Dr Caroline Frizell

Staff details

Position Admissions Tutor MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Email c.frizell (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 5016
Dr Caroline Frizell

Dr Caroline Frizell is a UKCP registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and supervisor, holding a diploma in supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP). Caroline has been a research active lecturer at Goldsmiths since 2007 and served as Programme Convenor for the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy from 2010-2019. She is now Admissions Tutor. Caroline completed a PhD by publication, addressing the intersections of DMP, ecopsychotherapy and critical disability studies. For over two decades, Caroline has been an active member of ADMP UK and is currently on the UKCP accreditation committee. She previously served as editor for the quarterly journal, as a member of the Professional Development Committee, the UKCP working group and the Education and Training Committee. Caroline is also on the editorial and advisory board of the journal ‘Dance Movement and Spiritualities’ and Goldsmiths’ representative for the European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education (ECArTE).

Academic qualifications

  • PhD
  • Diploma in Supervision: Society of Analytical Psychology
  • MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • UKCP Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist

Research interests

Caroline has engaged with new materialist, posthuman lenses to develop a thematic focus on posthuman subjectivity. Her research inquiries explore the concept of posthuman subjectivity as it manifests in transdisciplinary practices of dance as a participatory process, ecopsychology as a practice that locates the human subject within a wider ecology and, critical disability studies as a portal to non-binary practice. These diffractive intersections unveil power-laden, discourses that have subordinated matters of the body, privileging particular bodies over others. The creation of assemblages that explore the body as process, the environmentally contextualised human subject and the (dis)abled body, problematises notions of the human subject and reaches towards posthuman subjectivity. Caroline's practice-led inquiry employs diffractive analysis in challenging binary discourses, towards considering matters that have been made to matter less, hold the potential for redefining the ways in which identities are organised and subjectivities conceived and performed. Caroline's practice-led research moves transversally across disciplines and genres, troubling the privileging of knowledge as it manifests in the material properties of dance, text, photography and film and with an emphasis on transdisciplinarity. In moving towards the posthuman dancing subject, Caroline considers the transdisciplinary potential of diffracting across dance movement psychotherapy (DMP), ecopsychotherapy and critical disability studies, embedding the notion of the posthuman subject into practice in a way that is emancipatory and decolonising.

Publications and research outputs

Book

Frizell, Caroline and Rova, Marina. 2022. Creative Bodies in Therapy, Performance and Community: Research and Practice that Brings us Home. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781032119809

Book Section

Rova, Marina. 2022. Kinaesthetic entanglements and creative immersion in embodied performance. In: Caroline Frizell and Marina Rova, eds. Creative Bodies in Therapy, Performance and Community: Research and Practice that Brings us Home. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781032119809

Rova, Marina and Behm, Marrianne. 2022. Borderlands: Exploring creativity as a practice of liminality in the arts therapies. In: Caroline Frizell and Marina Rova, eds. Creative Bodies in Therapy, Performance and Community: Research and Practice that Brings us Home. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 9781032119809

Frizell, Caroline. 2020. Reclaiming our innate vitality: bringing embodied narratives to life through Dance Movement Psychotherapy. In: Amanda Williamson and Barbara Sellers-Young, eds. Spiritual Herstories: Call of the soul in dance research. Bristol, UK: Intellect, pp. 207-220. ISBN 9781789380828

Frizell, Caroline. 2017. Entering the world: dance movement psychotherapy and the complexity of beginnings with learning disabled clients. In: Geoffery Unkovich; Céline Buttee and Jacqueline Butler, eds. Dance Movement Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities: Out of the Shadows, into the Light. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 9-21. ISBN 9781138963313

Article

Frizell, Caroline. 2022. Bodies, landscapes and the air that we breathe. Kritika Kultura, 40, ISSN 2094-6937

Frizell, Caroline. 2021. Learning disability imagined differently: an evaluation of interviews with parents about discovering that their child has Down’s Syndrome. Disability & Society, 36(10), pp. 1574-1593. ISSN 0968-7599

Frizell, Caroline and Woodger, David. 2019. Removing the threat of exclusion in schools: creating inclusive educational environments. Youth and Policy, pp. 1-8. ISSN 0262-9798

Frizell, Caroline. 2018. Dancing Differently. Journal of the West Country Association for Counselling, 2, pp. 17-19.

