Hancock Center Staff Rena Kornblum

Contact Rena at rena@hancockcenter.net

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Rena Kornblum, MCAT, BC-DMT, DTRL

Licensed Dance/Movement Therapist and Executive Director


  • MCAT, Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy, Hahnemann Medical College, 1978
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Dance Education, Goldsmith College, University of London, 1975
  • BA, State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, 1973


  • Licensed to practice psychotherapy as a dance/movement therapist in the State of Wisconsin, #2-037
  • National Registry: Academy of Dance Therapists Registered (ADTR), 1984-ADTR-259

Academic Appointment:

  • Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of Certificate Program in Introductory Studies in Dance/Movement Therapy - Dance Program & Department of Kinesiology, UW – Madison

Scope of Practice:

  • Dance/Movement Therapy and Assessment for Children
  • Individual, Group and Family Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Consultation for mental health professionals
  • Supervision for dance/movement therapy licensure
  • Mental health training
  • Dance/Movement Therapy & Violence Prevention through Movement in School settings

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Collaborative
  • Experiential
  • Developmental
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution and problem focused
  • Psycho-educational
  • Psychodynamic
  • Narrative

Professional Interests/Expertise:

  • Abuse and neglect, domestic abuse or violence, sexual abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bullying issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Creative arts expression
  • Attachment and adoption issues
  • Autism, developmental issues, childhood disorders
  • Elective Mutism
  • Family change
  • Learning and/or Perceptual Motor Issues
  • Neurological challenges
  • Optimal emotional well being
  • Parenting skills
  • Social Skills, speech and language issues
  • Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD