Mike Finn, Ph.D.

Michael_FinnMike Finn, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee and completed his clinical psychology internship at The State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He completed a one-year research fellowship at the Universität Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, where he studied the relationship between phenomenology (the study of first-person experience) and clinical psychology. He has received generalist training in health psychology, inpatient psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and integrative approaches to psychotherapy. He will sometimes incorporate clinical hypnosis into psychotherapeutic work and often teaches clients self-hypnosis techniques. Using behavioral imaging, he conducts research on the relationship between movement, pain and basic elements of the self. He also conducts research on hypnosis as both a natural phenomenon and as a form of treatment. His interdisciplinary research is largely inspired by psychodynamic and existential-phenomenological approaches to the self.