Monarch Cove Staff Featured on Mental Health Matters
January 3, 2013 by Deanna James, LPC, CEDS in Announcements, Staff Spotlight Marybeth Weinstock, Ph.D, BC-DMT was recently hired as a primary therapist and dance/movement therapist at Monarch Cove Treatment Center, an affiliate of Castlewood Treatment Centers located in Pacific Grove, CA. She brings a wealth of experience to the team in California and we look forward to working with her. Dr. Marybeth Weinstock has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from Hunter College in New York, and an undergraduate degree in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College in Baltimore. Dr. Weinstock combines the disciplines of Clinical Psychology and DMT in her work as a therapist. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, schools, mental health agencies, and in private practice with a broad span of patients, and has specialized in both Eating Disorders and issues of age. Dr. Weinstock’s life in the dance world has given her a personal perspective on both the travails of eating disorders and the joy of recovery. Her dissertation was entitled Women Dancers inMidlife: Coping with the Transition, which advanced her scholarship in and treatment of body image issues, and which inspired a series of ongoing workshops. Dr. Weinstock’s theoretical orientation includes psychodynamic, Jungian, feminist, cognitive behavioral, and existential approaches. She is the current president of the CA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association. She studies dance with her mentor Anna Halprin, who certified her to teach Movement Ritual.
Below is a video of Dr. Weinstock speaking about the application of dance movement therapy to work with clients with eating disorders.