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Christina Devereaux, Ph.D, BC-DMT
Christina Devereaux, Ph.D., LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC, serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England where she formulated the first ever dance/movement therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders Study Group. In addition she is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy and is on the faculty at Inspirees, a training program for dance/movement therapy in China. 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 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). She has extensive clinical experience 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.
Christina is currently the Co-Editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy, and a Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the ADTA. She served as Spokesperson for the American Dance Therapy association (ADTA), on the Board of Directors, and on various committees including the Executive Committee, Past Public Relations Committee Chairperson, Past DTR Subcommittee Chairperson, past newsletter editor, and member of the Standards and Ethics Committee. In 2008, she was the recipient of the President's Award from the American Dance Therapy Association for her outstanding contributions to the profession. Christina has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as the dance of attachment relationships, dance/movement therapy with autism, trauma and the body, and clinical writing. Christina has published articles in the American Journal of Dance Therapy and the Journal of Dance Education and contributed a book chapter about dance/movement therapy in Play Based Interventions with Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.