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SANDY DIBBELL- HOPE, PH.D.
258 PARAISO DR.
DANVILLE, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 824-2600
License No. and State: PSY 13347 California
Business Hours
Mon: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Mon - Thurs are closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Payment Options
Sliding Scale Fee
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About Sandy Dibbell-Hope, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a board certified dance therapist who has been in private practice in the East Bay since 1986. In my work with individual adults and couples, I integrate verbal and expressive arts therapy to help people deal with stress, depression and anxiety, communication and relationship difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, health and well-being. My clinical work is informed by 30 years of meditation practice and 20 years of being a student in the Diamond Approach to Spiritual Unfoldment.
Experience
Clinical Psychologist
Sandy Dibbell-Hope, Ph.D.
1986 – Present (29 years), Danville, CA
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a board certified dance therapist who has been in private practice in the East Bay since 1986. In my work with individual adults and couples, I integrate verbal and expressive arts therapy to help people deal with stress, depression and anxiety, communication and relationship difficulties, trauma, grief and loss, health and well-being. My clinical work is informed by 30 years of meditation practice and 20 years of being a student in the Diamond Approach to Spiritual Unfoldment.
Adjunct Professor
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
1997 – 2007 (10 years), San Francisco , CA
As an Adjunct Faculty member of the Expressive Arts Department, I taught a semester-long class in Family Dynamics and Therapy. This was a didactic and experiential course for second year students which presented the basic schools of family therapy, illustrated with readings and videos, and demonstrated many ways to integrate expressive arts into family therapy.
Adjunct Professor
John F. Kennedy University (JFK)
2001 – Present (14 years), Pleasant Hill, CA
As an Adjunct Faculty member at JFK University, I teach weekend classes for Continuing Education in the Expressive Arts Department. These classes include: Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy; Couples Therapy and Expressive Arts; Authentic Movement and Expressive Arts.
Senior Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
West Coast Children's Center
1989 – 2007 (18 years)
As a therapist, I provided outpatient psychodynamic and play therapy for children, adolescents and their families, and led expressive arts groups for Junior High School girls.As a supervisor, I provided individual and group supervision for masters and doctoral interns and trainees, taught seminars in family therapy, narrative therapy and expressive arts therapy, and gave didactic presentations to the clinical staff on the integrations of verbal and expressive arts therapy.
Education
Alliant International University-San Francisco Bay
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology
1984 – 1989
During my five years at CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology, now known as Alliant University), I studied psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, cognitive, and systems psychology and did internships in health psychology, child and adolescent psychology, family and couples therapy. My dissertation, Moving Toward Health, was a study of the use of Authentic Movement, a form of dance therapy, with women with breast cancer.
California State University-Stanislaus
Master of Science (MS), Clinical Psychology
1979 – 1984
During my five years at Stanislaus State, I took one or two courses each semester while living in Sonora, CA, a small mountain town an hour away, and being a busy wife, mother, and community member. My thesis was a comparative study of three different group treatments for depression: a cognitive-behavioral approach, and expressive arts approach, and an integrated approach.
Barnard College
Bachelor's degree, French Language and Literature
1953 – 1957
I majored in French and minored in Spanish in preparation for my first career teaching French and Spanish to students in a private high school, public junior high, and public elementary schools.
Activities and Societies: Student Government (Honor Board, Community Board Senior Class President) Modern Dance, Junior Show, French Club.
Publications
Authentic Movement: Moving the Body, Moving the Self, Being Moved: A Collection of Essays, Vol II, ed Patrizia Pallaro (2007). Moving Toward Health: Authentic Movent and Breast Cancer, pp 337-360; Shadow and Other, pp416-419. Jessica Kingsley publishers.
Jessica Kindgsley, publishers, London and Philadelphia
2007
Included in this collection is one article which summarizes my dissertation research on women with breast cancer and another article which is a personal story that emerged from an Authentic Movement training experience.
"Moving Toward Health" DVD
Distributed by the American Dance Therapy Association (adta.org)
October 2013
Based on my dissertation research, this inspiring documentary demonstrates how women with breast cancer learned to overcome some of the physical and psychological effects of the disease by participating in Authentic Movement dance therapy groups. These groups were led by Janet Adler, Neala Haze and Tina Stromsted and were supported by grants from the American Dance Therapy Association and Soroptomists International.
The use of dance-movement therapy in psychological adaptation to breast cancer. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 27 (1) 51-68, (2000)
An academic summary of my dissertation research.
From DTR to Ph.D: The personal story of my dissertation, Moving Toward Health. American Journal of Dance Therapy. 22(1), 61-77. (2000)
2000
A brief and personal description of the process of creating my dissertation study, from idea to inspiration to details and finally to culmination.

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