Jeanne Achterberg, PhD (1942–2012)
Dr. Achterberg was a scientist who received international recognition for her pioneering research in medicine and psychology. A faculty member for 11 years at Southwestern Medical School, she also co-chaired the mind/body interventions ad hoc advisory panel and the Research Technologies Conference of the Office of Alternative Medicine, and was a member of the Advisory Board, Unconventional Cancer Treatments Study Group, Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress. Dr. Achterberg was past president of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology, and senior editor for Alternative Therapies, a peer-reviewed medical journal with an international circulation.
Dr. Achterberg authored over 100 papers and five acclaimed books, including the award-winning Imagery in Healing and Rituals of Healing, which won the Book of the Year Award from the American Nursing Association. In 2001, Time magazine named her one of six innovators of alternative medicine for the 21st century.