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Charne Furcron

Visiting Associate Professor


Dr. Furcron is a Visiting Professor for Pratt and an Adjunct Professor for Lesley University in their Dance/Movement Therapy programs. She maintains a dance/movement therapy and counseling practice. Dr. Furcron has presented her work with dance/movement therapy and positive youth development locally, regionally, and nationally. Her TED-style presentation, Dance: Positively Changing Lives of Urban Youth, was featured by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) as the first in a series, “ADTA Talks.” Also, she co-authored articles with Dr. Leon Rodgers, The Dynamic Interface Between Neuromaturation, Risky Behavior, Creative Dance Movement, and Youth Development Programming for the American Journal of Dance Therapy and Multicultural Competence: Exploring the Link between Globalization, Select Demographics, and School Counselors’ Self-Perceptions for the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. She is highlighted in the Profiles of Dance/Movement Therapists on the ADTA website, and in “A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting,” and the international documentary, The Moving Child. Charné serves as the Multicultural Diversity Chair for the board of directors of ADTA. In 2019, the MDC received the Innovation Award under her leadership, and she received the Exceptional Service Award in 2020. Also, she is one of the thirteen founding members of the Southern Chapter of the ADTA and past vice-president and treasurer.

In addition, Charne serves in the NDEO Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) committee. She and her NDEO colleagues were awarded the Executive Director’s Award for their planning, presentation, and facilitation of the IDEA 101 conference sessions at the NDEO 2020 conference.

Dr. Charné Furcron, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, MAC, BCC, ACS, CPCS (she/her/hers), is Director of Education and Program Officer for Moving in the Spirit. She has been actively involved with Moving in the Spirit for over twenty-seven years and currently manages program evaluation to provide evidence that proves the impact of the program on the dancers’ self-concept, youth development goals, and dance technique. She holds a BFA in dance from Texas Christian University, MA in dance therapy from Goucher College, MA in counseling from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, and EdD in counseling psychology from Argosy University/ Sarasota. Dr. Furcron is a licensed professional counselor, board-certified dance therapist, board-certified coach, master addiction counselor, and approved clinical supervisor.