Susan Kierr – Bio
Author/s: Susan Kierr
Susan Kierr (Wise) ADTR, NCC, studied DMT at Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has contributed to the dance movement therapy field for over 30 years. She did pioneering work at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, MA, USA, where she supervised dozens of interns and practicing DMTs, (including Linda Murrow). Susan’s effective use of DMT with people who are paralyzed is documented in an article published by the American Journal of Dance Therapy, “Therapy for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries,” vol 4 no 1. Susan has served on the Board of the ADTA, and on the ADTA Credentialing Committee, where she chaired the DTR and ADTR subcommittees, helping to steer the credentialing process toward international applications. Now living and working in New Orleans, LA, USA, Susan has established the use of DMT in schools and hospitals. She has a private practice and conducts groups at Tulane University’s mental health hospital, and public elementary school aftercare program.