The WCI Foundation
Making medical hypnosis available to all
William Friedman, M.D.
Winter, Ph.D., LSW
Douglas 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
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
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
Liz Winter, Ph.D.,
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