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Christine Berger

Dr. Christine Berger is an assistant professor of counseling and is licensed as a professional counselor in Maryland and Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland in 2009. Her research interests focus on the mental health applications of complementary and integrative therapies such as Emotional Freedom Techniques, energy healing, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness and she has published nationally on these topics. She is also a member of the executive board of the American Counseling Association division, the Association of Creativity in Counseling, and has been the Secretary of the Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. As a joint endeavor with Old Dominion University and the Integrative Therapies Institute, she offers training in complementary and integrative therapies to licensed professional counselors.

  • CAM and Counseling Resources

    Jul 31, 2019
    As we conclude this blog series on Complementary and Alternative Modalities for counselors, we would like to share a few resources to help you explore CAM and counseling further. Below are a variety of resources we believe are great starting places. We have used many of these resources at various points on our journey.
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  • Association of Creativity and Counseling and CAM

    Jul 10, 2019
    The American Counseling Association has been supportive of complementary and alternative modalities through many means, but the primary home for CAM is found within the Association of Creativity and Counseling (ACC). ACC celebrates many forms of creativity including expressive arts, interpersonal/relational approaches, the human-animal bond, nature-based therapies, play therapy, and CAM.
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  • Sound and Movement

    Jul 01, 2019
    Movement therapies have long been important approaches to wellness in CAM. Activities such as dance, dance movement therapy, Tai Chi, Somatic Experiencing, and Alexander technique have helped many people treat health challenges, preserve wellness, or are practiced just for the joy of the experience.
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  • Yoga and the Chakras

    Jun 18, 2019
    There is so much we can learn about therapies that perhaps you were never introduced to during your path toward becoming a counselor. The general theme of this blog is to bring awareness to complementary, alternative and integrative therapies. And the focus of this specific blog is on yoga and the chakras.
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  • Biofield Therapies

    Jun 12, 2019
    Biofield therapies are defined as approaches which work directly with the subtle energy field that surround the body. The subtle energy system is made up of three components: meridians, chakras, and the biofield or aura. Meridians are lines of energy that run throughout the body and they are the part of the energy system that acupuncture and Emotional Freedom Techniques work with.
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