A CHRONOLOGY OF PRESENTATIONS & TEACHING

BRONX PSYCHIATRIC CENTER. “Embodying Empathy through Dance/Movement Therapy.” March 2013.

NIVERSITY OF COLORADO MEDICAL SCHOOL. “Embodying Empathy: How Former Boy Soldiers Used Dance to Reintegrate Mind & Body and Reconcile with a War-torn Community.” A talk for psychiatric residents working with refugees. October 2011.

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF COLORADO, Denver. “Self-Care: Strategies for Preventing Compassion Fatigue,” a half-day workshop for the agency’s annual staff retreat. June 2011.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison. “Embodying Empathy: How Former Boy Soldiers Used Dance to Reintegrate Body & Mind and Reconcile with a War-Torn Community,” a classroom presentation. April 2011.

THE HANCOCK CENTER, Madison, WI. “Dance/Movement Therapy and Recovery from Relational Trauma,” a one-day staff retreat workshop. April 2011.

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER, AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, Keene, NH. “Embodying Empathy: DMT and Communal Reconciliation after Unspeakable Atrocity,” the keynote address for chapter’s annual conference. April 2011.

ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY, Keene, NH. “Fostering Global WellBeing: Easing Recovery from War and Organized Violence through DMT,” a one-day workshop for students. April 2011.

SADLER’S WELLS, London. “Embodying Empathy: How Former Boy Soldiers Used Dance to Reintegrate Body & Mind and Reconcile with a War-Torn Community,” a public presentation for the Dance: Changing Young Lives Seminar. March 2011.

ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, London. “Fostering Global WellBeing: Easing Recovery from War and Organized Violence,” a one-day workshop for students. March 2011.

GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, London. “Fostering Global WellBeing: Easing Recovery from War and Organized Violence,” a classroom presentation jointly offered with Sohini Chakraborty. March 2011.

KENT DENVER. “Embodying Empathy: How Dance Therapy Helped Former Boy Soldiers Reconcile with a People They’d Fought,” an upper school assembly. February 2011.

INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOTHERAPY, New York. “Trauma Therapy in Postwar Sierra Leone,” Trauma Study Group open discussion and presentation. February 2011.

92nd STREET ‘Y’ HARKNESS DANCE PROGRAM, New York. “Embodying Empathy: Dance and Social Integration,” a two-day course offered toward Alternate Route credentialing. January 2011.

92nd STREET ‘Y’ MOVEMENT TALKS: DANCE AS A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, New York. “Fostering Recovery from Relational Trauma,” a featured public presentation. January 2011.

AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, “Fostering Global WellBeing: Easing Recovery from War and Organized Violence.” Intensive one-day workshop for participants at the ADTA’s annual conference, Brooklyn NY. September 2010.

AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, “Dancing Masculinity,” a presentation for the annual International Panel at the ADTA’s conference, Brooklyn, NY. September 2010.

AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION, “Symptom Reduction in DMT and Non-DMT Groups for Former Boy Combatants: A Longitudinal Causal Comparative Retrospective Study.” Poster presentation at the ADTA’s annual conference, Brooklyn, NY. September 2010

GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, London. “Dancing with Child Soldiers: Reintegrative Dance Therapy in Sierra Leone.” A 5-hour workshop for dance/movement psychotherapy practitioners and students. February 2010 and November 2009.

LONDON SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE. Co-sponsored by ARTS 4 HUMAN RIGHTS. “Dancing with Child Soldiers: Reintegrative Dance Therapy in Sierra Leone.” January 2010.

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES, University of London. “Rehearsing Connection: Reintegrative Dance Therapy with Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” December 2009.

ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, London. “Rehearsing Connection: Reintegrative Dance Therapy with Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” December 2009.

MEDICAL FOUNDATION FOR THE CARE OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE, London. “Rehearsing Connection: Reintegrative Dance Therapy with Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” November 2009.

INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES, Washington DC. “Rehearsing Connection: Reintegrative Dance Therapy with Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” October 2009.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, College Park. “Atrocity, Resilience, and Healing: Peace-Building Lessons from African Child Soldiers,” Keynote Address for the Semester on Peace. October 2009.

“Witnessing Truth and Reconciliation: When Rural Sierra Leoneans Revisited the Recent War,” for the seminar, Envisioning Peace in Africa, University of Maryland. October 2009.

“Fundamentally Dance/Movement Therapy: Culture-Based Approaches to Posttraumatic Healing,” a student workshop, University of Maryland. October 2009.

“Mobilizing to Empower and Restore: DMT Approaches to Recovery from Torture and War,” an accredited continuing education workshop for the Maryland/DC/Virginia Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association. October 2009.

