This course is for anyone interested in learning about the principles and practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy Practice - Intrinsic belief in the inter-relationship between psyche, soma and spirit as evidenced in the potential held in creative processes.
In the UK, Dance Movement Therapy now uses the term psychotherapy, to recognise the essential link between body, mind, psyche and soul. DMP uses movement creatively within a therapeutic relationship. This online workshop will explore some of the key concepts that underpin Dance Movement Psychotherapy. The course will be delivered through presentation, discussion and practical exercises. No dance experience is required to attend this workshop.
The MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme, part of the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies department, has been established since 2002. We are a highly experienced team of practitioners and academics who bring passion and expertise to our teaching. This course is for anyone interested in learning about the principles and practice of Dance Movement Therapy (now known as Dance Movement Psychotherapy DMP).
Goldsmiths is well known for its inspiring and stimulating energy. Based on a friendly single-site campus in London we have a global reach, with a student community from over 130 countries. This is why we've been ranked among the world's top 40 Universities in the world for International students (QS World University Rankings 2014). Regardless of where you're from or where you're going, our reputation is one that brings learning to life through personal contact with the best and brightest of the academic world.
Who will teach the course?
This course is an online experiential course and will be taught by Ms Fiona Hoo or Ms Brenda Naso, Lecturers, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, STaCS Department
Fiona Hoo is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in London, UK. She works in public and private practice with a focus on working with children and young people in a variety of education settings, including autism, learning disabilities and mainstream. She has also worked with adults in mental health and community settings. She is a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on the MA DMP at Goldsmiths.
Brenda Naso is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with an interest in embodied processes, somatic practices and trauma as a psychophysical experience. Through her personal journey and studies, Brenda’s belief in the inherent wisdom of the body and its expressions have grown and re-enforced her trust in the body as a potential resource for profound holistic change. Brenda currently works clinically with adults in acute and community mental health at the NHS. She also works clinically with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural issues and runs a small private practice. She is a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on the MA DMP at Goldsmiths
How will the course be taught?
The course will be delivered online through presentation, discussion and practical exercises.
What are the learning outcomes?
At the end of this course, participants will:
- Understand a brief history of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)
- Developing awareness of how emotions are experienced through the body
- Identify basic movement self-observation skills that can be used in non-verbal communication
- Examples of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in clinical practice
No dance experience is required to attend this workshop.
How might this course support participants in their career or life?
If participants are interested in pursuing a career in DMP, this course will help them gain clarity whether our professional training in MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy is suitable for them. They also gain some basic understanding about DMP practice.
What might participants go on to do after this course?
They can enrol or apply to our other short courses, DMP Foundation course or MA DMP.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
Starting date, Saturday 17 Oct 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm | 1 day
Starting date, Saturday 27 Mar 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm | 1 day
If you have any questions about this course please contact stacs (@gold.ac.uk) .
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