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Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders

Liesbet Manders

Fulbright Student Scholar to Germany 2013-14

Creative Arts Therapies PhD Candidate


Liesbet proposes to join a study on autism in Heidelberg, Germany.  She plans to investigate if participants in dance/movement therapy can learn to coordinate their body movement with a partner and if this will improve their social interactions.

From Pittsburgh, PA, Liesbet has been working as a dance/movement therapist and mental health professional for several years. She is now pursuing a PhD at Drexel after realizing the lack of sound research evidence in the largely clinical field of dance/movement therapy (advisor: Dr. Sharon Goodill).

Update: Visit our blog to read about Liesbet's research at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.