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Deborah Norris

Psychologist in Residence
Department of Psychology

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Adjunct Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Deborah Norris is Executive Director of Science for Health Energy, Inc. and Founder of The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda Md. She previously taught in the Psychiatry Department at Georgetown University Medical School, and in the Health/Fitness Department at AU. Dr. Norris worked for 15 years as a health scientist specializing in neurotoxicology and environmental illnesses at the USEPA.
    Dr. Norris teaches and conducts research in behavioral medicine. She has intensive training in Gestalt Psychotherapy, meditation and hypnosis. Integrating studies of mind and body, Dr. Norris is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and a certified fitness instructor with the Arthritis Foundation. In over 30 years as a health scientist, she has explored healing modalities from bioenergy to long-term fasting.
    Dr. Norris maintains a private practice specializing in mind-body-spirit therapies. In her practice, Dr. Norris integrates lifestyle elements of physical exercise, meditation, spiritual development, relaxation therapy, energy work, guided imagery, nutrition and herbalism for maximal health and happiness!
  • Degrees

    PhD/MA, Psychology/Psychopharmacology, American University
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • National Guild of Hypnotists

    Certified Hypnotherapist 2005-Present

  • John's Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

    Consultant/Grant reviewer 2005

  • U.S. Green Building Council

    Federal Government Green Building Workgroup Member  


  • Fall 2014

    • GNED-250 General Education Area 5 Topic: Intro to Mind Body Medicine
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