Your learning will be underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings. Study is informed by contemporary dance practice, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and somatic bodywork.
Through theoretical studies, movement observation studies, dance practice workshops, clinical work and experiential learning, you integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other.
The nature of the therapeutic relationship is explored in depth through movement and dance and you have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through at least 90 days of supervised placements. This gives you the opportunity to relate your practical experience to your theoretical studies.
You'll be encouraged to develop your own dance/movement practice and to situate your work in relation to your development as a therapist, to contemporary dance and movement practice. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme.
On graduation you are eligible to become a registered professional member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).
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Dance Movement Psychotherapy Taster Evenings, 6pm–9pm
Come along to one of our taster evenings to find out more about the programme. They are taking place on:
Monday 7 December 2015 Tuesday 16 February 2016 Monday 9 May 2016
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Caroline Frizell.
Modules & Structure
The MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme is made up of 240 credits and provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of Dance Movement Psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist.
It aims to enhance your self-knowledge and interpersonal relationships and to promote your psychodynamic understanding of individuals, groups and society; working with questions of difference, equality and diversity.
Your learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings, and informed by contemporary dance practice and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA). On successful completion of the MA you will be able to apply to the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapists UK for registration.
Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 1- 45 credits Experiential Learning 1- 30 credits Clinical Placement 1- 45 credits Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2- 60 credits Experiential Learning 2- 15 credits Clinical Placement 2- 45 credits
Coursework; mid-course case study; final clinical report; placement portfolios.
The programme enables you to develop:
research skills understanding of research methodologies critical evaluation skills in visual, oral and written forms
Our graduates go on to complete post-doctoral studies, take part in funded projects, progress in their careers, and undergo career changes.