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We Did It!

Photo courtesy of Hannah Bailey

Photo courtesy of Hannah Bailey

I can’t even believe we’ve come to the end. Research Celebration, Manifest, and Commencement truly made for one of the most beautiful and emotional weeks I’ve ever had. I am absolutely full of pride, joy, and appreciation for my family, cohort, and faculty. WE DID IT! We are officially done with the first chapter of this journey, and we are finally moving on to the next big step!

We Did It!

I can’t even believe we’ve come to the end. Research Celebration, Manifest, and Commencement truly made for one of the most beautiful and emotional weeks I’ve ever had. I am …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The end is near

Homer courtesy of "http://boysoffloyd.com"

Homer courtesy of “http://boysoffloyd.com”

I cannot believe that my journey of graduate school is coming to a close. I have made so many incredible memories here in Chicago and I have grown tremendously. Now that coursework is coming to a close, it is finally time to start wrapping up some of our biggest projects and prepare to walk across that stage! However these last tasks are some of the most influential elements of our graduate journey thus far; so of course we need to pour every last ounce of our heart and soul into them…

The end is near

I cannot believe that my journey of graduate school is coming to a close. I have made so many incredible memories here in Chicago and I have grown tremendously. Now …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why should you become a member of ADTA?

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photo courtesy of adta.org

As a graduate student entering the professional world of dance/movement therapy, it is important to know the benefits of joining the American Dance Therapy Association as soon as possible. The ADTA serves students, professionals, dancers, somatic practitioners, and retirees alike—providing a multitude of support through various online databases, discussion forums and scholarly research.

Why should you become a member of ADTA?

As a graduate student entering the professional world of dance/movement therapy, it is important to know the benefits of joining the American Dance Therapy Association as soon as possible. The …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Passing the Torch

tabula rasa

tabula rasa

The time has finally come for me to say goodbye to my role as the president of MOVED, and officially pass the torch on to the next lucky recipient! It has been such an amazing year. I have learned so much more about the realities of collaboration, accountability, perseverance, expectation, delegation and inspiration. MOVED has also shown me just how influential our dance/movement therapy community can truly be!

Passing the Torch

The time has finally come for me to say goodbye to my role as the president of MOVED, and officially pass the torch on to the next lucky recipient! It …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Escaping the Chicago Cold

Haiti

Haiti

There’s no denying that this winter has hit all of us incredibly hard. Chicago has had record-breaking lows this winter, including the coldest February reported in over 140 years. Brr—not a record I’m particularly excited to break. Luckily, I had the opportunity to escape from some of the treacherous cold, and went on a fabulous cruise!

Escaping the Chicago Cold

There’s no denying that this winter has hit all of us incredibly hard. Chicago has had record-breaking lows this winter, including the coldest February reported in over 140 years. Brr—not …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

My FINAL Semester

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My final semester of school…possibly EVER. Hard to believe it’s even true! So far this semester is looking like it might be one filled with a lighter workload, greater opportunities, illuminating discoveries, and continuous growth before I finally graduate in May.

My FINAL Semester

My final semester of school…possibly EVER. Hard to believe it’s even true! So far this semester is looking like it might be one filled with a lighter workload, greater opportunities, …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

A Peaceful J-Term

Chicago Lakefront courtesy of "hotspotjournal.com"

Chicago Lakefront courtesy of “hotspotjournal.com”

After a wonderfully long and luxurious holiday break at home with my family, it was finally time for me to head back to the windy city. However, I haven’t come back to start my coursework quite yet—J-Term is a wonderful time of the year in which we have the month of January free, with the opportunity to utilize the time however we see fit. Last J-Term, I used the time to take some of our departmental electives, and continue nannying. This J-Term however, I came back for my clients.

A Peaceful J-Term

After a wonderfully long and luxurious holiday break at home with my family, it was finally time for me to head back to the windy city. However, I haven’t come …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

MPAC: Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate

MPAC courtesy of DCAT

MPAC courtesy of DCAT

Through the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT), we have the opportunity to partake in the certification programs as well. One of which is the Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate (MPAC) program. Movement is a powerful way to understand human motivation and behavior, even in the workplace. Columbia’s Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate Program is unique: As the only program of its kind in the WORLD, this graduate certification trains you to analyze individuals’ movement patterns to help organizational leaders better manage teams and increase worker efficiency. Weekend classes make this program ideal for working professionals, and the entire program takes a total of 12 months to complete. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to interview a current student within the MPAC program, and she had a lot to say about her experience thus far!

MPAC: Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate

Through the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT), we have the opportunity to partake in the certification programs as well. One of which is the Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate (MPAC) …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Welcoming 2015 with some Grad School Resolutions

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photo courtesy of “https://humansareweird.files.wordpress.com”

It’s officially that time of year again: delicious food, fantastic parties, ridiculous sweaters, quality time with family and friends, and of course New Year’s resolutions. This is a time during grad school I can honestly say that I am attempting to relax and not think about my thesis or anything else school-related (believe me it has NOT been easy). Amongst all of the holiday cheer, I can’t help but look back on the year of 2014 with absolute awe. So much has changed for me, and I am incredibly grateful for how much I have experienced this year. At the same time, this fantastic year makes me want 2015 to be my best year yet—which is why I have decided on a few New Year’s resolutions (and goals) for 2015: My last year of graduate school.

Welcoming 2015 with some Grad School Resolutions

It’s officially that time of year again: delicious food, fantastic parties, ridiculous sweaters, quality time with family and friends, and of course New Year’s resolutions. This is a time during …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

GL-CMA: Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis

Photo courtesy of DCAT

Photo courtesy of DCAT

Through the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT), we have the opportunity to partake in the certification programs offered as well. One of which is the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA). Through this program, anyone can learn to apply Rudolf Laban’s theory of movement analysis to body/mind therapies, dance, theatre, education, performance, athletics and rehabilitation. In this integrated graduate-level curriculum, you’ll study Laban’s taxonomy in depth, hone your observation skills and earn certified movement analyst (CMA) credentials. Weekend classes make this program ideal for working adult learners, and the entire program takes a total of 14 months to complete. Luckily, I had the opportunity to interview a couple current students within the GL-CMA program and they had a lot to say about their experience thus far!

GL-CMA: Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis

Through the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT), we have the opportunity to partake in the certification programs offered as well. One of which is the Graduate Laban Certificate in …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605