Religion, Culture and Personality; Clinical Health Psychology; Stress Management; Health Services; Health Disparities Research
Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Psychology
S.T.M., Boston University School of Theology
M.Ed., Livingston University
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Natalie C. Wimberly
As a woman, mother, sister, grandmother, theologian, clinician, educator, scholar, entrepreneur and friend, the Reverend Dr. Natalie C. Wimberly is committed to the health and overall well being of women, their sons and daughters, their husbands and fathers, their sisters and mothers, and their communities. Natalie asserts, "It is my belief that women's health impacts their children, families and communities. Ultimately, women's health impacts the world." The diversification of Natalie's training and experience enables her to work strategically with women and those they love and care for. Natalie has worked with individuals from various cultures, ethnic, religious/non-religious/ecumenical backgrounds and individuals with diverse cognitive abilities.
As a clinician and researcher focusing on Clinical Health Psychology, Health Disparities and community-based participatory research, Natalie's portfolio includes experience with individual, couples, and families effectively utilizing interventions with patients experiencing stress, bereavement, depression, chronic pain, various physical illnesses, and substance abuse. After 9-11, she served as Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA.) Regional Coordinator for Boston Region and worked with victim's families, first responders and their families. As a theologian, community and a pastoral leader, Natalie has worked with women to develop sacred spaces, such as "I Am" altars and stress free zones. As an educator, Natalie has served in both the public and private sector working in elementary, secondary, post-secondary and graduate school education.
Natalie continues to expand her scholarship. She has been chosen to participate in the 2012 M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute in Social Equity. She will be utilizing her expertise while expanding her skills to develop creative connections between research, policy, community interventions and individual health/lifestyles.
The goal of my research is to: publish a stress management manual for clinicians; form discussion groups that serve as a resource and support for those committed to reducing health disparities in women; contribute to the empirical data related to stress, issues, and management and; develop and facilitate workshops for community health centers and other organizations and institutions committed to women’s health.
Wimberly, Natalie C. “The Blue Dot Stress Man- agement Project: A Health Promotion Protocol for Health Care Professionals.” Psy.D. Disserta- tion, The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 2011.