Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine Recognizes First Graduates of Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program
The Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine announced on January 2, 2014 that four students have completed the requirements for its new Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching.
Cliff Smyth, Lisa Jones, Maureen Molinari, and Deborah Klein are the first graduates of this Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate Program. The graduates of the certificate program have completed a rigorous yearlong educational and experiential program that involves two on-site residential conferences, virtual student learning forums (webinars and conference calls), writing several academic papers, a plethora of practical and experiential coaching practice, and a Capstone Essay that highlights the integration of the graduates’ experiences throughout the certificate program.
The Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate confirms that the graduates are well versed on the philosophy, practice, science, and landscape of the coaching profession within the wellness field, and are equipped with knowledge and practice of a variety of advanced coaching skills, techniques, tools, and methods. The graduates of the certificate program have expressed interest in implementing health and wellness coaching in a number of areas including conventional healthcare, worksite wellness programs, community health centers, integrative medicine clinics, public health, and private practice.
Graduates of the Mind-Body Medicine Coaching for Health and Wellness Certificate program are uniquely positioned to create the future of healthcare by continuing the vision of an integrative healthcare system. Health and wellness coaching is a key component of this vision. The faculty of the Certificate program congratulate Cliff, Lisa, Maureen, and Deborah for their pioneering spirit, commitment, and passion toward helping to build a supportive, holistic, and client-centered system of health and integrative care.
Submitted by the Saybrook University’s School of Mind-Body Medicine coaching faculty:
Lisa Kelly, PhD (Director of Instructional Excellence)
Devorah Curtis, PhD (Director of Mentoring and Healthcare Systems Specialization)
Carrie Phelps, PhD Candidate (Teaching Fellow)