DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.

Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD provides a short summary of yoga philosophy and reveals why it’s a fantastic complementary therapy for trauma survivors.

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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, professor, and workplace wellness consultant whose trainings to address compassion fatigue have helped healthcare and mental health professionals around the country, including the medical staff at a flagship state university health center.



Over the last 20 years Dr. Alvis has designed individualized and group programs to promote stress hardiness, work-life balance, and resiliency for nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, and others working in jobs with excessive demands on their empathy. Her work in a range of medical and mental health settings provides her with a keen understanding of these demands and the potential impact on professionals across disciplines.



Dr. Alvis also developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress, and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.



Dr. Alvis lectures, leads retreats around the world, and maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns. She continues to serve as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students, teaches health psychology, and co-leads a research team.




Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.