- Bonnie Bernstein
John F. Kennedy University
Ms. Bernstein is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and CAMFT Certified Supervisor. She was mentored by pioneer dance therapist Blanche Evan from 1970-82 and has developed her dance therapy methods for over thirty-five years. She works primarily in in-depth, insight oriented dance/movement therapy for the higher functioning adult and has also worked with other populations including elders, children, psychiatric day patients and adults in physical rehabilitation. She has specialized in dance therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and has published in this area. In the past two years she has traveled to facilitate intensive month-long workshops for survivors of social trauma and sex trafficking in Kolkata, India.
Ms. Bernstein's lifelong research has been on the therapeutic use of dance in indigenous world cultures. She has extensive experience teaching and supervising and currently teaches dance/movement therapy courses at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, J.F. Kennedy University and Center for Movement Education and Research. Ms. Bernstein has a private practice in Palo Alto, California.