J. Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, BC-DMT





Psychotherapist Somatic/Creative Arts Therapist • Relationship Counselor  Addictions Specialist Educator/Trainer • Clinical / Professional Consultant • Approved Clinical Supervisor  
Curriculum Vitae

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PO Box 300265
Denver CO 80203-0265
Phone 303.399.9988
Fax 303.399.9977
Email ryan@jryankennedy.com

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Summary of Qualifications
  • Diverse experience with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, seniors, trauma and abuse survivors, and people with chronic, life-threatening illnesses, chemical addictions, major mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and the general population of fairly well-adjusted adults
  • Extensive history and expertise with intervention and treatment of chemical addictions and domestic violence
  • Experienced trainer, educator, presenter, and group facilitator
  • Solid background in client assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, case-management, and psychotherapy
  • Successful long-term business owner and skillful personnel manager and supervisor
Memberships and Affiliations
  • American Alliance for Health, Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Member (07/06 – Present)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Member (06/98 – Present)
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Member (12/02 – Present)
  • American Association of University Professors, Member (03/11 – Present)
  • American Counseling Association, Clinical Member (01/97 – Present)
  • American Dance Therapy Association, Professional Member (09/91 – Present)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association, Professional Member (01/09 Present)
  • American Nurses Association, Professional Member (01/97 – Present)
  • American Psychological Association, Student Member (01/00 – Present)
  • Colorado Nurses Association, Professional Member (01/97 – Present)
  • EMDR International Association, Professional Member (01/04 – Present)
  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Lifetime Member (03/14 - Present)
  • International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, Registered Member (06/12 – Present)
  • Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Member (03/99  Present)
  • Male Survivor, Professional Member (02/04 – Present)
  • Motus Humanus - Organization for Movement Professionals, Member (09/94 – Present)
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, Professional Member (09/91 – Present)
  • United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Clinical Member (06/98 – Present)
  • Yoga Alliance, Professional member (04/17 – Present)
  • Yoga International, Member (03/17 – Present)
Board Leadership and Other Volunteer Work
  • American Dance Therapy Association, Committee on Approval Member (09/99 – 10/01)
  • American Dance Therapy Association, Chair: Education, Research, and Practice Committee (10/01 – 09/03)
  • Alexander Foundation, Member: Scholarship Committee (01/06 – Present)
  • Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter, Volunteer Support Group Facilitator (09/01 05/05)
  • Colorado Anti-Violence Program, Co-Chair: Advisory Board of Directors (01/01 – 06/03)
  • Body, Movement, and Dance In Psychotherapy: An International Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice, International Advisory Committee (01/07 Present)
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, President (04/97 04/99)
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, Vice-President (07/95 04/97)
  • WINGS Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors Member (04/01 05/04)
  • WINGS Foundation, Inc., Volunteer Support Group Facilitator (06/04 – 02/08)
  • University of Oregon, Dean’s Award for Service (05/90)
Education, Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations
  • Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, October 2016; Capella University, Minneapolis MN
  • Master of Arts in Somatic Psychology with emphasis in Dance/Movement Therapy, December 1993; Naropa University (formerly The Naropa Institute), Boulder CO
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, June 1990; University of Oregon, Eugene OR
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, June 1997; Regis University, Denver CO
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC); License #492; State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); License #804; State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); License #1570; State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations
  • Registered Nurse (RN); License #116891; State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations, State Board of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (RN); License #506856; State of New York, The University of the State of New York; Education Department
  • Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT); Certification #BC-DMT-766; American Dance Therapy Association, Columbia MD
  • Certified Addictions Counselor Level III (CACIII); Certification #3741; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Colorado State Department of Health
  • Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA); Certified August 2010; Integrated Movement Studies, Santa Barbara CA
  • Master Addiction Counselor (MAC); Certification #508182; Certified March 2016; National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals, Alexandria VA
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC); Certification #212683; Certified March 2006; National Board for Certified Counselors, Greensboro NC
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS); Certification #ACS00703: Certified February 2008; Center for Credentialing and Education, Greensboro NC
  • Certified Group Psychotherapist (GCP); Certification #053744; Certified March 2011; National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, New York NY
  • Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSME/T); Registered July 2012; International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, Holyoke MA
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT); Registration #219509; Registered April 2017; Yoga Alliance, Arlington VA
  • Domestic Violence Counselor Endorsement (DVC-e); Certification #C19445; Certified October 1998; National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, South Bend IN
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CCBT); Certification #C19445; Certified October 1998; National Board of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, South Bend IN
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (890 hours); December 2006; Denver Family Institute (formerly Family Therapy Training Center of Colorado), Denver CO
  • EMDR Therapist, Levels I and II (34 Hours); December 2003; EMDR Institute, Pacific Grove CA
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT), 450 hours, December 1992; Alchemical Hypnotherapy Institute of Colorado, Denver CO
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT), 200 hours, April 2017; Whole Yoga: Shambhava School, Denver CO
  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), 1,020 hours, January, 1996; Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, Denver CO
Articles, Publications, and Writings
Selected Sample of Presentations and Trainings Provided
  • Kennedy, J. R. (2003, November 9-12). Silent Suffering: The Experience of Male Victimization. Workshop presented at the 15th Annual Conference for the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, Keystone, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R., & Standring, D. T. (2003, October 24-26). The Power of Touch: Essential Massage Therapy. Workshop presented at the healing retreat for AIDS, Medicine, and Miracles, Asilomar, CA.
