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Drama Therapy Faculty: Cecilia Dintino

Cecilia Dintino, Psy.D., MA, RDT

Phone: 917-841-5265

Email: cdintino[AT]

Cecilia Dintino is a clinical psychologist and drama therapist.  Dr. Dintino is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She works as a supervising clinical psychologist for Columbia University's Speciality Clinics, where she utilizes supportive, behavioral, mindfulness based interventions in both group and individual therapy. Dr. Dintino also has a private practice in NYC, where she provides integrative treatment to individuals suffering from emotional and mood disorders, anxiety and personality disorders. Dr. Dintino has extensive experience and expertise in the therapeutic use of creative arts in the holistic treatment of individuals and communities. She is adjunct faculty at New York University's Graduate Drama Therapy Prpgram and a faculty member of the Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy.  Most recently, with Emilie Ward, she is co-founder, and co-facilitator of Drama Lab NYC, a therapeutic performance company.

Degrees Held

  • B.A. 
  • M.A. 
  • M.S. 
  • Psy.D.


Dintino, C. and Johnson, D. (1996)  Playing with the Perpetrator: Gender Dynamics in Developmental Drama Therapy.  Drama therapy: Theory and Practice, Volume 3 .  London: Routledge.

Johnson, D. R., Forrester, A., Dintino, C., James, M. and Schnee, G. (1996)  Towards a Poor Drama Therapy.  In The Arts in Psychotherapy, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 293-306.


Advanced Practices in Drama Therapy

Research Interests

  • Drama Therapy
  • Therapeutic Theatre