Curriculum Vitae of Diane Boyden-Pesso



DIANE BOYDEN-PESSO

780 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02199

Telephone (603) 731-8118

Email: pbsp1@aol.com

Date of Birth: August 8, 1929

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts

Citizenship: USA

Married, 3 adult children, 4 grandchildren

 

Education

 1948-50 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, scholarship student

1942-46 The Woodward School, Quincy, Massachusetts

 

Professional Positions

 1971 to Present

Vice-President of the Psychomotor Institute, Inc.

Senior Trainer

Psychomotor Institute, Inc.

 1972 to Present

Senior Trainer in Psychomotor Therapy (PBSP)

Long term certification training programs for practicing psychotherapists

in the United States, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Switzerland,

Germany, Israel, Denmark, The Czech Republic and Brazil.

 1970-1971

Pesso Boyden Psychomotor Therapy

New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Pain Unit, Boston, MA

 1965-1973

Psychomotor Therapist

McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

Psychomotor therapist for patients

 1961

Co-founded Psychomotor therapy (PBSP) (with spouse Albert Pesso)

 1957-60

Instructor in Dance

Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts

 1963-66

Instructor in Dance

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts

 1967-68

Instructor in Physical Education and Dance

Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

 1956-63

Co-Director of Dance (with spouse Albert Pesso)

The Dance Center – emotional and creative movement studios, Quincy and

Boston MA

 1959-1963

Co-director

Pesso Dance Company, concert dance group

 1953-56

Professional Dancer

Several NYC off-Broadway shows and numerous performances in the US

 1952-53

Dance Soloist and actor

National touring company, “Kiss Me Kate”

 

Articles

 Pesso, Albert and Diane. From Art to Psychotherapy. Voices: Journal of

American Academy of Psychotherapists. Winter 1975-76. Pp.54 – 56

Pesso, Diane. Diane Boyden Pesso on PBSP* Technique, 1987

 

Partial List of Lectures, Programs and Presentations

 1970

1st Annual New England Institute in Psychomotor Therapy, Salve Regina

College, Newport By-the-Sea, Newport RI -June 29 – July 2, 1970

 1973

Intensive programs: Psychomotor Institute, Boston MA

 1975

Training Institute: Continuing Education of the Therapist. The American

Academy of Psychotherapists Training Institute and Annual Conference. Atlanta,

Georgia. Oct. 1-5

 1976

Workshops: Jan – May, conducted for students at Lake

Grove School, NY

 Presentation: Eastern Regional AHP Conferences in Atlantic City NJ

 Professional Workshops: PSP (PBSP) Three Year Training Program and Dutch

Psychomotorisch Organization, June 21 -24: Amsterdam & June 26 – July 1,

Orvelte, Netherlands

Presentation : AHP Conference. Aug : Princeton NJ

 Workshop: New England Center, Oct 16 -17. Amherst MA

1978

Workshop: Stichting Foundation Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Group from

Dutch Psychomotor Association -Jan 26 – 29

Presentation: Eastern Region AHP, Atlantic City NJ -March 31

 1982

Presentation: 12th Annual Eastern Regional Conference AHP, May 7-8-9.

Philadelphia, PA. Reaching Out: Human Relationships in the 80s

 1993

Seminar. Psychomotor Institute, Introduction to Psychomotor for Members of the

Helping Professions, Boston, MA, June 27 – 28

 Southeastern Psychomotor Society (SEPS) hosts the Second Pesso Boyden

System/Psychomotor International Meeting Days, Atlanta GA,

April 13 – 16

 1996

Third International PBSP Conference, Pesso Vereinigung of

Switzerland/Germany (PVSD), Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1996, Basel, Switzerland.

 Conference Institute: Conference on Psychological Trauma, Bessell van der Kolk,

Director, Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education:

Psychomotor Therapy. Boston, MA

 1997

Co-Presenter: (with Albert Pesso). HRI-Arbour Hospital, Special

Eight session training program in Psychomotor(PBSP). Brookline, MA

 1998

Conference Institute: Psychomotor Therapy. Conference on Psychological Trauma,

Boston University School of Medicine. Boston MA

 1999

Preconference Institute: Trauma Conference, Boston University School of

Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. April 8

 Training: Massachusetts Mental Health, Department of Continuing Education,

Short term training for professional therapists. Boston MA, Nov. 19-20

 2000

Pre-conference Institute: Trauma Conference, Boston University School of

Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Boston MA, Mar. 9

 

Currently

Diane Boyden-Pesso, in collaboration with Albert Pesso, is working on the

development of video training capsules for Psychomotor Therapy training that

will facilitate the learning process for psychotherapists. Al and Diane, with the

assistance of the Psychomotor Institute and the rapidly expanding network of

Psychomotor organizations and individuals, are developing systems and materials

for safe-guarding and maintaining the essential principles and high standards of

Psychomotor for future generations. Currently, there are approximately 250

therapists in long term PBSP training programs in the USA and nine other

countries.

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