Behavioral Sciences Room 105A
Tel (808) 735-4720
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
Dr. Robert Santee is Professor of Psychology, Dean of Behavioral Sciences, the Director of the Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology Program, the Coordinator for the undergraduate Psychology program and the University Assessment Facilitator.
Dr. Santee has a Ph.D. in Philosophy (general focus in Asian Philosophy, specific focus in Chinese Philosophy and a specialization in Daoism), a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (focus in assessment and psychometrics), a Masters in Counseling and Guidance (Community Counseling), a Masters in Philosophy (specialization in Daoism), and a Masters in Educational Foundations (focus on examining teaching methods of Kendo). Dr. Santee is a Nationally Certified Counselor and author of An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory and Stress Management, (Sage Publications, 2007.)
Dr. Santee has developed and teaches Daoist Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, Psychology of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Health and Stress Psychology, and Evolutionary Psychology in the undergraduate psychology department. He also has developed and teaches Introduction to Chinese Thought, Taoism (Daoism) and Confucianism for the religion department. At the graduate level, he teaches a class in Health, Stress Management and Counseling and a class in Cross-Cultural Counseling. Taijiquan(T'ai Chi Ch'uan), and Qigong(Ch'i Kung) are incorporated in both graduate classes, all three religion classes, and three of the undergraduate classes.
His examination of the relationship between Western counseling, Chinese thought, evolutionary theory/psychology, the stress response and stress management has resulted in writing and presenting papers at conferences in Taipei (Taiwan), Tiantai (China), Chengdu (China), and Honolulu, Hawai'i. His exploration of the relationship between Western Counseling and Chinese thought has been guided by his training in Chinese martial arts. He is a student, practitioner, and teacher of Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan), and Qigong (Ch'i Kung). He is also a practitioner and student of Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang) and Xingyiquan (Hsing I Ch'uan).
Dr. Santee has been appointed and certified in Fujian Province, China by the Board of Directors of the Fujian Chinese Wushu Development Center as a Wushu Coach. Dr. Santee is a senior instructor (Taijiquan and Qigong) for the Xiaxing Martial Art Association (Xiaxing Wushu She) of Hawaii.
He has been employed full-time at Chaminade University since fall 1994. Prior to coming to Chaminade, Dr. Santee worked 16 years as an operating room technician assisting in surgery. He then worked 5 years for the State of Hawai'i Department of Education as a Psychological Examiner administering IQ, Achievement, and Personality tests.
B. A., Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
M. A. Philosophy, M. Ed. Educational Foundations, M. Ed. Counseling and Guidance.
Ph.D., Philosophy, Ph.D., Educational Psychology.
University of Hawai'i
National Certified Counselor
|Date||Title||Publisher, Journal, Volume, or Conference Location|
|Daoism and Counseling: An Integrative Approach for Adapting to the Environment.||The American Psychological Association's Annual Convention. Washington D.C.|
|August 2011||The Zhuangzi: A Holistic Approach to Health Care||Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology. Edited by Dr. Livia Kohn. Three Pines Press. 39-58|
|The Concept of Mother in the Daodejing and the Zhuangzi||The Seventh International Conference on Daoist Studies, Nanyue, Hunan, China|
|Summer 2011||The Yijinjing.||Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness. Vol 21, No. 2|
|Winter 2011||Wuwei: The Daoist Art of Happiness||The Empty Vessel|
|Summer 2010||Sun Style Taiji Qigong: Daoist Internal Alchemy||Qi: Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness - Volume 20, No. 2|
