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Robert Miller II

Robert Miller II, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Princeton, New Jersey. He provides child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, student counseling, and parenting consultation. Dr Miller is past president of the Somerset Hunterdon Warren County Psychological Association (SHWPA). He has taught courses in trauma and child development at Montclair State University, Lesley University Extension campus in Netanya Israel, in China at Apollo Education (Beijing), and at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, and has published several articles on the use of improvisational/arts process in trauma treatment for children and adults.

W. Randall McCommons

W. Randall McCommons MFT, RDT/BCT is psychotherapist and drama therapist living in Ashland, Oregon. He worked at Alta Bates Psychiatric Hospital in Berkeley California for over 30 years as well as having a private psychotherapy practice and directing Drama Rocks, a children’s theater based in Piedmont Ca. He founded and/or directed drama therapy training programs in San Francisco, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China from 2007 to the present.

Nisha Sajnani

Nisha Sajnani, PhD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Drama Therapy, Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, and faculty advisor in the Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral program at New York University. She is the founding co-director of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab, established in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) where she leads a Lancet global series on the health benefits of the arts. An award winning author, educator, and advocate, her body of work explores unique ways in which aesthetic experience can inspire equity, care and collective human flourishing across the lifespan.

Cecilia Dintino

Cecilia Dintino, PsyD, MA, RDT is a licensed clinical psychologist and drama therapist in private practice. She has worked as an assistant clinical professor of psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and adjunct professor at New York University’s graduate drama therapy program.

Toni Harp

Toni Harp served as Connecticut’s State Senator for the 10th District for 21 years, and In 2014, Toni became the first woman to be Mayor of New Haven, serving three two-year terms.  Toni was the first woman president of the African American Mayors Association. Toni’s policy priorities included full access to affordable healthcare, a responsive public safety network working hand-in-hand with an equitable criminal justice system, and in public education, an individualized approach to each student to maximize engagement and opportunity. The result was increased enrollment, high school graduation rates, college enrollment and retention rates, and decreased absenteeism and expulsion system-wide.

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