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Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice
The Center for Movement Education and Research
Bring a new dimension of expressive movement into your clinical practice. This 50 hour experiential and didactic course introduces Dance/Movement Therapy as an empowering resource for insight, growth and life change.
Level 1: Theoretical Origins, Foundations and Principles (50 hours)
Instructor: Bonnie Bernstein, M.Ed., MFT, BC-DMT
Description of Course Content:Through experiential exercises, readings and discussion, participants will be introduced to the rich professional field of dance/movement therapy. Students will examine the foundational tenants defining dance/movement therapy as a creative, expressive, healing and integrating process. Discussions will focus on the history and theoretical origins of dance/movement therapy in Western culture emphasizing the methods of dance/movement therapy pioneers. In addition, from an anthropological perspective, participants will explore therapeutic elements in dances from world cultures. Participants will delve into the world of communicative and expressive movement while being introduced to dance/movement therapy treatment for specific populations including children, higher functioning adults, elders and hospitalized psychiatric patients.
• This course meets the qualifications for 50 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #3888).
January 23-25 & January 30th-Feb. 1, 2015 9:00am – 6:20pm
Bonnie Bernstein, MFT, BC-DMT, REAT: was mentored by pioneer dance therapist Blanche Evan from 1970-82. Her specialties are in-depth insight oriented dance/movement therapy and dance and expressive arts therapy for sexual trauma survivors. She has been in private practice for 35 years and is a CAMFT-certified supervisor.
Location: San Jose in affiliation with JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY
CE fee: $1075
For enrollment forms and information go to: http://www.movement-education.org/therapy/courses_alternateroute_nocal.html
Or Call Judy: 310-600-0664
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