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KARRI BACKER

As a PhD student in Spiritual Formation with an MA in Clinical Psychology, Karri's interest in compassion work is centered in her desire to understand and develop practices that integrate psychology and spirituality, facilitating a space where people can experience transformational healing.  Also an Episcopal priest, she currently serves as Director of Christian Formation at St. Andrew's in Fullerton.  Karri has offered the 12-week Engaged Compassion curriculum in parish settings multiple times and enjoys group facilitation as well as individual spiritual direction.