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CURRICULUM VITAE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Creative, innovative self-starter with excellent leadership, and communication skills
Trained as an actor and as a clinician
Developed programs and curriculum
Designed and facilitated groups for individuals with ID/DD

Co-creator of The ACTing Cure group model
Experienced working with persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Focused on Experiential, Behavioral and Relation Oriented Therapies
Works as an actor (as Andrea Sooch)
Proficient in languages: Native Hungarian, fluent English and German
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AHRC, New York, NY                                                      September 2014 – Present
Consultant Drama Therapist/ Trainer / Supervisor
Designed and facilitated drama based projects and programs for groups and individuals with ID/DD -- using tools of Drama Therapy and Improvisational Theater.
Supervised and mentored interns a to co-lead drama group
Made assessments; case formulation / conceptualization / treatment plans
Supported and cultivated talent, spotted strength and helped individuals with ID/DD to express feelings, discover and enhance creativity, autonomy and relatedness.
Maintained records for each individual through progress notes and record of sessions.
Assisted individuals with community integration and socialization skills.​


Hearthstone Alzheimer Care,New York, NY                          December 2014 - January 2016
Assistant Program Director / Creative Drama Specialist
Facilitated all programs and developed new ones.
Provided creative drama activities to help residents to maintain and maximize cognitive and communication skills – using tools of Drama Therapy and Improvisational Theater.
Created daily full schedules and monthly events. 
Wrote service plans and conducted assessments.
Executed management roles
Established long-term relationships with community partners and families, conducted trips to community.
Performed public speaking, participated in service plan meetings.


 
AHRC, New York, NY                                       2012 –2014 
Social Work and Drama Therapy Intern
Provided clinical interventions with individual clients
Researched, developed & facilitated therapeutic drama groups
Mentored and supervised interns to co-lead drama group
Made assessments; case formulation / conceptualization / treatment plans


Performance of a Lifetime, New York, NY             2006 – 2008
Corporate Trainer / Actor / Facilitator
Facilitated transformative education through role-play
Conducted experiential and didactic sessions
 
EDUCATION

Fordham University, New York, NY
Master of Social Work, 2014
Concentration: Clinical Leadership

North American Drama Therapy Association
Registered Drama Therapist Alternative Training Program – Completed 2014   

Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst , Vienna, Austria 
Associate Degree in Performing Arts, 1993

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary
Centre of Teacher Training
Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching, 1988

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION

Certification in Applied Positive Psychology - NYC Open Center -2016
Registered Drama Therapist  - NADTA - 2015
Licensed Master of Social Work – State of NY - 2014

Brock University, Ontario, Canada. 
Interactive-Behavioral Therapy (Positive Group Psychotherapy for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities), 2013

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, NY
Professional Performance in Musical Theater, 1995

AFFILIATIONS:

AEA (Actors' Equity Association)
ASGPP (American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama) 
CWW (Continental Who’s Who)
NADTA (North American Drama Therapy Association)
SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild ‐ American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) 
 
PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE :   CLICK HERE

PUBLICATION: 
   
Tomasulo, D., & Szucs, A. (2015). The ACTing cure: evidence-based group treatment for people with intellectual disabilities. 
Dramatherapy, 37(2-3), 100-115.

Dan Tomasulo & Andrea Szucs (2016):
The ACTing cure: evidence-based group treatment for people with intellectual disabilities,
Dramatherapy  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02630672.2016.116282