Author/Lecturer, 2000-present, write and lecture about my experience and books, Doctor’s Orders: Go Fishing, Why Love Heals, and Living and Thriving: A Mind-Body-Spirit Workbook for Wellness.

Consultant, 2006-2010, Triune Integrative Medicine. Independently contracted to teach and provide Mind-Body Medicine approaches to health.

Psychologist, 2002-2006, private practice.

Instructor, 1999-2003, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Wellness Center. Developed and taught a variety of wellness workshops and seminars.

Director of Mind Body Medicine, 1996-1999, Consultant for EquiMed, Inc. to offer psychosocial educational programs through video teleconferencing to their cancer centers.

Psychologist, 1989-1996, private practice. Independently contracted by Oncology Services, Inc. and EquiMed, Inc. to provide psychological support services for their cancer centers.

Consultant, 1990-1998, Centre Community Hospital, Lewistown Hospital, and Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Clinical privileges to consult and practice psychology within these hospitals.

Director of Psychological Support Services, 1988-1989, Oncology Services, Inc. Responsible for development, research, training, and practice of psychosocial approaches with cancer patients and their families at multiple cancer centers.

Psychologist, 1987-1997, The Simonton Cancer Center. Instructed and counseled cancer patients regarding psychosocial approaches to health care, under the direction of O. Carl Simonton, M.D.

Staff Psychologist, 1987-1988, Nittany Valley Rehab Hospital. Practiced psychotherapy with patients and patient’s families adjusting to a variety of physical disabilities and related life crises, under the supervision of Sally C. Baker, Ph.D.

Researcher, 1986-1987, post-doctoral internship with Isadore Newman, Ph.D. Developed formal research proposal for the Cleveland Clinic to test the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral treatment with cancer patients.


1983 – 1985, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Akron.

1980 – 1983, M.A., Community and College Counseling, The University of Akron.

1963 – 1967, B.A., Psychology, Cleveland State University.


Shrock, D. Living and thriving: A Mind-Body-Spirit Workbook for Wellness. State College, PA: First Publishers Group; 2011.

Shrock, D. Why Love Heals. Eagle Point, OR: Heartfelt Intent; 2009.

Rossman, M.L. and Shrock, D. (2009). Mind-Body Medicine in Integrative Cancer Care. In A. Weil and D. Abrams (Eds.) Integrative Oncology. London: Oxford University Press.

Shrock, D. Doctor’s Orders: Go Fishing. State College, Pa: First Publishers Group; 2000.

Shrock, D., Palmer, R. F., and Taylor, B. (1999). Effects Of A Psychosocial Intervention On Survival Among Patients With Stage 1 Breast and Prostate Cancer: A Matched Case-Control Study. Alternative Therapies, 5(3), 49-55.

Shrock, D. A. (1984). Suppression of Women by Religion: Implications for Counseling. Counseling and Values, 29(1), 49-57.


“Integrating Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery Practices” – Presentation for the National Wellness conference, University of Minnesota, June 23, 2014.

“Why Love Heals” – Keynote speaker for the Healing and Transforming our Communities Conference, Ontario, Oregon, April 26, 2014.

“Living and Thriving: A Mind-body-Spirit Program for Wellness” – Senior Activity Center, Newport, Oregon, February 18 – March 25, 2014.

“Healthy Living: What’s Love Got to do With It?” – Keynote speaker for Healthy Living Expo, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Eugene, Oregon, October 1, 2011.

“Doctor’s Orders: Go Fishing” – Workshop for McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, Oregon, August 18, 2011.

“Scientific Evidence for the Role of Love in Health Care” – Workshop for Canadian Energy Psychology Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 6, 2010.

“Why Love Heals” – Presentation for the Healing Journeys Conference, San Mateo, California, October 10, 2010.

“How to Find Peace of Mind When You Think You’re Losing It” – Presentations for St. Josephs Medical Center, Stockton, California, August 3, 2010.

National Cancer Survivor’s Day keynote speaker, Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford, Oregon, June 5, 2010.

“How to Find Peace of Mind When You Think You’re Losing It” – Presentation for Alzheimer’s Association McGinty Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 15, 2010.

“How the Mind-Body Connection Actually Works” – Presentation for Oregon State University Gerontology Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, April 9, 2010.

“Why Love Heals” – Presentation for Oregon State University Gerontology Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, April 8, 2010.

“Mind-Body Medicine” – Presentation for Heartspring Wellness Center, Good Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, Oregon April 7, 2010.

“Stress Management” – Instructor/adjunct faculty for Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, April 8 to June 3, 2009.