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Linda Aaron-Cort, MA, Clinical Psychology, Specialization in Dance-Movement Therapy 1986, J.F.K. University; B.A. Theater Arts/Dance, 1973, Sonoma State University; California State Teaching Credential, 1974, Sonoma State University; long and diverse career as a dance/movement therapist in California; previous clinical work and teaching includes Director of the Creative Therapies Department at First Hospital Vallejo, Program Director of the Serenity Eating Disorders Program at the Mt Diablo Medical Pavilion in Concord, faculty at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley; worked at the California Department of Mental Health as a mental health policy and program specialist focusing on the development of homeless and housing services for people with mental illness; currently works as a dance/movement therapist at the Center for Behavioral Health in Vallejo, California. (A1, B5)

 

Leslie Armeniox, PhD, LPC, BC-DMT, is Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Counseling Services at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Public Affairs Liaison for ADTA to the profession of counseling. She is an adjunct faculty member in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Leslie is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. An experienced clinician, supervisor, educator, presenter, and writer, Leslie also is known for her advocacy work as GAC for the ADTA and her contribution to the 60 Minutes II Documentary "Unsafe Haven." (D6)

 

Sarah Campbell Arnett, MA, LMBT, NCC, BC-DMT, Certified Coach, worked as a Dance/Movement Therapist for 20 years in clinical settings. She served on the ADTA Board of Directors for 9 years. Currently she works as an Organizational Development Specialist for a health care network. She supports the hospital senior executives with coaching, training and facilitation. She conducts leadership training across the US. (IS8)

 

Zoë Avstreih, BC-DMT, LPC, LCAT, Licensed Psychoanalyst, was a Co-Chair of the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department at Naropa University and currently serves as the Director of its Dance/Movement Therapy Program. Further, Zoë was the founder/director of the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement and founder and former director of the graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. A pioneer in the development of Authentic Movement, she lectures and teaches internationally and has published widely. (B4)

 

Cheryl Bartky, MCAT, NCC, BCC, GCDF, BC-DMT, wears numerous career hats. She works as a dance therapist, counselor, career counselor, life coach, and spiritual director with people of all ages, walks of life and life issues. One of Cheryl’s specializations is working with mourners, helping them to take their next steps. Currently she works with a mourner care program as well as in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a former resident of Albuquerque, she is delighted to be soaring to new heights with you in the Land of Enchantment. (E8)

 

Nancy Beardall, PhD, BC-DMT, is the Dance Therapy Coordinator at Lesley University. As a dance/movement therapist, consultant, Certified Movement Analyst, and educator, Dr. Beardall’s work has focused on dance, dance therapy and cognitive, social/emotional and relational development using dance/movement and the expressive arts in the public schools with students K-12 of all populations. Dr. Beardall has developed numerous curricula for middle and high school students promoting wellness, decision-making skills, healthy relationships and making a difference in the school community. Her community building programs through the arts have involved students, parents, and community members, and have been the recipient of numerous grants. (C8)

 

Susanne Bender, M.A., BTD, ECP, dance therapist for over 30 years, got her degree from Antioch University in San Francisco, family and couples therapist, supervisor, author, based in Munich, Germany, were she runs an accredited DMT training institute and a private practice with the emphasis on systems theories. (www.tanztherapie-zentrum.eu). She is the director of the China-Germany Professional Dance Therapy Training in Beijing (http://www.tanztherapie-zentrum.de/index.php?cid=322&pid=322) and is the President of the German Dance Therapy Association BTD. (International Panel)

 

Miriam Roskin Berger, D. Arts, BC-DMT, LCAT, ADTA Past President and charter member; currently teaches at NYU, where she was previously the Director of the Dance Education Program. Director of the Dance Therapy Program at the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y. 1970 to 1990 she was Director of the Creative Arts Therapies Dept. Bronx Psychiatric Center. Past NCCATA Chair and former AJDT co-editor, she serves on the boards of the Arts in Psychotherapy and Journal of Dance Education. Dr. Berger has taught dance therapy and the MPI extensively in many countries. ADTA Lifetime Achievement Award 2007, inducted into Dance Library of Israel Hall of Fame 2005, and recipient of the Charles Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters from Bard College 2009. (International Panel¸ Chair)

 

Bonnie Bernstein, MFT, BC-DMT, is a dance activist and dance/movement therapist, facilitating workshops for survivors of sex trafficking and social trauma in Kolkata, India. She was mentored by Blanche Evan from 1970-1982 and has worked in private practice for 35 years. She teaches graduate students at Northern California’s JFK University, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and alternative route DMT certification program, and Center for Movement Education and Research. Ms. Bernstein is an author on dance therapy for sexual trauma survivors and has conducted lifelong research on indigenous dance in world cultures. She is an international workshop facilitator and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. (E6)

