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Bittersweet Endings and Hopeful beginnings

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

It’s crazy to believe that an entire year has gone by. Having just recently completed our summer semester, it was a bittersweet ending to our first official year at Columbia College Chicago. Our lives have been filled with so many endings this semester, but with endings comes very hopeful beginnings. I can’t wait to see what my second year in the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program has in store for me!

Bittersweet Endings and Hopeful beginnings

It’s crazy to believe that an entire year has gone by. Having just recently completed our summer semester, it was a bittersweet ending to our first official year at Columbia …

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

Student/Faculty Dance Concert

Bobbi & Mimi

Bobbi & Mimi

A great thing about being a member of the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program at Columbia College Chicago is that we are always given the opportunity to continue performing. Every summer we put on the Student/Faculty Dance Concert, where we get the chance to collaborate and perform with our fellow colleagues and faculty members. It was a really wonderful experience to perform again, and it was just the break that I needed in the midst of this summer!

Student/Faculty Dance Concert

A great thing about being a member of the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program at Columbia College Chicago is that we are always given the opportunity to continue performing. Every …

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

How do graduate students stay active?

Chicago Color Run 2014

Chicago Color Run 2014

As summer progresses and the workload begins to weigh more and more—I am starting to realize how integral the exercising portion of my self-care practice truly is. It’s funny how something that we truly need so much—we often put on the back burner when life starts to get rough. However, as busy graduate students, we all need to find the time to practice our own unique ways of staying active for our health, our happiness, and even our sanity!

How do graduate students stay active?

As summer progresses and the workload begins to weigh more and more—I am starting to realize how integral the exercising portion of my self-care practice truly is. It’s funny how …

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

You have to be FEARLESS to be a dance/movement therapist

Fearless photo courtesy of Abbey Moore Photography

Fearless photo courtesy of Abbey Moore Photography

It takes a tremendous amount of vulnerability and courage to make it through the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program here at Columbia College Chicago. As emerging therapists, we are constantly shedding layers of ourselves as we attempt to dive deeper into the core of who we truly are as human beings as well as future healers. This month, we decided to be “fearless” and shed a few extra layers together both literally and metaphorically.

You have to be FEARLESS to be a dance/movement therapist

It takes a tremendous amount of vulnerability and courage to make it through the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program here at Columbia College Chicago. As emerging therapists, we are constantly …

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

Why it’s Awesome to Have a Summer in Chicago

Summer in Chicago photo courtesy of "http://cheekychicago.com"

Summer in Chicago photo courtesy of “http://cheekychicago.com”

Now that the intense cold of an endless winter is officially over—it’s time to finally enjoy an amazing summer in the windy city! Chicago is filled with endless possibilities for fun in the sun and I’m so grateful to be spending my summer semester here. There are a couple perks I am especially excited about, though.

Why it’s Awesome to Have a Summer in Chicago

Now that the intense cold of an endless winter is officially over—it’s time to finally enjoy an amazing summer in the windy city! Chicago is filled with endless possibilities for …

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

The Final Stretch

Photo courtesy of "http://www.theintentionallife.com"

Photo courtesy of “http://www.theintentionallife.com”

I’m nearing the end of my very first year here at Columbia College Chicago. I can’t believe I have almost completed an entire year of graduate school already—what an accomplishment! However, after I turn in my final papers, present my final projects and take my final exams…I think reality is finally going to set in. School’s out for summer, right?! Not exactly the case for those of us in the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program.

The Final Stretch

I’m nearing the end of my very first year here at Columbia College Chicago. I can’t believe I have almost completed an entire year of graduate school already—what an accomplishment! …

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

What a Relief it is…

Getting the job!

Photo Courtesy of “http://afiatta.com”

Phew! The clinical placement process is officially done for me. I have accepted offers at two fabulous locations for my summer practicum as well as my fall internship, and I cannot wait to get started!

What a Relief it is…

Phew! The clinical placement process is officially done for me. I have accepted offers at two fabulous locations for my summer practicum as well as my fall internship, and I …

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

Spring Break in Europe!

Paris

Paris

I’m in Europe! Yes, the wonderful time of spring break has arrived. A time to rest and recuperate from months of studying, work and no sleep. So naturally I decided to take this week to travel to another continent, and visit FIVE different countries…

Spring Break in Europe!

I’m in Europe! Yes, the wonderful time of spring break has arrived. A time to rest and recuperate from months of studying, work and no sleep. So naturally I decided …

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

The Clinical Placement Process

Photo courtesy of "http://www.adta.org/DMT_in_the_News"

Photo courtesy of “http://www.adta.org/DMT_in_the_News”

One of the most exciting things about the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program is the opportunity we have to gain real clinical experience at our summer practicum and fall internship sites. The opportunity is amazing, however there are many steps along the way to completing the clinical placement process.

The Clinical Placement Process

One of the most exciting things about the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program is the opportunity we have to gain real clinical experience at our summer practicum and fall internship …

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

Dancing For Justice

Break The Chain (Photo courtesy of http://www.elitismstyle.com)

As a graduate student busy with work and school, it is often easy to feel a bit disconnected from your community. However here at Columbia College Chicago, there are ALWAYS opportunities to branch out beyond your specific department of study and become an influential person within society. The Department of Creative Arts Therapies is consistently offering these opportunities and many times it is through MOVED, our student organization. MOVED is always involved with branching out to the community with dance/movement therapy and this month we are doing our part for One Billion Rising.

Dancing For Justice

As a graduate student busy with work and school, it is often easy to feel a bit disconnected from your community. However here at Columbia College Chicago, there are ALWAYS …

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

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