Dance Movement Therapy Alumni and Student Honored

Two Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling alumni and one DMT student have been recently honored for their work in dance movement therapy and counseling.

Danielle Fitzpatrick, alumna and adjunct faculty, was recently named one of the 2017 Extraordinary Women by the Keene Sentinel in Keene, NH. One of her nominators wrote, “She approaches each client with curiosity, warmth, and genuineness, placing a strong emphasis on fostering an environment where creative expression emerges naturally.”

Amanda Lopez ’15 has been named 2016-17 Counselor of the Year for the Ector County Independent School District in Ector County, Texas. Amanda is the Student Assistance Services (SAS) counselor for Burnet, Downing, Noel, and Zavala elementary schools. In addition to working as a counselor each day, Amanda works with students in the evenings through a grief support group she began two years ago. She is also a board member for the Permian Basin Counseling Association.

Jayoti Soor, DMT student, has been chosen by the American Dance Therapy Association to receive their 2017 Multicultural & Diversity Committee Conference Focus Award. Jayoti is being recognized for her vision and actions in increasing awareness and expanding communication and learning about multiculturalism and diversity.

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