Gene Dobkin — Therapeutic Training and Experience

 

 

1967 – 1972 Wesleyan University; Antioch College — no degree; Education Major; 12 months total full-time public teaching experience, including helping create and staff an alternative high school in Philadelphia, PA

1976-1998 Tai Chi training; Mendocino and San Francisco, CA; Two years teaching

1978-1982   Private practice in nutritional counseling with Applied Kinesiology

1982-1984   32 hours training in Polarity Therapy; Marge Kimball; Oakland, CA

1985   Therapeutic Nutrition; College of the Redwoods; Fort Bragg, CA

1985   Massage Practitioner training and Certificate 100 hours;

Heartwood—California College of the Healing Arts; Garberville, CA

1986   32 Hour Acupressure workshop; Judith Fuente; Mendocino, CA

1987   Bio-Ethics; College of the Redwoods; Fort Bragg, CA

1987   Human Anatomy – one semester; College of the Redwoods; Fort Bragg, CA

1987   Psychostructural Release; 7 hour workshop; CMTA; Santa Rosa, CA

1987-1989   230 Hours training in Ortho-Bionomy:                                                                                                                                                               Society of Ortho-Bionomy International; Various Instructors

1988   Human Physiology – one semester; College of the Redwoods; Fort Bragg, CA

1988   Published and distributed local Directory of Healing Arts

1988   Chief Instructor; Mendocino Institute; Taught classes in Massage, Anatomy,       Business Ethics and Hygiene, Perinatal Massage

1988   16 Hours training, Sports Massage; Mendocino Institute

1989   10 Hours training, Trager Basics; Mendocino Institute

1989   10 Hours training, Alexander Technique for Musicians; Mendocino Institute

  • Director, Mendocino Institute: Taught Massage intensives, Massage Self-Care, Massage for Nurses [Nursing CEU’s granted]

1989   Human Anatomy – one semester; College of the Redwoods; Fort Bragg, CA;

Dissection assistant to Dr. Richard White

  • 30 Hours training, Myopathy; Institute of Myopathy; Placerville, CA
  • 18 Hours training, Limbic Integration; Jerri-Jo Idarius, HHP; Ukiah, CA

1990   19 Hours training, Looyenwork; Ted Looyen; San Rafael, CA

  • 80 Hours training; Neuromuscular Therapy;

St. John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars; San Francisco, CA

  • Approximately 300 hours training and assisting classes in Bowen Therapy; Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia
  • Licensed Instructor, Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, Beginning and Advanced Levels; Taught over 50 seminars in nine U.S. states (plus two in Israel)
  • Wrote and published two training manuals on Bowen Technique; Still in print; currently in use in 17 Countries
  • 133 Hours training, Neuro-Structural Integration Technique;

International Institute of Applied Health Services;

Kierktzarten, Germany; Boulder, CO; Albuquerque, NM

  • 16 Hours private consultation, Bowen Techniques; Geelong, Victoria, Australia;

Kevin Ryan, D.O.; Romney Smeeton, D.C.; Lisa Taylor, N.D.

Licensed Instructor, Neuro-Structural Integration Technique; 30 courses taught, beginning and advanced levels

  • 14 Hours training in Reflex Release; John Iams, P.T.; Poway, CA
  • Developed training in Neural Touch™; Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels; (Overall, more than 100 Classes taught to date)

2002      Developed first Bowen Bridge Class – transitional class for practitioners of other Bowen systems

  • Approved for Category A Continuing Education Credits;

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork;

Texas Department of Health

 

2005     35 Hours training in Neuro-Fascial Release, Stephen Davidson, D.O. Phoenix, AZ

2005      First of ten teaching trips to the UK

2005      First of eight teaching trips to Canada

2006      Developed second level Bowen Bridge Class

2007      Developed third level Bowen Bridge Class

2002 – Present   Forty additional classes taught

2011   January 24; Reapproved Continuing Educational Credits; four Neural Touch courses

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork;

2012     PNT Training, Dr Stephen Kaufman 24 Hours

2013      20 Hours training in Textbook Bowen Technique, Graham Pennington,

  1. Canton, OH and Ontario, CA

AMTA Member 25 years