Linda Garofallou, MS, IMH-E®-III Clinical
Level III Clinical Endorsement in Infant Mental Health®
Certified Qigong Sensory Treatment Therapist and Trainer www.QSTI.org
New mother & baby enjoying first foot massage with Linda Garofallou (R)
Linda Garofallou is the Qigong Sensory Treatment Therapist and Trainer at the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University, and formerly at Children’s Hospital of NJ at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where she has worked extensively with families and children with a wide range of serious medical diagnoses.
Linda has developed a variety of community pediatric parent-touch and sensory treatment programs for at-risk children & families, including:
Linda teaches a graduate seminar on The Tactile & Sensory Foundations of Child Development, a program for hospital and mental health professionals. She holds a Masters degree in biology/human physiology, a post graduate certification in Infant & Preschool Mental Health, the Level III Clinical Endorsement in Infant Mental Health®, and is faculty trained in Brazelton’s Touchpoints. She is a licensed massage therapist, Certified Qigong Sensory Treatment Therapist & Trainer and Certified Instructor of Infant Massage. She is licensed and certified in the Shanker Method® for Self-Regulation through The MEHRIT Centre, Ontario, Canada. Linda is the recipient of the 2003 Humanism in Healthcare Award.
Masters of Science [Biology/Human Physiology] - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Bachelor of Science [Education] - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Licensing & Certifications
Licensed & Certified in Shanker Method® for Self-Regulation - The MEHRIT Centre, Ontario, Canada (2016)
Level III Clinical Endorsement in Infant Mental Health® - NJ Association of Infant Mental Health (2014)
Certified Qigong Sensory Training Therapist & Parent Trainer - Qigong Sensory Training Institute (2013)
Post Graduate Certification in Infant Mental Health - YCS Institute of Infant & Preschool Mental Health, East Orange, NJ (2007)
Certified Brazelton Touchpoints Trainer—Faculty Level, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston, Massachusetts (2004)
Certified Pediatric Massage for Children with Autism - LiddleKids Foundation (2012)
Certified Pediatric Massage for Children with Special Needs - Holistic Massage Training Institute (2007)
Certified Infant Massage Bonding Educator—Foundation for Infant Massage and Family Bonding, Hudson, FL (2006)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor, International Association of Infant Massage Instructors - Ventura, California (2002)
Licensed Massage Therapist - New Jersey State License #26BT00094300
Baker-Pitts, C, Bloom, C, Eichenbaum, L, Garofallou, L, Orbach, S, Petrucelli, J, Silva, V, Tortora, S. (2015) The Acquisition of a Body: Establishing a New Paradigm & Introducing a Clinical Assessment Tool to Explore the Intergenerational Transmission of Embodiment. The BODI—The Body Observational Diagnostic Interview. In Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders - Sustainability in Recovery, Edited by Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., 302-315, New York: Routledge.
Pugliese, P.T. and Garofallou, L. (1995) Lymphatic Drainage Massage. In Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Plasticand Reconstructive Surgery. 2 Vols. Edited by Stephen Bosniak, M.D. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company.
Garofallou, L. (1997) Lymphatic Drainage Massage. In The Esthetician’s Guide to Working With Physicians. By Susanne S. Warfield. New York: Milady Publishing.
Rock of Recovery Award - Newark Renaissance House Mother-Baby Residential Drug Treatment Program (2014)
Humanism in Healthcare Award, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and the Arnold P & Sandra Gold Foundation (2003)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2000)