Dissertation Director; Peter Raynolds, Ph.D., Third Member). Dissertation Award: Sidney M. Jourard Award, 2002, by the Humanistic Division of the American Psychological Association, for dissertation excellence, including presentation at August 2002 APA convention.)

  • Grof Transpersonal Training

            Certified Facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork, 2015


Organizational Affiliations

Member of the Bar, California

Member of the Bar, Montana

Founder (along with Keiron Le Grice, Tim Read, Holly Harmon and Deb Harmon), The Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies

Board Member, The Grof Foundation

Founding Member, Transpersonal Alliance



Dufrechou, J. (2016). Book review: The power within: Becoming, being, and the Holotropic Paradigm, by Tav Sparks. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 48(2), 210-220. 

Dufrechou, J. (2016). Book review: Walking shadows: Archetype and psyche in crisis and growth, by Tim ReadInternational Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijts-transpersonalstudies/vol35/iss2/13

Dufrechou, J. (2015). Moving through grief, reconnecting with nature. London, UK: Muswell Hill Press.

Dufrechou, J. (2013). Book review: The rebirth of the hero by Keiron LeGrice. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 45 (2),  204-213.

Dufrechou, J. (2012). Remembering William Braud (1942-2012): Recollections from a student and friend. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 44 (2),117-136.

Dufrechou, J. (2004). We are one: Grief, weeping, and other deep emotions in response to nature as a path toward wholeness. The Humanistic Psychologist, 32 (4). 357-378.

Davis, Ruth B., & Dufrechou, Jay P. (2002).  How Ruth Davis learned what she would die (and live) for.  Exceptional Human Experience, 17 (1), 18-22.

Braud, William, Dufrechou, Jay P., Raynolds, Peter, & Schroeter, Winona. (2000). A six-facet approach to assessing whole person learning and transformative change in a graduate transpersonal psychology program.  Working Paper No. 2000-1, William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.

Dufrechou, Jay P.  (1999).  Book Review: William James on Consciousness Beyond the Margin, Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 93, 326-340.


Legal Experience

Attorney/Mediator, Jay P. Dufrechou, J.D., Ph.D. 2014-present.

Attorney/Owner, Dufrechou Law Firm, P.C., Helena, Montana, 2006-2014.

Hearing Examiner, Workers Compensation Court, Helena, Montana, 1999 to December, 2005

Part-time Appellate Attorney, San Jose, California, 1995-1996

Deputy District Attorney, San Jose, California, 1989-1994

Associate Attorney, Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff & Tichy, San Jose, California, 1984-1989


Psychology Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty, Global Program, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), 2002-present. 

Part-time Research Assistant, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 1995-1999

Assisted William Braud with the development and implementation of the Transformation Research Project, designed to assess graduate student experience in the Ph.D. and Masters programs.  Responsibilities included organizational work, statistical analysis (SPSS), presentations to students, and coordination with students. 

Part-time Coordinator for the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, academic year, 1997-1999