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Cynthia Price PhD MA LMP

Research Associate Professor
Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness
Research Working Group of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)
Chair, Massage Therapy Research Grant Committee

In private practice as a body-oriented therapist for 20 years focused on mind-body health and with particular expertise in working with trauma and chronic pain, Cynthia sought out research training at the UW SON in 1999. Her research has since been focused on the study of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an intervention designed to teach interoceptive awareness to increase self-care and facilitate emotion regulation. She also studies conceptual and scale development related to the study of body/interoceptive awareness. Currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), she is examining the efficacy of MABT for women in treatment for chemical dependency.

Department

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

 

Education

  • BA, Antioch University West, 1982
  • MA, Lesley College, 1990
  • PhD, University of Washington, 2004

What classes do you teach?

None

 

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

One of the many things I love about the UW School of Nursing is the broad and integrative orientation toward health and research.

 

Keywords

  • Mind-Body
  • CAM
  • Mindfulness
  • Body Awareness
  • Interoceptive Awareness

Research Areas

  • Symptom Science
  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health

Publications

  • Farb, N., Daubenmier, J., Price, C., Gard, T., Kerr, C., Dunn, B., Klein, A., Paulus, M., Mehling, W. (2015). Interoception, Contemplation, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 763. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00763.
  • Price, C. & Herting, J. (2013). Changes in Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms Among Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: The Mediating Role of Bodily Dissociation and Emotion Regulation. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 7: 147-153.
  • Price, C., Taibi, D., Smith Di-Julio, K., Voss, J. (2013). Developing Compassionate Self-Care Skills in Persons Living with HIV: a Pilot Study to Examine Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy Feasibility and Acceptability. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 6(2): 1-11.
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