MA, BC-DMT - CALM II
Sue is a graduate of Penn State University (BA) and Goucher College (MA, BC-DMT) where her master’s thesis, “The Role of the Dance/Movement Therapist is the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”, 1988, was an early investigation of effective therapeutic interventions for those working with individuals with dementia. Sue has spent her entire career studying and working to promote health and wellness through movement, with a focus on the mind/body connection. She has a passion for teaching and for serving older individuals, in particular. Her classes in Chair Dancing, Pilates Fundamentals, Resistance Training, and Mindfulness in Motion have been received with great success in CCRC’s as well as in community settings. Sue has a private massage and body work practice, serves as instructor and mentor for Dance/Movement Therapy students and is the co-creator/facilitator of the REfresh Wellness Program at Juniper Village at Brookline in State College, PA. She contributes as well to CALM II, a mindfulness research project of the Prevention Research Center and the Center for healthy Aging at Penn State University. For more than 15 years Sue taught embodied anatomy and professional ethics to massage therapists and students. A career that combines both practice and teaching provides the opportunity for continuous learning and professional growth.