The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy: Life is Dance

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The Art and Science of Dance / Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. Chapters are written by experts from around the world and focus on topics as diverse as dance/movement therapy with closed-head trauma, oncology and children, schizophrenia, eating disorders, family therapy systems of observation, and more. Both experienced and new DMT practitioners will find it invaluable, and other creative arts therapists and professionals in the education and mental-health fields will be able to incorporate its lessons in understanding human behavior and its nonverbal expression. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Sharon Chaiklin, ADTR, is President of the Marian Chace Foundation and is a founding member and Past President of the American Dance Therapy Association. Hilda Wengrower, PhD, DMT, is Academic Director of the DMT master's program at IL3-University of Barcelona and a lecturer at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Contributorsp. xix
Basic Concepts of Dance/Movement Therapy
We Dance from the Moment Our Feet Touch the Earthp. 3
The Creative-Artistic Process in Dance/Movement Therapyp. 13
Therapeutic Relationships and Kinesthetic Empathyp. 33
Dance Therapy, Motion and Emotionp. 55
The Path from Theory to Practice
Basics: An Intra/Interactional Model of DMT with the Adult Psychiatric Patientp. 77
Body, Style, and Psychotherapyp. 103
Becoming Whole Again: Dance/Movement Therapy for Those Who Suffer from Eating Disordersp. 125
Family Dance/Movement Therapy: A Systems Modelp. 145
Dance/Movement Psychotherapy in Early Childhood Treatmentp. 159
Dancing with Hope: Dance Therapy with People with Dementiap. 181
Dance/Movement Therapy and Acquired Brain Trauma Rehabilitationp. 195
Aspects Integral to the Practice of Dance/Movement Therapy
Laban's Movement Theories: A Dance/Movement Therapist's Perspectivep. 217
Applying the Kestenberg Movement Profile in Dance/Movement Therapy: An Introductionp. 237
Emotorics: A Psychomotor Model for the Analysis and Interpretation of Emotive Motor Behaviorp. 265
Cultural Consciousness and the Global Context of Dance/Movement Therapyp. 299
Encouraging Research in Dance/Movement Therapyp. 317
Afterwordp. 331
Author Indexp. 333
Subject Indexp. 341
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