In addition to contributions of whole medical systems—such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine—students of the Ph.D. in Mind Body Medicine: Integrative Mental Health program learn a core of evidence-based complementary therapies, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Health coaching
  • Guided imagery
  • Somatic therapies
  • Psycho-neuroimmunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Biofeedback
  • Narrative medicine
  • Integrative psychotherapy

Within the scope of their existing licenses, graduates will be able to augment their practice with a variety of complementary therapies and integrative medicine interventions. In addition, they will also be prepared for work in academic jobs in universities, colleges, and medical schools, furthering studies in the field while teaching integrative approaches to a new generation of health and mental health care providers. Acquiring a wide variety of knowledge and skills, graduates may choose to enter into new areas of care, working in chronic pain, palliative care, and integrative hospice services.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.