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

Edited By

Einat Engelhard

  • Available for pre-order on January 30, 2023. Item will ship after February 20, 2023
ISBN 9781032312903
February 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
174 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.

Comprising ten 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

Part I. Dance Movement Therapy with Children  1. Memory and Forgetfulness in Dance-Movement Therapy with Children who have Undergone Sexual Trauma  2. Diagnosis and Assessment of Sexual Abuse in Childhood Based on Bodily Expression  Part II. Dance Movement Therapy with Adolescents  3. From the Freeze Response to Free Flow in Dance-Movement Therapy with Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls 4. A renewed observation of the treatment of sexual abuse in a therapeutic setting for eating disorders  Part III.  Dance Movement Therapy with Adults  5. Focused Therapy for Victims of Sexual Trauma in a Psychiatric Ward  6. The Dance not Danced: Working with Movement to Develop Compassionate Relationships and Emotional Growth  7. Identifying and Giving Meaning to Body and Movement Messages in Women Diagnosed with Complex PTSD  8. Intergenerational Transmission of Sexual Abuse from Mother to Son  9. ‘Ground Zero Moments’ – The Transformative Moments in Movement and in the Experience of the Mind 10. Whose Body is in the Room? One Question, Changing Answers



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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.