8 October 2021 to 29 July 2022
Advanced Clinical Training in Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy
Clinical training in Dance Movement therapy is essential to the field and a way to get new members joining the DTAA.
This course is designed as a postgraduate level course for Allied Health Professionals wanting to develop their professional capability to work in a Somatic Psychodynamic Movement Therapy manner with their clients.
Entry into the course requires a qualification in movement/dance/bodywork or other Allied Health disciplines.
The therapeutic use of movement assists us to change within and in relationship to others.
As we change our mode of action, our image of ourselves also changes. - Who am I? - How do I move? - Which parts of me work to express myself? - Where does my movement initiate? - Does my mind lead or follow? - Do I trust my body?
Most of human interaction is non-verbal and therapy is lacking if we don’t utilise this information, therefore we must enhance our skills in observing the non-verbal; generally presented to us in movement, gesture, posture, and expression.
In this course we introduce students to a framework and vocabulary for grasping this non-verbal data.
There are 5 Contact Modules associated with this course. Each Module consists of smaller individual subjects. The introductory modules can be studied as independent short courses for Professional Development and available both face to face and via live streaming.
This Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy Fundamentals course comprises of the following:
Introduction to Somatics & Dance Movement Therapy
Introduction to Developmental Movement
Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis
Clinical Member of DTAA and DMT Educator