92Y Instructor Biography

Tina Erfer

Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, is a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. For the past thirty years, she has worked as a dance/movement therapist in educational and psychiatric settings, with children and adolescents with special needs. She has served as Coordinator of the Hospital School Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has given numerous lectures and workshops at various agencies and universities, and has also provided many staff development and training sessions. Tina supervises and trains graduate students and entry-level dance/movement therapists. She has published on her dance/movement therapy work with children who have emotional challenges, and children with autism. Tina served for eight years on the Board of Directors of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA); is past President of the New York State Chapter of the ADTA; and she is currently the President of the New Jersey Chapter of ADTA. She is the Coordinator of the Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy Training Program at the Harkness Dance Center of 92nd Street Y in New York; and a faculty member of the Dance/Movement Therapy Training Program of the Inspirees Institute of Creative Arts Therapy, in China.