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Drama Therapist: Aimee has used theatre and the expressive arts as a healing tool to build bridges of communication with under-represented and special populations including: youth-at-risk, pregnant minors, inmates, the physically and mentally challenged, battered women and cancer survivors.


EMPLOYMENT:April 2002: Keynote speaker and experiential activity leader for Healing Odyssey reunion.

Nov 2000: NADT Conference San Francisco, Presenter "Changing the Face of Breast Cancer," Case Studies.

1/2000-3/2002: South Coast Medical Center, Project Director, "Changing the Face of Breast Cancer." Funded by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Irvine Health Foundation.

2000: Mission Hospital, Cancer Center, Facilitator for Drama / Expressive Art therapy
workshop for cancer survivors.

1998-1999: The Womens’ Circle, weekly drama therapy workshops for women, Laguna Beach.

June 25, 1999: Drama /Expressive Arts therapy workshop for MFCC interns through Adrienne Cohen at a battered women’s shelter in Irvine.

March 1999 Japanese theatre and dance intensive workshop for Youth Theatre, Laguna Playhouse.

February 1999: Drama therapy workshop for breast cancer survivors at St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center.

October 96: Wellness Community, San Diego, Facilitator for drama therapy workshops for breast cancer patients.

October 96: NADT Conference, Santa Monica, Presenter for Open Ceremonies Experiential.

Fall 96: CSUSM, Extended Studies, Facilitator, (Original course/workshop) "Expressive Arts Therapies for the Changing Classroom."

1989-Current: HEIJERA productions: Original works, theatre and drama therapy workshops for diverse populations and settings in the United States, Russia and Europe.

Summer 95: Performance fellow to study Asian performance: Noh, Butoh, Kabuki and Bunraku, Asian Cultural Council.

1994-1995: Full-time Lecturer, Theatre, Film and Drama Therapy, Visual and Performing Arts, UCSD, Cal State San Marcos. Supervisor for Arts Cohort, College of Education.

Dec-Jan 95: Drama therapist, Intensive one-month session with psychiatric adolescents at Capistrano-by-the-Sea using mask-work, sociodrama, psychodrama and improvisation.

November 94: Presenter: National Association for Drama Therapy, Conference, New Orleans. Experiential workshop facilitator: INSIDE OUT: USING MASKS TO EXPLORE AUTHENTIC ARCHETYPES.

3/93-6/94: L.A. County Office of Education, Alternative Ed. Drama therapy and creative arts therapy workshops for gang- involved, at-risk youth and pregnant minors. Conflict resolution mediator. Staff and curriculum development.

10/92-3/93: L.A. County Office of Education, Special Ed. Drama therapy and creative arts therapy for S.E.D. students.

1/93-3/93: L.A. Youth Network. Drama therapy workshops for runaway and homeless youth.

1992: Neighborhood Church, Pasadena. Drama therapy workshops for teen program.

1992-93: California State University. Drama Therapy Department. Director: Experimental theatre/drama therapy workshop.

1990-91: California State University. Associated Clinics. Drama therapy intern.

9/90-5/91: Traveler’s Aid Society, Teen Canteen Shelter. Drama therapist for runaway youth.

1/90-6/90: BREAKING THE SILENCE. An original play based on drama therapy workshops with battered women. Funded by Los Angeles Endowment.

3/90-6/90: L.A. Unified School District. Thomas Riley High School, Compton. Drama therapy workshops for pregnant minors funded by the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation.

9/88-3/89: WHERE WE’RE COMING FROM AND WHERE WE’RE GOING. An original play about the stresses of teen parenting. Based on drama therapy workshops with students of
the Teenage Parenting Program, Marshall High School, Seattle. Funded by the Washington State Arts Commission, The Seattle Arts Commission and Very Special Arts. National story featured on USA TODAY, NBC.

1988-89: Western Washington Women’s Correctional Facility. Drama therapy workshops for maximum security inmates.

Summer 89: Camp Wachsburg, MDA Camp, Washington. Drama/art/movement therapy workshops for Muscular Dystrophy youth. Funded by Very Special Arts.

Summer 88: INSIDE OUT. An original play about gang life, generated by drama therapy workshops with at-risk youth of Central Area Motivation Program, Summer Youth Employment, Seattle.