In this recorded session, participants explore a new practice model for Integrative Medicine/Integrative Health (IM/IH) that addresses the present obstacles of working successfully in an interdisciplinary manner to achieve collaborative care. Based on findings from an ongoing, 10-year ethnographic study by integrative medicine doctors and a medical anthropologist at the Health Medicine Clinic in Northern California, this workshop presents practical steps for mediating among disciplines with widely disparate education, training philosophies, diagnostic and treatment methods, licensure, and scopes of practice. In a lively, engaging way, participants use the findings from the study of Healing Circles, and role play to explore how various, novel treatment plans emerge when organizational geometry changes from hierarchy to democratized circles.
Recorded: February 2013
1. Gain an understanding of models of communication and negotiation
2. Practice negotiation with practitioners and their individual traditions
3. Gain an understanding of how multi-disciplinary healing circles provide and effective vehicle for IM/IH “grand rounds” client evaluation, and practice.