 

Nitza Broide-Miller, PHD, BC-DMT, is a founding member of ADTA and of the Expressive Arts Association in Israel. She has a teaching degree, BA & MA in Educational and Clinical Psychology from the University in Israel. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. She trained since 1963 with Marian Chace, Trudi Schoop, Mary Whitehouse, Alma Hawkins, & others. She has been teaching, training students and conducting workshops in dance therapy for almost 40 years. She has been combining psychology and movement doing workshops internationally & treating clients in Palo Alto, California. (B5)

 

Corinna Brown, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, currently serving as the ADTA GAC Chairperson and the President of the NY Chapter; MA in Criminal Justice, 1992; MS in DMT from Hunter College, 1996; Certificate in Neo-Reichian Psychotherapy, 2002; Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from Long Island University, 2005; Served on the National Newsletter Committee from 1997-1999 and served on the National Research Subcommittee 2002-2009, Served as the Newsletter editor for NY State Chapter from 1999-2005, served as Vice President for The NY State Chapter from 2005-2008, and served as the Chairperson for Local Conference Committee for the 2007 National Conference in Brooklyn. (A6)

 

Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, is on the core faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the Holistic Studies/EXA Specializations of the Counseling Psychology program. Her teaching specialties are: Body-Oriented Psychotherapies, Ecotherapy, Dancing with the Earth and Nature and Spirituality. In her private practice in Berkeley, CA, Ariana blends Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy in working with individuals and couples. Ariana’s anthology: “Ecosomatics- Earthbody Reconnection” will be coming out in 2013. Her greatest passions are weaving Ecotherapy experiences and theory into her classes and enjoying the aliveness of nature. (C3)

 

Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT is Senior Dance/Movement Therapist and Acting Team Leader at Maimonides Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. She has been a member of the adjunct faculty at New York University and teaches at the Harkness Dance Center. After serving over 16 years on the Board of Directors of the ADTA, she is currently on the editorial review board of the AJDT. In addition to training and supervising students both in the U.S. and abroad, Ms. Capello maintains a private practice specializing in developmentally delayed adults. Her writing is featured in the recently published book The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy: Life is Dance (Routledge; 2009) and as a regular contributor to The American Journal of Dance Therapy. (International Panel, Movement Closing Co-Leader)

 

Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT, E-RYT 500, founded and directed a non-profit therapeutic dance/yoga organization where she created the Chance to Dance/Dance Partners and Dancing Yogis programs. Kathy was a member of the BC-DMT Certification Board for three years. She has been a guest lecturer at Scripps College, CMER at Loyola Marymount University and Tiverton House at UCLA. Kathy is currently a part-time faculty member at Santa Monica College Emeritus Division and El Camino Community College. She is a program advisor and workshop presenter for UCLArts and Healing. She maintains a private yoga therapy practice in Santa Monica, CA. (A2)

 

Johanna Climenko, BC-DMT, LCSW-R, LCAT, a pioneering DMT since 1968 has worked clinically with the range of populations served by DMT and taught and consulted extensively, in and out of academic settings, in the U.S. and the Netherlands. Since 1986 she has added Reichianundefinedmind/bodyundefinedtherapy to her private practice work, developing the combined modality of DMT and Reichian therapy. Currently, her focus is on the complementarities of DMT, Laban Movement Analysis, and Reichian therapy in training and consulting other mental health professionals and students. She will be keynote presenter at the 2012 Russian DMT conference. (A6)

 

Jill Comins, MA, BC-DMT, LPC is a dance/movement therapist and Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In 2010, she helped to implement the first Recovery-oriented acute psychiatric care unit in Philadelphia. She has since expanded her knowledge of Recovery informed care by developing and implementing recovery-based dance/movement therapy programming throughout each unit in the hospital. She has presented for ADTA and PCA (Pennsylvania Counseling Association) conferences on Recovery oriented care and dance/movement therapy. Jill also enjoys sharing this approach as a Supervisor to dance/movement therapy graduate students from Drexel University. (D2)

 

Linni Deihl, MEd, BC-DMT, maintains a clinical practice specializing in psychogenic somatic disorders. A dance/movement therapist since 1964, she supervises alternate route students working towards their R-DMT and BC-DMT. She teaches at the university level and since 1972 has taught June and winter intensive courses for alternate students. She is the recipient of the 2007 ADTA award “Excellence in Education”. She is a past ADTA board member and currently serves on the Standards & Ethics Committee, the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board and also the board of Survivors Art Foundation, as director of Dance Arts. She has been the Pied Piper of dance education on the East End of Long Island, New York, and now directs the DanceAbility program for special needs children. Her publications include, A Dance Therapy Bibliography and “Treating Psychogenic Somatic Disorders through Body Metaphor”. (IS9, B5)

