Gerry Harrison – Bio
Author/s: Gerry Harrison
Gerry states: “I began my career nursing – I was a ward sister in acute psychiatry and involved in Cognitve Behaviour Therapy. I studied Dance Movement Therapy at Roehampton University, in South West London, where amongst other lecturers who inspired me, Dr Marcia Leventhal’s approach resonated with me the most. I graduated from there in 1991. My contact with her has been ongoing, and I am very influenced by her teachings. Since graduating, I have worked extensively in psychiatry, both in in-patient and day facilities – often introducing DMT for the first time. I have worked in acute and long-stay areas, and with the elderly and young people. Specialist populations include eating disorders and mother and baby units as well as working with those who self harm. I also hold a visiting lecturer position at Roehampton University, where my teaching responsibilities include the psychopathology module. In addition, I have created links in the dance performance world, and have worked as a creative consultant with, for example, the physical theatre company – DV8”.