Dance Movement Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice

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Helen Payne
Routledge, 2006 - Performing Arts - 262 pages

What can dance movement contribute to psychotherapy?

This thoroughly updated edition of Dance Movement Therapy echoes the increased world-wide interest in dance movement therapy and makes a strong contribution to the emerging awareness of the nature of embodiment in psychotherapy. Recent research is incorporated, along with developments in theory and practice, to provide a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field.

Helen Payne brings together contributions from experts in the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory and practice of dance movement therapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including:

  • dance movement therapy with people with dementia
  • group work with people with enduring mental health difficulties
  • transcultural competence in dance movement therapy
  • Freudian thought applied to authentic movement
  • embodiment in dance movement therapy training and practice
  • personal development through dance movement therapy.

Dance Movement Therapy will be a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about the therapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be welcomed by students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.

 

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Contents

Embodiment in action
1
Dance movement therapy with people with dementia
17
Group work with people with enduring mental health difficulties
31
Dance movement therapy and complex posttraumatic stress disorder
49
Chapter 5 Dance movement therapy with patients with Parkinsons disease
71
Aspects of infantile movement in dance movement therapy with children and adolescents in special education
87
An ethnographic study into the use of movement and creativity in psychosocial work with waraffected refugee children in Serbia
101
Transcultural competence in dance movement therapy
112
Dance movement therapy and holistic birth preparation
149
Chapter 11 Embodiment in dance movement therapy training and practice
167
Loss physical contact and the dance movement therapy approach
184
Special ingredients in the development of playfulnessselfconfidence and relationship
207
From choreography to dance movement therapy and back
232
Appendix
246
Author index
251
Subject index
257

Freudian thought applied to authentic movement
132

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About the author (2006)

Helen Payne is an accredited psychotherapist and senior registered dance movement therapist. She is Reader in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies at the University of Hertfordshire, facilitates authentic movement groups and runs a small private practice

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