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Creative Arts Therapist, Dance/Movement Therapist, Recreation Therapy, Arts And Crafts, Massage


Judith has a long history of dedicated experience working with a vast range of populations (including mentally ill, substance abusers, dual diagnosis, children and adolescents, geriatrics, physically disabled, brain injured, people with dementia, homeless and marginalized individuals) with group and individual interventions utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, including creative arts therapies with a specialty in Dance Therapy, arts and crafts, relaxation/mediation, yoga, singing, storytelling, sports and exercise, creative writing, drama workshop, cooking, bedside therapeutic touch, celebratory and cultural events, "talent shows," and a variety of approaches to strengthening community. Judith is known for her ability to work with hard to reach patients, and is passionate about providing service to those most in need.

Work History

Activity Therapist

NYCHHC Coler-Goldwater Hospital

April 2008 - October 2013

Responsible for all programming and MDS documentation on two units in the long term care nursing facility as well as central dance/movement therapy, art studio, and cooking program. Unit programs included: dance therapy, meditation/ relaxation, arts and crafts, active games, drumming and rhythm, remembering and story telling, singing, community meeting, birthday parties, seasonal and cultural celebrations, In Memory of peers who pass, as well as individual and bedside interventions including therapeutic touch, socialization, art, movement, singing. In addition, worked with the other staff in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation facilitating frequent central events. In the last two to three years, provided programming on 10 or more nursing units, primarily dance/movement therapy groups and one to one bedside sessions, including large dance therapy groups of 20 to 30 residents on four dementia units. Supervised dance/movement therapy interns from Pratt Institute.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Therapist/ Life skills therapist/ creative arts therapist

Mount Sinai Hospital

From February 2008

Provide a variety of creative arts therapy groups and one to one outreach sessions to individuals on the following psychiatric units: adult, MICA, children, adolescent, and geriatric and document all patient contact.

Dance/movement therapy consultant

Ben Eden Senior Center

consultant, creative writing for at-risk children in after school program

Teachers and Writers, Inc

September 1997 - June 1999

dance/movement therapy consultant at drop-in center for homeless mentally ill

John Heuss House

April 1996 - June 2010

Workshop Consultant

Catholic Charities, EOP

Provide movement/meditation/massage workshop for mentoring program for Homeless individuals two to three times a year, since 1995

Recreation Director

NYC Department of Homeless Services/ NYC HRA

March 1983 - May 2006

Programmed and facilitated a broad range of activities, sports and fitness related groups, cultural and celebratory events, outings, and interactive creative arts therapies and recovery groups in NYC shelter system for homeless adults: 1983-1991 Fort Washington Men's Shelter, 1991-1994 Park Avenue Women's Shelter, 1998-2006 Bellevue Men's Shelter, (introduced Dance/movement therapy into the shelter system at 3rd Street Men's Shelter--Shelter Care System for Men--as a volunteer in 1982) (See skills above for more detail)

Workshop facilitator

Friends of Hen Hud Library

for children & adults:
"Movement for Healing"

Simmin Language Institue Tehran., Teacher, English as second

Iran America Society

language, for adults and children, using dance, movement, and music.

Qualifications & Certifications

Somatic therapy, Experiential anatomy and physiology, movement education and repatterning

School for Body-Mind Centering


Clark University


Murray Hill (SRO) Senior Center

education and analysis

School for Body

Dance/Movement Therapy

Hunter College

Laban Inst. for Movement Studies

Shiatsu Education Center of America

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