Saybrook graduate school and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine announce educational affiliation for groundbreaking graduate education in healthcare and the appointment of James S. Gordon, M.D., as dean of Saybrook’s future college of mind-body medicine.
San Francisco, Ca. and Washington D.C. (April 20, 2009): Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, President of Saybrook Graduate School and Dr. James S. Gordon, Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), today announced an affiliation for educational initiatives in mind-body medicine that will revolutionize graduate education in healthcare. The affiliation will bring the resources and expertise of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to Saybrook’s masters, doctoral, and certificate programs in Mind-Body Medicine and provide unique opportunities for professional and personal enrichment to a broad range of students interested in enhancing their skills in mind-body and integrative medicine.
Dr. Buchman also announced the appointment of Dr. Gordon as Dean of Saybrook’s Mind-Body Medicine program and its future College of Mind-Body Medicine. The future College of Mind-Body Medicine will be the focal point for Saybrook’s graduate programs in healthcare and is one of the future colleges Saybrook will be creating as it evolves into a multidisciplinary university.
James S. Gordon M.D. is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and recently served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.
He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Alternative Medicine and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students, and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression, and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel, and Gaza as well as in post 9/11 New York and post-Katrina southern Louisiana.