Portland, OR
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
February 25 - March 1, 2017

About the Training

Please note this training is opened 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 year we are offering a track option for those working with children, teens and their families as well as an option to take only a mini-workshop on Friday, February 24, 2017. Please note that all attendees of the Children & Teen Track need to attend the workshop. Click here for details.

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

Course Faculty

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  • CMBM Faculty Member Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD

    Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

    Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA

  • CMBM Faculty Member Lora Matz, MS, LICSW

    Lora Matz, MS, LICSW

  • CMBM Faculty Member Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

    Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, LP

  • CMBM Faculty Member Tim Wolfram, PsyD, LP

    Tim Wolfram, PsyD, LP

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

    Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

  • CMBM Faculty Member Geoff Sittler, OTR/L, BCN

    Geoff Sittler, OTR/L, BCN

What You Will Learn

  • practice leading Mind-Body Skills Groups
  • be supported with individual and interactive supervision by senior faculty
  • receive guidance on integrating the mind-body approach into individual and group work
  • take the next steps in creating your own personally fulfilling and economically viable program of mind-body medicine within institutions — hospitals, professional schools, private practices, and bureaucracies — and independent practices and teaching programs that are unique to your talents and abilities

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
  • 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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Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD

Physician, Psychologist in Portland, Oregon; Founder of MindBody Medicine of Portland; Instructor, Portland State University School of Community Health; author, 10 Simple Solutions to Stress

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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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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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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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Tim Wolfram, PsyD, LP

Clinical Psychologist, VA Health Care System, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Psychotherapist in private practice, working with individuals and couples; Facilitator for Mind-Body Skills Groups, workshops and trainings

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Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C

Integrative Psychotherapist; Founder, The Heart Nest Wellness Center Baltimore MD

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Geoff Sittler, OTR/L, BCN

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Want more information?

Many questions for our professional programs can be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions for each program. If you have additional questions, complete the contact form and one of our programs coordinators will be in touch with you.

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