Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders
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.