Connie Newton uses her body, heart, mind and spirit when she communicates as an American sign language interpreter in the Deaf community. Gifted and empathetic, she has worked for over two decades in psychiatric in-patient settings and also provides a vital service nationwide as a video relay interpreter.
Connie’s background includes many years as a competing gymnast in an array of settings. Her academically diverse background includes an MS in Education and a BS in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Among other things, she taught dance to deaf children at a school for the deaf. After 2 years in law school, Connie turned her attention to teaching sign language on a college level.
Connie began her journey with Therapeutic Spiral Model as a participant in 2006; from that time, she became a devotee, trainee, and received her TAE. As a valued member of psychodrama teams with Linda and Nancy, Connie used her expressive talents and her deep awareness of the nuances of body language to help many clients heal from childhood traumas. Among her most prized psychodramatic experiences were times when she studied with Zerka Moreno. Connie is currently pursuing her CP certification in psychodrama.
In her spare time, Connie nurtures her inner gardener, growing Heirloom tomatoes from seed and she engages in wildlife and domestic animal rescue. Her dog “Harvey” is a Pets on Wheels regular at a local senior center.
The ACTS team applauds Connie; without her steadfast devotion, our Introduction to Psychodrama project would not have succeeded. She is a sterling example of auxiliary work at its finest.