Nader Shabahangi, Planning Committee
Nader Shabahangi, Ph.D., conceived the Poetics of Aging movement. Nader received his Doctorate from Stanford University, is a licensed psychotherapist, and is cofounder of AgeSong. His multicultural background has fueled his passion for becoming an advocate for marginalized groups and for creating programs with the purpose of caring more comprehensively for elders. Nader also founded the Pacific Institute, a nonprofit organization that defines its mission as one of helping elders live meaningful lives. He is a frequent guest lecturer, including presenting at international conferences focusing on aging, counseling, and dementia. Nader authored Faces of Aging and co-authored Deeper Into the Soul and Conversations With Ed. When not devoting himself to his efforts with AgeSong, Nader indulges in creative writing, teaching, process-oriented psychology, and long dinners with his wife enhanced by good wine.