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MA, LPC-S, BC-DMT

Kalila Homann, MA, LPC-S, BC-DMT is a licensed professional counselor, dance/movement and expressive arts therapist and supervisor in private practice in Austin, Texas. Her work is dedicated to exploring and accessing the body’s capacity to engage the mind in healing, learning and growth.

Kalila received her B.A. from Hampshire College, where her studies integrated theories of education, sports physiology, critical research, outdoor leadership and dance. She completed her M.A. in expressive arts therapy at Lesley University in 1988. Her certification from the American Dance Therapy Association, BC-DMT, involved advanced studies in movement observation and notation, developmental movement, and group process in dance/movement therapy. Postgraduate training has included further training in somatic practices and mindfulness.

Kalila teaches and supervises at the graduate and postgraduate level in dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, and counseling. Her professional experience includes program development in expressive arts therapy for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment facilities, community resource and public school programs.

Kalila designs creative therapeutic and educational programs locally and nationally for educators and therapists. Her workshops and teaching in embodied neurobiology, movement observation, and dance/movement therapy include annual presentations at national conferences, postgraduate training programs, and continuing education for teachers and clinicians. She has held adjunctive faculty positions at Goddard and Antioch Colleges, and currently teaches Neuroscience for the Creative Arts Therapy Department at Drexel University.

Published work

Homann, K. and Stromsted, T. (2011), Dancing Body, Brain, and Soul: The Dance of Three. American Dance Therapy Conference Proceedings.

Homann, K. B. (2010). Embodied concepts of neurobiology in dance/movement therapy practice. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 32(2).

Homann, K. B. (2010). Ripples of Change: Somatic and Psychic Transformation in Therapist and Patient through Dance/Movement Therapy. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 32(2).