Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT is a researcher, a licensed clinical psychologist, and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. His work integrates the developmental, neurobiological, and somatic aspects of the lifespan. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry at some of the top academic medical centers in the United States.
Dr. Walling is the President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, the hub of somatic psychology, and Associate-Deputy Editor for the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and body psychology. Dr. Walling is a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, California. He has also been a sustaining member of Dr. Allan Schore’s Developmental Neuroscience Study Group in Los Angeles at Dr. Schore’s home since 2015.
He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University and as Vice-President of the Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation where cutting-edge research is leading the field of geriatric integrative medicine. He is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
- President, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)
- Member, New Center for Psychoanalysis
- Member, Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA)
- Member, American Psychology Association (APA)
- Member, American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
- Member, International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
- Member of Trauma, Independent Practice, & Humanistic Psychology Division, American Psychological Association
- Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California #28945
Adult Psychoanalytic Training (New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA)
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), (Dr. Peter Levine, Foundation for Human Enrichment)
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals Level I & Level II (Dr. Les Greenberg)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship & Core Skills (Dr. Sue Johnson)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Training (Dr. Diana Fosha, AEDP Institute)
Neurofeedback Practitioner (Othmer Method, EEG Institute)
Certified Yoga Therapist, International Assoc. of Yoga Therapy #20591489
Certified Ericksonian Coach (ICF), Erickson International, Canada