Karen Caldwell, M.Div, PhD

Professor, Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University. Dr. Caldwell joined the Duke Integrative Medicine research team in 2008. She holds a BA in music from Mars Hill College (1975), an MDiv from Southeastern Seminary (1984), and a PhD in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech (1988). She also completed training in Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke and the University of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Caldwell is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University where she teaches graduate students family therapy, expressive arts therapies, and mind-body interventions. Dr. Caldwell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and her clinical experience includes work with runaway and homeless children and their families. Dr. Caldwell’s current research interests include the integrative health coaching process and the clinical application of mind-body interventions. She loves gardening, practicing qigong and taiji quan, as well as camping with her husband and their dogs.

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