Next Start Dates: 12 August 2022 | 26 May 2023
NAT11068 Graduate Diploma in Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy
Clinical training in Dance Movement therapy is essential to the field.
This course is a postgraduate course for Allied Health Professionals wanting to develop their professional capability to work in a Somatic and Dance Movement Therapy manner with their clients.
Entry into the course requires a qualification in movement/dance/bodywork or other Allied Health disciplines and graduates will be eligible for entry to the DTAA at Provisional Professional member level.
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 equipping graduates with the skills to work as a Dance Movement Therapist with a range of clinical populations.
There are 5 scheduled contact Modules associated with this course and regular virtual online tutorials throughout the program. Each Module consists of individual units of competency. The introductory modules can be studied as independent short courses for Professional Development and available both face to face and via live streaming.
This training program is registered under Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations as Psychotherapist.
This course is intended to provide students with the following general education outcomes:
- Movement and anatomical terminology
- Body-oriented, somatic and dance/movement approaches in working with survivors of trauma
- Nervous system function through movement
- Movement Analysis using Laban Movement Analysis
- Theoretical frameworks for delivering Dance Movement Therapy to a broad range of populations
- Psychotherapy and counselling techniques appropriate for use in Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy
If you're not sure about enrolling in the full program at this stage, then the Fundamentals course is a great option.
The Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy Fundamentals course comprises of the following introductory units of competency and is delivered over a three day period with additional tutorials and assessment requirements:
NAT11068001 - Facilitate a Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy session
NAT11068002 - Apply Laban Movement Analysis in Dance Movement Therapy
NAT11068003 - Assess Developmental Movement in Dance Movement Therapy
Graduates of other industry-based courses are welcome to apply to have their experience formally recognised to achieve this Government Accredited Graduate Diploma (11068NAT) by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
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Clinical Member of DTAA and DMT Educator