Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences.  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.  His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and psychophysiology.  Dr. Walling is an Adjunct Professor of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Pat-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and an Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.  He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium located at Indiana University where he and his colleagues are working to advance scientific insights from trauma psychology.  Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Dr. Christopher Walling has employment relationships with the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA), Embodied Philosophy, the Prema Yoga Institute, and and Soma Psychological Services. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc., and he has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


Non-financial: Dr. Christopher Walling  is a member of the International Association for Relationship Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, the International Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.