In this introductory course, we explore five main areas of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) theory and practice:
1) The history and development of the field and its current reach in the world, cross-culturally,
2) Basic methods and techniques including witnessing, attunement, mirroring, kinaesthetic empathy, and expansion of movement repertoire,
3) Basic neurobiology supporting the efficacy of Dance/Movement Therapy,
4) Structures developed for expressive and creative movement in DMT, and
5) Basic understanding of assessment, intervention and progress in DMT.
November 6, 7, 8 2020 and Nov 20, 21, 22, 2020
9am – 12:30pm and 2:30-6 pm
(30 hours total: 2 credits)
The classes are three hours long each, but with an extra half hour break built in for rest of eyes and body while using Zoom.
Location: ONLINE using Zoom (students are sent an invitation, but will need to download the Zoom app). Please note we will build in lots of sensory breaks and use break-out rooms for partner work too. There will be plenty of deeply somatic learning.