Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy: International Perspectives

Editor : Hilda Wengrower, Editor : Sharon Chaiklin

Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy: International Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 300
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 95330
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138337527
  • ISBN 10 : 9781138337

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Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy discusses the core work and basic concepts in dance movement therapy (DMT), focusing on the centrality of dance, the creative process and their aesthetic-psychological implications in the practice of the profession for both patients and therapists.

Based on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inputs from fields such as philosophy, anthropology and dance, contributions examine the issues presented by cultural differences in DMT through the input of practitioners from several diverse countries. Chapters blend theory and case studies with personal, intimate reflections to support critical descriptions of DMT interventions and share methods to help structure practice and facilitate communication between professionals and researchers.

The book's multicultural, multidisciplinary examination of the essence of dance and its countless healing purposes will give readers new insights into the value and functions of dance both in and out of therapy.

Reviews and Endorsements

"Heartfelt admiration and appreciation to Sharon Chaiklin and Hilda Wengrower as they envision and co-create a completely new edited collection together with leading members of the international Dance/Movement Therapy community. The reader is a privileged witness."- Joan Chodorow, Ph.D., BC-DMT, author of Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology: The Moving Imagination.

"The editors offer a precious and original contribution to the development of new perspectives for DMT in the contemporary world. It is an effective tool to update as a dance therapist and also to dialogue with colleagues from other professions in light of shared scientific acquisitions. New research and applications testify to the vitality of this discipline within different cultures. This book represents an important didactic support for dance movement therapists and a stimulating encounter for other experienced professionals." - Vincenzo Puxeddu, M.D., Ph.D., DMT, EADMT President (European Association Dance Movement Therapy), co-director DMT Master program Paris University.

About the Editor(s)

Hilda Wengrower. Ph.D, DMT, teaches and lectures in Israel and internationally. Former academic director of the DMT master's program at IL3-University of Barcelona, She maintains a private practice which includes supervision. Hilda has published papers and chapters on subjects related to arts therapies in educational settings, DMT with children with behavioral disorders, migration, qualitative research, arts based research and DMT. She is an active member of the Israeli Association of Creative Arts Therapies promoting and organizing conferences and activities. She is book reviews editor of the International Journal Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.

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Sharon Chaiklin, BC-DMT, is a founding member and past president of the American Dance Therapy Association. A student of Marian Chace, one of the first dance therapists in the United States, she worked for over 34 years in psychiatric hospitals and private practice. She taught in the Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland and has authored several articles. She was co-editor of the book Foundations of dance/movement therapy: The life and work of Marian Chace. Invitations to teach brought her to Israel, Argentina, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Currently she serves as trustee on the board of the Marian Chace Foundation. She received ADTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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