Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2020
|Pattern of Delivery||18 x two hour evening classes plus two Saturdays|
|Start Date||24 October 2020|
|End Date||20 March 2021|
These form the backbone of the course and provide students 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 limited in size (maximum of 16 students) and 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.
Students 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 80% of the course and a satisfactory final Embodied Reflection in order to recieve an 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.
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.
A programme of experiential workshops led by the course tutors whose expertise cover a diverse range of dance movement psychotherapy practices.
Course timetable and dates
This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.