Pierre Morin

Pierre Morin, PhD


Ph.D. Health Psychology, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
M.D. University of Basel, Medical School
M.P:H. University of Basel, Medical School
Specialized Certificate in Psychosocial and Psychosomatic Medicine. Swiss academy of psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine (APPM).
Diploma in Process-oriented Psychology, Center for Process Oriented Psychology, Zurich,
Licensed Professional Counselor LPC

Area of Substantive Knowledge:
Health and Psychology, Psychosocial Medicine, Diversity and Health, Medical Facilitation, Process Work

Professional Background:
Counselor of individuals, couples and families
Academic dean and program coordinator of the Master of Arts Degree in Process-oriented Psychology
Faculty member: The Process Work Institute Graduate School.
Assistant medical director at REHAB, Rehabilitation Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Medical director of a treatment center for drug addicts, CIKADE, Basel.

The Dreambody: A New Integrative Approach to Illness; http://www.newconnexion.net/article/07-03/morin.html
Rank and Salutogenesis: A Quantitative and Empirical Study of Self-Rated Health and Perceived Social Status. Submitted for publication in the journal Health Psychology (July 1st, 2002)
Asclepius’ Rod: An Overview of the Struggle Between the Sacred and the Profane in Medicine. The Journal of Process-oriented Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 1, p. 35-45.
Symptoms, Dreaming and Society: Process-oriented Symptom Work as a New Approach to Illness and Disease. The Journal of Process-oriented Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 25-33.
Coma a Healing Journey: A Guide for Family, Friend, and Helpers by Amy Mindell. Book Review. The Journal of Process-oriented Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 75-77.

Personal Statement:
I have always been interested in health, in approaches that facilitate awareness in health care for individual professionals, patients, and health care administrators. As a medical facilitator I believe that communication and relationship is a basic principle in health care. I recognize the many competing subsidiary issues that need to be addressed in a communicative dialogue (e.g. rising health care costs, health disparities). I integrate an adult education paradigm and address in addition to all other needs, the power and rank imbalance between health care providers and clients and the dominance of some cultural values over others. I believe in deepening meaning by unfolding individuals’ and communities’ stories and narratives. In contrast to the disenchanted worldview of mainstream medicine in which there is no place for mystery and magic I believe in peoples sentient experiences and dreaming nature. I embrace the idea of a force of life that animates our bodies and selves and try to foster the therapeutic powers within ourselves, which help us regain strength and overcome fatigue and sickness.

In my leisure time I play saxophone and love cooking for friends and my family. I love the outdoors and long walks on the Oregon beaches.