Join founder, James Fox as he interviews Psychiatrist Kris Kaliebe MD about bringing Yoga to Correctional facilities. Kris’s work as a psychiatrist includes trauma-focused therapies, the creation of a curriculum creation for medical students called Mind Body Medicine and more.
On our Youth Justice Series, Futures, we interview professionals in the medical, therapeutic, justice, and yoga fields and listen to the work they are offering to their communities.
Kristopher Kaliebe, MD is a graduate of Columbia University and St George’s University School of medicine.
Kristopher Kaliebe MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of South Florida (USF). He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow and serves as co-chair of the Media Committee at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). His clinical work has been primarily in University clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and juvenile corrections.
Since 2016, Dr. Kaliebe has helped start and maintain yoga programs within the correctional centers where he works. Since 2020 he has served on the board of directors of Yoga 4 Change.
Dr. Kaliebe has extensive training in psychotherapy, including trauma-focused therapies. He has been named a Best Doctor annually since 2008.
At USF, he instructs medical students, psychiatry residents and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and forensic psychiatry fellows. He has created a medical student colloquium (elective) called Mind Body Medicine. Dr. Kaliebe has helped USF Psychiatry start a special training track in Integrative Psychiatry in association with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Kaliebe’s publications and presentations include on the effect of digital technologies on mental health, Mind Body Medicine, nutrition, mental health in Primary Care settings, and preventing overdiagnosis and overtreatment.