  • Kennedy, J. R., (2003, October 24-26). SoulFire: Reclaiming Your Erotic Body. Workshop presented at the healing retreat for AIDS, Medicine, and Miracles, Asilomar, CA.
  • Kennedy, J. R., & Gray, A. E. (2003, October 16-19). Resiliency and Renewal: Cycles of Healing and Recovery in the Treatment of Trauma. Day Long Intensive presented at the 38th Annual Conference for the American Dance Therapy Association, Denver, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R., & Bartko, D. P. (2003, October 16-19). Contemplative Dance/Movement Therapy: Discovering Magic. Workshop presented at the 38th Annual Conference for the American Dance Therapy Association, Denver, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (2002, August 22). Finding Balance: Managing Change and Stress at Work. One day training presented for the Life Foundation, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kennedy, J. R., & Carbone, A. M. (2002, May 2). Sexuality and Mental Health: What You Need to Know as a Clinician. Workshop for the University of Denver School of Social Work, Denver, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (2001, October 31-November 1). Dynamic Group Level Interventions: Groups that Work. Two Day Training for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (2001, July 29). Alchemy and Orgone: A Conversation between Jungian and Reichian Philosophies. Talk presented for The Jungian Circle, Denver, CO.
  • Kennedy, J. R., & Gray, A. E. (2001, June 8). The Embodiment of Resiliency: The Body's Call to Heal in the Face of Trauma. Day Long Training presented for Safe Horizon Refugee Treatment Services, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (1999, November 4-7). Dancing the Tao. Workshop presented at the 34th Annual Conference for the American Dance Therapy Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (1997, November 5-9). Moving and Shaking through Managed Care. Workshop presented at the 32nd Annual Conference for the American Dance Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kennedy, J. R. (1995, October 19-22). Somatic Alchemy: Accessing and Utilizing Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness in Dance Therapy. Workshop presented at the 30th Annual Conference for the American Dance Therapy Association, Rye Brook, NY.
Work Experience
  • Private Psychotherapist; Denver Psychotherapy and Consultation Services, LLC; Private Practice (09/93 - Present)
    • Direct psychotherapy and consultation practice that includes work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in addition to professional supervision and organizational consultation. Theoretical orientation draws from an integrative approach that includes an appreciation for the biological basis of behavior, depth psychology, cognitive-behavioral strategies, insight-oriented process work, and object-relations theory. Specialties include expressive arts therapy, movement psychotherapy, addiction and recovery, domestic violence treatment, trauma and victimization, couple and family therapy, chronic illness, and human sexuality.
  • Executive Director, Training Director, and Clinical Supervisor; Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute (10/04 - Present)
    • Develop and direct counselor training program for pre-internship practicum students, graduate counseling interns, and post-graduate counseling externs. Provide ongoing in-service training for all training and clinical staff as well as intensive specialized training in a variety of areas including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Love and Logic Parenting, Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples, and Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy. Coordinate with other staff and collaborate with other instructors/trainers in the delivery of a two-year, post-master's certificate program in contemplative, somatic psychotherapy through the Training Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy, a program a Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute.
