Amber Gray

Director, RRT&C


Amber is a pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy with survivors of interpersonal trauma, particularly torture, war, human rights abuses, and historical trauma. Amber’s expertise is represented in many published articles and chapters, keynote addresses, professional collaborations and presentations around the world. Amber has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health, torture treatment and creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies with survivors and refugees to more than 30 programs worldwide since the late 1990’s. She originated a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach (Restorative Movement Psychotherapy) for mind-heart-spirit, somatic, movement and arts-based therapies with survivors of trauma in cross-cultural, low resource contexts, and she has co-published two recent book chapters on polyvagal informed dance movement therapy based on her collaborations with Dr. Porges, and the wisdom of whole body, moving intelligence.