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    Dr. Chris Walling

    Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, researcher, and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. Dr. Walling is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Psychology & Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Research Chair & Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and an Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. He is a Clinical Research Fellow at Kinsey Institute located at Indiana University Bloomington and serves as Vice President of Education & Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation. Dr. Walling’s research has surveyed the fields of somatic psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis, and trauma psychology.  He maintains a private practice in Brentwood (Los Angeles), California.

    Education & Experience

    Qualifications

    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California #28945
    • Adult Psychoanalyst, 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

    Memberships

    • 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, New Center for Psychoanalysis
    • Member, Los Angeles Psychological Association
    • Member, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy 
    • Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

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    My Values

    Confidentiality

    As a Licensed Psychologist, I have a primary obligation and take reasonable precautions throughout your psychological services. 

    Curiosity

    As a clinical researcher, I have an insatiable commitment to my own curiosity and inspiring my patient's curiosity in their internal world.

    Courage

    As a psychoanalyst, I am committed to creating a brave space, where the therapeutic process is preserved with a spirit of safety in service to taking the risk to grow.

    Acceptance

    As a compassionate human, my clinical work is dedicated to the practice of radical openness, radical acceptance of all that we are, and promoting our shared human dignity. 

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