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Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC

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Christina Devereaux


Associate Clinical Professor and Program Director for Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling

Creative Arts Therapies Department

Christina Devereaux, PhD, is an associate clinical professor and program director for the Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) and Counseling program at Drexel University. She served on faculty at Pratt Institute (NY, USA) in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy and program director for Dance/Movement Therapy at Antioch University New England (Keene, NH, USA) in the Department of Applied Psychology. Internationally, she serves on the senior faculty of Inspirees, DMT training in China, Agape Belgium Academy, and Dance Therapy New Zealand. From 2011-2017, Devereaux was coeditor of the  American Journal of Dance Therapy and was twice awarded the President's Award from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) for her outstanding contributions to the profession (2008 and 2017). She was featured on National Public Radio (NPR), CCTV, the largest television station in China, and as a presenter for the 2014 ADTA Talks series focusing on DMT and autism. In addition to authoring many chapters and journal publications, she has a blog with Psychology Today “Meaning in motion: Dancing with the mind in mind." Devereaux is a recognized scholar and national and international presenter specializing in dance/movement therapy with attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, clinical supervision, mind-body integration and embodied understanding of neurobiology.

Academic Distinctions

  • 2017 & 2008 President’s Award, American Dance Therapy Association
  • 2015 Semi-finalist “Ed”ies New Hampshire Outstanding Educator – Higher Education

Professional Society

American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) – Professional Member
Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) – Member
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (PAADTA) – Member

Selected Publications

Devereaux, C. (2019). Book Review: Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice, American Journal of Dance Therapy, 41(1), 136–140. doi 10.1007/s10465-019-09301-x

Devereaux, C. (2017). An interview with Dr. Stephen W. Porges. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 39(1), 29-35.

Devereaux, C. (2017). Neuroception and attunement in dance/movement therapy with autism. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 39(1), 36-38. doi: 10.1007/s10465-017-9249-1 

Devereaux, C. (2017). Educator perceptions of the inclusion of dance/movement therapy within the special education classroom. Body, Movement, and Dance in Psychotherapy, 12, 50-65.

Devereaux, C. (2014). Moving in the space between us: The dance of attachment security. In C. Malchiodi & D. Crenshaw (Eds.) Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems (pp. 84-99). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Editorial review board membership:

  • Associate Editor for the journal of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
  • Co-Editor (2011-2017), American Journal of Dance Therapy
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Dance Therapy
  • Editorial Board, Arts in Psychotherapy
  • Editorial Board, Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives

Research Interests

Dance/movement therapy, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, clinical supervision, mind-body integration, and embodied understanding of neurobiology.


Dance/movement therapy; autism spectrum disorder, attachment, children, groups

PhD, Clinical Psychology, April 2011
Specialty in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA

MA, Dance/Movement Therapy, December 1998
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

BA, Psychology with a Minor in Dance, May 1996
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Postgraduate Training

The Center for Group Studies, New York, NY
Center for the Study of Authentic Movement