Rena Kornblum, MCAT (Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy), BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist), DTRL Dance Therapist Registered and Licensed), brings over thirty years of professional experience as a dance/movement therapist to her therapy and prevention work. Ms. Kornblum obtained a Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy from Hahnemann University, and is a board certified dance/movement therapist. She has been on the teaching staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1983 where she is currently a Senior Lecturer. She developed the children and family program at Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, where she is currently the Executive Director. She initiated an in-school program in which she provides therapy sessions for children dealing with physical and sexual abuse or other trauma as well as violence prevention classes for entire classrooms. Over the years, Rena’s work has encompassed therapy with children and families dealing a large range of issues; autism, ADHD, visual and auditory impairment, physical and neurological issues, developmentally challenged, elective mutism, abuse and trauma, ect. Rena has written a book called Disarming the Playground, Violence Prevention Through Movement and Pro-Social Skills, published by Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishers and edited two training DVDs by the same name, all of which describe her prevention curriculum in detail. Rena has been doing workshops and trainings on her work around the country and internationally. She is published in several books including a chapter titled “Dance/Movement Therapy with Children” in Speaking the Unspeakable Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children published by Jessica Kingsley, 2008 & a chapter co-authored with Robyn Lending Halsten, titled “In-School Dance/Movement Therapy for Traumatized Children” in Creative Arts Therapies Manual edited by Stephanie Brooks, 2006, published by the Charles C Thomas Pub. Co. In the spring of 2006 Rena also had an article, “An Evaluation of Kornblum’s Body-based Violence Prevention Curriculum for Children,” published in a juried, international journal, called The Arts in Psychotherapy. This research-based article assesses the effectiveness of the Violence Prevention through Movement Curriculum. Rena received the 2002 Wisconsin Dance Council Research and Journalism Award, and the 2005 Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education and the 2009 American Dance Therapy Association Excellence in Education Award. She is licensed in the state of Wisconsin to practice psychotherapy specifically through the expressive arts therapies.