Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

 

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Foundation Course
Duration

20 Weeks

(18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays)

Price

£1175

Course Delivery

Online or on Campus

Payment

Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand

Dates

22/10/2022 - 18/3/2023

Address

Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Course Details

Introduction

This programme of experiential workshops is led by the course tutors whose expertise cover a diverse range of dance movement psychotherapy practices.

Course Structure

Experiential Workshops

These form the backbone of the course and provide participants with an opportunity to express, explore and reflect on the Dance Movement Psychotherapeutic Process directly.

Theoretical connections will emerge from the material shared in these groups. In this way students will learn from theory that directly emerges from experience.

These workshops will be facilitated by a qualified and experienced registered dance movement psychotherapist.

While it is stressed that the main emphasis of the groups is educational and not therapeutic, students should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and lectures

The seminars and lectures are woven into the workshop experiences. Each workshop will be part experiential dance movement and part seminar/lecture.

The seminars take the form of presentations of clinical/therapeutic work and opportunity for discussion.

Assessment

Course participants will keep a Reflective Log of their experiences while on the course and will create an ‘Embodied Reflection’ of their experiences to share in the last class. This Embodied Reflection will be 3 minutes long and can comprise a combination of dance movement and verbal narrative.

The Reflective Log itself is not assessed for a variety of reasons but primarily because students will be encouraged to keep a record of their personal psychological journey, including photographs and/or images they have made in the experiential workshops. As such the Log itself will be a highly personal manuscript.

You will need to complete a minimum of 70% of the course and a satisfactory final Embodied Reflection in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.

This will not automatically ensure a student's entry to the Roehampton University MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme, however, we do encourage individuals considering applying for Professional Training to complete a Foundation Course.

Intended Audience

The course is designed to provide an introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy for those intending to train as Dance Movement Psychotherapists or who wish to gain some experience of Dance Movement Psychotherapy for their own personal or professional development.

Timetable

This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date

Time

Title

22 October

10am-4.30pm

Workshop 1
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) introduction, entry into training and Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK). Introducing experiential ways of working for an integrative approach to dance movement psychotherapy.

26 October

7pm-9pm

Workshop 2
DMP History

2 November

7pm-9pm

Workshop 3
The ‘therapeutic space.’ Introduction to different models of psychotherapeutic change.

9 November

7pm-9pm

Workshop 4
The Egalitarian circle and Empathic Reflection

16 November

7pm-9pm

Workshop 5
DMP and creative therapeutic movement;differences and similarities

23 November

7pm-9pm

Workshop 6
Authentic Movement

30 November

7pm-9pm

Workshop 7
DMP and Humanistic Approaches

7 December

7pm-9pm

Workshop 8
Developmental Movement & Infant Observation

14 December

7pm-9pm

Workshop 9
DMP and Culture

11 January

7pm-9pm

Workshop 10
Developing Body Awareness over the Life Span

18 January

7pm-9pm

Workshop 11
'Observing and being aware’. Introducing Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a therapeutic tool

25 January

7pm-9pm

Workshop 12
Developing Personal Interaction Movement Profiles

1 February

7pm-9pm

Workshop 13
DMP Gender and Sexuality

8 February

7pm-9pm

Workshop 14
DMP and Client populations

15 February

7pm-9pm

Workshop 15
DMP and Alternative views and Psychopathology

22 February

7pm-9pm

Workshop 16
DMP and Props

1 March

7pm-9pm

Workshop 17
DMP and Music

8 March

7pm-9pm

Workshop 18
DMP and Clinical Supervision

15 March

7pm-9pm

Workshop 19
DMP: Reflective Practice and Research

18 March

10am - 4.30pm

Workshop 20
Solo Learning Statements & Solo Embodied Reflections & Closure

Timetable

This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date

Time

Title

22 October

1000-1630

Workshop 1
Discussion of Dance Movement Psychotherapy as a profession in the UK, entry into training and professional organisation:
Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) & Introduction to an 'Experiential'
way of working with dance movement. Introducing DMP: A Social Constructionist Approach.

26 October

1900-2100

Workshop 2
DMP History

2 November

1900-2100

Workshop 3
The ‘therapeutic space.’ Introduction to different models of psychotherapeutic change.

9 November

1900-2100

Workshop 4
The Egalitarian circle and Empathic Reflection

16 November

1900-2100

Workshop 5
Authentic Movement

23 November

1900-2100

Workshop 6
DMP & Humanistic Approaches

30 November

1900-2100

Workshop 7
DMP and Creative Therapeutic Movement: differences and similarities

7 December

1900-2100

Workshop 8
Developing Body Awareness over the Life Span

14 December

1900-2100

Workshop 9
Developmental Movement & Infant Observation

11 January

1900-2100

Workshop 10
DMP and Culture

18 January

1900-2100

Workshop 11
DMP Gender and Sexuality

25 January

1900-2100

Workshop 12
‘Observing and being aware’. Introducing Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a therapeutic tool

1 February

1900-2100

Workshop 13
Developing Personal Interaction Movement Profiles

8 February

1900-2100

Workshop 14
DMP and Alternative views of Psychopathology

15 February

1900-2100

Workshop 15
DMP and Props

22 February

1900-2100

Workshop 16
DMP and Music

1 March

1900-2100

Workshop 17
DMP and client populations 

8 March

1900-2100

Workshop 18
DMP and Clinical Supervision

15 March

1900-2100

Workshop 19
DMP: Reflective Practice and Research

18 March

1000-1630

Workshop 20
Solo Learning Statements & Solo Embodied Reflections & Closure

Suggested Reading

The suggested reading list is available here.

Availability

Online Teaching

Date: 22/10/2022 - 18/3/2023

 

On Campus Teaching

Date: 22/10/2022 - 18/3/2023