Moving Toward Cohesion

MOVING TOWARD COHESION: GROUP DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY WITH CHILDREN IN PSYCHIATRY The above picture includes me in the group, sitting on the floor in front, and the other participants of the recent class I took in Berkeley this past month. The teacher, Bonnie Bernstein, is standing directly behind me in black.             The article written inContinue reading “Moving Toward Cohesion”

The Use of Dramatic Activities to Facilitate Dance Therapy with Adolescents

The Use of Dramatic Activities to Facilitate Dance Therapy with Adolescents             Research has shown that using dance therapy with adolescents needs to be more structured when the adolescent suffers a mood or behavior disorder.  Making a circle of all participants is rarely a good idea with this type of population and instead need task-orientedContinue reading “The Use of Dramatic Activities to Facilitate Dance Therapy with Adolescents”

An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A PAPER I WROTE RECENTLY FOR A DANCE MOVEMENT CLASS I TOOK IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA. An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy by Sharon W. Goodill             All psychosocial assessment needs to take into consideration the developmental level of the child, the systems in which the child lives, and individual characteristics ofContinue reading “An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy”

Dance Movement Therapy – A Healing Art

Dance Movement Therapy: A Healing Art by Fran J. Levy THIS IS A PAPER I WROTE FOR A DANCE THERAPY CLASS I RECENTLY TOOK.            Author Fran J. Levy writes a comprehensive chapter on using dance therapy with children in various settings.  She includes research conclusions from several contributing authors such as Suzi Tortora, Jane WilsonContinue reading “Dance Movement Therapy – A Healing Art”