An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry

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An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry begins with the early history of the use of DMT with psychiatric patients, and goes on to describe present-day theories and practice. Using extensive clinical examples drawn from her own professional experience, Kristina Stanton-Jones illustrates differing theoretical approaches in action with both individuals and groups.

The text provides outlines of the psychodynamic, Jungian, ego-psychoanalytic, and Gestalt schools, ...

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Overview

An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry begins with the early history of the use of DMT with psychiatric patients, and goes on to describe present-day theories and practice. Using extensive clinical examples drawn from her own professional experience, Kristina Stanton-Jones illustrates differing theoretical approaches in action with both individuals and groups.

The text provides outlines of the psychodynamic, Jungian, ego-psychoanalytic, and Gestalt schools, together with a description of group work from various approaches, including psychoanalytically informed work and methods derived from Irvin Yalom's existential perspective. It examines these approaches in the contexts of both long-term patients and high-functioning out-patient groups. Stanton-Jones describes a new "symbolic" approach to DMT which combines the theories of Bion and Winnicott with traditional DMT methods. She stresses how the imagery and metaphor that arise during the process can be used to provide a safe, contained structure for exploration of psychiatric patients' emotional issues.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415059831
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/19/1992
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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Preface. 1: Introduction. 2: History of Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry. 3: Theoretical Approaches and Current Schools of Practice of Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry; Part 1. Work with Individuals; Part 2. Work with Groups. 4: Movement and Meaning. 5: Theory into

Practice: Clinical Examples and Techniques. 6: DMT with Adult Outpatients. 7: DMT with Long-Term Patients. 8: DMT in Child and Family Psychiatry. 9: A Symbolic Approach to DMT. Appendix. Addresses of Training Institutes and Professional Organisations. References

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