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James-S-Gordon MBM

Course Director

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 MBM

Clinical Director

Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, Integrative Psychotherapist in private practice; Clinical Director at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; and part-time faculty at Saybrook University in the College of Mind-Body Medicine

 Nutrition Faculty

Kathie-Swift FAM facultyKathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, is a leading educator, innovator and practitioner in the field of integrative medical nutrition. She has been the Education Director of Food As Medicine since the programs founding in 2001. She is the author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lost the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat and co-author with Gerard Mullin, MD, of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health. She is also a Senior Nutritionist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Dr. Mark Hyman’s Ultrawellness Center. Read complete bio →

Image 4Catherine McConkie, Executive Chef is executive chef for CMBM’s Food As Medicine professional nutrition training program and chef faculty for CMBM’s comprehensive training program in partnership with Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. She is founder of The Caregivers Table; an educational cooking program designed to nourish the well being of clinical caregivers, and co- creator of Diabetes in Motion; an awareness based food and movement pilot program at San Francisco General Hospital. Catherine is core faculty for the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal; lead chef instructor at San Francisco General Hospital’s Wellness Center; and has worked over a decade training students in the culinary arts. Read more at www.thecaregiverstable.com

 Course Faculty


IMG_0040Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA, Integrative Medicine Practitioner; Oncology Nurse Navigator for Women’s Health; works with clients around the country in her program Filling Up On

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Thomas Kuciejczyk-Kernan, MD, Board Certified Family Physician; Facilitating Mind-Body Skills Groups in family practice at Grace Hill Health Centers, St. Louis, MO

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Sabrina Ndiaye
Sabrina N’Diaye, PhD, LCSW-C,
 Integrative Psychotherapist; Founder, The Heart Nest Wellness Center Baltimore MD

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Gjorgji (Goce) Nikoloski, MD, Psychiatrist; Mental health clinician, child adolescent services, Community Mental Health Clinic, Guelph, Ontario Canada; Founder of the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Skopje, Macedonia, 1999

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Judith Pedersen-Benn, MS, CADC, CHT, Private practice using integrative and holistic counseling, organization change, and trauma resolution services; Counselor, teacher, organizational consultant, and trauma guide

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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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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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Patricia A. Van Kley, PhD, Psychologist, private practice in Perrysburg, OH; Post-doctoral study in Relational/Cultural therapy; Study of Samatha and Vipassana meditation; adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University

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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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Tim Wolfram webTim 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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Questions? Please contact Jo Dixon at [email protected] or at (317) 554-2702

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