Listing of KMP Instructors and Analysts in alphabetical order



Janet Kestenberg Amighi (Pennsylvania, USA)

Janet Kestenberg Amighi, Ph.D.,KMP Analyst & Trainer, received her Phd. In 1985 in Anthropology. Author of the book Zoroastrians of Iran: Conversion, Assimilation and Persistence. Did anthropological research in Iran, Bali, and among Mexican immigrant workers. She teaches anthropology at Montgomery County Community College. She is the co-author of The Meaning of Movement: the Kestenberg Movement Profile. And she regularly teaches an introductory KMP course at Drexel University. Her special interest is in cross cultural applications of the KMP.

Contact: Jamighi@mc3.edu

Silvia Birklein (New York, USA)

Silvia B. Birklein, PhD, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA, KMP is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, and Dance Movement Therapist in Private Practice in New York City. She’s the founder and director of SYNC Psychological Services™ and the Institute for Movement Informed Psychotherapy (IMiPSY). She’s a clinical supervisor at Pace University and faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in NYC.

She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology/MA in General Psychology from the New School fro Social Research in NYC. In addition, she holds an M.A. in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Antioch University (1997), a B.A. in Psychology/Philosophy from the Freie University in Berlin (1990), and a B.S.W in Social Work/ Pedagogics from the Alice Solomon University in Berlin, Germany (1985).

Dr. Birklein is a certified Psychoanalyst (NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy), holds a Certificate in Dance/Performance Arts from Berlin, Germany (1989), a Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA; 1990), and Kestenberg Movement Analysis (KMP), training in Integrative Gestalt Therapy (Germany; 1992);

Her interests and research (intergenerational transmission of affect) are about the body and movement in psychoanalysis, and in her practice she’s working with clients integrating verbal and nonverbal modalities, using Laban and Kestenberg approaches.

Website: silviabirklein.net
Phone: (917) 496-5772
Email: sbirklein@me.com

Address
928 Broadway, Suite 803
(b/w 21th & 22nd St.)
New York, NY 10010

Suzanne Hastie (Pennsylvania, USA)

Suzanne C. Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst & Trainer


Suzanne is a registered dance/movement therapist, licensed professional counselor and shiatsu practitioner who received her Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch/New England Graduate School in NH. Suzanne interned with Judith Kestenberg, MD at the Center for Parents and Children in NY in the late 1980s and has been integrating the KMP into her work with children, adolescents, women, families, and the elderly since 1989. Suzanne has a body-centered psychotherapy practice utilizing movement and the creative arts in the Lehigh Valley, PA (www.twinpondscenter.com). In addition to working as a therapist, Suzanne teaches courses and offers consultation on The Kestenberg Movement Profile at Kinections in Rochester, NY, for Drexel University, PA as well as independently. She has written a chapter on the Kestenberg Movement Profile for a new book: Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies.

Contact Information: suzannehastie@aol.com or phone (610) 417-0831

Susan Loman (New Hampshire, USA)

Susan Loman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, KMP Analyst & Trainer

Susan has been the Director of the MA Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling at Antioch University New England since 1987 and serves as Associate Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology. A member of the Academy of Dance Therapists Registered and a National Certified Counselor, she served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association (1995-1999) and has been on the editorial board of The Arts in Psychotherapy since 1997. She directed the Creative Art Therapy Department at Billings Hospital psychiatric unit; worked with infants, toddlers, and parents at the Center for Parents and Children; and also worked with adults at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. A Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) Analyst and considered an expert on the system, she worked closely with Judith Kestenberg for eight years, chaired four conferences on the KMP, has written numerous articles and co-edited three books, including, "The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile." She currently teaches the KMP system at Antioch University New England and taught the system at the Laban/ Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in New York City for fourteen years. She has lectured and conducted KMP workshops in Germany (1993-present), Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, South Korea and the Netherlands, as well as throughout the U.S.

