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The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

This second edition of The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers a broad understanding of dance/movement therapy as well as an in-depth exploration of how and where it can be used to produce change. The chapters that make up this innovative volume go beyond the basics to offer a unique collection of theoretical perspectives paired with case studies designed to emphasize techniques that can be applied in a variety of settings. In addition to boasting thoroughly expanded versions of all previously published content, this timely reference includes an all new chapter on DMT interventions in palliative care and added references throughout to reflect to the most current knowledge.
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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Foreword. Contributors. Part 1: Basic Concepts of Dance/Movement Therapy. 1 We Dance from the Moment Our Feet Touch the Earth. 2 The Creative-Artistic Process in Dance/Movement Therapy. 3 Therapeutic Relationships and Kinesthetic Empathy. 4 Dance Therapy: Motion and Emotion . Part 2: The Path from Theory to Practice. 5 BASCICS -An Intra/Interactional Model of DMT with the Adult Psychiatric Patient. 6 Body, Style and Psychotherapy. 7 Family Dance/Movement Therapy: A Systems Model. 8 Becoming Whole Again: Dance/Movement Therapy for Those Who Suffer from Eating Disorders. 9 Dance/Movement Psychotherapy in Early Childhood Treatment and in Pediatric Oncologic. 10 Amazon Journeys- Dance Movement Therapy Interventions in Palliative Care. 11 Dance Movement Therapy and Acquired Brain Trauma Rehabilitation. 12 Dancing with Hope: Dance Therapy with People with Dementia. Part 3: Aspects Integral to the Practice of Dance/Movement Therapy. 13 Laban's Movement Theories: A Dance/Movement Therapist's Perspective. 14 Applying the Kestenberg Movement Profile in Dance/Movement Therapy: An Introduction.15 Emotorics: A Psychomotor Model for the Analysis and Interpretation of Emotive Motor Behavior. 16 Cultural Consciousness and the Global Context of Dance/Movement Therapy. 17 Encouraging Research in Dance/Movement Therapy. Afterword.

About the Author

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. 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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