Jessica Young, Master of Arts (MA), Dance/Movement Therapy, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Department of Professional Regulation, State of Illinois; Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), American Dance Therapy Association; Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA), Columbia College Chicago, Illinois.
Jessica Young is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT) at Columbia College Chicago where she also serves as the Associate Chair. She specializes in observation and assessment of movement, clinical supervision, and addiction studies.
Jessica has presented workshops in dance/movement therapy, clinical supervision, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and violence prevention nationally and internationally, and is a trainer with the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute. Previously, Jessica worked extensively with adults who were homeless and living with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues. Her recent work examines the application of Laban’s Effort Theory to her teaching practice. She also provides clinical supervision in her private practice. Jessica is currently Chair of the ADTA Approval Committee.