About the IRI Team

John Dupuy - CEO & Faculty

John DupuyJohn Dupuy, MA is a native of Texas and grew up in Latin America. John is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served in Europe as a military police investigator. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State University in Modern Languages (German and Spanish) and a Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

John has worked in many of the nation's top therapeutic wilderness programs and helped found Passages to Recovery and Open Sky Wilderness Therapy. He is the founder of Integral Recovery, author of the book Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction, and has published various articles on the subject. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University, teaching Basic Addiction Studies and travels nationally and internationally to teach and inspire on the subject of Integral Recovery. John is also a co-founder and CEO of iAwake Technologies, LLC, a meditation technology company.

John is an avid meditator and a fitness enthusiast. (John actually does the practices he recommends.) John is also a gifted musician; he has played the guitar since he was 13 years old. He is a singer/songwriter with several albums to his credit and has a passion for singing and playing the electric blues.

John is a pioneer in using brainwave entrainment technology clinically for the treatment of addiction, depression, and other mental disorders.

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John's Major Publications:

  • Dupuy, J. (2013). Integral Recovery: A revolutionary approach to the treatment of alcoholism and addiction. New York: SUNY Press.
  • Dupuy, J., & Gorman, A. (2010). Integral Recovery: An AQAL approach to inpatient alcohol and drug treatment. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 5(3), 86-101.
  • Dupuy, J., & Morelli, M. (2007). Toward an integral recovery model for drug and alcohol addiction. AQAL Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 2(3), 26-42.

Dr. Bob Weathers - Faculty

Dr. Bob Weathers

A highly regarded educator, recovery coach, author, public speaker, and university administrator, Dr. Bob Weathers holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an M.A. in religious studies. Over the course of his professional career, “Dr. Bob” has provided tens of thousands of hours of therapeutic counseling and recovery coaching to satisfied clients. He has also committed the past 35 years to teaching, training, and inspiring graduate-level mental health providers at several southern California universities.

Dr. Bob is currently academic effectiveness coordinator at California Southern University (with regionally accredited online programs in psychology, business, law and nursing, reaching across the globe), including having developed their nationally accredited addiction studies certificate and mindfulness-based clinical training coursework. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in a broad cross-section of respected professional reference books, journals, and edited volumes.

Dr. Bob’s current writing and in-demand public speaking focus on applying the principles of Integral Recovery to healing from shame and stigma on the way to sustained, successful addiction recovery. For fun, he loves to perform locally, as an avid, lifelong drummer, in his own highly praised jazz ensemble.

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Sampling of Bob’s Publications:

  • Weathers, R.S. & Kelly, C.M. (2017). Plural recovery: A couple’s guidebook for recovery and healing from addiction. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Weathers, R.S. (2016). Foreword. In S.H. Block, C.B. Block, & G. du Plessis, Mind-body workbook for addiction: Effective tools for substance abuse recovery and relapse prevention (pp. 1-4). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.
  • Weathers, R.S. (2014, June). The evolving role of family in addiction and its treatment. The CalSouthern Sun.  Retrieved from http://www.calsouthern.edu/content/articles/psychology-articles/ the-evolving-role-of-family-in-addiction-and-its-treatment/
  • Weathers, R.S. (2013, August). Psychology insider: Spiritual resources in successful recovery from addiction---A summary of recent research. The CalSouthern Sun.  Retrieved from http://www.calsouthern.edu/content/blog/spiritual-resources-in-successful-recovery-from-addiction-a-summary-of-recent-research/
  • Weathers, R.S. (2013, January).  Psychology insider: CalSouthern’s new certificate in addiction studies.  The CalSouthern Sun.  Retrieved from http://www.calsouthern.edu/content/blog/psychology-insider/
  • Teyber, E., McClure, F., & Weathers, R.S. (2011).  Shame and the family: Transmission across generations.  In R. L. Dearing & J. P. Tangney (Eds.).  Shame in the therapy hour.  Washington, D.C.  American Psychological Association Press.
  • Jacoby, Mario  (1999).  Jungian psychotherapy and contemporary infant research: Basic patterns of emotional exchange (R.S. Weathers, trans.).  London: Routledge.
  • Nelson, D., & Weathers, R.S. (1998).  Necessary angels: Music and healing in psychotherapy.  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 38, 101-108.
  • Allman, L., De La Rocha, O., Elkins, D., & Weathers, R.S. (1992). Psychotherapists' attitudes toward clients reporting mystical experience.  Psychotherapy, 29, 564-569.
  • Weathers, R.S. (1990).  Dream theory and research.  In R. J. Hunter (Ed.), Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  Nashville, TN:  Abingdon Press.
  • Weathers, R.S. (1986).  Meditation, altered states, and unpleasant experiences: A structural-developmental analysis.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 46, 3620-3621.  (University Microfilms Order No. DA8526351).

Doug PraterDoug Prater - Coach, Producer, Project Manager, Webmaster

Doug Prater is an author, meditator, fitness enthusiast, and musician who holds a degree in Music: Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University. Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Doug also spent significant periods of his life in Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. Always longing to return to the mountains, he now lives in the Smokey Mountains of western North Carolina.

Doug’s diverse work experience as an audio engineer, web designer, author, and actor, coupled with his personal experience with addiction, recovery, and Integral Daily Practice, make him uniquely qualified for and deeply connected to the many hats he wears at Integral Recovery Institute. Doug has composed and engineered brainwave entrainment audio tracks for his personal use in meditation, creative pursuits, and the attainment of peak performance flow states. Doug is the author of the forthcoming book The Dharma of Harry Potter: A Muggle’s Guide to Buddhism (and a large catalog of fiction written under a handful of pseudonyms that he won’t tell us...we suspect he writes romance novels.)

Doug’s avid and ongoing study of Buddhism, philosophy, and personal development eventually led him to the work of Ken Wilber and the AQAL map. Together with John Dupuy Dr. Bob Weathers, and rest of the Integral Recovery Institute team, Doug shares his personal experience with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery through committed daily practice of meditation, exercise, shadow work, and creativity.

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Doug’s Publications:

  • The Dharma of Harry Potter: A Muggle’s Guide to Buddhism (Coming in 2017)

John Dupuy & Ken Wilber