Chapter 2: The Clinical Implications of Embodiment and Memory During Infancy

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Dance/Movement Therapy for Infants and Young Children with Medical Illness brings together a variety of fields including infant mental health, infant and child psychiatry, and the creative arts therapies to present dance/movement therapy as a window into the emotional and internal experience of a baby with a medical illness. 

In this chapter on "The Clinical Implications of Embodiment and Memory During Infancy," the authors explore a clinical example of a family dance and movement therapy session of a 3-year old child with cancer to both tell and transform his story using the lyrical and richness that comes from using the therapeutic arts of dance and music.The chapter explores how the dance/movement therapy perception of embodiment takes into consideration the inevitably relational nature of bodily experience. 

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