Wendy Allen

wallen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4844

Assistant Professor | Program Chair Somatic Counseling
Core Faculty

Programs

Body Psychotherapy
Dance/Movement Therapy

Education

BA Dance Performance, Connecticut College
BA Philosophy, Connecticut College
MA Somatic Counseling Psychology, Dance/Movement Therapy, Naropa
PhD Cand, Expressive Arts Therapies, Lesley University

LPC, BC-DMT

Wendy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/ Movement Therapist. She has worked with a variety of populations in state mental health facilities, residential treatment centers, and outpatient facilities. Wendy has been adjunct faculty at Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and Metropolitan State College of Denver as well as a guest artist in residence at Illinois State University. In 2009, Wendy was commissioned to create a piece exploring themes of oppression and discrimination for Middle Tennessee State University. Her current research as a doctoral student at Lesley University explores the themes of the body, movement, oppression and belonging as they pertain to the dynamics of bullying.

From the heart

I appreciate the way that learning continues outside of the classroom. To me, this is part of what makes contemplative education unique...this willingness to see everything as relevant and as an opportunity for further growth and development.

Recent exhibits/performances

  • Commissioned to create a piece exploring themes of oppression and discrimination for Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Guest artist in residence at Illinois State University  

Research/scholarship

Current dissertation research explores the themes of the body, movement, privilege and power as they pertain to allyship.

Courses taught

  • Counseling Relationships I and II
  • Group Process and Dynamics
  • Social and Multicultural Foundations
  • Specialized Approaches in Dance/Movement Therapy: Artist as Therapist

 


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