Caldwell | 303-245-4770

Dean of Graduate Education, Professor, Somatic Counseling Psychology
Core Faculty


Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy


PhD, Union Graduate School
MA,Dance/ Movement Therapy, University of California–Los Angeles
BA, Anthropology, University of California–Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization:

  • Clinical training in body psychotherapy and dance therapy
  • Clinical Neuroscience, especially in the areas of sensation, memory, breath, and movement
  • Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion
  • Addiction treatment
  • Lifelong effects of early imprinting

Christine is part of Naropa University’s core faculty, with teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities. She serves as part of the Leadership Team for the Somatic Counseling Psychology Department, and chair of the Resource Analysis and Planning (RAP) Committee. Christine is responsible for students’ successful completion of a master’s paper in their third year. She also is the supervisor for Research Assistant positions.

Recent Publications

Mindfulness Bodyfulness: A New Paradigm
Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, NCC, ACS
The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, Issue I, 2014, Pages 77-96

Turning data into dance: Performing and presenting research on oppression and the body
Owen Paul Karcher, MA, Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., BC-DMT, NCC, ACS
The Arts in Psychotherapy
Volume 41, Issue 5, November 2014, Pages 478–483