 

Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC is Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program at Antioch University New England, Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, and as a senior trainer for Inspirees in China. She has served as Spokesperson for the American Dance Therapy Association and currently as Co-Editor for the American Journal of Dance Therapy. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as the dance of attachment relationships, DMT with autism, trauma and the body. She is published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy and the Journal of Dance Education. (C6)

 

Eleanor M. DiPalma, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC maintains a Private Practice - Dance Therapy, Dance Education, Human Resources Training - New York City and Delhi, New York; PhD in dance movement analysis and therapy - New York University – Author of two books and numerous articles: “Liljan Winifred Espanek, pioneer: Her life and work in the profession of dance therapy” and “Liljan W. Espanek, Ihr Leben und Werk als Tanztherapeutin,” Adjunct Professor - State University of New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology. (D7)

 

Kim Dunphy BA, Grad Dip Movement Dance, MEd is a dance movement therapist and performing arts educator who has worked with people with disabilities through dance and dance therapy in a range of settings. She is Vice-President of the Dance-Movement Therapy Association of Australia, and co-author of Freedom to Move: Movement and Dance for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Elsevier 2003) and Dance Therapy Collections 3 (DTAA 2009). Kim is completing her PhD on the role of arts in social change in Timor-Leste. Her research and practice interests focus on understanding the nature of therapeutic or social change through the arts. (E2)

 

Kimberly Dye, MS, BC-DMT, CEO of Dyenamic Movement Products, Inc. has worked in clinical settings for eating disorders, psychiatric, and substance abuse. Her award-winning products are sold both nationally and internationally. (C2)

 

Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT has worked in educational and psychiatric settings for thirty years, with children and adolescents who have special needs. She has also served as Coordinator of the Hospital School Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has given numerous lectures and workshops at various agencies and universities, and has also provided many staff development and training sessions. Tina supervises and trains graduate students and entry-level dance/movement therapists. She has published on her dance/movement therapy work with children in the Arts in Psychotherapy Journal, and in the book: Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies – When Words are Not Enough (edited by Fran Levy). Tina has served on the Board of Directors of the American Dance Therapy Association; past President of the New York State Chapter of the ADTA; and she is currently the President of the New Jersey Chapter of ADTA. She is the Coordinator of the Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy Training Program at the Harkness Dance Center / 92nd Street Y in New York. Tina is also on the faculty of Inspirees, International; and will be teaching dance/movement therapy in Beijing and Hong Kong. (Movement Closing Co-Leader)

 

Angela Tatum Fairfax, PhD, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, is a graduate of Drexel University Dance/Movement Therapy program. She Is chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee; Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chapter, and charter member of the Black American and African Descendents Affinity Group (BAAD). Angela maintains a private practice, supervises graduate level interns in dance/movement therapy training, adjunct faculty at Drexel University, and provides workshops and in-service training on creativity and spirituality. Angela is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and licensed minister of dance. (IS5)

 

Rebecca Finnoff, MA in Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy from Naropa University, and is a trained Play Therapist. Her specialty is using dance therapy with children in educational settings, supporting their emotional and social learning. She is interested in using movement to enhance brain development in children, and educating teachers to incorporate movement into their classroom curriculum. She is currently working as a school-based therapist in Denver, Colorado, leading DMT groups with children, developing a movement based social/emotional skills curriculum for schools, and is completing revisions on an article for publication in the ADTA journal. (A8)

 

Zvika Frank, BC-DMT, TA in Netherlands. Works as a dance and movement therapist, teacher of DMT and supervisor DMT at Codarts, Rotterdam; member of the steering committee for the Masters Programme in Dance Therapy, Codarts, Rotterdam; teaches. For over 25 years he has done pioneering treatment with sexually abused men. One of the first DMTs to teach dance/movement therapy workshops in China. (International Panel)

 

Sherry W. Goodill, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, is Clinical Professor and Chairperson of Drexel University’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies and the current President of the ADTA. She has taught psychosocial assessment through movement for DMT for 20 years. Sherry also serves on editorial panels for the peer-reviewed journals Arts in Psychotherapy, and the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and on the research committee of the Society of Arts in Healthcare. (D1)

 