|Spring 2010||Liezi: The Forgotten Daoist Text?||The Empty Vessel, Spring 2010|
|Sitting in Forgetfulness and the Relaxation Response: An Inquiry into Managing the Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Chronic Stress||Sixth International Conference on Daoist Studies: Daoism Today: Science, Health and Ecology, in Los Angeles|
|6/18/09-6/22/09||Circle Walking: Daoism, Baguazhang, and the Relaxation Response||The Fifth International Daoist Studies Conference - The Past, Present, and
Future of Daoism, Wudangshan, Hubei, China
|June 2008||Stress Management and the Zhuangzi||Journal of Daoist Studies, Volume 1 2008|
|Potentials for Daoist Health Care in America||The 4th International Conference on Daoist Studies: Daoism in Action. Hong Kong|
|5/18/07||An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory and Stress Management||Sage Publications|
|Winter 2007||The 100 Character Tablet of Lu Dong Bin with the Commentary of Zhang San Feng||The Empty Vessel|
|Winter 2006||A Daoist Tea Ceremony||The Empty Vessel|
|Cultivating Emptiness: The Practice of Xinzhai, An Ancient Daoist Solution To The Problem of Chronic Stress||International Conference of Daoist Cultivation and its Modern Value. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China|
|Summer 2005||An Exploration of an Early Source: Nourishing Life, Cultivating Qi, and Qi Gong||Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness, Volume 15, No. 2|
|Carl Rogers and the Dao De Jing: A Comparative Study||The Proceedings of International Conference on Taoism at Mt. Tiantai and Zhejiang. Tiantai, Zhejiang, China|
|Winter 2005||Wandering Through the Dao, While the Dao Roams Through All: The Dao of the Dao De Jing||The Empty Vessel|
|7/22/04||A Daoist and an Existential Psychotherapist: A Comparative Study||1st World Hong Ming Philosophy Conference. Honolulu, Hawai'i|
|5/24/04||Asian Perspectives and Western Counseling: A Harmonization||Third Biennial International Conference on Intercultural Research. Taipei, Taiwan|
|12/03||An Inquiry into the Dao of the Dao De Jing||World Hong Ming Philosophical Quarterly|
|Summer 2003||Chang: Embracing the Ordinary||The Empty Vessel|
|3/8/03||Stress Management, Evolutionary Theory, and Taoism: An Integrative Approach||Hawai'i Counseling Association Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawai'i|
|2/03||Learning Within a Philosophical Framework||T’ai Chi, The International Magazine of T’ai Chi Ch’uan|
|Winter 2003||Xin Zhai||The Empty Vessel|
|2004-2013||Stress Management Workshop
Hogan Entrepreneurial Program
|Chaminade University, Hawai'i|
|Stress Management Workshop
Kalihi Palama Health Center
|8/15/2010||Zen Vipassyana: How to Practice Awareness Meditation||
Ara Ryokan Sensei
|6/2/2010 - 6/6/2010||Applied Qi: Jing Gong from Qingchengshan - Bernard Shannon
Wudang Daoist Taiji - Zhou Xuanyun
Breathing Mechanics to Dissipate Emotional Toxins - J. Michael Wood
The Seated Eight Brocades: Yangsheng Practice & Medical Theory - Suzanne Friedman
Integral Three Treasures Alchemy: San Bao Cultivation - Roger Jahnke
Nourishing Qi through Tai Chi Chih Shen Gung (Ruler) - Carl Totton
Daoist Liturgy: The Mijue Tradition - Michael Saso
|Sixth International Conference on Daoist Studies: Daoism Today: Science, Health and Ecology, in Los Angeles|
|6/24/09 - 7/3/09||Yin Baguazhang,
42 Form Taijiquan,
Standing Baduanjin Qigong,
|1/10/09||Medical and Non-Medical Applications of Mindfulness Meditation
Thanh V. Huynh, M.D.
|John A. Burns School of Medicine
|6/15/07 - 6/26/07||Cheng Baguazhang,
Sun Style Taijiquan,
Sitting Baduanjin Qigong,
Baguazhang Zhanzhuang Qigong,
|Beijing Sports University
|University of Hawai'i|
|2004||Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine||Harvard Medical School
Mind/Body Medical Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Inn at Longwood Medical
|2000||The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference IV||Milton Erikson Foundation