James Lake
Integrative Medicine
Salinas, California, United States
Years of experience 26

Total years in practice: 26

Practice Name
Practitioner Name
James Lake
Integrative Medicine
About me

Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist who
completed residency training in psychiatry at
Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Lake
has served as a clinical assistant professor in
the department
of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Stanford,
and is currently a visiting
assistant professor of medicine at University of
Arizona School of Medicine,
Center for Integrative Medicine. He founded and
chaired the American
Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary,
Alternative and Integrative
Mental Health Care from 2004 through 2010 and was
appointed to a special APA
Task Force on CAM
and integrative medicine. Dr. Lake is a
founding member and former chair of the
International Network of Integrative Mental
He has chaired
symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other
national and
international conferences on non-conventional
and integrative mental health


Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles
and chapters on integrative
medicine and psychiatry, contributes a regular
column on integrative mental
health care to Psychiatric
, and
serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative
Therapies in Health and Medicine
, Journal
of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
, Journal of the Association for Advances
in Philosophy, Psychiatry and
Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Lake is the author or
editor of four textbooks on non-conventional
mental health care: Chinese
Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual
(with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy
Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health
, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary
and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health
(co-edited with David
Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007, and Integrative
Mental Health Care: A
Therapist’s Handbook,
Norton, 2009.
His most recent writing project is a series of 10
e-books on integrative mental healthcare.
Long-standing interests include the
role of culture in mental illness, the philosophy
and history of medicine, and
the role of consciousness and intentionality in

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