Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA, LMFT, MFA, CMA, DMT-BC, PWAssoc, SEP

Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb

Contact Info

loebx001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-916-1829

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy

MFA, Dance

CMA (Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst)

DMT-BC Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist

PWAssoc (Associate Certification in Mindell Process Work)

SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner)

Summary

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified dance/movement therapist, Laban Movement Analyst and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is also a Somatic/Body Therapist and uses alternative healing modalities to address psychological, somatic, and spiritual transformation. She currently teaches at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues.

Her diversity expertise includes working with LGBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices. Her international Dance/Movement Therapy teaching experiences include courses in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn University, in Tallinn Estonia through a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011) and Inspires Institute in China (2014-present). She has also co-lead students on study abroad programs in the Middle East (2000 & 2009) and Asia/South East Asia (2004-5). She is chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee. 

Expertise

  • Creativity Arts Therapy
  • Body/Movement/Dance Therapies
  • Non-verbal expression/communication from a multicultural perspective

Awards & Recognition

  • Fulbright Scholars Grant: University of Tallinn, Tallinn Estonia. (Feb-June 2011). Lecturing and developing Dance/Movement Psychotherapy program.
  • Keynote speaker: Creative Arts Therapy Conference in Hong Kong (“Moving Circle: Dance and Movement Therapy Conference 2016-Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2016)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Many different presentations in different formats including:

Workshops and lectures on Embodied approaches to working with trauma; Creativity and Healing; Embodiment and Psychology; Dance/Movement Therapy; Dance/Movement Therapy and Dementia; Systems for working with non-verbal behaviors and expression. (too many to list individually) 

Publications

Nordstrom-Loeb, B. E., The Emergence of Dance/Movement Therapy in Estonia, The arts in psychotherapy (2010), doi:10.1016/j.aip.2012.04.004

Nordstrom-Loeb, Barbara, Larson, Kathryn, & Webb, William (1999)."I like this group because it come from the heart": Programming with dance/movement therapy and music therapy in long term care facilities. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation

Nordstrom-Loeb, Barbara,(author, director) (2004). L'An: Six Characters in Search of Israel's Future. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nordstrom-Loeb, B. E (2015 proposed). Beyond Words- Listening to the Body. In A Helderscheit (Ed.), Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders. London & Philadeplyia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Nordstrom-Loeb, B. E., The Emergence of Dance/Movement Therapy in Estonia, The arts in psychotherapy (2010), doi:10.1016/j.aip.2012.04.004

Nordstrom-Loeb, Barbara, Larson, Kathryn, & Webb, William (1999).“I like this group… because it come from the heart…”: Programming with dance/movement therapy and music therapy in long term care facilities. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation.

Nordstrom-Loeb, Barbara,(author, director) (2004). L’An: Six Characters in Search of Israel’s Future. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Embodied psychology; Creativity, Spirituality and Healing; Somatic/trauma and identity; Non-verbal Multicultural Awareness

Courses

CSPH 5555- Introduction to Body and Movement Based Therapies.

CSPH 5605 Movement, Music and Healing

DNCE 3334/5334 Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy