282 pages Wire-o-bound 210 x 148mm ISBN 978-0-86388-473-3 ORDER CODE D11-002-0357 GBP30.99 Historical background; Practical Theoretical Issues; Activities (Warm-up; Introduction to a theme; Development of a theme; Warm-down); Information (Training in dance movement therapy; Helpful addresses; Glossary; Journals; Resource base; References; Bibliography); Alphabetical list of activities
Helen Payne has been one of the leading pioneers in dance movement psychotherapy in the United Kingdom. In 1971 she began working in movement and play with adults and children with profound learning difficulties in a hospital setting while attending a specialist physical education course. She went on to work for nine years in special education and has been leading groups since then. Her further professional studies embrace training in dance, special education, counselling and analytical groupwork. She has held lecturing posts on BEd and postgraduate courses specialising in dance and rehabilitation, and is now a professor of psychotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire in addition to training dance movement psychotherapists, supervising, researching, writing and traveling abroad to present her work internationally.
"For those new to the whole field of dance movement therapy, the book provides not only a general overview and introduction, but also clear indications on how to get started, with a wide range of session ideas for inspiration" - Great Relations "As one of the first books written by a British dance movement therapist, it breaks new ground and must be welcomed as a brave and important development" - Bonnie Meekums, Changes Journal "Professionals who use or plan to incorporate dance and movement in their practice will find the book of immense value" - Chia Swee Hong, Mental Handicap "This is a book for group leaders which can be strongly recommended" - John Rowan, Self and Society "My enthusiasm for this book is obvious; I know it will prove an invaluable resource for any leader who wishes to extend both their own and their group members creativity through movement and dance" - Maladjustment and Therapeutic Education "...it is such a welcome addition to what is currently available in this field" - Judie Taylor, BJOT "Set out in a practical and imaginative way" - Music News "Welcomed by psychotherapists, dance therapists and many other professionals, this manual presents an inspiring range of session ideas and insights" - BPA News