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Creative, innovative self-starter with excellent leadership, and communication skills
Trained as an actor (Andrea Sooch)  and as a clinician (Andrea Szucs)
Designed and developed programs and curriculum
Co-creator of The ACTing Cure group model
Researched, created and facilitated groups for individuals with ID/DD
Experienced working with persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Focused on Experiential, Behavioral and Relation Oriented Therapies
Proficient in languages: Native Hungarian, fluent English, fluent German
Teaching experience in diverse fields and populations
(educational, professional performance, wellness, languages, clinical)

Columbia  University - School of Social Work, NYC                                                                                                       September 2017 - Present
Lecturer in Social Work / Field Instructor
Supported student’s learning in the field
Helped students to develop direct practice skills
Answered the questions students have about interactions with clients and/or agency employees

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, trained and mentored interns
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.

New York Certificate of Applied Positive Psychology, NYC                                                                                          December 2016 - Present
Teaching Assistant to Director
Assisted experiential and didactic sessions
Conducted quality assessment of assignments / student communication
Videography and editing

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 meeting

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


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          

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

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

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


Seminar in Field Instruction, Fordham University, New York, NY - 2017

NY Certification of Applied Positive Psychology - NYC Open Center -2016

Registered Drama Therapist - NADTA – 2015 (#603)

Licensed Master of Social Work – State of NY – 2014 (#093231)

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


AEA (Actors' Equity Association)
ASGPP (American Society of  Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama)
NADTA (North American Drama Therapy Association)
SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild ‐ American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)


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

Szucs, A., Schau, C., Muscara, K., & Tomasulo, D. (2019) Character Strength Activation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Using Video Feedback in Groups. Journal of Education and Learning; Vol. 8, No. 1; 2019