EXTH Dance Female Student

Vivien Marcow-Speiser and Michael Franklin - Authentic Movement as a Meditative Practice

Summer 2007 - Volume III, Issue 4

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Vivien Marcow-Speiser

Faculty Vivian Marcow SpeiserA Professor of Expressive Therapies at Lesley and the Director of National, International, and Collaborative Programs, Dr. Vivien Marcow-Speiser has utilized the arts as a method of communicating across borders and cultures. Dr. Marcow-Speiser's expertise lies in building resolutions to trauma and cross-cultural conflict, and has worked with groups in the Middle East and South Africa.

Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin, ATR-BC (Ph.D. candidate, Lesley University), directed the art therapy program at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio from 1986 to 1997. After leaving BGSU he became the director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at the Naropa University in Boulder Colorado. Since 1981 he has both practiced and taught art therapy in various academic and clinical settings. He has lectured nationally and internationally, offering a wide range of research contributions to the field in the areas of aesthetics, self esteem, AIDs iconography, interpretive strategies, contemplative approaches to art therapy and community based art therapy. His current work as an artist and researcher focuses on the relationship between art therapy, yoga philosophy, and meditation.

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