Dr. Dorothy Larkin
Dorothy Larkin is professor and faculty coordinator for the master’s program in Holistic Nursing. Her doctoral dissertation from New York University, Ericksonian Hypnosis in Chronic Care Support Groups: A Rogerian Exploration of Power and Self Defined Health Promoting Goals received the Best Paper Award for 2007 from Nursing Science Quarterly and Sage Publications.
Her current research focuses on integrating hypnosis in support groups for persons with chronic pain; support groups for women living in poverty; and facilitating experiential groups for building relationship-based care with nurses in hospitals seeking magnet status. She has presented internationally and has published numerous articles and chapters on hypnosis, therapeutic suggestions, therapeutic metaphors, storytelling, spirituality, consciousness, intentionality and community, and conflict resolution and peer mediation in schools.
Dr. Larkin is a consultant for hospitals on integrating holistic nursing and transforming cultures to augment caring practices and healing relationships. She is cofounder and trainer for the conflict resolution and peer mediation program at Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY, and presented this work with colleagues and elementary school peer mediators at the United Nations.
She is a past president of the New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Her private practice since 1986 integrates brief solution focused psychotherapy, health patterning holistic nursing modalities, conflict resolution, and Ericksonian hypnosis for pain and stress management, academic achievement, and wellness promotion.
Her recent publications include "Consciousness and Intentionality" in Nursing Science Quarterly (2010); "Relaxation" in Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing, (2014); and "A Story of Lingering Presence" in Holistic Nursing Handbook (2015).