The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) will award its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Susan Loman, professor and director of Antioch University New England’s Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (DMT) program from 1987 to the present.
The honor recognizes an individual who has actively contributed and had a lifelong commitment to the field of dance/movement therapy, as well as to ADTA. The ADTA will present the award to Susan at the 2014 ADTA National Conference on November 8 in Chicago, her hometown.
Susan is a national-certified counselor, and a board-certified member of the ADTA who chaired its Education Committee from 1995-1999. She serves as co-editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy and served on the editorial board of The Arts in Psychotherapy from 1996 to 2011.
A Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) analyst and expert, Susan worked closely with Judith Kestenberg, the psychoanalyst who developed the KMP, for eight years. She has chaired four conferences on the KMP, written numerous articles, and co-edited three books, including The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile.
Before coming to AUNE, Susan taught the KMP system at the Laban/ Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in New York City for fourteen years. She has lectured and conducted KMP workshops in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, Scotland, South Korea, and the Netherlands, as well as throughout the United States.
Susan received her master’s degree in dance/movement therapy from Goddard College and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington University.