Mgr. Bc. Martina Friedlová graduated from the Philosophical Faculty, Palacky University in Olomouc (Philology, Music education, B.A. in Psychology). She has been the author and the head of the project “Expressive arts therapies as a step towards the change in the institutional upbringing“ and an initiator of activities in the same field. She has facilitated new possibilities for arts therapies at the Philosophical Faculty at Palacky University and she has created conditions for them. In 2012 she was the chair of the international conference in arts therapies Spolecny prostor – Common Space – Obsheye prostranstvo. She worked in various projects, mostly as a head of coordinators, and she has prepared new programmes, e.g. training in Music therapy. She has considerable experience as a facilitator of couples and a lector of soft skills. (International Panel)

 

Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC, provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on the application of somatic and creative arts psychotherapies to working with survivors of war, torture, and natural disasters. Currently Director of Restorative Resources Consulting and Training and its non-profit heart, Trauma Resources International, she was Clinical Director at Rocky Mountain Survivors Center, Denver’s torture treatment program, for almost six years, Director of Haiti’s first program for Victims of Organized Violence for one year, and Co-Directed New Mexico’s Program for Child Traumatic Stress. One of the primary focuses of her work is staff care and support programs for humanitarian workers in complex humanitarian emergencies. She has taken her work to Indonesia, Haiti, Kosovo, India, Australia, Croatia, Sweden, Rwanda, Denmark, Mexico, Norway, Lebanon, Palestine, The Darfur Region of Sudan and Chad, and New Zealand. She is an Authorized Continuum Movement teacher and is the 2010 recipient of the ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award. (IS4)

 

Jane Guthrie is a Prof. Member of the DTAA MCSP; B. App. Sc (Phty); M. Ed (DMT studies); Grad. Dips. Movement and Dance and Rehabilitation Studies, Dance Therapy Cert. and CMA, with more than 25 years’ experience using DMT in conjunction with her work as a Physiotherapist in physical rehabilitation. Following her introduction to Laban’s Movement Theories in 1977, she was motivated to learn more and completed this ambition when she received her LMA certification (CMA) in 2008, travelling back and forth to Canada over a two year period to do this. As a dmt she formerly specialized in application with traumatic head injury, but since retiring from fast stream rehabilitation, has started working with elderly hostel residents. In this situation she is enjoying the challenge of developing movement programs that combine the skills she can offer to meet the residents’ needs. She also continues to work with private neurological clients, as well as being very active in the DTAA. Email: jguthrie@alphalink.com (International Panel)

 

Lenore Hervey Ph.D. in Creativity & Research, The Union Institute and University, is recently retired from almost thirty years as an educator in dance/movement therapy, during which she specialized in research, cultural competence and ethics. She is the author of Artistic Inquiry in Dance/Movement Therapy and numerous research articles and chapters. In 2011 she was the recipient of the ADTA's Excellence in Education Award. She has served as Chairperson of Education, Research & Practice, and Standards & Ethics on the ADTA Board of Directors. She is currently traveling around the country in an RV. (B1)

 

Becky Engler Hicks, PhD, R-DMT, is “the mothering coach” who has a doctorate in prenatal and perinatal psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and master’s degree in dance therapy from UCLA. Becky facilitates innovative “early parenting as dance” workshops and trainings that are based on the principles of pre-perinatal psychology and dance-movement therapy. She teaches somatic psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Becky also works as a dance therapist with pediatric cancer patients through the Andrea Rizzo Foundation and with adolescents and adults with eating disorders. (D5)

 

Ellen Schelly Hill, MMT, BC-DMT LPC is chair of the ADTA Standards and Ethics Committee. Ellen has had extensive course and curriculum development experience in her role as Director of Dance/Movement Therapy Programs at Drexel University. She has previously served as chair of the ADTA Committee on Approval and the Subcommittee for Approval of Alternate Route Courses. Her clinical interests have included dance/movement therapy work with adults with mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and histories of trauma, as well as community applications of dance/movement therapy. (IS6, E1)

 

Ping Ho, MA, MPH is Founding Director of UCLA Arts and Healing ‒ an organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, of which Ping is a Steering Committee Member and was founding administrator. She was also founding administrator for the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. Ping has a BA in psychology with honors from Stanford, a MA in counseling psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MPH in community health sciences from UCLA. She serves on the Council of Advisers for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. (A2)

 

Kalila Homann, MA, LPC-S, BC-DMT is a licensed professional counselor, dance/movement and expressive arts therapist and supervisor in private practice in Austin, Texas. Her work is dedicated to exploring and accessing the body’s capacity to engage the mind in healing, learning and growth. Kalila teaches and supervises at the graduate and postgraduate level, and designs creative therapeutic and educational programs locally and nationally for educators and therapists. Her workshops and teaching in embodied neurobiology, movement observation, and dance/movement therapy include annual presentations at national conferences, postgraduate alternate route training programs, and continuing education for teachers and clinicians. She has held adjunctive faculty positions at Goddard and Antioch Colleges, and currently teaches Neuroscience for the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Drexel University. (IS2)

