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Cheryl L. Siniakin, Ph.D.


Education:

B.S. Psychology and English; University of Pittsburgh, 1979

Ph.D., Education, Heed University, 1996

Licensing/Certifications:

National Institute of Reflexology; St. Petersburg, Florida, 1976

Ozark Life Center School of Therapy Technology, 1985

Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy,
License # 840-Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor, Licensed since 1986.

The Education Center of Sheppard Pratt, Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, 1987

Pittsburgh Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, Inc.,
Bioenergetic Therapist, 1988

Reiki:Usui Shiki Ryotto: Second Degree, 1988

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork,
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. 1992 - present
Approved Provider for Category A Continuing Education. 1995 - present

Bodywork for Childbearing Years:
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Therapy, 1997

Professional Memberships:

American Massage Therapy Association: (AMTA)

Chapter Offices:

Pennsylvania Chapter-Western Unit Sec./Treas. 1990-1991

PA Chapter Third Vice President -
Membership Chair 1991-1993

PA Chapter First Vice President -
Public Relations Chair 1993-1994

PA Chapter President 1994-1996

National Offices:

National Bylaws Chair, 1995 to present.

Honors:

AMTA -PA Chapter Meritorious Award, 1996.

AMTA National Meritorious Award, 1996.

Accomplishments:

Private Practice - Massage Therapy 1977 - present

Pittsburgh Center for Health
Founder and Director
Massage Therapy, Massage Therapy Training 550 hour
"One-to-one" Tutorial - traditional Swedish and
Bioenergetic Massage Therapy training   1993 - present

Developed curriculum for Massage Therapy Training;
Associate Degree Program for
Community College of Allegheny County. 1995 - present

Advisory Committee Member for "Center for Complementary Medicine"
Shadyside Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(UPMC) Pittsburgh, PA.  1997 - present


COMMISSION ON MASSAGE THERAPY ACCREDITATION (COMTA) Education Specialist for Onsite Evaluation for schools applying for accreditation.  1997 - present

I have created and taught the course "Bioenergetic Massage- a Character
Specific approach to Massage Therapy" both locally and nationally
(Boston, MA and Austin, TX) since 1991.   


My interests are in achieving excellence in the education and training of
those who are interested in entering the profession of Massage Therapy.
This is done through curriculum development and one-to-one tutorial training. I have accomplished this in my own practice at the Pittsburgh Center For Health which I founded in 1993.

E-mail address: CLSiniakin@aol.com

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