Susan Imus - Columbia College Chicago

Susan Imus

Associate Professor


Susan D. Imus, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Susan re-designed the MA in Dance/Movement Therapy program to become the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling program, created the Arts in Healthcare Minor, and co-developed the Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis at Columbia College Chicago. Susan has practiced, educated, and consulted in dance/movement therapy and the creative arts throughout the U.S. and abroad for 33 years. Susan is currently the chair of the Education, Research, and Practice Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). She received the first Excellence in Education award by the ADTA in 2006. Susan, originally trained in nursing, has been employed as a dance/movement therapist by 10 different hospitals throughout her career in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Prestigious institutions include Harvard University’s McLean Hospital and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, where she was recruited to assist in the development of chronic pain services through the Department of Medical Specialties. Susan teaches a course called Embodiment: A Way to Know Your Patient in the Bioethics and Humanities Department in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical College.