Dr. Dorita Berger

Music Therapist - Board Certified
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Dorita S. Berger, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT: Sensorimotor Music Therapy; Autism Specialist; former faculty Montclair State University & Kean University, (NJ); Fulbright Visiting Specialist Grant to teach in Ukraine; Global Education Grant to teach and lecture in Argentina; invitations to lecture Italy, Corsica, Canada, and elsewhere. Dr. Berger studied Dalcroze with Marta Sanchez during her BFA Degree training at Carnegie Mellon University.
She and her husband currently reside in Durham, NC, where she is Research Affiliate and Supervisor for music and brain investigations at UNC-CH Medical School Frohlich Neuroscience Lab, and is Faculty of Duke OLLI (Lifelong Learning) Program, while conducting group classes for “ON THE MOVE: Rhythm-Kinetics for Parkinson’s and Movement Rehabilitation©”.
Published books include “Eurhythmics for Autism and other Neurophysiologic Diagnosies: A Sensorimotor Music-Based Treatment Approach (2016)”; ”Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism: Bringing Out The Music In Your Child (2017); “THE MUSIC EFFECT: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications” (2006) (with co-author Dr. Daniel J. Schneck (Virginia Tech); “Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and The Autistic Child”, (2002), (also in Korean), and “Toward The Zen Of Performance: Music Improvisation Therapy For Developing Self-Confidence In The Performer”: (1999).

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