Dorothy is a co-founder of The Synthesis Center Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to the teaching and application of psychosynthesis, a psychotherapeutic model conceived by Dr. Roberto Assagioli in the early years of the twentieth century. For a brief description of psychosynthesis you can read this article. For a brief biography of Dr Assagioli click here.

Dorothy has been the core faculty of the Professional Training in Psychosynthesis at the center since 1978 and the program has run continuously to this day. You will find the principles of psychosynthesis have permeated all the work that Dorothy currently does, from her writing to her teaching as a professor of graduate psychology. Over the past 30 years of teaching she has trained hundreds of people from all walks of life the principles of psychosynthesis and their application in almost any field of endeavor. This program is one of the oldest and longest running in North America. For a complete overview of the Synthesis Center and the Professional Training go to the center's web site at for more comprehensive reading about psychosynthesis we recomend the following books; Unfolding Self: The Practice of Psychosynthesis by Molly Brown, Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit by John Firman & Ann Gila, What We May Be:Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through Psychosynthesis by Piero Ferrucci and Psychosynthesis: A Collection of Basic Writings by Dr. Roberto Assagioli, M.D. (The Synthesis Center is in the process of reprinting Dr. Assagioli's second book, The Act of Will and it should be available in early 2010). An article by Didi that appeared in Counseling in A Complex Society is also available here.

If after learning something of psychosynthesis, you feel that training with Didi at the center may be something that you are interested in, you can arrange to talk with Didi about the program and to people who have completed the program. Didi may be reached by e-mail here or by phone at 413-256-3020.