The primary focus of my research is an outgrowth of counseling experience with marginalized groups, families, and individuals who manifested psychological symptoms related to their diminished societal status. More recent research has focused on dance therapy as a means of intervention within these groups, families, and individuals. Current research focuses on changes of consciousness induced through movement and dance as an intervention addressing social injustice at the individual and societal level.
Join a Research Group
Shannon has several research projects running currently that are looking for participants! The following groups are looking for participants. Please contact Shannon at [email protected] for more information.
Child Social Skills Group that Utilizes Dance/Movement to Increase Cognitive Flexibility in learning social skills. Several groups are currently running. If there is enough interest we will add more groups! Groups available for children ages 5-13 years.
Adolescent/Young Adult group that utilizes dance/movement to increase cognitive flexibility in learning social skills.. This group is available for individuals ages 17-23.
Professional Women's Movement Group: this group is open to female mental health or social services professionals in the community where we will explore movement weekly as a means of stress relief.
Therapeutic Women's Movement Group: this group is open to women who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other difficulties as a treatment supplement utilizing movement.
Program of Research: In order to prevent bias in data collection of current studies, I am unable to post my current research program on-line. Interested parties can contact Shannon at [email protected] to receive more information.