Dr. Carla Cheatham

Founder, Carla Cheatham Consulting Group

Dr. Carla Cheatham began her career in psychosocial services with an M.A. degree in psychology, certification in trauma therapy, Ph.D. in health and kinesiology, and M.Div., before working 10 years as an interfaith health care chaplain and bereavement counselor. Carla is a national keynote speaker, consultant, and coach focused on emotionally intelligent and resilient professionals and organizations. She chairs the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Ethics Advisory Council, serves on their Trauma-Informed End of Life Care Work Group, and previously led NHPCO’s Spiritual Caregivers Community.


Additionally, Carla serves as an adjunct professor at Seminary of the Southwest and assistant professor for the University of Maryland's palliative care master's program. Carla has published books and other media on the topics of resilience, presence and attunement, trauma, cultural humility, communication, boundaries, grief, healthy leadership, service recovery, interpersonal neurobiology, and emotionally competent professionals.


For more information, visit CarlaCheatham.com.

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