‘The Science and Spirit of Mind Healing,’ by Dr. Carl A. Hammerschlag

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Carl A. Hammerschlag, MD, CPAE, a master storyteller and internationally recognized author, physician, speaker and healer, will discuss “The Science and Spirit of Mind Healing” at a grand rounds for health-care professionals (also open to the public) presented by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4 to 5 p.m., at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, Room 5403, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.

This unique continuing medical education (CME) presentation will review didactic material as well as rituals and ceremonies to create a visionary paradigm for health-care delivery. Participants will understand the difference between a psychiatrist and a healer; whether or not a critical element in all healing relationships is a belief in the practice and in the practitioner; and will be able to list three practical applications of the science of psychoneuroimmunology (mind/body/spirit medicine) in their own clinical work.

A Yale-trained psychiatrist, Dr. Hammerschlag has spent more than 20 years working with Native Americans. He is an expert on how to survive in rapidly changing cultures. Now one of the world’s leading proponents of psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body-spirit medicine), he is a lecturer at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and founder of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit, multidisciplinary organization whose programs integrate the principles of mind/body/spirit medicine with Native American rituals and ceremonies.

In his presentations, Dr. Hammerschlag brings his gift of storytelling, a wealth of legends, and unique insights which bridge the worlds of science, spirit, and culture. With poignancy and humor, he leads his audiences on a joyful journey that will stimulate and renew their creative potential.

Dr. Hammerschlag’s life work has been chronicled in three critically acclaimed books: The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit and Healing Ceremonies. He also has authored two children's books, The Go-Away Doll and Sika and the Raven.

He holds the highest honor given in the speaking profession, the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame Award, and is a recipient of the National Caring Award. Selected by the Caring Institute of Washington D.C. from more than a quarter million nominations, the award honors “the ten most caring adults in America.”

Dr. Hammerschlag received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale University. For more than a decade, he served as chief of psychiatry for the U.S. Public Health Service Division of Indian Health. Learn more about Dr. Hammerschlag by visiting www.healingdoc.com


This week's Psychiatry Grand Rounds supported by unrestricted educational grant from:  Pamlab.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday (September-May) from 4:00-5:00 pm.  Unless otherwise specified, locations are as follows: Live presentation in AHSC Room 5403.  Live Broadcast to UAMC-South Campus BHP Rm 1233 and the SAVAHC Building 90 Conference Rm 1200.

Please contact Leticia Lovallo at 520-626-1392 or at uapsycon@email.arizona.edu  with questions.