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Meg Chang

Instructor of Dance/Movement Therapy

Faculty member Meg Change

Meg Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, is a board-certified and New York State licensed dance/movement therapist. Core faculty in the Lesley University Expressive Therapy Division, Meg coordinated the Dance/Movement Therapy program from 1993-1996. Recently she was adjunct faculty and in 2018-2019 was a visiting scholar in the Dance/Movement Therapy program. A certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, she teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Center For Mindfulness, in Worcester, MA for people with a range of medical and psychological concerns.

In addition to her clinical practice, Meg served as National Treasurer of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) for two terms and is a founding member of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee of the ADTA Board of Directors. She is a frequent presenter at the ADTA Annual conference where she was invited to present pre-conference training seminars. In 2018 she was the keynote speaker for the New England ADTA conference Traversing Cultural Differences and Challenges. A member of the NYC CATS of Color (New York City Creative Arts Therapists of Color), and Task Force member of the Critical Pedagogy in Arts Therapy (CPAT), she is also a lifelong dancer. She takes a creative dance class with Jack Wiener in New York City whenever she can and is collaborating on a retrospective interview series about her friend and mentor, the late Elaine Summers from the Judson Church movement.

She has taught in the dance/movement therapy program at Pratt Institute and The New School, both in NYC and served as Chair of the Somatic Psychology program and faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies. Publications include “Dance/Movement Therapists of Color in the ADTA: The First 50 Years,” in the American Journal of Dance Therapy (2016); and “Cultural Consciousness and the Global Context of Dance/Movement Therapy,” in The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy: Life is Dance, 2nd edition (2016), Chaiklin & Wengrower, (Eds); she co-authored “Mobilizing Battered Women: A Creative Step Forward,” in F. Levy, (Ed.) Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies: When Words Are Not Enough. New York: Routledge, 59 – 82; 1995.