Dinghy Kristine Baraero-Sharma – Bio
Author/s: Dinghy Kristine Baraero-Sharma
Dinghy, B.A. Psych., M.Ed., pioneered the first Master’s thesis on Dance therapy in her country. Her first encounter with DMT was at a conference run by the Japan Dance Therapist Association (JADTA) and following this she by organized the first Dance/Movement Therapy Workshops in her own country with overseas presenter from Israel, Ms. Na’ama Shklar. Dinghy has represented her country on the International Panel of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), on several occasions. Dinghy works as a counsellor in the University of the Phillippines, Office of Anti- Sexual Harassment, is a Research Associate/Project Assistant at this university in the Center for Women’s Studies and is a Psychologist/Counsellor who works with Children with special needs as a therapist/counselor in private clinics. She incorporates DMT in her work with children in therapy in anger management and play therapy. She also conducts DMT activities for various target populations. These include children and women survivors of violence (rape, incest, trafficking) for NGOs, and poor communities as part of the VAWC intervention program; Stress Management Seminars for private sectors; and conducts regular advocacy on the power of dance as a Healing Art in the university.