 

Susan Imus, BC-DMT, chairs the Department of Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Columbia College Chicago. She co-developed the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis housed in the department. She is past chair of the Committee on Approval for the American Dance Therapy Association and received the 2006 ADTA Excellence in Education award. (A5)

 

Lysa Monique Jenkins-Hayden, MA, is a charter member of the ADTA Multicultural/Diversity Committee (MDC) and founding member of DMT affinity groups: Black American and African Descendants (BAAD) and Allies for Social Justice (ASJ). Her thesis researcher entitled “Movement Encounters in Black and White: Understanding Race and Cultural Competence in DMT” is a 380 page manuscript with over 300 references from seven different disciplines such as dance/movement therapy, non-verbal communications, body image, multicultural competency, Black psychology, family therapy, and sociology. Lysa Monique has also been a social researcher investigating quality of life issues for ethnic minorities in America for over ten years. (IS5)

 

Melanie Johnson, MA, R-DMT, NCC is a dance/movement therapist and yoga instructor living in Boston, Massachusetts. A graduate of Antioch University New England’s DMT and Counseling Program she is assisting in KMP trainings in Munich, Germany and is completing her certification as a KMP analyst. Participating in DMT groups for children and caregivers, Melanie is actively pursuing data collection for research, education, and trainings in Kestenberg analysis and intervention techniques for therapists and laypeople. (D4)

 

Sarah A. Jones, CEO of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, the second largest domestic abuse shelter in Arizona where DMT is a core component of service delivery. She is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership in designing and administering 360 degree evaluations; the Change Style Indicator: Enneagram and T-Group facilitation and Meyers Briggs. Sarah has a Master’s in Public Administration and a bachelors in dance/psych and more than 20 year’s leadership experience in nonprofit and healthcare settings. She’s known for employing systems thinking principles to lead complete system redesigns and sustainability plans resulting in significant savings while expanding services. (B3)

 

Terje Kaldur, BSc in psychology, is a Creative Arts Therapies/ Dance/Movement Therapy concentration graduate student attending Tallinn University in Estonia. She is a certified school psychologist and has worked in a public school setting for 6 years. Her CAT internship was in an oncology-hematology unit at Children’s Hospital in Tallinn and she currently works with special needs children in an Estonian rehabilitation center. She is also helping to introduce and promote the new fields of creative arts therapies in Estonia through projects and workshops for selected target groups. (International Panel)

 

Ryan Kennedy, LPC, LMFT, BC-DMT, CLMA, is core faculty in the Somatic Counseling Psychology Program at Naropa University and has extensive background in graduate and post-graduate education, particularly in the areas of expressive arts therapies, experiential learning, clinical assessment, and systemic therapy. Ryan's clinical approach is deeply rooted in developmental, humanistic, existential, and transpersonal principles and practices. In particular, he holds the ideas of non-dualism, relational attunement, core mindfulness, mind/body connectivity, and organismic self-regulation to be central to his work. (B4)

 

Virginia Klein, BC-DMT, LCAT, graduated Juilliard, trained with Marian Chace and Elissa White; established dance therapy at St. Lukes Hospital and Payne Whitney/NYP Hospital where I have been for 41 years. (B5)

 

Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, is the dance/movement therapist at The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms. Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, a past president of the American Dance Therapy Association, and a past Chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She is a co-editor of The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Healing through Relationship Series and has published extensively on the use of dance/movement therapy in the treatment of eating disorders. She is the recipient of ADTA’s 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. (IS1)

 

Nana Koch, Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, LPC, CMA, is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science at Long Island University/Post. Nana is the former coordinator of the Hunter College Dance/Movement Therapy Masters Program, and now is the Chair of the ADTA Sub-Committee for Approval of Alternate Route Courses. She is a former chair of ADTA’s Credentials Committee and member of the Approval Committee. She provides dance/movement therapy education and training both nationally and internationally. Most recently she has conducted trainings in Costa Rica and India. She is a specialist in Liljan Espenak’s work. (E1)

 

Sabine C. Koch, PhD, BC-DMT, is researcher and lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, specialist in Kestenberg Movement Profiling (KMP), movement analysis and dance/movement therapy. Present work on “Embodiment: The Influence of Movement on Affect, Attitudes and Cognition”. National Research Project on “Language of Movement and Dance” (BMBF) and Evidence Based Research on Movement Therapy in Schizophrenia and Autism in the European Union-Project TESIS “Toward an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity”. She has worked with children, depressed, psychotic, autistic, elderly, psychosomatic, trauma and dissociative identity disorder patients. (A3)

