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Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice

By Helen Payne

© 1992 – Routledge

296 pages

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About the Book

The complexity and diversity of dance movement therapy is both clarified and celebrated in the contributions to this book which documents pioneering practice in a variety of settings in the UK. Experienced dance movement therapists from many different theoretical orientations and working with a range of clients, from the very young to the very old, come together to reveal their thinking, working methods and techniques.

Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice offers practising dance movement therapists new ideas and approaches, students an insight into their subject's versatility and adaptability, and other mental health workers, allied educators and professionals a clear picture of the nature and importance of dance movement therapy.


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Table of Contents

Helen Payne, Introduction. Bonnie Meekums, The Love Bugs: Dance Movement Therapy in a Family Service Unit. Helen Payne, Shut In, Shut Out: Dance Movement Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Susan Stockley, Older Lives, Older Dances: Dance Movement Therapy with the Elderly. Gayle Leibwoitz, Individual Dance Movement Therapy in a Psychiatric Hospital. Kristina Stanton, Imagery and Metaphor in the Dance Movement Therapy Group: A Psychiatric Out-Patient Setting. Monika Steiner, Alternatives in Psychiatry: Dance Movement Therapy in the Community. Kedzie Penfield, Individual Movement Psychotherapy: Dance Movement Therapy in Private Practice. Amelie Noack, On a Jungian Approach to Dance Movement Therapy. Jeanette Mac Konald, Dance? Of Course I Can!: Dance Movement Therapy for People with Learning Difficulties. Pamela Ramsden, The Acation Profile: Movement Assessment for Self Development. Paul Tosey, The Snake Sheds a Skin: Themes of Order and Chaos in Dance Movement Therapy. Afterword. Appendix: Training, Addresses, Journals, Development of Training in DMT in Britain.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General