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  • Janet Foliano, Psy.D.
  • S. William Friedman, M.D.
  • Liz Winter, Ph.D., LSW

    J. Douglas Mann, M.D. Doug Mann, M.D.
    Dr. Mann is Professor of Neurology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His medical degree is from Cornell and he did his post-graduate training in Neurology and brain chemistry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is Director of Clinical Services for the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine, Clinic Director for the Department of Neurology and Medical Director of the UNC Pain Program. He is a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming and has an active interest in biofeedback, heart rate variability and hypnosis for pain management. His research interests include study of complementary and alternative medical treatments for headache and other chronic pain disorders.

    Janet Foliano, Psy.D.
    Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Science Education, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center; Consulting Associate, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center.

    S. William Friedman, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Coummunity and Family Medicine. Duke University Medical Center; Family Physician with Family Medical Associates of Durham, NC.

    Marion Kostka, Ed.D.
    “Mun” was first introduced to Hypnosis in 1979 but didn’t pursue it in earnest until 1984. He is devoted to the education of health professionals in the use of hypnosis and in this role coordinates the WVU Hypnosis Study Group as well as the Annual Training Workshop and related Utilization Day (now renamed the Kay F. Thompson Memorial Symposium). His interests are varied and inculde the use of hypnosis for habit control, pain and stress management, childbirth, performance enhancement and anxiety as related to performance. He is an approved A.S.C.H. consultant. In addition to being on the staff of the WVU Carruth Center, he shares a private psychological practice with his wife, Penny.

    Penny Kostka, MA, L.P.C.
    Penny is a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Morgantown. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development/Family Studies and a master’s degree in Counseling. Penny has worked in public and private outpatient mental health settings in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Her particular areas of professional interest are women’s issues, domestic violence, adult survivors or childhood abuse, PTSD and spiritual development.

    Grant Mason, DDS
    General Dentist, Private Practice, Beckley, West Virginia.

    Charles Srodes, M.D.
    Dr. Srodes is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology; Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh.

    Liz Winter, Ph.D., LSW
    Dr. Winter is the Program Development Director for Family Links, a diversified human services agency in Pittsburgh. She maintains a general psychotherapy practice and training and consulting business for human services organizations. Liz obtained her doctoral and master's degrees in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, her law degree from the University of Oxford, and has undertaken additional professional training in mediation and coaching. She has practiced law in private and business settings and has been a professional college rowing coach and coaching mentor. Her areas of professional interest include trauma and child maltreatment, parenting, addiction, sexual identity, performance, and coaching development. She sees her training in hypnosis as an indispensable way of viewing the world and uses hypnosis as a clinical and personal too.



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