 

Rena Kornblum, MCAT, BC-DMT, DTRL, Executive Director of Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, facilitates violence prevention classes and individual, group and family DMT at schools and at Hancock Center. She authored the Disarming the Playground book set and training DVDs, which illustrate a comprehensive, movement based, research supported, violence prevention curriculum. She has also written several chapters and articles on her DMT work with children. She teaches and presents on her work internationally and is on the faculty at the UW – Madison where she co-coordinates an undergraduate certificate program called Introductory Studies in Dance/Movement Therapy. (E3)

 

Rebecca Amis Lawson has been whole-heartedly involved in dance, psychology, movement and therapy for the last 35 years. She is an Authorized Continuum Movement Teacher, has a MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from New York University and a B.S in Psychology. A professional dancer and teacher for over 25 years, she also has extensive training in alignment, ideokinesiology, authentic movement, yoga, pilates, and connective tissue massage. She currently teaches Continuum Movement Workshops and classes throughout the US and in Canada. (IS4)

 

Ellen Searle LeBel, MA, MFT, BC-DMT, SP, is a Jungian oriented, licensed marriage and family therapist in northern California. Her approach to depth psychotherapy incorporates sandplay therapy, art and dance/movement therapy. Ellen is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Sandplay Practitioner. She was on the clinical faculty at Humboldt State University and teaches authentic movement, sandplay, trauma therapy and supervision in the US and Europe. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the AJDT and has published articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy and the Psychotherapy Institute Journal. She is also a visual artist and yoga practitioner. (A7)

 

Jenny Baxley Lee, MA, BC-DMT, CCLS, is a Lecturer with University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine in the College of Fine Arts. Ms. Lee’s expertise includes multidisciplinary practice, teaching, program implementation, and administration in the arts in healthcare in clinical and community settings. Her life work is dedicated to exploring the capacity of dance and the arts, and more broadly the creative process, to impact the health of people of all ages and abilities. (C7)

 

Marcia B. Leventhal, PhD, CMA, BC-DMT, was the 2007 Marian Chace Foundation Lecturer; Founder and Director of the Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program/Professor at New York University (1973-1990); Founder of Dance Therapy in Sweden and the UK; Co-founder of the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia; Co-founder of Dance Therapy Institute of Princeton; Founder of dance therapy intensive trainings in Kyoto, Japan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Athens, and Greece; Taught dance therapy in France, Italy, throughout the UK, and China. (D7)

 

Susan Loman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, KMP Certified Analyst. Director, MA Program in DMT and Counseling, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Applied Psychology, Antioch University New England; Co-Editor American Journal of Dance Therapy; Editorial Board, The Arts in Psychotherapy for 16 years; Former Chair, ADTA Education Committee. She worked with Judith Kestenberg for eight years, chaired five KMP conferences, authored numerous articles and co-edited three books, including, The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile and presented in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, South Korea and the Netherlands, as well as throughout the U.S. (D4)

 

Patricia Lucas, PhD in clinical psychology, specializing in prenatal/perinatal psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, a Masters degree in dance movement therapy from Naropa University. Dr. Lucas presents nationally on her somatically focused work specializing on early development and relationship. She is the book review editor for JOPPPAH and has a private practice in Golden Valley, MN. She is a mother to daughters Jane (21), and Georgia(18), son, Raines (8), and happily married to John, for 25 years. Discovering her love of dance at an early age, Dr. Lucas still takes dance class regularly and teaches occasionally. (A4)

 

Pam Margules, BC-DMT, LCSW, is a dance/movement therapist and a clinical social worker in the Chicago area. She has worked in schools and mental health settings for over 25 years. She currently works in the Wilmette Public Schools outside of Chicago and has a private practice with children, adolescents and adults. (D3)

 

Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT, teaches Nonverbal Communication for the Dance Department at California State University, Long Beach and has facilitated dance/movement therapy groups in psychiatric hospitals, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities and partial hospitalization programs for over a decade. She is a longstanding member of the ADTA Public Relations Committee and is passionately committed to expanding the world’s awareness of dance/movement therapy. A licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, she uses the Zumba® platform to build awareness of the profession of dance/movement therapy and to remain actively connected in her daily life to the inherently healing power of dance. (IS7)

 

