Renee Ortega

BFA, Long Island University, BS, Mercy College, MS, Pratt Institute, PhD Candidate, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Board-certified dance/movement therapist, licensed creative arts therapist, certified occupational therapy practitioner. Worked for several years with the adult and pediatric population in both dance/movement therapy and occupational therapy. Certified, specialized, and trained in the areas of sensory integration and praxis testing, applied behavioral analysis, interactive metronome, Wilbarger protocol, and Stanley Greenspan's Floortime, in addition to other therapeutic techniques and approaches. Educated, trained, and supervised students and treated clients pairing techniques and tools from both professions. Area of research is how culture impacts the therapeutic relationship and social/emotional development of children. Currently pursuing a PhD in international psychology with a trauma concentration and strives to apply these principles and philosophy in her private and community-based practice and research. SLC, 2016–

Previous Courses

Clinical Treatment Planning

Graduate Seminar—Fall

In this course, students will build on concepts learned in Graduate Seminar in Methods and Theory of DMT I and II, Human Growth, Psychopathology, and Movement Observation I and II to refine their assessment skills in developing treatment plans consistent with DSM-5 criteria and the application of dance/movement therapy principles and interventions. The role of pharmacotherapy will be included. We will also examine clinical and treatment planning, with a focus on developing clinical writing skills as they relate to specific settings and populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.

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