Ellicott City, Maryland
Turf Valley Resort
January 24 - 28, 2019

About the Training

Please note this training is open only to those who completed the initial Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine. Sorry – no exceptions!

Our Advanced Mind-body Medicine Training Program is the second step in the most complete experiential and didactic training in mind-body medicine available — anywhere. It is also the next step as we continue our commitment to working with you on your professional growth and development. This training teaches participants how to use CMBM’s mind-body medicine techniques with individuals, families, and in classrooms. Participants will also learn CMBM’s signature “Mind-Body Skills Groups,” complete with a detailed manual describing each session and discussing solutions to common issues that arise in groups.

After completing Advanced Mind-Body Medicine, participants can start supervision or the Certification process to further enhance their skills as they integrate our model into their work and their lives.

“The Advanced training helped me to identify the path by which I’ll bring this healing work to my community and to myself. This program has changed my life and given me a means to give that change to others.”

Serena Hasworth, MPH
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Course Directors

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  • CMBM Course Director James S. Gordon, MD

    James S. Gordon, MD

  • CMBM Course Director Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

    Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

  • CMBM Course Director Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

    Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Confirmed Course Faculty

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  • CMBM Faculty Member Debra Lewis Kaplan, LCSW, LMFT, FAPA, BCPC

    Debra Lewis Kaplan, LCSW, LMFT, FAPA, BCPC

  • CMBM Faculty Member Lora Matz, MS, LICSW

    Lora Matz, MS, LICSW

  • CMBM Faculty Member Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

    Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

  • CMBM Faculty Member Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

    Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jennifer Phelps, MD

    Jennifer Phelps, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Thomas Jackson, LCSW

    Thomas Jackson, LCSW

  • CMBM Faculty Member Michael F. Shea, LICSW

    Michael F. Shea, LICSW

Other course faculty may be added.

What You Will Learn

  • Organize and give a didactic presentation on one or more mind-body approaches.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a mind-body skills group.
  • Describe how to deal with different personalities in a group (i.e. people who are withdrawn or who talk excessively).
  • Outline how to deal with one’s own psychological issues in the context of a mind-body group.
  • Describe ways to regulate the timing of the pace when leading a group.
  • Explain how to integrate mind-body medicine into one’s own practice or institution.
  • Identify possible ways to establish a mind-body program.

Learning Objectives

  • Organize and give a didactic presentation on one or more mind-body approaches.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a mind-body skills group.
  • Describe how to deal with different personalities in a group (i.e. people who are withdrawn or who talk excessively).
  • Identify the complexity of dealing with one’s own psychological issues in the context of a mind-body group.
  • Describe ways to regulate the timing of the pace when leading a group.
  • Develop a clearer perspective on ways to integrate mind-body medicine into one’s own practice or institution.
  • Identify possible ways to establish a mind-body program.

Who Should Attend?

Note: participation in this program is available only to persons who completed the Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals course.

  • Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health and Pastoral Counselors
  • Military & Veteran Providers
  • Coaches
  • Educators
  • Massage Therapists
  • Yoga Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
  • Other Allied Health Professionals

James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; founding Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; former Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; author, Manifesto for a New Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Care, and Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

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Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, is an Integrative Psychotherapist in private practice, and Clinical Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC.

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Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

Integrative Clinical Psychologist and Consultant; Core Faculty, National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute; Former Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

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Debra Lewis Kaplan, LCSW, LMFT, FAPA, BCPC

Diplomat, College of Mental Health of American Association of Integrative Medicine; Fellowship status of American Psychotherapy Association; Healing Center in Plano, TX

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Lora Matz, MS, LICSW

Psychotherapist; Faculty member at the Center for Spirituality and Healing; University of MN; Clinical Education Specialist at Prairie Care in MN

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Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

Lead mind-body medicine faculty member, Dr. Sabrina N’Diaye is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore.

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Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

Professor, Director of Integrative Health program, Director of the Human Service Associate curriculum, Chair of the Integrative Health Team, Allegany College of Maryland

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Jennifer Phelps, MD

Jennifer Phelps M.D. has spent her 25 year career combining western based medicine with integrative and functional medicine to treat patients in a truly comprehensive manner. This approach allows for healing of emotional and traumatic events that underlie and affect our biologic and physical wellbeing.

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Thomas Jackson, LCSW

Thomas Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Middlebury, Vermont.

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Michael F. Shea, LICSW

Psychotherapist and private practitioner in Washington, DC with over 25 years experience; Presents workshops regionally and nationally on Mindfulness, psycho-spirituality, and continuing education for social workers

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