Anne Margrethe Melsom, MA, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, is the Director of the Rehabilitative Creative Arts Therapy Service at Girard Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. She has over ten years of clinical and administrative experience working with people with mental health problems and addictions. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Recovery Model at Girard Medical Center. Anne Margrethe is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the Hahnemann Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Drexel University. She specializes in Behavioral Health, Supervision, and Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. (D2)

 

Julie Miller, LCSW, LCAT, BC-DMT, is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement, NY, NY and maintains a private practice in Brooklyn. She has been practicing the discipline of Authentic Movement since 1987 and has trained with Zoe Avstreih and Janet Adler. (A1)

 

Sue Mullane, BEd, Grad Dip Movement Dance, Med, is an experienced special educator and dance/movement therapist who has worked in the areas of trauma and disability with adults and children. Currently Sue is placed in a special developmental school in Melbourne, Australia working with children aged 5-18 years. Sue’s particular professional interests include understanding and articulating the contribution of dance movement therapy to the positive growth and development of children with special needs and disabilities. (E2)

 

Laurice D. Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, E-RYT, LCAT, is a well known presenter and writer. Lauri provides unique insight into anatomy from her work as an official associate teacher with Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains ® to her dissection studies with Gil Hedley. In addition, Lauri has trained with Leslie Kaminoff (author, Yoga Anatomy), as well as at Mt. Sinai Medical and through a long history of movement and yoga experience and education. She is co-President of the YTA (Yoga Teachers’ Association) and teaches anatomy as faculty at Ananda Ashram as well as applied courses at institutions such as Pace University. (E5)

 

Donna Newman-Bluestein, MA, BC-DMT, is a dance/movement therapist and educator. Donna has worked since 1978 with children with physical and/or developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness, chronic pain, or cardiac disease and elders with dementia. Donna is a Senior Lecturer at Lesley University, Public Relations Chairperson for the American Dance Therapy Association, and supervises practicing dance/movement therapists. In recent years, Donna has presented at conferences locally and nationally in her specializations: DMT with people with dementia, training others to bring dance to the elderly and training caregivers of people with dementia in comprehensive and embodied nonverbal communication. (D8)

 

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, PWAssociate, is a psychotherapist/educator/performance artist. She has taught at the University of Minnesota for over 15 years and works with individuals, couples and families. Her specializations include relationship, identity, attachment and trauma issues as well as various diversity concerns. She has lectured and presented throughout the U.S. and Europe and has recently returned from teaching DMT at Tallinn University, Estonia as a Fulbright Scholar. She has also led DMT trainings in Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. She is a member of the Alternate Route Course Approval sub-committee. (International Panel, E1)

 

Dilshad Patel, an India-based movement therapist Dilshad Patel trained at the Harkness Dance Center, New York. On her return to India, she worked with street children, prisoners, and patients with chronic illnesses. She has taken DMT to the medical realm where she conducted a pioneering research study on DMT for Lung patients at a Mumbai hospital and has recently introduced Movement Therapy to 400 Parkinson’s patients. Her ground breaking work has been adapting movement/therapy to elite sports, working with a team of cricketers in a precursor to India’s landmark cricketing championships, the Indian Premier League and Team Canada during the recently concluded world cup successfully taking movement/therapy into an unexplored realm with elite sports. (International Panel)

 

Aleksandra (Ola) Rayska¸ MA, MS, BC-DMT, is starting her PhD in Clinical Psychology at CUNY, NY in Fall 2012. She obtained her MS in dance/movement therapy at Pratt Institute in 2009 and MA in psychology at Warsaw University in 2006. She is a Fulbright scholar and a pioneer of dance/movement therapy in Poland. She is certified by Polish Dance Therapy Association as a dance/movement therapy supervisor and therapist. She works clinically with adults, teenagers and kids mostly in the mental health area. (C1)

 

Maralia Reca, PhD, BC-DMT is founder/director of the first Latin America postgraduate training at Caece University, Buenos Aires and is well known both nationally and internationally for this program in Dance/Movement Therapy; Dr. Reca is developing and directing another postgraduate program in Dance/Movement Therapy at the National University of Cuyo, San Juan, Argentina. Former professional dancer and pioneer of DMT in Argentina; Received her doctorate in Psychology from Palermo University in Buenos Aires; recipient of the International Panel Service Award 2010; maintains a private practice; authored many articles and three books; presents seminars in conferences nationally and internationally. (B5)

 

Taira Restar, MA, RSME is an ordained minister, artist, and arts educator, who is passionate about the creative process. Taira has taught people of all ages for over 25 years in the U.S. and abroad including at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taira is on faculty at Tamalpa Institute, a movement-based expressive arts training center in California. She is associate teacher for her mentor, Anna Halprin. www.tairarestar.com (B6)

