Nada Khodl

BA, University of Maryland–College Park. MA, Goucher College. Board-certified dance/movement therapist, licensed creative arts therapist, worked in the human services field for 23 years in a variety of settings, including mental-health clinics, nursing homes, day treatment centers, homeless shelters, and school/community-based programs. Currently supervisor of creative art therapies and dance/movement therapist on an acute adult inpatient psychiatric unit in the North Bronx, where she has helped create a creative art therapy program and has supervised DMT interns there since 2010. Facilitates dance/movement therapy at The Academy Community Residence, facilitates Sacred Circle dance workshops/classes in a variety of settings/locations, and has a growing private practice. Danced/performed with the Duncan Dance Collective, Rina Rinkewich/Return of the Sun, PURE, Lauren Raine in “The Masks of the Goddess,” and the Thais Mazur Dance Company. Trained with Laura Shannon in a two-year women’s ritual dance intensive program and received a certification. SLC, 2015–

Graduate Courses

Dance/Movement Therapy 2017-2018

Clinical Fieldwork Orientation

Graduate Seminar—Fall

Clinical Fieldwork Orientation combines course work to support fieldwork placements in a clinical setting. This course is designed to provide the student with professional orientation and direct exposure to dance/movement therapy practice, an orientation to health and educational systems, and an understanding of the role and function of the dance/movement therapist within each system. Hours earned in clinical fieldwork placement are not counted toward the clinical internship requirement of 700 hours.

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Clinical Internship Practicum I

Graduate Seminar—Fall

This course will use a group supervision format to oversee and develop the internship experience by strengthening clinical appraisal skills and movement and observation assessment through oral presentation of cases, as well as written diagnostic evaluations that will include the student’s clinical process and interventions.

Academic content related to assessment, diagnosis, interventions and the supervision process will be fluid within the overall structure of the course and weekly classes in order to meet the specific needs of each internship setting.

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Clinical Internship Practicum II

Graduate Seminar—Spring

This course serves as a continuation of Clinical Internship Practicum I and will use a supportive group supervision format to oversee and develop the internship experience by strengthening clinical appraisal skills and movement and observation assessment through oral presentation of cases, as well as written diagnostic evaluations that will include the student’s clinical process and interventions.

Academic content related to assessment, diagnosis, interventions and the supervision process, including the therapeutic termination process, will be fluid within the overall structure of the course and weekly classes in order to meet specific needs of each internship setting.

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Previous Courses

Professional Orientation and Ethics

Graduate Seminar—Fall

Students will learn the fundamental tenets underlying professional ethics and ethical decision-making in the practice of dance/movement therapy. We will identify and explore ethical concepts, standards, and guidelines that will inform your clinical judgment, and become aware and mindful of the ways your personal ethics relate to your role as a professional DMT. In addition to course readings, we will study the ADTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Practice, and the New York State Education Department requirements for standards of licensure in Creative Arts Therapy, including training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

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