Kimberley A. Burden, MS

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Applied Psychology

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Kim Burden, MS, MA, LCMHC, LCAT, ADTR, RDT/BCT, CP is a Dance/movement therapist, Psychodramatist, Drama therapist, Movement Educator and Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering â„¢. Ms. Burden is a graduate of Antioch University New England’s Dance/movement therapy and Counseling program and currently teaches and serves as Drama Therapy advisor in that program. She also received an MS in Physical Education/Dance Science from Indiana University, where she taught and performed modern dance and improvisation. Her work has been focused on integrating DMT, drama therapy, expressive arts, body-mind practices, shamanic practice and spirituality.

She has utilized this blend of approaches in her work with adolescents, adults with cognitive and developmental delays, survivors of trauma and abuse, and individuals with body image and eating concerns. Kim has worked with Acting Out, a local drama program for adolescents, Therapeutic Spiral International® and Granite Hills Behavioral consultants, and has presented at psychodrama, drama therapy and dance therapy conferences and workshops in the US and England. Kim has studied and collaborated with Mario Cossa, MA, RDT/MT, TEP, CAWT, and with Kate Hudgins, PhD, TEP, creator of the Therapeutic Spiral Model â„¢ of psychodrama.

She also studied with, and has been profoundly influenced by, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, creator of Body-Mind Centering â„¢ , and the late Penny Lewis, PhD, ADTR, RDT/BCT, founder of Antioch’s Dance/movement therapy program. She has presented extensively at Dance/movement therapy, Drama therapy and Psychodrama conferences in the United States, Canada and England, and has co-authored chapters in The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (Kestenberg-Amighi, Loman, and Sossin, Gordon and Breach, 1999) and Interactive and Improvisational Drama: Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance (Blatner and Weiner, eds., iUniverse, Inc., 2007). Ms. Burden maintains a private practice in therapy and healing arts in Keene, NH, and believes strongly in the power of joy, love, play and the arts for healing and transformation.