 

Iris Rifkin-Gainer, MA, BC-DMT is a lifetime student of Blanche Evan, 1947-1982; faculty NYU Graduate Dance Therapy Program, 1970 -1985; Blanche Evan Methods course, KINECTIONS, Rochester; supervision, private practice in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. (D7)

 

Yukari Sakiyama, PhD, BC-DMT, Associate Professor of Department of Early Childhood Education, Mukogawa Women’s University Junior College Division Board member, Newsletter editor and Chair of Credential Committee of Japan Dance Therapy Association (JADTA) (International Panel)

 

Ilene A. Serlin, PhD, BC-DMT, psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in San Francisco and Marin. She is past-president of San Francisco Psychological Association, FellowAPA, past-president Division of Humanistic Psychology, taught at Saybrook, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Ilene is the Editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger) over 100 chapters and articles on body, art and psychotherapy. She is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques, American Dance Therapy Journal, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, and The Humanistic Psychologist. (IS3)

 

Paul Sevett, MA, BC-DMT, LICSW, began his dance therapy education at the University of Wisconsin over 30 years ago. He became a practicing dance therapist after receiving his MA degree from Goucher College in 1983 working in a variety of psychiatric settings in Maryland, Washington DC, and Minnesota. The focus of his work has always been utilizing the natural wisdom of the body and its energy to promote the integration of body, mind, and heart. He continued this exploration becoming a certified practitioner of Zen Bodytherapy® , Integral Bodywork® and energy healing using the Three Heart Balancing® technique. Currently, Paul has a private practice in St. Paul Minnesota. “I am sustained by the deep sense of honor I feel as each client allows me to participate in their effort to uncover and express their true authentic Self.” (IS6)

 

Eileen Shulman, MAT, MA, has worked as a dance/movement therapist for 22 years, specializing in young, developmentally-delayed children. She did her DMT training at Goucher College, and subsequently studied Authentic Movement with Zoe Avstreih and Bat-Sheva Koren. She studied Dyadic Therapy. She has been teaching in the dance/movement therapy program at David Yellin College, Jerusalem, for the past six years. She continues her study and practice of movement and dance, as well as authentic movement, which she also teaches. She has a private practice. (E7)

 

Nancy Toncy, LCPC, BC-DMT, ICDVP, GLCMA, clinical director at Between Friends-domestic violence agency serving families who have been affected by abuse. Adjunct faculty of the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Department at Columbia College Chicago Where she holds a Field placement supervision class and teaches a Trauma & Recovery course. Nancy provides clinical supervision and maintains a private practice in dance/movement therapy with focus on trauma. (B8)

 

Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, has a private dance movement therapy practice in New York City and the Hudson Valley region of New York; teaches creative dance; and has developed a dance therapy program for pediatric medically ill children. She trains allied professionals and lectures, internationally and nationally. She has been featured on “Good Morning America” and “Eyewitness News” ABC –TV; “Woman’s Day” “New Yorker” magazines; and has published papers, and a book about her DMT method. (E4)

 

Dee Wagner, MS, BC-DMT, LPC, has been a therapist at the Link Counseling Center in Atlanta for 18 years and a professional choreographer and dance/drama teacher for over 30 years. She has led workshops at four ADTA conferences and for the Georgia Chapter of the Marriage and Family Therapy Association, South Fulton Medical Center, Inner Harbour Adolescent Treatment Facility, Georgia Regional Hospital, and the Georgia Eating Disorders Information Network. (B2)

 

Melissa Walker, MA, R-DMT, is a graduate of Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology and a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. Currently, Melissa is in private practice in Colorado where she supports couples and individuals to cultivate wellness through embodied sexuality and intimacy through weekly counseling, groups and couple retreats. She is a committed guide toward deepening relationship with the body and creative fire. She sits on the board of the non-profit Courage is Change, working to end dating and relationship violence through healthy relationship development, and is currently working toward her certification in Sex Therapy. (C4)

 

Marybeth Weinstock, PhD, BC-DMT, has worked in the field of DMT for 40 years in hospitals, clinics, schools, and in private practice. Her specialties are issues of Age and Eating Disorders. Her dissertation for her PhD in Clinical Psychology is entitled “Women Dancers in Midlife”. Coping with the Transition, which inspired a series of workshops she leads with Taira Restar, MA. Both dance with their mentor, Anna Halprin. Marybeth teaches Anna's Movement Ritual and is currently in her Advanced Performance Lab. Marybeth is the president of the CA Chapter of the ADTA and serves on the Research Committee of the ADTA. (B6)


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