Meg Chang, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT
Learning Specialist Coordinator, Stress Reduction Clinic
Certified Teacher, MBSR
EdD, Columbia University Teachers College, Adult Learning and Leadership - 2002
MS, City University of New York, Hunter College, Dance/Movement Therapy – 1982
BFA, Temple University, Dance Department – 1977
Certified Kinetic Awareness™ Teacher – 2001
American Dance Therapy Association, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT 338)
New York State Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), License #000796
Focus & Interests
- Inclusion and equity in the teaching and practice of mindfulness
- Bodymind and dance/movement pathways to awareness
- Intercultural education and training
Dr. Chang is a licensed dance/movement therapist who, starting in 1992, studied and began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the first Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her initial MBSR teaching was through the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Project with George Mumford and Saki Santorelli, at the Inner City Clinic, and in the Stress Reduction Clinic itself under the supervision of Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Professional & Academic Experience
On conclusion of doctoral dissertation research in Seoul, Korea in 1999, she returned to New York City and introduced MBSR to the Spencer Cox Center for Health at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, as well as to home-bound elderly there and, in 2001, to UN peacekeepers in Kosovo. As a clinician, she has developed support groups and programs for women affected by domestic violence, and worked as a dance-movement therapist in psychiatric facilities, medical settings, and in private practice for over 30 years. Formerly chair and core faculty in the Somatic Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco, Meg also taught dance/movement therapy at The New School and Pratt University in New York City, and at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she also served as program coordinator.