EDUCATOR, & WRITER)
Since 1972, Dr. Flowers has taught both medical students and
psychiatric residents in the psychiatry departments at Stanford
University Medical Center and the University of California, San
Francisco (UCSF) Medical School. She was a volunteer faculty member
at both institutions, and in 1997 UCSF promoted her to Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry. Her teaching at UCSF has been recognized
with the Clinical Faculty Association Special Recognition Award for
Outstanding Contribution (1994) and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for
Excellence (1996 and 2004).
Dr. Flowers also has taught dream interpretation
as co-director of the
Delaney & Flowers Dream and Consultation
Center. Founded in 1981 with her co-director Dr. Gayle
Delaney, The Delaney & Flowers Dream Center trains people in problem
solving and the development of new ideas through the practical
understanding of dreams. Drs. Delaney and Flowers use Delaney’s
Dream Interview Method of dream interpretation, which places the
dreamer's individuality above theory and doctrine and treats dreams
as a sophisticated mode of information processing. They have made
numerous television and radio presentations on dreams, and as a
leader in the field, Dr. Flowers was the first Chairman of the Board
for the Association for the Study of Dreams in 1984.
1994, Dr. Flowers used her experience as an educator and
psychiatrist to develop an emotional education curriculum (Equilibrium
Dynamics) designed to teach and train individuals in
emotional competence. A growing body of evidence now indicates that
emotional competence is a key factor in both professional and
organizational success. Dr. Flowers teaches these principles to all
levels of organizational management, as well as to faculties, staff,
students, and parents. The students range from high-school to
post-graduate levels. (See Dr. Flowers'
EQDynamics presentation on YouTube.)
Linking her education and community service, Dr.
Flowers chaired the Citizens Advisory Committee to the San Francisco
School Board for a school superintendent search in 1994-1995.