Curriculum Vitae: Carl A. Hammerschlag

3104 E. Camelback Rd. # 614
Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 468-1141

PERSONAL: Birthplace: New York, April 18, 1939
Married: New York, December 26, 1960
Wife: Elaine T.
Children: Lisa, Amy, Tara

1960 City College of New York, B.S.

1964 State University of New York,
Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, M.D.

U.S. Public Health Service Hospital
Seattle, Washington
1964-1965, Rotating

Surgeon (Lt. Commander), U.S.
Public Health Service
Field Medical Officer
U.S.P.H.S. Indian Hospital
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Yale University
Department of Psychiatry

U.S.P.H.S. Division of Indian Health
Chief of Psychiatry
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Private Practice
Founder, The Turtle Island Project, 1986
The Healing Corps, 2016

Small Group and Intergroup Relations
Yale University

Clinical Hypnosis, Milton Erickson, 1975-1980

Native American Healing 1965-Present
Integrative Medicine 1970-Present

Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona

Chief of Community Mental Health, Gesundheit! Institute



  • Hammerschlag, C.A. The Dancing Healers. Harper/Collins San Francisco 1988. Trade paperback edition 1989
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. The Theft of the Spirit. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1993
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. and Silverman, B.D. Healing Ceremonies. PutnamlBerkeley, NewYork, 1997
    Hammerschlag, C.A. The Go-Away Doll. Turtle Island Press, 1998
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Sika and the Raven. Turtle Island Press, 1999
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Kindling Spirit: Healing From Within, Turtle Island Press, 2012

Selected Book Chapters and Articles

  • Hammerschlag, C.A., Alderfer, Clayton P., Berg, David. Group Relations and the Expression of Aggression Among American Indian Tribes.
  • Corrective and Social Psychiatry. Vol. 24, No.2, 62-76, 1978
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Beane, S. and Lewis, John. Federal Indian Policy: Old Wine in New Bottles. White Cloud Journal Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 14-17 1980
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. The Power of Positive Identity in Traditional and Non Traditional Community Mental Health Services with American Indians, Arizona State University School of Social Work. 1981
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Towards Mental Health in American Indian Projects School of Social Work Arizona State University June 1982
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. American Indian Disenfranchisement: It’s Impact on Health and Health Care. White Cloud Journal Vol. 2 No. 4, 1982
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Indian Mental Health in American Indian Families. Arizona State University, School of Social Work June 1982
  • Preston, Robert J. and Hammerschlag, C.A., The Native American Church. In Psychodynamic Aspects of Religion, Sect and Cult. D. Halperin Ed. PSG Publishing Littleton, Mass. 1983
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. in Report of 3cd Annual Hopi Mental Health. Conference Hopi Health Dept., Kykotsmovi, AZ 1984
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Seeing in the Dying Light, MAPS Journal, Vol.16:No.7, Autumn 2006
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Rediscovering Medicines Sacred Mission, Physicians Practice, Jan.8, 2007
    Hammerschlag, C.A. Geriatric Health Care, Modern Medicine, July, 2008
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. The Huichol Offering: A Shamanic Healing Journey, Journal of Religion and Health (JORH), Vol.48, 2009
  • Hammerschlag, C.A. Psychiatry and the Art of Listening, Clinical Psychiatry News, Nov. 2012.

Outstanding Contributions in Indian Community, Phoenix Indian Center, 1986
National Caring Award, 1998
CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association for Homecare & Hospice, 2003