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SAMANTHA LYNNE GUPTA

Samantha (M.Div.) is an interfaith chaplain-activist and PhD student in Depth Psychology with a focus in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Ecological Psychology. A former non-profit director and youth organizer, Samantha's work includes spiritual care and restorative justice with individuals and in non-profits, hospitals, jails and prisons, as well as with community organizing at the intersections of racial, economic and ecological justice in the Los Angeles area.  She has utilized the Compassion Practice curriculum with individuals, in jail settings, as well with dialogue groups to cultivate the personal, interpersonal and spiritual resources for reconciliation, particularly to support positive racial identity development committed to challenging racism. Learn more about Samantha's work and scholarship at www.decentered.org