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Linni Deihl,M.Ed., ADTR
Director of Dance Arts

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Westhampton Presbyterian
Church Youth “Liturgical Dance Troupe”

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Heeh Choy, Student &
Linni Deihl, Instructor,1997 Dance Therapist Course

Ms. Deihl has extensive professional
ballet and modern dance teaching and performing experience. She studied dance therapy
with Marion Chace, Mary Whitehouse, and other pioneer dance therapists, and Effort/Shape
Movement Analysis with Martha Davis, Irmgard Bartenieff, Marion North and others.
Her psychiatric background includes training in psychoanalytic psychology, gestalt
therapy, family therapy and sexual therapy. She has been a member of the Board of
Directors of the American Dance Therapy Association for eight years.

Ms. Deihl resides on Long Island
with her daughter Jessica and has private psychotherapy practice in Quogue, NY. She
provides supervision for alternate route students working toward DTR and Dance Therapists
working toward ADTR; conducts dance therapy workshops, courses and training groups;
has served as a faculty member and guest lecturer at many colleges and universities
including Columbia University, Brown University Medical School, Pratt Institute,
Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, Smith College, Connecticut College, Rhode
Island School of Design, York University, Drake University, Naropa Institute, Rutgers
University, George Washington University, Queens College, Southampton College, Hahnemann
Medical College, and SUNY at Buffalo and conducted a two month dance therapy workshop
tour of Western Europe in 1985.

In addition she conducted the
Dance Therapy Courses at the American Dance Festival from 1973-1979. She has worked
as a clinical dance therapist in hospitals such as the New York State Psychiatric
Institute, Harlem Hospital, Dingleton Hospital in Scotland, Albert Einstein College
of Medicine, the New York City Prison Mental Health Unit and Downstate Medical Center
Department of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, she has presented dance therapy
concepts to psychiatric conferences and has published various articles on her work.
She is the editor of the Dance Therapy Bibliography 1981 published by the ADTA. She
currently specializes in treating eating disorders, from anorexia to obesity, other
P.T.S.D./stress related problems and the terminally ill (AIDS and Cancer).

Ms. Deihl brings to our Foundation
an immense volume of knowledge and experience in the fields of both dance and dance
therapy, to help survivors heal and go forth.


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