Curriculum Oversight Committee

Curriculum Oversight Committee

This dedicated team works to steward Upledger CranioSacral Therapy into the future, including ensuring the highest professional standards in the education and practice of CranioSacral Therapy as developed by its founder, John E. Upledger, DO, OMM.

Additionally, they:

  • promote the research, development and advancement of the science, art and practice of CranioSacral Therapy as defined by developer John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
  • endorse appropriate educational and competency standards for providers who will protect the public and the profession from unethical, incompetent, or illegal acts those practicing in the cranial field.
  • strive for curriculum standards and consistency
  • protect the rights of individuals to receive—and therapists to practice—CranioSacral Therapy as a natural, effective approach to healthcare
  • earn and maintain the respect and confidence of professionals and the public in general
  • promote legislation that supports the CranioSacral Therapy profession, and oppose legislation that may harm or damage it

CST Faculty
Chas Perry Ph.D., CST-D

Ombudsman, Founding Committee Member

CST Faculty
Rebecca Flowers OTR, BCP, CST-D

Ombudsman, Founding Committee Member

CST Faculty
Carol McLellan CMT, CST-D

Ombudsman, Founding Committee Member

Judy Blix P.T., CST-D

Founding Committee Member & Committee Administrator

Kathy Woll, Chief Operating Officer

Founding Committee Member

Alex Jozefyk, Chief Financial Officer

Founding Committee Member

Donna Upledger, Special Projects Liaison

Founding Committee Member

CranioSacral Therapy Curriculum Ombudsmen

These exceptional and seasoned practitioners take an active role in monitoring, ensuring consistency and enhancing the Upledger Institute's educational initiatives, as well as creating and developing new applications for CranioSacral Therapy and materials and support thereof.

Avadhan Larson, LMT, LAc, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1) Ombudsman
The Brain Speaks Classes (TBS) Ombudsman

Carol McLellan, CMT, CST-D
CS Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birth (CCPB) Ombudsman
CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics (CSP) Co-Ombudsman

Chas Perry, PhD, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release 2 (SER2) Ombudsman
Advanced CST Classes (ADV-ADV3) Ombudsman

Eric Moya, LMT, CST-D
Social Media Project Ambassador
Mentor Program Ombudsman
CST and Working with Chronic Depletion (CSWCD) Ombudsman

Frederick Stahlman PT, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) Ombudsman

Gail Wetzler, RPT, EDO, CVMI, BI-D
Equine CranioSacral Therapy (ECS) Ombudsman

Kat Perry, NCTMB, CST-D
BioAquatic and Dolphin Assisted Therapy (BA/DAT) Ombudsman

Ken Koles, PhD, LAc, DSc CST-D
Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST (UMAC) Ombudsman

Mable Sharp, MS, PT, CM, CST
CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) Ombudsman
CST Technique Certification Program Ombudsman

Melinda Naye CMT, CST-D
ShareCare (SC) and CranioSacral Therapy Introduction (CSTI) Ombudsman

Melinda Roland, MAPT, LAc, OMD, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy Listening (CSTL) Ombudsman

Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D
CST Applications for Longevity (CSLRAP) Ombudsman

Rebecca Flowers, OTR, BCP, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy and Pediatrics (CSP) Co-Ombudsman

Rebecca Ridge, PhD, LMT, CST-D
Clinical Case Studies Project Ambassador

Sandra Howlett, DC, CST-D, CAC, EFLC

EcoSomatics Equine Ombudsman

Signy Erickson, DC, LMT, CST-D
CranioSacral Dissection (CSD) Ombudsman

Stan Gerome, LMT, CST-D
SomatoEmotional Release Techniques (SERT) Ombudsman

Susan Steiner OTR/L, CST-D

CST Diplomate Certification Program Ombudsman

Thomas Rasmussen Ph.D, MCS, CST-D

Director of Research - PhD in medicine, MSc in chemistry, BSc in biochemistry, BSc in biology

Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response (CSIR) Ombudsman

CST Clinical Applications Ombudsman

Upledger Administration/Marketing Staff
Article Administration

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DOs, MDs, DCs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Licensed Massage Therapists comprise the teaching faculty of Upledger Institute International. Each has been chosen for their academic and professional achievements, as well as for the advanced skill sets they demonstrate and their commitment to sharing the gift of health.

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