Health and Wellness Online is an online resource provider specializing in mental health and addiction recovery with a holistic approach to health. Read more about the creator, Dr. Donna Poppendieck below, who originally began instructing in colleges and universities before offering online courses for providers. After seeing the challenges all people face when seeking to help an individual with mental health issues and addiction, Dr. P. adapted her courses and threw in some amazing bonus content for all adults. Shop Resources here. Are you a Health Care Provider needing CE Credit Hours? View Dr. P.'s courses here.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck, also known as Dr. P, thinks of herself affectionately as a nerd – she has completed a bachelor’s degree at University of Maryland, Munich campus and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She has also completed a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology with the McGregor School at Antioch University, as well as a Master of Science in Education and Allied Professions with University of Dayton. Additionally, she has completed a Master of Arts program in Health and Wellness Coaching through Maryland University of Integrative Health and will soon have another Master of Science in Health Promotion with the same school. In 2014, Dr. Poppendieck completed a Doctor of Educational Psychology with Capella University; her dissertation topic was A Heuristic Study of Adult Perceptions of Recalled School Experiences, from Kindergarten through 12th Grade, as Children of Addicted Parents. Dr. P worked for 16 years with middle-school age kids and their parents in a public-school setting as a counselor and prevention specialist where she interacted with more than 1,000 children aged 12 to 14. During that time, she also began to teach for multiple universities such as University of Phoenix, DeVry University, Ohio Christian University, American National University, Argosy University Online, and Mid-American Christian University. She taught a wide variety of subjects, from behavior, to cognition, personality development, cultural diversity, social psychology, numerous substance use courses, career choices, diagnostic evaluation, motivation leadership, critical thinking … and many more. Dr. P is also a subject matter expert and has authored numerous college level courses. More importantly, Dr. P lives by what she teaches. She believes that in order to be effective, she has to have a lived experience of what she recommends for others. One of her best traits perhaps is that she genuinely cares about her students. Dr. P has also worked in the field of holistic prevention with the public, both in individual and group formats, and has conducted multiple professional conference sessions in holistic healing and prevention, at the Ohio State University, the Ohio Counseling Association, and Kent State University.