Frizell, Caroline. 2018. Book Review. Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations. Edited by Tasha Colbert and Cornelia Bent. ATOL: Art Therapy Online, 9(1), ISSN 2044-7221

Shearman, Sarah and Frizell, Caroline. 2017. Careers in art therapy: 'The ability to listen is crucial'. The Guardian,

Frizell, Caroline. 2017. Book review: Other than Mother: Choosing childlessness with Global Consequences. Transformations: The Journal for Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, 2017(Summer),

Frizell, Caroline. 2016. Decoding the Body's message. Therapy Today, 27(3), p. 42. ISSN 1748-7846

Frizell, Caroline. 2014. Hope for the Future: a review of the Goldsmiths DMP MA Final Year Students’ End of Year Showcase June 2014. E-motion: the Journal for the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, XXIV(2), p. 24.

Frizell, Caroline. 2014. Body sense and Trauma. Therapy Today, 25(7), p. 45. ISSN 1748-7846

Frizell, Caroline. 2014. 'Work-life' Counsellors for Social Responsibility : Summer 2014; pp. 27-30. Transformations: The Journal for Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, 2014(Summer), pp. 27-30.

Frizell, Caroline. 2014. Discovering the Language of the Ecological Body. Self & Society: an International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 41(4), pp. 15-21. ISSN 0306-0497

Frizell, Caroline. 2013. Whole-earth Healing. Therapy Today, 24(4), pp. 44-45. ISSN 1748-7846

Frizell, Caroline. 2013. A Journey of Becoming. E-motion the journal for the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, XXIII(2), pp. 11-12.

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. Embodiment and the Supervisory Task. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, 7(4), pp. 293-304. ISSN 1743-2979

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. Call of the wild. Therapy Today, 23(6), p. 46. ISSN 1748-7846

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. The Dance Beneath the Words: listening, attuning and shaping to embodied expression towards meaningful dialogue. Transformations: The Journal for Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, 2012(Summer), pp. 17-18.

Conference or Workshop Item

Frizell, Caroline. 2020. 'Dance as a Vital ~Art: in therapy and in life'. In: Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT). Online, Ireland 10 October 2020.

Frizell, Caroline. 2019. 'Ecopsychology: working towards health and wellbeing in a world in which all matter matters'. In: International Festival of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Royal Society of Arts, London, United Kingdom 22 - 29 September 2019.

Frizell, Caroline. 2019. 'A new-materialist approach to dance movement psychotherapy’'. In: Cultural, Intercultural and Transnational Dialogues in Dance and Spirituality. Centre for Embodiment and Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy, United Kingdom 30 August - 1 September 2019.

Frizell, Caroline. 2019. '‘Respect for Other: touching and being touched’ Key note presentation at “Space for Art Therapies” 2019: 4th International Conference in Expressive Art Therapies'. In: “Space for Art Therapies” 2019: 4th International Conference in Expressive Art Therapies. Prague, Czech Republic 28-29 June 2019.

Frizell, Caroline. 2019. 'A truth mandala through embodied practice'. In: “Space for Art Therapies” 2019 : 4th International Conference in Expressive Art Therapies. Prague, Czech Republic 28-29 June 2019.

Frizell, Caroline. 2016. 'Coming to our senses'. In: Eco-Psychotherapy: Healing and the Natural World. London Wetlands Centre, United Kingdom 18 March 2017.

Frizell, Caroline. 2016. 'Social Dreaming Matrix'. In: Social Dreaming Matrix. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 13 - 16 April 2016.

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. 'Is anybody Listening? An experiential workshop'. In: Is any body listening?. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 18 May 2012.

Film/Video

Frizell, Caroline. 2017. Coming to our Senses.

Professional Activity

Frizell, Caroline. 2019. External Examiner.

Frizell, Caroline. 2012. Member of editorial board for the journal Dance, Movement and Spiritualities.

Report

Frizell, Caroline and Woodger, David. 2019. A Journey of Change: From Social Isolation to Inclusion. Project Report. Goldsmiths, University of London.

Thesis

Frizell, Caroline. 2021. Towards posthuman dancing subjects: a critical commentary assemblage that interrupts five published works through the lens of practice-led, new materialist research. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London

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