Robyn Flaum Cruz, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC is Professor of Expressive Therapies in the PhD Program, at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Cruz’s clinical work has spanned populations such as adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses and children and adolescents with trauma and substance abuse issues. Her doctoral degree is in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Measurement and Methodology. She has worked as a research methodologist and research consultant, taught doctoral students since 1995, and has taught graduate courses in dance therapy, research methods, and statistics to students from many disciplines in the US, Europe, and South America. Her research work and interests include: consolidating and expanding the evidence-base for dance/movement therapy and the creative arts therapies; understanding the relationship between verbal and nonverbal communication behaviors in the patient-provider relationship; enhancing diagnostic specificity using movement assessments; movement disorders; gesture.