  • Program Director and Associate Professor; Naropa University; Department of Somatic Counseling Psychology (07/11 - 06/12)
    • Chaired a master's level counseling psychology department. Supervised administrative staff and instructional faculty within the department. Reviewed and approved daily operations of department as they related to students, alumnae, faculty, and the university at large. Maintained cohesion between academic and administrative demands placed on department. Supported ongoing staff and faculty development. Managed a variety of ongoing and emergent personnel issues. Worked with administrative staff in creating and sustaining academic and operational budgets. Monitored and supported the academic progress and satisfaction of students, community based learning endeavors, research assistants, and various interactions with community-based and external entities. Provided clinical and research support to students completing internship hours and master's projects. Served on university and Graduate School of Psychology committees. Developed and promoted the broad vision of departmental direction in terms of alignment with the field of psychology in general and the fields of somatic psychology and the expressive arts therapies in specific. 
      • Program Director and Associate Professor; Naropa University; Department of Somatic Counseling Psychology (07/09 - 06/10)
        • Directed a graduate counseling program track within an academic department. Worked as part of a cohesive, integrated educational team. Provided support with admissions, marketing, student advising, professional identity, curriculum design, internship placement, and thesis research and presentations. 

      • Department Co-Chair, Program Director, and Associate Professor; Naropa University; Department of Somatic Counseling Psychology (07/05 - 06/08)
        • Co-Chaired a master's level counseling psychology department. Supervised administrative staff and instructional faculty within the department. Maintained cohesion between academic and administrative demands placed on department. Supported ongoing staff and faculty development. Managed a variety of ongoing and emergent personnel issues. Worked with administrative staff in creating and sustaining academic and operational budgets. Monitored and support the academic progress and satisfaction of students, community based learning endeavors, research assistants, and various interactions with community-based and external entities. Provided clinical and research support to students completing internship hours and master's projects. Served on university and Graduate School of Psychology committees. Developed and promoted the broad vision of departmental direction in terms of alignment with the field of psychology in general and the fields of somatic psychology and the expressive arts therapies in specific.
      • Program Director and Associate Faculty Member, Prescott College; Master of Arts in Counseling Program (07/10 - 12/11)
        • Served as adjunct faculty to graduate counseling psychology students teaching a variety to courses including human growth and development, psychopharmacology, addiction counseling, and somatic psychology and body/mind psychotherapy approaches. Worked with students providing support for qualifying and final papers. Directed Somatic Psychology and Body/Mind Psychotherapy Concentration. Also provided assessment data to the college regarding student progress and success.
      • Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Colorado Denver; Schools of Education and Human Development, Department of Counseling (06/09 - 12/11)
        • Serve as adjunct faculty to graduate counseling psychology students teaching courses in mental health assessment and diagnosis and internship supervision. Also provide assessment data to the college regarding student progress and success.
      • Adjunct Faculty Member and Clinical Instructor, Front Range Community College; Department of Nursing (01/06 - Present)
        • Serve as adjunct faculty and clinical instructor to nursing students during their psychiatric/mental health nursing coursework and clinical rotation. Provide guest lectures on various topics including nonviolent crisis management and therapeutic communication, assist with laboratory assignments, and precept clinical rotations in various psychiatric facilities throughout metro Denver.
      • Staff Nurse, The Staffing Department: Surgical Intensive Care Unit / Medical Intensive Care Unit / Medical- Surgical / Hospice (08/97 - 01/01)
        • Worked through independent nurse staffing agency in Denver metro area in critical care and hospice environments. Provided advanced physical assessment, intervention, and nursing care in critical care settings and palliative care in hospice settings. Included cardiac monitoring, airway and ventilator procedures, closed head injury management, surgical wound care, multi-system trauma treatment, emergency medical / pharmacological interventions, and close collaboration with medical staff.
      • Clinical Coordinator, Colorado AIDS Project (06/97 - 02/98)
        • Developed and administrated all counseling and supportive services to those infected and affected with HIV in Denver Metropolitan Area receiving services from CAP. Provided clinical and administrative supervision to a staff consisting of a mental health counselor, an addictions counselor, three counseling interns, and twelve volunteer support group facilitators. Collaborated with Development Department in grant writing and administration of funds. Monitored, tracked, and reported service provision statistics as well as engage in continuous needs assessment to meet the challenges inherent in the changing face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
      • Mental Health Counselor / Adjunctive Therapist, Columbia Bethesda Behavioral Health: Center for Trauma and Dissociation and Behavioral Health Float Pool (07/96 - 06/97)
        • Provided individual, group, and milieu therapy to individuals hospitalized for acute and chronic mental illnesses in a multi-disciplinary psychiatric setting. Focused primarily on adult survivors of childhood abuse, ritual abuse survivors, and dissociative identity disorders. Work involved admission, assessment, treatment planning, crisis management, case management, and discharge planning.
