Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP)
Licensed Black Belt Nia Instructor
25+ years experience in Mind/Body Empowerment, Conscious Life Philosophy and Well Being
19 years experience Post Master's Degree
Doctoral level research on holistic well being relative to authenticity, motivation, emotional intelligence, life satisfaction, healing experiences, mindbody wellness practice, and personal empowerment
Extensive experience working within the broad spectrum of mental health states of being and life circumstances, crisis intervention, comorbidity, program/curriculum development and strategic implementation for lifestyle rehabilitation and empowerment
Creativity, Authenticity, Intrinsic Motivation, and Connectedness to Self and Others
Dance, Movement, Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA - 19 years total experience between personal practice and facilitating the practice)
Colorado Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles Appointee 11/2010-09/01/2015
Elected to the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Council 12/20/2012 - 09/01/2015
In addition to the aforementioned, I am interested in and passionate about Meaning and Purpose, Humanistic and Transpersonal topics, Diversity Perspectives relative to Holistic and Expansive Well Being, Authentic Empowerment and Self-Expression, Coping, Happiness, Resilience, Highly Sensitive Persons, Holistic Learning and Engaged Pedagogy Orientations as well as International/Collaborative Projects and Consulting.
Movement and Somatic Intelligence Approaches to Well Being
The BodyTalk System - BodyMind Holistic Well Being Technique
Neuromuscular Integrative Action (Nia)-Licensed Black Belt Instructor
Heather has presented to general and niche audiences speaking on the topics of Authentic Exploration Through Integrative Movement Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Emerging Therapies in Health and Healing for Professional Nurses, The Stigma of Mental Illness, Natural Approaches for Mood and Cognitive Disorders, Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through integration of Chakra work in Therapeutic Play and Issues relevant to Children and Adolescents of Contemporary Society, Habits of Highly Effective People as well as Authenticity, Expansive Well Being, and Integrative Practices at International Conferences in Cuba, China, and Hong Kong.
Dr. McQueen earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and offers a collective 25+ years of MindBody and Conscious Life Philosophy Empowerment experience (19 years post Master's degree). In 2012, she presented at International Psychology Conferences in China and Hong Kong and served as a Presenter and Delegate with the American Psychological Association at the 2014 International Psychology and Health Conference in Havana, Cuba. Her approach as a trusted consultant and unlicensed psychotherapist integrates various techniques, philosophies, and practices to guide and collaborate with you on your journey towards increased self-awareness, appreciation, and self-compassion while discovering what well being means to you.
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." ~C.G. Jung
The latest State of Colorado Mental Health Sunset Review process resulted in the official title of registered psychotherapist changing to unlicensed psychotherapist, signed into law on 7/14/2020. All licensed and unlicensed psychotherapists are required to maintain registration and good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and both of these groups legally practice under the Mental Health Practice Act.
Ph.D. Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA (2014)
MA - Master of Arts in Psychology, Regis University, Denver, CO (2001); Recipient of the Malcolm Knowles Award
BA - Bachelor of Arts in Social Science/Psychology, University of Wyoming (1996)
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) - International BodyTalk Association (11/2003)
Professional Organization Memberships
Professional Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Full Member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
Professional Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA) Founding Member
Member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Lifetime Member of PSY CHI - The National Honor Society in Psychology
On a lighter note
Heather has lived, worked, and/or traveled in South America, Europe, U.S., Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Cuba, China, and Hong Kong. She has been involved in Salsa, Nia, and Tango communities and has also worked as a Spanish, Kickboxing, and Gymnastics Instructor for both children and adults. Through her own personal journey with health and healing she has experienced the power within our bodies to heal when given the proper tools and support. She has completed doctoral level research on the relationship between mind, body, emotions, and spiritually integrated practice and well being relative to their roles in healing and self-empowerment. Heather's diverse background enables her to craft a unique experience in her collaborations. She works from a guiding philosophy, based in research, which asserts that individuals benefit when they fully participate in their own empowerment and healing process. While employing a variety of techniques, the bottom line to Heather's philosophy is that lasting healthy growth and learning are best achieved in the context of honest, open, accepting, safe, and joyful relationships.
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