Kathy Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D.
Holistic Healing Arts
Curriculum Vitae

counselingKathy Lynn Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2010

Concentration in Psychology

Union Institute and University,                  Cincinnati, Ohio                           

· Major Fields: Transpersonal Psychology, Traumatology, Indigenous (North American and Mesoamerican) Healing Approaches       

· Dissertation Topic: An Integration of American Nontraditional and Mesoamerican Traditional Approaches as a Treatment Model for Traumatic Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

· Country Specializations: Mexico and Guatemala

· Comprehensive Areas: Traumatology, Jungian Personality Theory, Human Development, Human Sexual Development, Art and Play Therapy Techniques, Family Systems Theory and Therapeutic Interventions, The Blended Family, Systemic Marriage Counseling Approaches, Communication in the Marital Dyad,

Therapeutic Interventions for Sexual Dysfunction, Curriculum Design (self-directed learning program), Qualitative Research Methods



· Traditional Maya Plant and Spirit Medicine

Musik Li Pim School of Plant Medicine and Healing Arts, Coban, Guatemala, 2010

Conducted comparative study of Maya and Nahuatl traditional healing and participated in Maya ceremonies

· Dia de Los Muertos, Traditional Medicine and Curanderismo, Mexico City and Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2007

La Tranca Institute

Studied literature and comparative healing modalities and its contribution to the development of contemporary Curanderismo and contemporary traditional healing

· Traditional Healing, Spirituality and Community Health in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2005

Union Institute and University

Executed comparative study of community healing practices and Curanderismo as related to community health in rural and urban areas of Central Mexico

· Traditional Mexican Medicine, Oaxaca, Mexico 2008

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Examined traditional healing techniques within Curanderismo, including the application of herbology, spirituality, and the temazcal


M.A., Counseling Psychology, 2001

Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona

Thesis Topic: The Impact of Divorce on Children

Guidance Counselor Endorsement


Bilingual Endorsement, 1996

Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona


· University of Kentucky, 1996

Spanish Studies in Quito, Ecuador


Elementary Education Certification, 1995

Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona


B.A., Journalism, 1993

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

            Writing, Public Relations and Spanish                                                                      


B.A., English, 1993

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

            English Literature and History


· Spain

Spanish Language and Culture



Research: International Traumatology, Psychology, Traditional Healing Modalities, Curanderismo, Social Justice, Liberation Psychology, Mythology, Folklore, Transpersonal Psychology, Chicano Studies, Cultural Anthropology

  Teaching: Psychology, Human Development, Comparative Studies of Allopathic and Traditional Medicines, Somatic Studies, English as a Second Language, History, Spanish, Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, Social and Cultural Theory, Cultural Anthropology



Languages: Spanish/English bilingual in all modalities of communication

Traumatology: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Level I Certification; Certified Trauma Specialist, Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children



Child and Family Consultation, 2001 to present

Specialities: Traumatology; Individual, Child and Family therapy; Consultation in Spanish; School-and social service setting-based individual and group therapy and whole group instruction

Educator, 1995 to present

Liberal Arts Faculty, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona

            Courses taught:

                        Multiculturalism and Integrative Healing, 2010 to present

Mentor: Equine Facilitated Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology

Adjunct Psychology Faculty, South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona

            Courses taught:

                        Career Explorations, Fall 2009

English as a Second Language Specialist, K – 6 in Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, Arizona

Spanish and Journalism Teacher in Osborn Middle School, Phoenix,     Arizona



Board of Directors, CIEBA Project

Organization supports indigenous self-determination through the planning and design of a sustainably constructed school in Maya communities. Organization advocates curriculum design and implementation that supports the traditional Maya culture and values inherent in the community. 



National Certified Counselor

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health


International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Subtle Energy Medicine



Mohr-Almeida, K. (2011). Curanderismo and Healing Trauma: An Integration of Traditional Healing and Contemporary Psychotherapy. VDM, Germany. 978-3-639-63955-7

Panel Participant: Integrating Traditional Medicine and Clinical Practice, Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute, Northern Arizona University, April, 2010.

Mohr-Almeida, K. (2011). Untitled Poem. Restless Anthology, Spring.

Mohr-Almeida, K. (2010). Curanderismo and Healing. BlogTalk Radio:


Mohr-Almeida, K. (April, 2010). Nahuatl Healing Traditions. Arizona Center for Enlightenment.

Mohr, K. (1993). Art Arizona: Folk Museum of Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official Balladeer. Arizona Sentinel, April.

Mohr, K. (1992). Squeezing Every Penny. Arizona Business, Magazine of Development, Finance and Real Estate. Spring (16-18).

Mohr, K. (1992). The Arizona Adventure: Canyon de Chelly. Arizona Sentinel, February.

Mohr, K. (1992). Myths About Accessibility. Arizona Business, Magazine of Development, Finance and Real Estate. Fall (7).

Mohr, K. (1991). Xeriscape Landscapes. Arizona Busienss Magazine of Development, Finance and Real Estate. Summer (9-16).

Mohr, K. (1991). Project Censored: S&L Solution is Worse than the Crime. Arizona Sentinel, October.

Mohr, K. (1991). New Old Scottsdale. Arizona Sentinel, December. 

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