The Integrative Mental Health (IMH) PhD specialization in the School of Mind-Body Medicine  is the first accredited university based PhD program providing students with a comprehensive education in integrative mental health. The curriculum in the specialization provides training in key evidence based therapies, and is taught by recognized experts in integrative mental health and mind-body medicine, including James Lake, MD, Donald Moss, PhD , Eric Willmarth, PhD , and others .
Students in the IMH specialization select from coursework meeting the qualifications for national certification in the areas of biofeedback and neurofeedback, clinical hypnosis, and health and wellness coaching. They also choose from an array of electives, including neuroscience, narrative medicine, and humanistic and existential therapies for health.
The IMH specialization follows a scientist-practitioner model, preparing students to pursue careers in integrative mental health care, informed by the latest evidence-based research. Graduates are prepared to critically evaluate current publications on integrative mental health, and to conduct new research on alternative and integrative care.