Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders
(2005; University of California Los Angeles: UCLA Extension, 90 contact hours, 9 credit units)
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
(1980; three year training program, 1977-1980, New Hope Guild Community Guidance Centers, Brooklyn, New York).
BC-DMT ( Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist-Academy of Registered Dance Therapists; American Dance Therapy Association, 1974).
CMA (Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York City), 1980.
Gestalt Therapy Supervision and Training
450 hours (Dr. Laura Perls, Dr. Stella Resnick, Drs. Jack and Judy Canfield, Dr. Michael Kriegsfield, Ilana Rubenfeld, 1980-1984).
Psychosynthesis Supervision and Training
300 hours (Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis, Martha Crampton, 1980-1982, 82, 83; California and Europe,
Piero Ferucci, 1983-84).
Varied Training in Theory and Techniques of Psychotherapy (including group, individual, non-verbal interventions, family systems, ego psychology, object relations, bio-energetics, etc.)
500 hours (New School for Social Research, American Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University, Florida Institute of Technology, 1978- 1982).
International Consultant and Professor of Dance Movement Therapy, Athens, Greece; London, Great Britain; Melbourne, Australia; Kyoto, Japan; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Istanbul, Turkey; Bejing, China, and Holland, Michigan. 1983-2013. Training, supervising and teaching beginning through advanced professional students in dance movement therapy.
Psychologist II Department of Mental Health County of Los Angeles, 2001-2007. Incarcerated juvenile offenders, individual and group psychotherapy, intake, diagnosis, testing, staff development
Consultant to Outpatient Day Treatment Center in Athens Greece and Mental Health Specialist/Psychologist at a Day Treatment Center, 2000-2003. Supervised clinical psychology and creative arts therapy: assessment procedures, treatment planning, intervention techniques (Adolescents and adults), relapse prevention, etc.
Australia, Director of Training and Education for the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia,
Consultant to Australian Association of Dance Educators (Career Lines Development, Supervisor, Workshop Leader. Teacher) 1987-current. Since 1988 directing Dance Movement Therapy training for dancers, teachers and mental health professionals in on-going, intensive group meetings (2 visits per year).
The Dance Therapy Institute of Princeton: Co-founder and Co-director: Offering workshops, trainings and supervision for dance therapy alternate route candidates, continuing education for advanced practitioners and introductory experiences for the public; The first Dance Therapy Institute in the USA.1990-1996.
Buenos Aires. Argentina: Director, Dance Therapy Training, 1993-1997.
Kyoto, Japan: Director, Dance Therapy Training, 1993-2005.
London. England. Roehampton Institute and Frocbel College (Surrey University); Program Consultant, Teacher, former Clinical Director and co-founder, University program in Dance Movement Therapy
Dance Therapy Diploma Course 1987 - Present (part time): Leeds. England. Consultant and teacher to new Diploma course in Arts Outreach and Community Interaction (Pilot 1985-88) commenced Fall, 1985 (part-time).
Athens and Tinos Island. Greece: Director, Leventhal Intensive Training, 1991 to present. Ongoing, intensive, Dance Movement Therapy training for dancers, teachers and mental health professionals (three sessions per year), and presenter and developer of INNER DANCE for DANCERS, Tripotomos Art Center, Tinos Island, Summer Intensives; since 1990;
Visiting and guest professor Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hope College, Holland Michigan, and the American Dance Festival, Duke University, Durham, NC. Ongoing since 1985 (Hope College), 1990 (Loyola Marymount and ADF); Current.
New York University: 1973-1990 (full-time, tenured faculty position), Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Dance Movement Therapy Program. Duties included teaching, advising, administering, counseling, supervising interns in clinical placements, faculty training, course development, screening and evaluation procedures, grant writing, consulting and community outreach, University Committees, chairing conferences. Teaching of courses included, psychodynamic theory, clinical populations and practice, history and theory of psychotherapy, philosophy and ethics in mental health treatment, core theoretical dance movement therapy courses.
Skyros Centre, Skyros, Greece: Summers, 1980, 1981, 1982, Group leader (psychotherapy and personal growth groups), 1989, 1990, Director, Trinidad-Tobabago, 2000.
Open Circle, London, England: Week long intensives, 1980, 1981, 1983, (Group leader psychotherapy and personal growth groups).
AMAC- Manhattan School for Seriously Disturbed Children: 1970-1983 (part time position), Dance Therapist. Duties included testing and evaluation of children, therapy, training of teachers and staff, contribution to clinical team. 1982-83, post-doctoral internship with Clinical Psychologist.
Dance-movement therapist, Consultant-in Special Education, Trainer and Workshop leader:
-Guild for Exceptional Children, Brooklyn, New York, 1971-1979 (work with staff and parents, children and adults [developmentally delayed])
-Infants Home of Brooklyn, 1971-1979 (emotionally disturbed and learning disabled children; therapy, research, staff training).
Trainer of mental health professionals in non-verbal techniques, group process and movement behavior 1976-2011 (e.g., New York University; Rainbow Pathways, Montreal; European Humanist Psychology Association, Geneva, Switzerland; Rutgers Department of Psychiatry; Gouvernor Hospital; Coney Island Hospital; Massachusetts Arts for Handicapped, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Executive Women in Business, Psychopathology and the Arts, etc.).
Teacher Head Start (head teacher). Lecturer, Mount St. Mary’s College. Los Angeles, California, 1965-67
Professional performer (actress, director, choreographer) stage, cinema, television--Europe and USA, 1974-84, 1994-present.
B.A. Liberal Arts, Theater: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
M.A. Dance, Dance Therapy: University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology: Florida Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Melbourne, Florida.