American Dance Therapy Association 53rd Annual Conference

October 11-14, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

Bringing the Body and Creativity into Healing: The Art and Science of DMT

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Keynote Plenary Panel

Saturday, October 13th

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Power & Privilege Within ADTA

This plenary panel will address power and privilege within the American Dance Therapy Association as it relates to historical perspectives, education, theory, and practice.

Presenters – Dr. Angela Grayson, Rosey Puloka, and Lindsay Howard

Moderated by Dr. Charne Furcron



Angela M Grayson, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC is the CEO of Good Fruit Expressive Arts Counseling & Psychotherapy LLC, a counseling and creative arts psychotherapy practice. She is a graduate of Drexel University’s Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy program where she currently serves as adjunct faculty. She is an author and contributing writer to several publications, a sought after speaker and has been featured in numerous written and televised interviews concerning dance/movement therapy and diversity. Dr. Angela is passionate about the interconnection of culture and spirituality especially in relation to healing practices through dance and has taught nationally and internationally regarding multicultural aspects of sacred dance and dance/movement therapy. ADTA service includes past member of the Board of Directors, charter member and past Chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee, past President of the Pennsylvania Chapter, Vice President of BAAD Affinity Group and member of the Standards and Ethics Committee.

Lindsay Howard, BC-DMT currently working in a behavioral health hospital and two nonprofits for individuals with disabilities and inner-city youth in the Washington D.C. area. In her work with MovU, LLC she focuses on implementing healing arts accessibility in low income communities and informs socially conscious work with Black Lives Matters DC Healing House focusing on dismantling the stigma of mental health in black and brown communities. Ms Howard utilizes trauma informed yoga in her clinical mental health practice. Ms Howard holds a M’Singha teaching certification in Umfundalai Dance technique encouraging healing in the use of Pan-African dance aesthetics. At last year’s ADTA conference, Lindsay Howard was awarded the Leader of Tomorrow Award.

Rosey Puloka, LPC, R-DMT, GLCMA, RYT is the trauma and mood program coordinator at Timberline Knolls residential treatment center in Lemont, Illinois.  She teaches cultural competence and humility at Columbia College Chicago and provides training on trauma informed inclusive care throughout Chicago.  Rosey is the coordinator of the LGBTQIA+ affinity group under the Multicultural and Diversity Committee and is a member of the Standards and Ethics Committee in the ADTA.  Influenced by her work in corrections Rosey continues to find herself grappling with the intersections of freedom, trauma, pleasure and belonging.