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Fred Landers, PhD

Antioch University Seattle

Fred joined the CAT Faculty at AUS in Fall 2014. In his work as a drama therapist, he specializes in a playful approach known as Developmental Transformations (DvT), in which client and therapist improvise movements and roles together. His personal connection to Antioch’s social justice mission is his commitment to teaching his students how to help their clients free themselves from cycles of harmful behavior.

In his thesis for an MA from CIIS (1999) and dissertation for a PhD from UI&U (2010), he studied the use of DvT to prevent survivors of harm from enacting harm on others. Among his clients have been combat veterans with PTSD and a history of violence since their return from military service and children who were sexually abused and subsequently acted out the abuse on other children. He became a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in 2006 and a counselor (LMHC) in 2014.

Educational History

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, specialization in Drama Therapy, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
  • MA in Counseling Psychology, specialization in Drama Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

headshot of Fred Landers

Core Faculty, Coordinator,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Creative Arts Therapy

School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


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