Stanley Dawson, DC, LMBT
President, Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE)
Stanley Dawson, DC is on the Board of Directors of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) and serves as its Treasurer. Dawson is also on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and serves as its President.
Dr. Dawson is an advocate of improving the educational standards in the massage therapy profession. The AFMTE is currently developing a teacher certification program for massage educators. Dawson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1975. He founded the first holistic health center in the southeastern United States in 1978, which included chiropractors, a medical doctor, psychotherapists, a physical therapist, a polarity therapist, a Rolfer, massage therapists, a nutritional counselor, a yoga teacher and several health educators. In 1978, he developed a biopsychosocial model for integrative health care which is a westernized version of Asian theory, and which was used as a patient education model as well as a model for integrating the health professions. Dawson is a strong advocate of a collaborative, wellness oriented system of integrative health care.