Faculty Profile: Heather Dermyer

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Heather Dermyer

School: Mind-Body Medicine

Heather Dermyer, Ph.D. has a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University. Her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree were earned from Saybrook University, specializing in Integrative Health Psychology. She is a full-time, licensed clinician living in Marquette, Michigan. She works at Great Lakes Recovery Centers inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities with clients ranging from children to adults. Dr. Dermyer specializes in co-occurring disorders, addressing the psychological aspects of addiction, in addition to traditional mental health, and work with elite athletes, in individual as well as group settings. Her work includes conducting psychological assessments of incarcerated inmates pending sentencing to Federal prison, transitional care for male and female Federal prisoners who have completed their sentences, in addition to extensive trauma care. Dr. Dermyer also works as a Mind-Body Specialist, which includes work with the Green Bay Packers, and the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The USOEC is the only Olympic training center that enables their athletes to earn a college degree while training for their sport. Dr. Dermyer's experience includes work with athletes on the Weightlifting Team, the Short Track Speedskating Team, the Women's Freestyle Wrestling Team, and the Men's Greco Roman Wrestling Team. With the Packers and at the USOEC, she conducts Mind-Body Performance Training sessions with the athletes. This is a program that she developed that incorporates multiple styles of yoga, stretching, deep breathing, meditation, and visualization. Multiple research studies, including a randomized, controlled clinical trial, have been conducted on this program demonstrating statistically significant decreases in anxiety and stress and increases in flexibility and focus. Dr. Dermyer is also a psychologist and instructor for Synergy Fitness, a company committed to excellence in human performance. Dr. Dermyer's history includes working in pediatric and oncology hospital settings, advocating for integrative care in health and medicine, in addition to Adventure Therapy utilizing ropes courses, physical initiatives, and group processing to facilitate psychological change in individuals. Dr. Dermyer stated that she is pleased to be a part of the Saybrook University community as an adjunct faculty member and looks forward to working with students in the College of Mind-Body Medicine."

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