Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC
Dance/Movement Therapist/ Mental Health Counselor/ Educator/ Author
 

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (2011)
    Santa Barbara Graduate Institute

  • Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy (1998)

        University of California, Los Angeles

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Dance (1996)

        Kent State University
 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, #000993-1 (New York)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, #003559-1 (New York)

  • Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, #BC-DMT-887 (National)

  • National Certified Counselor #82875 (National)

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • The Center for Group Studies, New York, NY (2015-present)​

  • Center for the Study of Authentic Movement (2014-present)

  • Clinical Training Group with Dr. Beatrice Beebe, New York, NY (2009-2010)
     

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Associate Clinical Professor Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University, since 2018

  • Program Director, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program, since 2018

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, Antioch University New England, 2010-2018.

  • Program Director, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program, 2017-2018
  • Director of Clinical Training, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Program, 2010-2018

Adjunct Associate Professor (CCE) in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute since 2004

  • Co-coordinator for the Low Residency program, developing and overseeing the community-based practicum program in rural New Hampshire since 2013

Senior Faculty, Inspirees, a training program for dance/movement therapy in China since 2011
International Faculty for Dance Therapy New Zealand (DTNZ) since 2014;

  • Co-developed the first synchronous monthly Seminar sessions towards Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy in the country

Specialized Research Faculty, Sofia University (2013)
International Examination Invigilator, Charles Darwin University- Australia, Open Universities Australia (2013-2015)


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Has over 20 years of clinical experience as a dance/movement therapist with a variety of populations including children with severe emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, victims of abuse and neglect, families in crisis, adults with mental illness and dual diagnosis, and supporting healthy attachment for mother/infant dyads.

  • Has over 15 years providing private consulting/Supervision Practice to dance/movement therapists and mental health counselors.
     

LEADERSHIP/SERVICE POSITIONS

  • Served the on the Board of Directors for the ADTA as Public Relations Chairperson (2004-2008) and ADTA Spokesperson (2008-2012)

  • Served as Committee Member or Chairperson for American Dance Therapy Association

    • Practice Committee (subcommittee of Education, Research, & Practice) (2010-2013)

    • Standards & Ethics Committee (2006-2012)

    • Public Relations Committee (2000-2012)

    • Newsletter Editor (2006-2010)

    • Executive Committee (2007-2008)

    • Credentials Committee (2001-2004)

    • DTR Subcommittee Chairperson (2003-2004)

    • Website Monitor (2002-2008)

  • Conference Co-Chair, New England Chapter of American Dance Therapy Association (2015)

  • Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the ADTA (2003-2004).

  • Executive Board Member, California Coalition for Counseling Licensure (2002-2005)
     

PUBLICATION AND EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Published over nine articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Dance Therapy, Journal of Dance Education, Body, Movement, and Dance in Psychotherapy, not including 14 editorials and annotated bibliographies.

  • Author of multiple peer-review and invited book chapters about dance/movement therapy and autism and with attachment problems.  

  • Invited blogger with Psychology Today Meaning in motion: Dancing with the mind in mind.”

  • Served as Co-Editor (2011-2017), American Journal of Dance Therapy, peer-reviewed journal through Springer publishing

  • Serves on the Editorial Board (2009-present), for the peer reviewed publication American Journal of Dance Therapy

  • Serves on the Editorial Board (2015-present) for the peer reviewed publication Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives

  • Served as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for several peer reviewed journals including The Arts in Psychotherapy, Behavioral Sciences, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Body, Movement, and Dance in Psychotherapy


PRESENTATIONS

  • Has over 14 Peer Reviewed, national and regional presentations about dance/movement therapy, clinical interventions, autism spectrum disorders, clinical writing, neurobiology, and movement-based approaches to trauma

  • Has over 35 invited, non-peer reviewed, national and regional presentations on topics related to dance/movement therapy, clinical practice, emotional regulation, and autism spectrum disorders

  • Has eight over Invited, non-peer reviewed, international presentations on topics related to dance/movement therapy


MEDIA/FEATURES/HONORS

  • Featured on National Public Radio (NPR), Shall We Dance, The Colin McEnroe Show  http://wnpr.org/post/shall-we-dance, July 5, 2018

  • Featured on CCTV, the largest television station in China focusing on dance/movement therapy and autism and has been featured in numerous media publications and radio shows.  

  • Two-time President’s award recipient (2008 & 2017) from the ADTA for her outstanding contributions to the profession.

  • 2015 Semi-finalist “Ed”ies New Hampshire Outstanding Educator –Higher Education

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