About the Author

Birgit Wolz, Ph.D., MFT

Birgit Wolz, Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Loch Lomond, Lake County, CA. She worked with a variety of therapeutic modalities for many years before she developed an innovative systematic methodology of using movies as an adjunct to traditional therapeutic methods. Birgit teaches the therapeutic use of movies to mental health practitioners and graduate students.

She also facilitates Cinema Alchemy groups as well as workshops in the US, Asia, and Europe. Birgit has published numerous articles on this subject. She also writes a column featuring therapeutically oriented movie reviews for The Therapist.

Many therapists have used her book “E-Motion Picture Magic: A Movie Lover’s Guide to Healing and Transformation” to educate themselves about Cinema Therapy and as a workbook with their clients.