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10:00 am – 12:00 noon
A1. Line Dancing and On-Line Dancing: A Hybrid Model for Training DMTs with Nancy Beardall, Valerie Blanc, Nancy Jo Cardillo, Shira Karman and Jennifer Wiles
The panel will share the inception of Lesley University’s Dance Movement Therapy low residency program- a hybrid of face-to-face and on-line learning. Veteran DMT faculty members and students will speak about their learning process and experiences in the low residency model in the areas of core DMT classes, such as Theories, Supervision and Body/Movement Observation and Assessment. Panelists will share their developing best practices of this form of teaching through, film, lecture and experiential methods. Students will share their experiences as well.
A2. The Dance of the Social Engagement System with Dee Wagner
A3. Connecting East/West Views of Consciousness to Open a Path to Subtle Inner Body in Dance with Patricia Ann Pupello
A4. Moving Family Reconstruction with Susanne Bender
A8. Moving Together: Preliminary Findings from Research on DMT with Individuals with ASD with Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders
B1. Profiles Panel with Dance/Movement Therapists with Linni Deihl; Cathy Appel, Beth Kalish, Anne Krantz and Lucille Ormay
B2. The Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) as a Tool to Explore Spirituality and Transformation with Susan Loman and Melanie Johnson
C1. Getting to Know the Proposed Dance/Movement Therapy Code of Ethics: Anchoring Our Professional Integrity with Ellen Schelly Hill, Annabelle Coote, Angela Tatum Fairfax and Paul Sevett
Presenter Bios:Linda Aaron-Cort, MA, BC-DMT, has enjoyed a long and diverse career as a dance/movement therapist in California. She is currently on the faculty of the Center for Movement Education and Research in California and Seoul, Korea and the Inspirees Institute for Creative Arts Therapy in China. She serves on the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board, and works as a dance/movement therapist at John Muir Behavioral Health in Concord, California.
Susanne Bender, MA, President of the BTD (German Dance Therapy Association); Trainer; Therapist; Supervisor BTD; ECP (European Certificate of Psychotherapy); Family and Couples Therapist; Author; Director of the China-Germany Professional Dance Therapy Training in Beijing, China. In 1987 she founded the European Center for Dance Therapy (EZETTHERA) in Cologne and Munich with an accredited training program in DMT. She taught at the University of Cologne and University of Riga and runs a private practice. In 2007 and 2010 she hosted Moving from Within, an International Congress on Movement Analysis.
Valerie Blanc, LMHC, BC-DMT, CMA, is an adjunct faculty at Lesley University teaching clinical supervision both on-campus and low residency and was part of the flagship team designing courses for this program. For thirteen years, she was the assistant director of the Boston Children’s Foundation and a lead trainer in Rainbowdance and CBI interventions: an evidence-based early intervention and trauma processing program in the Boston area and throughout the world. She currently has a private practice in Dance Movement Therapy and Clinical Intervention in Cambridge.
Karen Kohn Bradley is associate professor of dance and director of graduate studies in theatre, dance and performance studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a certified movement analyst in Laban Movement Analysis and serves on the boards of the National Dance Education Organization and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. She is the author of Rudolf Laban, a book in the Routledge 20th Century Performance Practitioners series, and is currently engaged in teaching Laban Movement Analysis to designers of human interaction technology as a part of Moving Stories: digital tools for movement, meaning, and interaction. Bradley is also PI on a project looking at brain maps of expressive movement, “This is your brain on dance”, at the University of Maryland.
Susan Cahill, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, is licensed in Illinois and Washington State, and maintains a private practice in Evanston, Illinois. Her practice includes couples, adults, adolescents, and older adults. Susan has been teaching Authentic Movement for over 20 years. Studying in depth with Janet Adler for the past eight years, she is currently assisting Janet Adler in her five year internship program. Susan co-chaired the ADTA conference in 1999 and was on the Credentials Committee for six years. Susan received post-graduate training at the Family Institute at Northwestern University in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model and has assisted in many of those trainings as well. She has professionally supervised psychotherapists for over 15 years and has led many professional workshops at conferences throughout the US.
Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT is a Senior Dance/Movement Therapist and Acting Team Leader at Maimonides Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry in Brooklyn, New York. She was an adjunct instructor at New York University and is part of the core faculty at the Harkness Dance Center’s Alternate Route Program in DMT. She has served over 16 years on the ADTA Board of Directors. She trains and supervises students in the US and abroad and maintains a private practice specializing in developmentally delayed adults.
Nancy Jo Cardillo, MEd, BC-DMT, LMHC, coordinates the undergraduate Art and Expressive Art Therapy programs at Lesley University. As core faculty she has taught courses on arts integration in education and therapy nationally, internationally, and on the Cambridge campus, including the Perkins School for the Blind for the graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. In her professional practice, she regularly supervises interns and conducts dance/movement therapy groups for people of all ages with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive challenges.
Jane Wilson Cathcart, BC-DMT, LCSW-R, CMA, has worked with people of all ages for over four decades. Her early clinical training was with Marian Chace and Irmgard Bartenieff among others. She designed, developed, and implemented dance therapy programs for children at Manhattan Children’s Psychiatric Center and Little Meadows Early Childhood, New York City. From 1985 to 2002 she was on faculty at Wesleyan University’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program. The ADTA film "Dance Therapy: the Power of Movement" shows her work with a child. She is listed by her former name Downes. Ms. Cathcart has been a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation since 1996. She maintains her private practice with adults with offices in Greenwich Village, New York City, and Cold Spring-on-the-Hudson, NY.
Wei-Chiung Chen, also known as Coco, is originally from Taiwan and is a MA candidate in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Columbia College Chicago. After receiving a BSc in Psychology from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, she worked with adults with chronic mental illness as well as with children with cerebral palsy and vision impairment. Wei-Chiung also has over three years of experience teaching creative movement, aerobics, hip-hop, and belly dance. Through these experiences, she found the effectiveness of movement and body work on various populations. She then received training in massage therapy and Somatics in Taiwan before moving to Chicago to pursue her dream as a dance/movement therapist and counselor.
Johanna Climenko, BC-DMT LCSW-R, LCAT, a pioneer in 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. She trained with both Marian Chace and Irmgard Bartenieff, and other first generation DMT and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) pioneers. Since 1986, having trained with Dr. Bernard Rosenblum, she has added Reichian character analytic mind/body therapy to her private practice work, developing the combined modality of DMT and RT. Currently her focus is on the complementarity of DMT, LMA, and RT in private practice and in training and consulting other mental health professionals and students in individual and organizational contexts for self-care, assessment, and replenishment.
Annabelle F. Coote, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT, CADC is a board certified dance/movement therapist and licensed mental health counselor with 20 years’ experience as a creative clinician, educator, consultant and supervisor. She is passionate about the connections between the brain and the body and the power of the creative process and the arts to deepen and enrich life experiences. She has an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England. Her experience includes work with adults, adolescents and children in a wide variety of settings. Currently, she offers dance/movement therapy, creative psychotherapy and supervision/consultation in her private practice, Movement Matters (www.movement-matters.com). She is currently a member of the Standards and Ethics committee of the ADTA.
Emily D’Annunzio, MA, R-DMT, GL-CMA is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program. She also completed Columbia’s Graduate Laban- Certified Movement Analysis program. At Columbia, her thesis research focused on using performance as therapy as an intervention for adults with developmental disabilities. She currently works as a dance/movement therapist in a day rehabilitation program that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities.
Robyne Davis, BC-DMT, LPC, in private practice in Falls Church, VA. She has worked in hospitals, schools and counseling centers over the past 20 years. She earned a BA in Psychology, an M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and a graduate certificate in Curriculum and Instruction from American University. Most recently, she served as the counselor for a Title I public charter school, grades K-8th in Washington DC. Mrs. Davis has served as adjunct faculty at Columbia College in Chicago and George Mason University. She has led workshops on the importance of the body-mind connection, presenting at the AMHCA and AASCB conferences, the SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Day, the VSA Conference, and ADTA conferences. She is past president of the MD/DC/VA Chapter and served as Government Affairs Chair.