Contact: sloman@antioch.edu or phone (603) 283-2137.
http://www.antiochne.edu/employeedirectory/susan-loman/

Gordana Horvat Mahne (Zagreb, CROATIA)

Gordana Horvat Mahne, BA, MA, MA-DMT, CMA, KMP Analyst
obtained an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy (1993) from the Laban Centre validated by The City University, London. BA and MA degrees she received from the Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia in South Slavic Languages and Literature and Comparative Literature (1978). She holds a diploma of The School for Rhythmics and Dance – Ana Maletić, Zagreb, Croatia (1970).

She completed the training program of the KMP with S. Loman and she is a Certified Kestenberg Movement Profile Analyst (2015). She completed a CMA certificate with K. Studd with the project „Personal Experience of Breathing Seen through LMA/BF Approach – Talking Body“ (2014). The Advance Tutorial and Workshop Training in the Movement Psychdiagnostic Inventory-MPI (2010) she took under conduction of M. Davis, M. Berger, R. Flaum Cruz, D. Dulicai, and H. Lausberg.

Since 1985 she has been a specialist, trainer and supervisor in Croatia and Spain for teachers for Stimulation by Movement based on Rudolf Laban's movement theory with children with hearing impairment within Verbotonal Method of academic Petar Guberina – SUVAG. She has lectured at the Ljubljana University, Slovenia to the post-graduate students from Art Therapy the Introduction to Laban Movement Observation.

As a professional dancer (1970-1984) she was educated in Koln, London, and New York and she was performing in Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Russia as a soloist of The Studio for Contemporary Dance and member of International music group Arte –Viva under
a last name Omeragic-Mestanagic.

She founded HrUPT in Zagreb, Croatia (2003) and she worked on different projects sponsored by the Croatian government. She participated in conferences in Croatia, Germany, Bulgaria and USA. Her professional interests are in children with emotional and behavioral problems, children with problems of language development, and nonverbal communication.

Contact: gordana_omeragic@hotmail.com

K. Mark Sossin (New York, USA)

K. Mark Sossin, Ph.D.,KMP Analyst & Trainer, is Professor of Psychology, Pace University, and practices as a clinical psychologist, adult and child/adolescent psychoanalyst, and infant-parent psychotherapist. He is a Faculty Member and Supervisor, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University Postgraduate Programs; Faculty, Anni Bergman Parent-InfantTraining Program, and Member of the New York Freudian Society. Dr. Sossin has authored and co-authored papers and books on nonverbal behavior, early development, trauma and therapy, including The Meaning of Movement: Clinical and Developmental Applications of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (Brunner-Routledge, 1999). At Pace, he is Director of the Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery, and he oversees psychological services at Pace's McShane Center for Psychological Services for individuals on the autism spectrum. He maintains a practice in New Hyde Park, NY.

Contact: ksossin@pace.edu, Mind, Movement, Interaction, and Development Research Group: http://sossin-mmid.jimdo.com/



Louise Binette (Vermont, USA)

Louise Binette, MA, BC-DMT, LCMHC, CCC, KMP Analyst & Trainer,
is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, LCMHC, CCC (Nationally certified Canadian counselor) and EMDR therapist (since 2004 and in Certification process). Louise is a Certified Kestenberg Movement Profiler, by the KMP Committee of Child Development Research, and now serves on the Committee. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for the past twenty years and is also a yoga/meditation teacher.
Louise is a graduate of the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England (1993), where she wrote her KMP thesis under the supervision of Susan Loman, and later presented her thesis at the National KMP conference.
Since 1993, she has maintained her passion for the KMP and has applied it to her clinical work (e.g. autism spectrum and special needs children and adults, patients in rehabilitation and with chronic illness, and trauma victims), and she has also designed KMP-assessment scales for clinical research projects (e.g. D/MT with stroke patients, and with the geriatric population).
Louise has also taught KMP intro courses in English and French for dance and psychology university departments since 1998, and is an adjunct professor at AUNE, teaching the KMP course for the Winter/Spring 2015 semester. As a licensed mental health counselor, she maintains a private practice in Vermont, and specializes in trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, and attachment issues.

