Best-Selling, Award Winning Author and Founder ICIMHR
Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, and mental health. She is the founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. Her writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. She is a passionate advocate for decolonizing mental healthcare and incorporating indigenous practices and ontologies into healthcare services. Dr. Scharff is the 2019 recipient of St. Lawrence University's Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems.
The book Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation just WON the music category in the National Indie Excellence Awards and received a GOLD Award in the Nonfiction Book Awards.