Senior research fellow, programme leader research at Codarts University of the Arts, Department Arts Therapies, Rotterdam (NL)
senior dance movement therapist in private practice and for EDT Maastricht, mental health institute for experiential psychotherapy, Maastricht (NL)
DMT Training program attended
Dalcroze Rhythmics (Wuppertal, Ger).
Integrative Movement Therapy (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
PhD in DMT (School of Psychology University of Hertfordshire, UK). Extensive training in movement analysis (LMA, KMP, MPI). Training Experiential Psychotherapy.
Academic titles and professional experience
Diplom Rhythmik. Integrative Movement Therapist. PhD.
Over forty years of clinical experience in outpatient psychiatric settings.
Program developer for the first Dutch DMT BA education
Program developer for DMT research curriculum DMT MA education
Founding chair of Dutch DMT association
Participation in guideline development for Dutch Mental Health Services
Board member of Dutch DMT association
Research officer of board Dutch DMT association
Participation in research agenda for Dutch Arts Therapies
Teaching experiences in European DMT programs for the subjects:
DMT theory and methods
DMT and neurophysiology/psychophysiology
DMT clinical practice
Shared Movement Approach
International presentations and publications
What is Dance Movement Therapy (DMT)?
DMT is defined by the European Association Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT) as ‘the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and social integration of the individual.