Jody Forman

JodyTV SHOW. 10.29.2013. COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MODALITIES. JODY FORMAN, MSW, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac. practices Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Charlottesville Healing Arts Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her practice includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

In 1995, she earned the Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. That same year, she completed post-graduate training at Heilongjiang College of TCM in Harbin, China. She is accredited by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which is recognized by the Virginia Board of Medicine as the requirement for acupuncture licensure. Ms. Forman also earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974.

Ms. Forman is a certified trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol for the treatment of addictions and has trained over 100 Virginia substance abuse treatment providers in the NADA technique.

In June 2002, she was appointed by Governor Mark Warner to a four year term on the Virginia State Board of Medicine’s Acupuncture Advisory Board. She was reappointed by Governor Kane and, after four years as chairperson, she has now retired from the Board.

Before becoming an acupuncturist, Ms. Forman spent over 20 years in the field of substance abuse treatment, the last seven as a federal employee working with state and local governments to design programs for alcohol and drug dependent offenders. She is the author of the national (federal) standards for drug courts and the author of training curricula for prospective drug court judges. Drug courts link local criminal justice systems and community substance abuse treatment programs.

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