An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry

1st Edition

By Kristina Stanton-Jones


288 pages

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Hardback: 9780415061018
pub: 1992-06-04
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Dance Movement Therapy, like the other arts therapies, can provide a safe and effective therapeutic intervention for psychiatric clients in community health care. An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry uses historical background and extensive clinical material to introduce the reader to the theoretical foundations and practical techniques of the therapy. The book also outlines a new school of practice, based on the 'symbolic' approach, which combines traditional Dance Movement Therapy methods with the theories of W.R. Bion and D.W. Winnicott.


`…draws on a multitude of sources to describe and define dance movement therapy's history, theory and current practice … well organized, starting with general information and moving, in later chapters, to case material …the book's organization allows it to be read as a narrative or used as a reference.' - British Journal of Medical Psychology

`..invaluable resource book' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Introduction. 2: History of Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry. 3: Theoretical Approaches and Current Schools of Practice of Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry; Part 1. Work with Individuals; Part 2. Work with Groups. 4: Movement and Meaning. 5: Theory into Practice: Clinical Examples and Techniques. 6: DMT with Adult Outpatients. 7: DMT with Long-Term Patients. 8: DMT in Child and Family Psychiatry. 9: A Symbolic Approach to DMT. Appendix. Addresses of Training Institutes and Professional Organisations. References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health