Beverley Dunn, MBA, GL-CMA, MFLCI (moderator) is a business consultant, Certified Movement Analyst, Moving For Life Certified Instructor, D/MT alternate route student, and is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Her studies and interests encompass both D/MT and somatic approaches. With broad experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, she brings a strategic, practical approach to applying business principals to the successful delivery of creative arts therapy programming.
Kim Dunphy, BA, Grad Dip Movement Dance, MEd, PhD, 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. Kim is Head of Faculty, Dance Movement Therapy, Phoenix Institute, Melbourne, Australia and Vice-President of the Dance-Movement Therapy Association of Australia. She is co-author of Freedom to Move: Movement and Dance for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Elsevier 2003) and Dance Therapy Collections 3 (DTAA 2009). Kim’s research and practice interests focus on the nature of therapeutic or social change through the arts.
Beth Kalish, PhD, BC-DMT, was a founding member and the third president of ADTA. She was a Trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation and gave the Marian Chace Lecture in 1996. She founded 3 graduate programs in Dance/Movement Therapy. In 2007 she received the Alumnae Citation of Achievement Award from Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, she is a Training and Supervising Analyst and former President of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies where she serves as faculty in the PhD in Psychoanalysis and is Co-Director of the Infant, Child and Parenting Psychotherapy program. She is author of “Movement thinking and therapeutic action" in Diamond, M.J. and Christian, C. (eds)(2011) The second century of psychoanalysis. London: Karnac.
Shira Karman, MEd, BC-DMT, LMHC, is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University and at Cambridge College and has a private practice in Dance/Movement Therapy and Body-Centered Psychotherapy. She has consulted in psychiatric hospital settings, early intervention and educational settings, as well as with senior citizens. She has taught Dance/Movement Therapy workshops across the United States and abroad. She is certified in Core Energetics.
Susan Kierr, BC-DMT, has been ADTA's MAL for the Central Region, for two terms, and its Chair of Ethics and Standards of Practice, also for two terms. Currently she is serving her second term on the Certification Board. Susan teaches nationally and internationally, writes, publishes and practices, specializing in supervision. Her contributions to the American Journal of Dance Therapy span the past thirty years of AJDT publication. Susan lives in Louisiana and works both professionally and pro bono in New Orleans creating and sustaining programs to promote the health and well-being of the people and the environment.
Simone Kleinlooh, MA, BC-DMT, senior registered dance/therapist and registered supervisor in the Netherlands; Lecturer at Master Dance Therapy Codarts and member of Advisory and Research committee.; Private practice in Dance Therapy, Coaching and Supervision; Teacher, mentor and supervisor at Zuyd University in Heerlen, Faculty of Healthcare, Arts Therapy/Dance and Movement department. Member of KenVak; research center for the arts therapies, a joint venture of Zuyd University; Guest teacher in China and offering international DMT and nonverbal communication trainings.
Nancy Koprak, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT has been in clinical practice for 30 years. An NYU graduate, she worked as a Senior Dance Therapist at Maimonides Medical Center for 26 years, where she worked with adult psychiatric and Alzheimer's patients. She practices at Metropolitan Adult Day Health Center where she leads multi-cultural groups and works with handicapped adults. She has led creativity retreats in Tortola, Maine and New Paltz. She supervises students and is on the part-time faculty of The New School for Public Engagement.
Anne Krantz, PhD, BC-DMT, is a dancer, registered dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical psychologist. For close to 40 years she has practiced, taught, researched, presented and published on dance movement therapy. Anne was trained and mentored by Blanche Evan from 1972-1982, whose methods continue to be a foundation of her practice and teaching pedagogy. She works with adults and children of all ages, with interests in attachment, development, trauma, creativity and integrative health. Anne created Healing Through Dance, a program for cancer patients at UCSF Medical Center, in 1996 and made a documentary film featuring the group in 2013. Anne has supervised and taught psychologists and dance movement therapists in various clinical and academic settings, while maintaining an active private practice in San Francisco. She is a core faculty of California Institute of Integral Studies, Somatic Psychology program.
Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders, MA, BC-DMT, LPC is a PhD candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies PhD program at Drexel University and a Fulbright scholar studying in Heidelberg, Germany. Liesbet is completing her dissertation on DMT, movement qualities, and social interaction in individuals with ASD. Liesbet completed her MA in dance/movement therapy at Antioch New England. Liesbet has worked with children and adults with ASD for 14 years, in a variety of settings and roles including dance/movement therapist, behavior specialist, and Son-Rise Program® volunteer. She has worked with individuals and their families, teachers, and other therapists in client’s homes, schools, camps, day-care, and afterschool programs.
Kristen Mennona, BC-DMT, LPC, CEDS, GLCMA, graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2005. Kristen has worked in hospitals, private practice and school settings. Kristen spent the last 4 years working in an in-patient eating disorder hospital as a primary therapist, family therapist and expressive arts therapist. While working with eating disorders, Kristen pursued the “Certified Eating Disorders Specialist” certification through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Kristen's expertise in non-verbal communication and eating disorders has led her to create movement groups that reawaken a connection to the self, peers and family.
Julie Miller, BC-DMT, LCSW, LCAT, is currently Chair, Creative Arts Therapy Department, Pratt Institute; and on the faculty of the Inspirees Institute for Creative Arts Therapy in Hong Kong and mainland China. She maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, NY.
Sue Mullane, BEd, Grad Dip Movement Dance, MEd (Dance), is an experienced special educator and dance movement therapist who has worked with adults and children in a wide variety of educational and health settings. She has completed research, presented and written professionally in the area of dance movement therapy and trauma (childhood sexual assault) recovery; and for mainstream and special needs children in school-based, therapeutic movement and dance programs. Currently Sue lectures in dance movement therapy at Phoenix Institute (Melbourne) and works as a DMT in a large special developmental school (Melbourne). Her professional interests include wellbeing and assessment in relation to the efficacy of dance and DMT in special education.
Patricia Ann Pupello, R-DMT is a NYSLCAT with BA in dance education/performance and pre-dance/movement therapy (NYU), and MA in DMT (UCLA). Choreographed and performed in NY, LA, and Spain, while creating arts programs for underserved communities. Worked in hospitals serving abused/neglected children, substance abusers, incarcerated youth, families in crisis, and customized programs for mothers and infants. An ordained Buddhist nun of Tibetan and Vietnamese lineage since 1999, Asian Classics Institute certified teacher, DMU trained meditation instructor, pursues religious philosophy in India, and completing Yoga Alliance accreditation. In 1997, founded Limitless Health Institute, which provides educational services based on the premise that one’s own health and happiness depends on taking care of the health and happiness of others. In 2014, she concluded a three-year solitary meditation retreat.
Jennifer Wiles, MA, BC-DMT, LMHC, is on the adjunct faculty at Lesley University. She teaches Clinical Supervision both on campus and in the low residency program. As the director of HEARTplaysm and Camp ErinR Boston at Parmenter Community Health Care, she works with children, teens and their families in hospice and bereavement. She has developed Dance Movement Therapy programs in Adult Day Health centers, nursing homes and preschools. She has a private practice in Dance Movement Therapy.
Sherma Williams is a dance and movement specialist and co-director of the Therapeutic Dance Dept at the Center for Discovery in Harris, NY. Sherma specializes in adapted dance and dance education with individuals with severe disabilities and medical frailties. Sherma has directed, owned and operated Main Street Dance Studio, a facility that provides dance education for children, for 17 years. She has incorporated community building programs into her work, providing rewarding performance based experiences for individuals with autism. Sharma’s dancers from Main St Dance Studio and The Center for Discovery have performed at various venues including: Breast Cancer Benefit Concerts, Disney World Parade and Performance, Bethel Woods, NAACP Events, Six Flags Great Adventure, Make a Wish Foundation, etc.
Jessica Young, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies where she also serves as the Associate Chair. She has presented workshops in dance/movement therapy, clinical supervision, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and violence prevention nationally and internationally, and is a trainer with the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute. She also provides clinical supervision in her private practice, chairs the ADTA Committee on Approval, and choreographs and performs in departmental events. Previously, Jessica has worked extensively with adults who are homeless and living with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.