Selected Alumni Bios
Mark Beauregard, MA RDT, LCAT, is a registered drama therapist and creative arts therapist that has worked with children, adolescents and their families in New York City in various mental health settings from inpatient and outpatient psychiatry programs to school based community programs. Mark has also worked with adults within psychiatric and community settings experiencing issues of substance abuse recovery, HIV/AIDS care, and mental illness rehabilitation.
Mark is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt where he researched the use of drama therapy with transgender and gender variant children and adolescents for his master's thesis and continues to concentrate and present on the importance of gender and sexual orientation sensitivity in psychotherapy.
Currently Mark has previously served as the Vice President to the Tri-State Chapter of The National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT). He is currently the Eastern Region Representative for NADT. He is also the current Conference Chair for the NADT 2009 30th Annual Conference.
Mark maintains professional memberships with the National Association for Drama Therapy, as well as the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).
Leticia Kuyumciyan, M.A., has been involved in the theater world for as long as she can remember. As a little girl in Montreal, Canada, she attended acting school on weekends and made it a point to entertain her family at home whenever possible. She moved to Istanbul, Turkey with her family at the age of eleven and was excited to continue acting in a new environment. She was a regular in school plays at the Istanbul International Community School. Leticia was not only very involved in theater, but she was also very involved in supporting and listening to her friends and family. She had always been a “people person” and realized, come time for college, that she needed to combine her two passions: Drama and Psychology.
Leticia received her B.A. in Psychology and Drama from the University of Virginia. After she graduated, she felt the need to further her involvement in these two fields and decided to apply for the NYU Steinhardt Drama Therapy Program. Her dream came true when she was accepted. Two years and many incredible memories later, Leticia received her M.A. in Drama Therapy. Even though she was an International Student (being Armenian from Turkey born and raised in Canada) she never once felt different. Everyone in the program brought something to the table. Everyone was unique.