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Aurora, CO. CEU-Accredited Grand Rounds Presentation. “Reintegration: Rehearsing Connection with Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.” September 2009

AUSTRALIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, “All in the Mind.” Half-hour interview by Natasha Mitchell on the use of dance/movement therapy with child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Broadcast June 6, 2009. Recording and transcript at: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE. “Mental Health Specialist Discusses Helping Survivors of Torture.” Webchat, March 3, 2009. Transcript at: http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2009/March/20090304155617xjsnommis0.4546472.html

NAROPA UNIVERSITY, Boulder, CO. Trauma and Psychotherapy. As Adjunct Faculty member, taught graduate course in the Department of Somatic and Counseling Psychology. February-March 2009.

DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Workshop on trauma recovery for Creative Arts Therapy students and faculty. January 2009.

COUNSELING SERVICES UNIT. With support from the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe and the U.S.-based Center for Victims of Torture, provided training designed to enhance service provision to survivors of torture and other organized violence. Conducted workshops targeting doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, youth workers, development workers, journalists, and the staff of a local torture treatment center in Harare. September 2008.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, CHICAGO. Visiting instructor for 17-hour graduate level course, Trauma and Recovery with Dance/Movement Therapy. January 2008.

Innovative psychosocial interventions with trafficking survivors. New York Anti Trafficking Network Social Services Subcommittee. May 2007.

Mobilizing to Empower and Restore: Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Fostering Recovery After Torture and War. Workshop for staff and associates of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry of McGill University Hospital. Montreal, Canada. January 2007.

Dance/Movement Therapy After Torture and War. Workshop for creative arts therapists and students. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. January 2007.

Dance/Movement Therapy Approaches to Fostering Resilience and Recovery Among African Adolescent Torture Survivors. Presentation at the IX International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims Symposium. Berlin, Germany. December 2006.

Dance/Movement Therapy with Demobilized Child Combatants in Sierra Leone. Workshop at joint conference of the American Dance Therapy Association and the National Dance Education Organization. Long Beach, CA. October 2006.

Advocating Human Rights in a Traumatized Community. Plenary address at the Na Wi Pot Tri-National Conference for Peaceful Coexistence in the Forest Region. Kailahun, Sierra Leone. June 2006.

Trauma and the Body: Easing Recovery through Dance/Movement Therapy. Center for Victims of Torture, West Africa Programs. Six two-day workshops for all of CVT’s Sierra Leonean and Liberian paraprofessional trauma counselors. Koindu, Kailahun, and Koidu towns in Sierra Leone. The Jembe refugee camp, Sierra Leone. Monrovia and Gbarnga, Liberia. May 2005 – February 2006.

The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment. Center for Victims of Torture, Sierra Leone. PowerPoint presentation delivered to all Sierra Leone’s paraprofessionals. First CVT Sierra Leone training conference for Psychosocial Counselors. Koidu, Kono District, Sierra Leone. February 2006.

Dance/Movement Therapy as Community Organizing. Naropa University. Two-hour class taught to students in undergraduate introductory course. Boulder, Colorado. November 2003.

Ethical Considerations in Representing Traumatized Non-Citizens: A Therapist’s Perspective. Colorado Bar Association training for pro bono asylum attorneys. Denver, Colorado. September 2003.

Empowering Children of War. Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Presentation and question and answer session with film audience. Denver, Colorado. November 2003.

Remaking the World: Dance/Movement Therapy with Survivors of Torture and War. Organizer and moderator of panel discussion at American Dance Therapy Association annual conference. Denver, Colorado. October 2003.

Recovery from Torture: Rwanda/USA. Presentation to film audience at University of Denver human rights film screening. Denver, Colorado. May 2003.

Testimony as expert witness on mental health matters pertinent to asylum-seeking torture survivor. Court of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Denver, Colorado. February 2003.

The Dinka Initiative to Empower and Restore: Remapping Dance/Movement Therapy to Leap Cultural Boundaries. Naropa University lecture series. Boulder, Colorado. February 2003.

Cross-cultural Intervention: Viewing Therapy through the Lens of Culture. Rocky Mountain Survivors Center training program to prepare mental health professionals to serve refugees and torture survivors. Program sponsored by U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. Denver, Colorado. January 2003.

The Science of Dance. Co-presented with Amber Elizabeth Gray, ADTR. American Dance Therapy Association annual conference. Burlington, Vermont. October 2002.

Dance/Movement Therapy with War Refugees from the Southern Sudan. University of Pennsylvania. Presentation to students in Anthropology 140, Arts in Healing. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 2002.