Joan Wittig

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Professor Creative Arts Therapy jwittig@pratt.edu 718.399.4274 p 718.636.3597 f Brooklyn Campus, North Hall 236

Current Course Listing (10)

21/FA-ADT-641-02 Creative Arts Therapy I

21/SP-ADT-642-02 Creative Arts Therapy II

21/SP-ADT-642-02V Creative Arts Therapy II

21/FA-ADT-645-03 Group Creative Arts Therapy I

21/SU-ADT-645-02 Group Creative Arts Therapy I

21/SU-ADT-646-02 Group Creative Arts Therapy II

21/SP-ADT-646-03 Group Creative Arts Therapy II

21/SP-ADT-646-3V Group Creative Arts Therapy II

21/SP-DT-672-01 Theory and Practice of Dance Therapy II

21/FA-DT-672-01 Theory and Practice of Dance Therapy II

Education

LCAT, BC-DMT; B.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.S., Hunter College.

Biography

Joan Wittig, MS, ADTR, LCAT is Director of the Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute. Wittig worked for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation for 16 years, including 7 years as Director of the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. She teaches and presents widely, both nationally and internationally. Wittig serves on the Approval Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association, and is a member of the New York State Board for Mental Health Professionals. Wittig has a private practice in Manhattan. Joan Wittig, MS, ADTR, LCAT is the Director of the Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute. Formerly the Director of the Family Health and Support Center, Wittig worked for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation for 16 years, including 7 years as Director of the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center. Wittig presents and teaches widely, both nationally and internationally. Most recently she has been presenting and teaching in Japan and South Korea, where she has been teaching Authentic Movement, Improvisation, Dance Therapy as In-Depth Psychotherapy, Movement as a Means to Awareness and Change; and other dance/movement therapy related material. She recently published a chapter in the first book on Creative Arts Therapy in Japanese. She regularly guest teaches at the Gallatin Division of New York University. Wittig serves on teh Approval Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association, and is also the Chair of the Sub-committee on Alternate Route Course Approval. She is Co-chair of the Membership Committee for the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and serves on the Planning Committee for the EGPS Professional Discussion Group. Wittig was instrumental in the passage of legislation that licenses Creative Arts Therapy in New York State, and served for 10 years as the liaison from the New York Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies to the Joint Council for Mental Health Services Legislative Coalition. Currently she serves on the New York State Board for Mental Health Professionals. Wittig completed 2 years of training in Advanced Group Process at the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and is currently studying at the Center for Group Studies in Manhattan. She has been a member of the Academy of Dance Therapists, Registered since 1990. Wittig received an Outstanding Service Award from the American Dance Therapy Association in 2002, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Art Therapy Association in 2003, and an Exceptional Service Award from the American Dance Therapy Association in 2006. She is the subject of a new film on Dance/Movement Therapy, Moving Stories: Portraits of Dance/Movement Therapy. Wittig has a private practice in Manhattan.