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Ellen Schelly Hill

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Ellen Schelly Hill


Associate Clinical Professor Emerita

Creative Arts Therapies Department

Ellen Schelly Hill, MMT, BC-DMT, LPC is director of the master’s program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. She teaches program courses in dance/movement therapy theory and practice, provides advisement for student theses, and teaches a department Professional Orientation and Ethics course. Ellen  is committed to the integration of person-of-the-therapist, multicultural and social justice perspectives in her work  She has recently completed service on the inaugural Dean’s Advisory Board for Diversity and Inclusion.

Ellen has more than thirty years supervisory and clinical practice experience primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or with histories of trauma.  She currently maintains a small practice in the Parkway Health and Wellness Clinic of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Ellen is active in the American Dance Therapy Association. She has served on the Board of Directors, as chair of the Committee on Approval, chair of the Standards and Ethics Committee, and currently serves on the Education Subcommittee. Other professional affiliations include the American Counseling Association, Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. Ellen is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association. She frequently presents professionally in both local and national venues.

Professional Society

Ellen is on the Board of Directors of the American Dance Therapy Association and serves as chair of the Standards and Ethics Committee. She is a professional member of the Laban/Bartenheiff Institute of Movement Studies and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.


Ellen’s specialty work has included practice with persons who have mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and histories of trauma.