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New York, NY, USA
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.
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
Catholic Charities, EOP
Provide movement/meditation/massage workshop for mentoring program for Homeless individuals two to three times a year, since 1995
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)
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
Murray Hill (SRO) Senior Center
education and analysis
School for Body
Laban Inst. for Movement Studies
Shiatsu Education Center of America
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