This course is designed for people who have prior dance experience and professional or volunteering experience with people in need, and would like to practise as a dance movement psychotherapist.
Dance movement psychotherapy is a relational process in which a client and therapist engage in an empathetic creative process using body movement and dance to assist the integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. We believe that focusing on the creative potential of individuals in a relationship creates a sound ethical basis for psychotherapeutic work.
You will be taught by leading experts who will equip you with the skills, experience, and confidence to work as a dance movement psychotherapist. All graduating students are eligible to apply for registration with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). Graduates often create their own positions; facilitating dance movement psychotherapy sessions within settings including: social services; special needs; schools; psychiatry; probationary and rehabilitation units; forensic psychiatry.
The course offers opportunities for you to explore and expand movement preferences, ways of interacting with others, belief systems, prejudices and values. Emphasis is placed on development of your own style as a dance movement psychotherapist. You also have the opportunity to perform and exhibit your ongoing work in a yearly Arts Therapies exhibition.
The MA in DMP benefits from cutting edge research conducted through the Centre for Arts Therapies Research (CATR) and this feeds directly into teaching. The programme ethos emphasises a critical consideration of different descriptions and explanations of bodies, human systems and therapeutic practices in different places and times. In the context of an individual student's experiences, beliefs, values and different 'cultures', our teaching actively promotes a participatory ethic, self-reflexive practices and the ability for critical reflection on: creative processes, intersubjectivity and the construction of social and power differentials, in learning and in psychotherapy.
The uniquely interdisciplinary MA course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy integrates theoretical, experiential and clinical learning, preparing students to practice as dance movement psychotherapists. Cutting edge research cascades into teaching emphasising the social, biological and psychological construction of the moving body and meaning-making. Students are encouraged to develop a self-reflexive practice and the ability for critical reflection on creative processes.
Key areas of study include Contemporary DMP and psychotherapeutic theories, Feminist embodied reflexivity, clinical placement and supervision (for one-two days a week), dance movement improvisation skills and interventions, embodied performance practice, experiential anatomy for clinical practice, human development, movement and growth, Laban Movement Analysis and video observation.
Embodied practice and working with attention to the art of dance is placed at the centre of the programme. Drawing from Feminist, Psychoanalytical, Phenomenological and Systemic frameworks, the training emphasises the creative role of curiosity and a 'not knowing' position, a respect for difference, and appreciation of the effects that mutual influences have in all relationships.
Here are examples of modules:
Graduates can enter a variety of roles including: NHS clinical practice within in and out patient services, community services, prison services, special needs schools, performing arts contexts, drug rehabilitation, in social services with immigrants and asylum seekers, in shelters with women who have suffered domestic abuse, dementia services, learning disabilities services, child and adolescent mental health services.
A blended, interactive learning programme focussed on clinical skills to promote a best practice approach in orthodontic care
with the highest standards of professional excellence. The course also aims to teach the general dentist on how to use clear
aligner therapy as a tool in aesthetic dentistry.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand orthodontic anatomy and classification
• Understand the biomechanical principles of tooth movement
• Be able to interpret clinical imagery in orthodontic alignment
• Understand the treatment process of clear aligner therapy
and materials used
• Know the components of the clear aligner as an orthodontic
• Know how to use computer-assisted technology In clear
aesthetic orthodontic alignment
Overview Introductory component to provide overview of the
programme, orientation, and basic knowledge necessary to start Term 2.
To provide all students with the basic theoretical knowledge
necessary to undertake the practical and clinical training offered in
From September 2017 to January 2018 – Rolling start: students’
recruitment will continue throughout Term 1.
Introductory component to provide overview of the programme,
orientation, and basic knowledge necessary to start Term 2.
To provide all students with the basic theoretical knowledge
necessary to undertake the practical and clinical training offered
in the programme.
This is the most interactive unit, in which students will share with
their course mates and lecturers their own clinical cases and the
application of clear aligner therapy in their practice.
Students will share clinical cases as they progress, and comment
on other students’ cases using the online forum and thoughtshare
exercises, and may choose to seek feedback on the clinical
case selected for their final assessment.
At the end of the unit, a final residential session will be held to
allow selected students to present a complete case study to
other students and lecturers.
To provide the students with a professional network of colleagues
and mentors to critically support and advise the application of
the skills learned in unit 2. Students will also have the opportunity
to receive feedback on the clinical case they intend to present as
part of their final assessment.
We are currently accepting applications for the Autumn 2017
intake. To find out more and how to apply contact us on
+44 (0)20 7400 8989 or email [email protected].