Christina M. Devereaux (PhD, MA, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC)Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Dance Movement Therapy
Department of Applied Psychology
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Highest DegreePhD in Clinical Psych, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, The Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology from The Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and her Master’ s Degree in Dance/movement therapy from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her dissertation research focused on the early interactive experiences between mothers and their infant children who were later diagnosed with autism. She has extensive clinical experience with a variety of populations including children with severe emotional disturbance and with pervasive developmental disorders, physical disabilities, victims of abuse and neglect, families in crisis, adults with mental illness and dual diagnosis, and supporting healthy attachment with mother/infant dyads.
Christina serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy and is supporting the development of Inspirees, a Dance/movement therapy training program in China as a Senior Trainer. She has also served on the Adjunct Faculty at Drexel University, as a Thesis Chair at Naropa University, taught modern dance courses at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has guest lectured at New York University.
Christina is a Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the ADTA and has served on the Board of Directors and on various committees for the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) including the Executive Committee, Past Public Relations Committee Chairperson, Past DTR Subcommittee Chairperson, past newsletter editor, and current member of the Standards and Ethics Committee. In addition, Christina currently serves as ADTA Spokesperson and on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Dance Therapy. Christina has presented nationally on topics such as the dance of attachment relationships, dance/movement therapy with autism, trauma and the body, and clinical writing. Further, Christina has published articles in the American Journal of Dance Therapy and the Journal of Dance Education.
The heart of my teaching philosophy centers on these concepts reflected in the above Chinese Proverb. Quite simply, I believe that an effective educator provides students with attentive guidance through an embodied and experiential learning process that supports multiple learning styles and inspires independent creative capability in every student. Alma Hawkins believed “that there is an inherent talent and creativity residing within each individual, waiting only to be guided and untapped.” I view myself as this guide.