Janet Schreiber, Ph.D, has a distinguished career in behavioral sciences in post-graduate education. For over thirty years she has trained counselors and other health professionals. She is the program director for SWC’s Trauma Grief and Renewal Certificate Program. She completed her masters’ and doctoral degrees in anthropology with an emphasis in psychology from UC Berkeley. She received additional training at the Langley Porter Institute and the Hastings Institute. Since the 1970’s she has helped develop hospice services as well as community programs. She has taught at the University of Texas School of Public Health, where she served as chair of behavioral sciences, and at the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Schreiber is the former director of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Program at the Northern New Mexico College. She is the author of numerous articles and technical reports. She has been sustained by a 40 year meditation practice. She lives in a spiritual community in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with her musician husband and their dog.
Janet has researched and written on spiritual healing since 1985. She worked with Ecuadorian and Mexican healers. Recently she has conducted research on HIV/AIDS in the US and in Central America. Her research on women’s health issues was conducted in Mexico, Turkey, Italy and Asia. She has been a consultant to the World Health Organization and the US Conference of Mayors.
Leadership in the Community
Janet has conducted research on HIV/AIDS in the US and in Central America. Her research on women’s health issues was conducted in Mexico, Turkey, Italy and Asia. Janet founded the local coalition to improve end of life care, Santa Fe Doorways. She created and runs a program to support caregivers, Caring Can Be Shared. She developed a program for elderly LGBT people in the community, Word Out. She has received grants for traineeships from NIMH and for her projects from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation, The Daniels Foundation, the Gill Foundation, Con Alma and PMS. She received the Roselyn Carter Caregiver Award. She facilitates the local Survivors of Suicide group and a group for caregivers. She is the secretary-treasurer on the board of “Circle of Love” which provides music thanatology visits for patients.
Approach to Teaching
Janet believes in providing a safe container for each person to develop their unique contribution creatively. To her teaching is an honor and a responsibility to present the most in depth and current information. She is passionate about her work and the potential of this work to allow us to transform suffering into love. So much about this field is exciting because we are learning new models for healing the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of grief and trauma. When grief and trauma are attended to energy is released which allows us to create new and joyful ways of being.