Therapeutic Uses of Dance/Movement in Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 548 - Therapeutic Uses of Dance/Movement in Psychology

This course provides an understanding of the inherent relationship between movement, dance and emotional expression. It includes both didactic and experiential components that serve to promote students’ awareness of body and movement expression as being intrinsic to the process of self-exploration, learning, creativity and therapy and develop attunement skills that serve to expand and deepen individual or group experiencing and communication. Dance/Movement Therapy is introduced as an alternative therapeutic modality and examined in terms of its historical development, basic theoretical principles, professional training, ethical standards, and clinical methodology. No previous experience in dance or movement is necessary. (1 credit)