      • Mental Health Counselor, Colorado AIDS Project (08/94 - 05/96)
        • Provided counseling and emotional support services to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including individual, family, and group sessions. Facilitated an experiential group focusing on enhancing quality of life through creative exploration and expression, a "salon-style" group designed for sharing ideas and information and a verbal support group. Collaborated and created experiential and holistic activities with community agencies focusing on enhancing the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and their care-partners, including a ROPES Challenge Course, a Mask-Making Workshop and various weekend retreats.
      • Domestic Violence Counselor, Denver AMEND (03/94 - 11/94)
        • Facilitated court-ordered perpetrator groups for substance abusers. Also participated in team meetings and client staffings, assisted with client intakes and assessments, and worked with Victim Advocate in providing follow-up contacts to victims/survivors of domestic violence and in compiling research data.
      • Case-Manager II, Mental Health Corporation of Denver; Child and Adolescent Services (06/94 - 08/94)
        • Provided case consultation, community linkage, service planning, and direct services to high-risk, psychiatrically hospitalized children and adolescents, and their families. Worked with hospitals to implement treatment plans and coordinate discharges that were aimed to return the child or adolescent back to their own families and communities or else to the least restrictive therapeutic environment.
      • Residential Counselor II, Mental Health Corporation of Denver; Beeler Street Dual Diagnosis Transitional Community (04/93 - 06/94)
        • Established and maintained a safe and sober environment in which clients were able to address both their mental health and substance abuse issues. Responsible for client intakes, assessments, and orientations, medication monitoring, adult basic living and problem-solving skills development, and one-to-one psychotherapy and case-management. Co-facilitated three weekly groups focusing on problem solving, enhancement of coping skills, relapse prevention, and over-all mental health.
      • Education & Training Coordinator, Anti-Violence Project (02/92 - 06/93)
        • Provided direct client services including intakes, assessments, resource and referral, victim advocacy, and on-going case-management to victims of bias-motivated crimes and domestic violence. Organized and administrated information management services and coordination of Education and Outreach Program. Assisted in coordinating and organizing large staff of volunteers. Co-facilitated weekly support group for victims/survivors of domestic violence. 
      • Department Chair, Program Director, and Associate Professor; Naropa University; Department of Somatic Counseling Psychology (07/10 - 06/11)
        • Chaired a master's level counseling psychology department. Supervised administrative staff and instructional faculty within the department. Reviewed and approved daily operations of department as they related to students, alumnae, faculty, and the university at large. Maintained cohesion between academic and administrative demands placed on department. Supported ongoing staff and faculty development. Managed a variety of ongoing and emergent personnel issues. Worked with administrative staff in creating and sustaining academic and operational budgets. Monitored and supported the academic progress and satisfaction of students, community based learning endeavors, research assistants, and various interactions with community-based and external entities. Provided clinical and research support to students completing internship hours and master's projects. Served on university and Graduate School of Psychology committees. Developed and promoted the broad vision of departmental direction in terms of alignment with the field of psychology in general and the fields of somatic psychology and the expressive arts therapies in specific. 
      • Summary of Courses Taught in Multiple Educational Venues:
        • Clinical Orientation
        • Thesis Seminar I & II
        • Internship Seminar I & II
        • Advanced Clinical Skills
        • Mental Health Diagnosis
        • Methods of Psychotherapy
        • Group Process and Dynamics
        • Appraisal/Clinical Assessment
        • Human Growth and Development
        • Foundations of Body Psychotherapy
        • Spanish for Mental Health Professionals
        • Foundations of Dance/Movement Therapy
        • Body/Movement Observation and Assessment
        • Foundations of Movement Patterning and Analysis
        • Family System Skills I: Methods of Family Therapy
        • Family System Skills II: Relationships, Sexuality, and Couples