Melanie Johnson (Massachusetts, USA)

Melanie Johnson, MA, R-DMT, NCC, RYT-200, KMP Analyst & Trainerhas taught the KMP at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, UK; KMP theory at Kinections in Rochester, NY, is a past teaching assistant for KMP trainings in Munich, Germany and has co-presented workshops on fostering healthy psychological, emotional and relational development through the application of Kestenberg principles. Melanie currently serves as secretary for the New England Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (NEADTA). She also maintains the KMP website and Facebook page. She is an Expressive Therapies PhD student at Lesley University researching KMP theory with adult applications; and is an outpatient psychotherapist and dance/ movement therapist in Boston, MA.

Education:
Certified Kestenberg Movement Profiler, by the KMP Committee of Child Development Research, 2013
Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH (USA), 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French, Bulter University, Indianapolis, IN (USA), 2004 Yoga Instructor Training and Advanced Studies, White Lotus Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA (USA), 2004 & 2010
Contact: melaniejohnson46@gmail.com

Frances LaBarre (New York, USA)

Frances LaBarre, Ph.D., KMP Analyst,
is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC where she works with individual adults, children, and couples. Dr. LaBarre is Co-director of the Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery and Adjunct Professor at Pace University, and a supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She lectures and teaches both in the United States and in Europe. Her books, On Moving and Being Moved: Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Practice, The Analytic Press, 2001, and The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development, and Therapeutic Change, (co-author Ruella Frank), The Analytic Press, 2011, and articles are known for her unique application of movement studies to psychotherapy.
Contact: 666 West End Avenue, Suite 1C New York, NY 10025. (212) 595-3639 franceslabarre@gmail.com

Yukari Sakiyama (Nara, JAPAN)


Yukari Sakiyama, Ph. D., BC-DMT, KMP Analyst, is Associate professor at Mukogawa Women’s University, Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Junior College Division. (teaching physical education and physical expressions of infants and toddlers for students who will become kindergarten or nursery school teachers).
Chair of international committee of Japan Dance Therapy Association(JADTA)
Board member of JADTA DTR from the first international alternate route at ADTA in 1997
R-DMT in 2002 and now BC-DMT
Finished Ph.D at Nara Women’s University in 2005, for a study of psychotherapeutic function of touch in dance/movement therapy
Finished all the 90 hours course by Suzanne Hastie in 2014 (written in Japanese & translated into English)

Yukari Sakiyama(2012): A pilot study of bibliographical introduction of Kestenberg Movement Profile : Focusing on Attunement, Japanese Journal of Dance Therapy 6(1), 8-
Yukari Sakiyama & Megumi Naka(2012):A Study of Learning Process and Attunement to Clients in Notation of Kestenberg Movement Profile, Bulletin of Mukogawa Women’s Univ. Humanities and Social Science,60,63-70
Yukari Sakiyama & Megumi Naka(2010): A study of interpretation for technical terms of movement analysis through Kestenberg Movement Profile, Bulletin of Mukogawa Women’s Univ. Humanities and Social Science, 58, 13-21
Yukari Sakiyama(2009): A pilot study of evaluation of children's movement -Through Kestenberg Movement Profile in Dance/Movement Therapy-, Bulletin of Mukogawa Women’s Univ. Humanities and Social Science, 57, 19-26

Translation Yukari Sakiyama & Megumi Nana(2012): Applying the Kestenberg Movement Profile in Dance/Movement Therapy : An Introduction written by Susan Loman & Mark Sossin, Japanese Journal of Dance Therapy 6(1), 37-59

Yukari Sakiyama(2012): KMP Color Wheel by Suzanne Hastie
Contact:sakiyama@mukogawa-u.ac.jp

Dott. Debora Spaiz (Bologna, ITALY)


Dott. Debora Sbaiz, MA, BC-DMT, Professional Counselor, KMP Analyst & Trainer. She maintains a private practice as Dance/Movement Therapist fsand Professional Counselor in Udine, Italy. She teaches non verbal communication and emotion training in Professional Counseling schools. Currently she is the KMP trainer for the Italian Dance Therapy education program at Art Therapy Italiana, Bologna, Italy.

Education:
Certified Kestenberg Movement Profiler, by the KMP Committee of Child Development Research, 2008
Professional Counselor Certification, S.I.Co, Rome, Italy - July 2004.
Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy with a minor in counseling, Antioch University New England, N.H. (USA), November 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Bologna University, Italy - November 1996