Research in Body Psychotherapy: Successes and Failures A Gathering of Prospective Researchers Within USABP: USABP Research Committee

Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, SEP, Research Chair & Past President, USABP

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Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, SEP, Research Chair & Past President, USABP

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Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT is Associate Professor in the School of Professional Psychology & Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he serves as Core Faculty in the Somatic Psychology program. He is the Research Chair & Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. Dr. Walling has previously served as Executive Administrator in the Department of Psychiatry and the Aging and Memory Research Center at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and as Executive Administrator in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Walling is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction located at Indiana University, Bloomington and serves on their International Advisory Council. He also serves on the Research Committee of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and has assisted trauma therapy trainings in the United States, Canada, and Australia for many years. Dr. Walling has lectured throughout the world on the intersections of the psychophysiology, psychological well-being, and the mind-body connection.

Dr. Walling has presented at multiple conferences both nationally and internationally, including chairing the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation’s Brain Health Symposium, and the Biennale Congress of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. His peer-reviewed works are published in the American Psychological Association‘s Journal of Psychotherapy and the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, and the New Center for Psychoanalysis, where he also serves on both the Faculty Committee and Diversities Committee. Dr. Walling also serves on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gender & Sexuality. His clinical interests survey the fields of relational psychoanalysis, somatic psychotherapies, human sexuality, and trauma psychology. Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

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