Cynthia Piltch, PhD, LMT, RMT, CPS

Instructor | capiltch@bu.edu

Dr. Cynthia Piltch is an instructor at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation where she teaches wellness classes such as Reiki and Photovoice and co-facilitates a joint project with the McLean Hospital Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program to support the cognitive functioning of ECT patients.  Cynthia has training in public health, qualitative research, massage therapy, Reiki and other wellness modalities.  She is also a Peer Specialist so in addition to her work at the Center, she provides community mental health talks and facilitates support groups for the National Association on Mental Illness and McLean Hospital.  Cynthia has also written journal articles on stress, massage therapy, Reiki, and promoting self- determination.  In addition, she founded and chairs the Mental Health Initiative at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, serves on the Massachusetts Statewide Mental Health Advisory Council and the Cleveland Clinic’s Stakeholder Committee for its PCORI-funded study: “Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) vs. Ketamine in Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression.