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Performance As Part Of The Therapeutic Process And The Mirrored Experience Of The Therapist: A Self-Study, Christian Cerezmy Salcido 2017 Sarah Lawrence College

Performance As Part Of The Therapeutic Process And The Mirrored Experience Of The Therapist: A Self-Study, Christian Cerezmy Salcido

Dance/Movement Therapy Theses

Through literature review and self-analysis, the article extends the discourse of performance as a valuable component of dance/movement therapy and its impact on the therapist/facilitator. The article presents a comprehensive overview of dance/movement therapy philosophies and principles as it applies to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Implications of such philosophies and principles comprise the disability experience, creative arts therapies as support, dance/movement therapy applications, performance-like elements in dance/movement therapy contexts, Authentic Movement, therapeutic aspects, settings, and goals of performance, and witnessing and mirroring the experience through the therapist’s lens. Based on a qualitative ...


The [E]Motionless Body No Longer: Tracing The Historical Intersections Of Mental Illness And Movement In The American Asylum, Holly Adele Herzfeld 2017 Bard College

The [E]Motionless Body No Longer: Tracing The Historical Intersections Of Mental Illness And Movement In The American Asylum, Holly Adele Herzfeld

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College.


Ballroom Dancing In Conjunction With Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Increasing Emotional Connections Through Non-Verbal Communication, Shana B. Kronish 2017 University of Denver

Ballroom Dancing In Conjunction With Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Increasing Emotional Connections Through Non-Verbal Communication, Shana B. Kronish

Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Dance Movement Therapy (DMT), and ballroom dance have each been found to be beneficial in developing individual and interpersonal verbal and non-verbal communication and emotional awareness; however, very little research has been performed on the combined therapeutic use of any of these modalities. In this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with therapists and ballroom dance instructors who work with couples in order to facilitate dialogue regarding the limitations and benefits of therapy and ballroom dance. The core theme of this study was the ‘Interest in Application.’ The eleven additional themes that evolved were ‘Benefits of ...


Dancing Through Life: Dance As Physical Therapy To Prevent Falls, Salon Gegel 2017 Bowling Green State University

Dancing Through Life: Dance As Physical Therapy To Prevent Falls, Salon Gegel

Honors Projects

The basis of this project was to create a series of dance-based exercise activities to be used as part of an exercise class for elderly people who are classified as fall risks. The idea was to approach exercise through a medium that was convenient and versatile for the class leader, while being comfortable and fun for participants. The activities were developed and presented over the course of the six-week P.L.A.C.E. Program, held at the Montessori School of Bowling Green. Participants met four times to take part in a guided exercise class, and enjoy other activities. At ...


Self-Care Practices For Dance/Movement Therapy Student Interns: A Multifaceted Toolbox, Stephanie N. Terrell 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Self-Care Practices For Dance/Movement Therapy Student Interns: A Multifaceted Toolbox, Stephanie N. Terrell

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this project was to create tools for self-care practices that help second year dance/movement therapy (DMT) students at Columbia College Chicago cope with possible risks encountered within clinical practice. The importance of developing effective self-care habits for practitioners in therapeutic professions is emphasized in literature, and it is encouraged that this self-care practice is developed during a student’s graduate training experience. Literature in the areas of therapists’ self-care practices, counselor development, burnout, compassion fatigue, countertransference, somatic countertransference, therapist distress, and vicarious traumatization are reviewed. A product development methodology was used, the Eight Stage-Gate Process for ...


Self-Care For Dance/Movement Therapy Interns Booklet, Stephanie N. Terrell 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Self-Care For Dance/Movement Therapy Interns Booklet, Stephanie N. Terrell

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The booklet accompanies the theses by the same author, made available to future students enrolling in Columbia College Chicago’s program., and it provides student interns with a guided process to forming a self-care practice, including assessments and recommendations for specific activities. 29 pages.


Being In Relationship: The Experience Of A Female Dance/Movement Therapy Intern On A Male Residential Unit For Sexually Problematic Behaviors, Krista Tyner 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Being In Relationship: The Experience Of A Female Dance/Movement Therapy Intern On A Male Residential Unit For Sexually Problematic Behaviors, Krista Tyner

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

This study serves to explore the experience of a female dance/movement therapy intern working with males on a residential unit for sexually problematic behaviors. It enlightened me on how it was to be in relationship with them, through both a mind and body therapeutic lens. It addresses stereotypes and preconceived notions pertaining to this population. The questions attempted to be answered were as follows: How is it to be in relationship with males who are on a residential unit for sexually problematic behavior, as a female dance/movement therapy intern? How do I experience male/female relationships, gender, and ...


Body Beyond Boundaries: An Auto-Ethnography On My Embodied Culture In My Work As A Dance/Movement Therapy Intern Practicing In Another Culture, Akanksha Mishra 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Body Beyond Boundaries: An Auto-Ethnography On My Embodied Culture In My Work As A Dance/Movement Therapy Intern Practicing In Another Culture, Akanksha Mishra

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

This auto-ethnographic study explored how embodied cultural knowledge impacts my work as a dance/movement therapy intern, practicing in a culture different from my own. As the sole participant in the study, I am a 23 year old female, international student at Columbia College Chicago. I am originally from New Delhi, India and moved to the United States to pursue my Master’s degree. My dance/movement therapy internship was at a high school in the Northwest region of Chicago, United States. This qualitative study included data collection methods of journaling, art making and creating a movement narrative over a ...


Moving After Baby: Developing Informed Dance/Movement Therapy Interventions For Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression, Tonia Levison 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Moving After Baby: Developing Informed Dance/Movement Therapy Interventions For Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression, Tonia Levison

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

This thesis was a phenomenological study, which investigated the lived experience of four women who had changes in mood and behavior postpartum. The purpose of this study was to fully understand the actual experience of women going through the changes instead of basing interventions off of a list of symptoms in a book. The study culminated in the development of three client centered dance/movement therapy interventions to treat the changes in mood and behavior that the participants experienced in hopes of preventing a formal diagnosis of postpartum depression. This study expanded the literature related to the treatment of postpartum ...


Moving For Freedom: Development Of A Dance/Movement Therapy Based Resilience Promotion Program For Children Of Individuals With Substance Abuse Disorder, Maria Torres 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Moving For Freedom: Development Of A Dance/Movement Therapy Based Resilience Promotion Program For Children Of Individuals With Substance Abuse Disorder, Maria Torres

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this program development project was to design a dance/movement therapy (DMT) resilience promotion program for children of individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The program aims to develop protective factors through resilience promotion in order to prevent future drug abuse. The program will be called Moving for Freedom and will focus on working with children of individuals with SUD because they are at the highest risk for developing SUD (Kumpfer, 1999). Moving for Freedom was developed through this thesis project and has not been implemented. The proposed implementation site of this resilience promotion program is within ...


Unraveling And Understanding The Therapeutic Self: A Heuristic Inquiry On Countertransference, Donna DeCotiis 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Unraveling And Understanding The Therapeutic Self: A Heuristic Inquiry On Countertransference, Donna Decotiis

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this heuristic inquiry was to discover how my countertransference informed my clinical internship experience. My research questions were: How does my countertransference inform my therapeutic relationships while working with survivors of domestic violence? How does my countertransference impact my clinical choices and my development as a dance/movement therapist? Data was collected through semi-structured journal entries that included both writing and art-making; this occurred three times per week during the last five weeks of my internship. I analyzed data sequentially through creative synthesis with a research consultant once per week, which began two weeks after data collection ...


Embodied Narratives: The Influence Of Dance/Movement Therapy On The Mood Of Hospitalized Children, Ashlea Palafox 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Embodied Narratives: The Influence Of Dance/Movement Therapy On The Mood Of Hospitalized Children, Ashlea Palafox

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this qualitative collective case study was to understand how my Blanche Evan’s based dance/movement therapy treatment influenced mood for children on my case load in an inpatient general medical pediatrics unit. Patients participated in a minimum of one dance/movement therapy (DMT) session based on: availability, schedule of the subjects’ other medical treatments, and discharge date. Data collection methods included researcher journaling and audio recorded semi-structured interviews with participants and their caretakers following a one-hour dance/movement therapy session. Data was analyzed using thematic narrative analysis with a focus on the conversation between interview data ...


Dance/Movement Therapy And Competitive Dance: An In Depth Self Evaluation, Veronica A. Chapp-Miller 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Dance/Movement Therapy And Competitive Dance: An In Depth Self Evaluation, Veronica A. Chapp-Miller

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

I used artistic inquiry self-study methodology to extend my knowledge, awareness, and understanding of how dance/movement therapy (DMT) and counseling concepts can positively alter and enhance my personal dance aesthetic, style, and pedagogy. Reflection is a personal process that can deepen the sense of self and can lead to significant discoveries or insights, while self-assessment is a process that involves establishing strengths, improvements, and insights based on predetermined performance criteria. Using artistic inquiry gave me the opportunity to study, analyze, and document where and how the DMT process and concepts have developed within my natural teaching approach. Engaging in ...


Learning To Relate: A Heuristic Inquiry Exploring The Development Of Therapeutic Relationships, Megan King 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Learning To Relate: A Heuristic Inquiry Exploring The Development Of Therapeutic Relationships, Megan King

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

This heuristic inquiry explored the creation of therapeutic relationships. The intention of this research was to learn how to build therapeutic relationships with clients that I felt uncomfortable around, with whom I did not have much experience and whom I did not want to relate to due my personal prejudices around severe illnesses and extreme developmental and cognitive delays. This study was important not only to expand my knowledge and experiences working with these populations but to also inform my future clinical experiences with new clients as I embark on my professional career. I collected data through reflective journaling and ...


Mutuality In Movement: A Relational Approach To Dance/Movement Therapy With Domestic Violence Survivors, Heather L. MacLaren 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Mutuality In Movement: A Relational Approach To Dance/Movement Therapy With Domestic Violence Survivors, Heather L. Maclaren

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

This qualitative case study explored the integration of relational-cultural therapy and dance/movement therapy (DMT), or relational-DMT, with survivors of domestic violence. The study examined how participants experience relational-DMT and the therapeutic relationship we established together. Three culturally diverse participants receiving individual short-term counseling services at a domestic violence service agency were included in the study. Three forms of data were collected over six to eight therapy sessions. Following each session, the participants completed the Helpful Aspects of Therapy questionnaire, while the researcher completed embodied case documentation (Fogel, 2007). After the final therapy session, a semi-structured interview was conducted with ...


An Excursion Into The Creative Process: An Artistic Inquiry Utlizing Ritualistic Self-Care In Movement, Bobbi Jean McKissick 2016 Columbia College Chicago

An Excursion Into The Creative Process: An Artistic Inquiry Utlizing Ritualistic Self-Care In Movement, Bobbi Jean Mckissick

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this artistic inquiry self-study was to explore my experience of the creative process. This purpose stemmed from the concept that it is not enough to believe that I am creative, but I wanted to know how and why. During this study, I was a 33 year-old multiethnic, middle-class female, who had been raised in a foster home on the East Coast. I was living in Chicago, Illinois as a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago for a master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. The research questions presented were: How does ritualistic self-care promote availability ...


Embodied Resilience In Unaccompanied Latin American Children In A United States Reception Center, Marcos Oro Caldero 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Embodied Resilience In Unaccompanied Latin American Children In A United States Reception Center, Marcos Oro Caldero

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore ways in which a group of unaccompanied children (UC) from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Brazil embodied resilience during their stay at a temporary reception center in the United States. The center was located in Illinois and received funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 12-week clinical case study included a total of 19 male participants aged 12 to 17 years old attending dance/movement therapy sessions, which were scheduled weekly. Group progress notes and individual movement assessment coding sheets ...


Math Via Movement: Using Emotional Intelligence In The Math Classroom, Renee Gestalt 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Math Via Movement: Using Emotional Intelligence In The Math Classroom, Renee Gestalt

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this curriculum development project was the conception of lesson plans incorporating dance/movement therapy principles in order to augment the instruction of mathematics at a third grade level in a public school while addressing emotional intelligence through social emotional learning. This endeavor was guided by the questions: How does movement affect third grade math students’ abilities to take in and retain information at a public school setting? How can social-emotional interventions change the experience of a third grade student learning mathematics? How can academic counseling informed by body movement and awareness benefit the facilitation of learning mathematics ...


Dance Movement Therapy And Holism: Moving Beyond Body/Mind/Spirit, Laura Miller 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Dance Movement Therapy And Holism: Moving Beyond Body/Mind/Spirit, Laura Miller

Creative Arts Therapies Theses

The purpose of this research was to explore the phenomenon of holism and its meaning to the field of dance/movement therapy (DMT.) This research focused specifically on the meaning of holism for dance/movement therapy because holistic is a word that is used to describe a variety of interventions in a variety of fields and contexts, and it can be interpreted in many different ways. In this phenomenological qualitative study, data was collected through interviews with dance/movement therapists, who identified themselves as taking a holistic approach to their work. From the data, themes were identified, which revealed how ...


Full 3rd Edition, 2016 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

Full 3rd Edition

Journal of Clinical Art Therapy

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