Meet Natalie L. Winters, Ed.D.

Dr. Natalie Winters serves The Leadership Trust® as a specialist in professional and organizational development through personal growth. Her approach (which she calls “working from the inside out”) focuses on identifying and addressing intra-personal issues that pose barriers to inter-personal relationships.

A licensed psychologist in North Carolina and New Jersey, Natalie has extensive experience as a teacher, trainer, clinician and consultant. For more than 30 years, she has conducted workshops throughout the United States and abroad and lectured at universities such as Oxford, Princeton and Rutgers.

In her workshops and seminars, Natalie focuses on a variety of stress management methods to enable individuals to fully realize and apply their inner resources on and off the job. She has counseled and coached hundreds of professionals across diverse industries and offers custom-made onsite and offsite programs of practical design to alleviate fear, raise morale and company loyalty, especially during stressful economic times.

Natalie is co-founder and director of The Institute for Creative Action, which uses interactive techniques such as role reversal and role rehearsal to build strong and cohesive organizations. She was also the founder of Group Psychotherapy Associates.

She is a former adjunct professor of Nova Southeastern University, and the creator of the “Doc Get Happy” program of CDs featuring her “10 Tools of Happiness”.

Natalie received her doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University. She is a diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a member of the American Psychological Association, and the North Carolina Psychological Association. She is a certified hypnotherapist and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and past member of that organization’s executive council. She also is past president of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

Natalie has been a frequent guest expert on radio and television programs and was the creator and host of “Psychology in Action,” a cable televison show in New Jersey.

Natalie is the recipient of two of the ASGPP’s most prestigious awards: the innovator’s award for her work in integrating psychology and spirituality and the professional service award for “outstanding dedication and contribution”. She was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Research Institute’s Humanitarian Award, and recipient of the Women-N-Tune Pathways of Hope award.

An accomplished artist, Natalie’s works have been featured in several galleries and art shows. Click here to see some of her work. Her other passions include travel, theater, gardening, and especially her family.

Note. The 2010 J.L. Moreno Award will be presented to Dr. Natalie L. Winters by the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama at the its 68th National Conference in Philadelphia in April, 2010. The J.L. Moreno Award is presented to an individual for outstanding life-long achievement over a period of at least 30 years.