Susan D. Imus, Master of Arts (MA), Dance/Movement Therapy, Antioch N.E. Graduate School, Keene, New Hampshire; Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GLCMA), 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; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Creative Art Therapies, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies (DCAT) at Columbia College Chicago, Susan is a national and international consultant to universities, hospitals, and corporations. She co-founded the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA) program in 2001 and also founded the Shannon Hardy Making Connections Suicide Prevention Program in 2002. In 2005, Columbia College Chicago was in the first cohort to be awarded a SAMHSA grant through the federal Garrett Lee Smith Act for its Making Connections workshop.
Her past professional experience included her work at McClean Hospital, N.E. Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, Vencor Hospital, Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Northwest Community Hospital, and the Des Moines Public School System in Des Moines, Iowa.
Susan has served for nine years on the Committee of Approval for the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and was chair of that committee from 2006-2009. She is a long-standing member of the Education, Research, and Practice Committee of the ADTA. Susan also earned the first annual excellence in education award by the ADTA in 2006. Susan was recently appointed to the Ethics and Practice Committee for the Society for the Arts in Healthcare.