Jean Seibel

BA, Point Park College, MA, Hunter College, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT).  Jean choreographed and danced with the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, ’79 and helped to shape the company in its early years.  Through her experience dancing and choreographing she became interested in the power of movement to express what words cannot.  Jean went on to receive her MA in Dance Therapy at Hunter College ’85, and has been working in the field ever since.   Her clinical work includes a wide variety of populations and age groups.  She has served on the credentialing committee for the American Dance Therapy Association, co-coordinated a national conference, was Vice President and Program Director of the New York State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, and developed the first dance therapy program for Catholic Charities for people with developmental disabilities. Jean has two articles published in the American Journal of Dance Therapy.  Her article “Behind the Gates:  Dance/Movement Therapy in a Women’s Prison”, was highly praised. She has taught at Mercy College, Westchester Community College, Pratt Institute, and College of New Rochelle.  Additional training and interests include family therapy and authentic movement.  Jean has been on staff at Jacobi Medical Center since 1990, supervises staff and interns, teaches and holds a private practice in Westchester County, New York.

Courses taught in Dance/Movement Therapy Program