DAOM Open House
9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
What if you could specialize in some of the most pressing health issues of our time?
Join our open house and engage with our DAOM community.
Our October module will feature:
- Christina Youngren, N.M.D., graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed a two-year clinical internship that included all naturopathic modalities and a one-year specialty residency in Environmental Medicine under the directorship of Dr. Walter Crinnion. Her medical training also included pharmaceutical medications and their interactions with natural remedies. Dr. Youngren currently holds an adjunct faculty position as a clinical supervising physician at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Tempe, AZ and at Bastyr University in San Diego where she teaches Environmental Medicine. Christina Youngren will be teaching Environmental Medicine on October 12-13, 2018.
- Jessie Shepherd, LMFT has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the John F. Kennedy University, and a Bachelors in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Currently, Jessie is an Adjunct Faculty at CIIS and at The Wright Institute, serving as a Recovery Program Collaborative Supervisor and Chemical Dependence Instructor. In the past, Jessie has worked as a lead counselor at Bay Area Community Resources, providing crisis assessment and support services. Jessie has also served as a clinician at the Lincoln Child Center providing therapeutic, intensive case management services, and mentoring for first year doctoral interns. Jessie Shepherd will be teaching Mental Health I on October 12-13, 2018.
- Yefim Gamgoneishvili, L.Ac. has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1992 and specializes in a channel-based approach to diagnosis and treatment. Yefim began his studies at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and completed his Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1991 at the San Francisco College of Acupuncture. He has been teaching Chinese Medicine since 1997 and is an official apprentice of Dr. Wang Ju-Yi in Beijing, China. Yefim Gamgoneishvili will be teaching a class on Complex Pain Disorders on October 14-15, 2018.
- Arya Nielsen, PhD, L.Ac., has a doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine with a focus in Integrative Clinical Science and Health Care. She is national board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and past chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture. She has been in private practice for over 36 years. Arya is a faculty member at Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Integrative Medicine in New York City. She serves as director of the Acupuncture Fellowship Training program for Inpatient Care, a post graduate opportunity for licensed acupuncturists. Her research includes both the physiology and therapeutic effect of Gua sha and acupuncture therapies for acute care and inpatient setting. Dr. Nielsen is author of the book Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice. Arya Nielson will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis I on October 14-15, 2018.
This is a great opportunity to learn, connect with students, and also see if the DAOM program is the best fit to deepening your acupuncture practice and knowledge.
Open House General Schedule:
Introduction and welcome
Meet with Administrative Staff
When: You can schedule with us a visit between Friday, October 12–Monday, October 15. Classes run from 8:30am–5:30pm. You’re welcome to attend a full day of class (recommended) or drop in for any portion of the weekend module.
This event is open to licensed acupuncturists or MSTCM students in their last year. If you have questions, please contact ACTCM DAOM Admissions at DAOM@ciis.edu or 415-401-0464.