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Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse
Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches

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ISBN 9781032312903
February 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse addresses the vital role dance-movement therapy plays in helping survivors of sexual abuse.

Comprised of 10 chapters, the book describes assessment, diagnosis and intervention techniques with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual abuse. Using case studies, contributing experts in the field offer the reader a profound understanding of the therapeutic techniques related to movement and the body for the emotional treatment of situations of sexual abuse. The chapters delve into the healing components of treatment during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and combine psychodynamic understandings with body-mind theories, techniques from the area of somatic experience, and bio-energetic analysis.

Full of in-depth and comprehensive therapeutic interventions using dance/movement therapy to treat sexual trauma, this book will be an essential resource for dance movement therapists and students of the creative arts therapies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Coping with Trauma – A Body-based Intervention Model

Dita Federman

Part I. Dance Movement Therapy with Children  

1. Memory and Forgetfulness in Dance-Movement Therapy with Children who have Undergone Sexual Trauma 

Einat Shuper Engelhard

2. Diagnosis and Assessment of Sexual Abuse in Childhood Based on Bodily Expression 

Einat Shuper Engelhard & Yana Sichel

Part II. Dance Movement Therapy with Adolescents 

3. From the Freeze Response to Free Flow in Dance-Movement Therapy with Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls

Orna Drori

 4. A renewed observation of the treatment of sexual abuse in a therapeutic setting for eating disorders

Maayan Dor Haim

Part III.  Dance Movement Therapy with Adults 

5. Focused Therapy for Victims of Sexual Trauma in a Psychiatric Ward

Michael & Ariela Lev Rosenblum

6. The Dance not Danced: Working with Movement to Develop Compassionate Relationships and Emotional Growth

Einav Gottlieb-Eliaz

7. Identifying and Giving Meaning to Body and Movement Messages in Women Diagnosed with Complex PTSD

Ravit Maltz Schwartz

8. Intergenerational Transmission of Sexual Abuse from Mother to Son

Orit Etzion Rosenberg

9. ‘Ground Zero Moments’ – The Transformative Moments in Movement and in the Experience of the Mind

Yifat Shalem-Zafari

10. Whose Body is in the Room? One Question, Changing Answers

Orit Gross

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Einat Shuper Engelhard is head of the Dance/Movement Therapy M.A. training program, a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa’s School of Creative Arts Therapies, and lecturer at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel.