A Comprehensive Listing of Dance Therapy Research

Resources By Population Or Illness

Dance/Movement Therapy and Trauma


Theses & Dissertations

Biggins, T.S.R. (1989). An outline of a preliminary investigation of the non-verbal characteristics of sexually abused, primary school-aged girls. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Brennan, E.R. (1993). Jungian dance/movement therapy and nondirective play therapy: A treatment  approach to sexual aggression in children. Unpublished master’s thesis, California State  University, Hayward.

Brenner, T. (1995). Movement characteristics of nontraumatized latency-aged girls: Identifying    indicators of sexual abuse and other trauma. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University,   Philadelphia.

Callaghan, K. (1991). Movement psychotherapy with torture survivors. Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia.

Chess, J. (1989). Movement therapy: An integrative approach to remembering preverbal sexual trauma: A phenomenological study. Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B, 50 (3),    1102.

Connolly, K. (1994). An assessment of body attitude in four individuals with multiple personality disorder. Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

DeArment, M.
(1993). Movement characteristics of an Individual with multiple personality disorder. Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Elliott, J. (2001). The potential for dance/movement therapy in the assessment of child post-traumatic stress disorder. Unpublished master's thesis, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Epstein, J. Y. A. (2003). Healing the unnameable.  Dance movement therapy with female survivors  of politically-motivated sexual assault: A case study.  Unpublished master’s thesis, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

Folman, O. (2000). Verbal and nonverbal manifestations of splitting and dissociation in severe  personality disorders: An observation of a dance/movement therapy student. Unpublished  master's thesis, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.

Gillern, B.M. (2002). Dance/movement therapy to repair attachment within the substance abusing mother-child dyad: A case study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University,  Philadelphia.

Goldsand, R.A. (1985). Dance/movement therapy as treatment modality for sexually abused   children: Two case studies. Unpublished master’s thesis, Hunter College, New York.

Gonzalez, C.A. (1993). Dance/movement therapy with childhood post-traumatic stress disorder. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Haase, A. (1988). Case study of a nine-year-old boy: Media in dance therapy as a means to express and to work with traumatic experiences of sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Langen Institut, Monheim, Germany.

Haig, L.R. (1987). The treatment of sexually abused male adolescents through dance/movement   therapy. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Harris, D.A. (2002). Mobilizing to empower and restore: Dance/movement therapy with children affected by war and organized violence. Master’s thesis, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia. Available from UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor.

Kissel, D. (2004). The potential effectiveness of dance/movement therapy intervention for   dissociation phenomena in adult female survivors of sexual abuse: A literature based   theoretical study. Unpublished master's thesis, Drexel/Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

LeMessurier, C. (1990). Child sexual abuse and dance/movement therapy: A case study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

Montgomery-Chatman, G. L. (1989). The impact of dance/movement therapy on self-esteem in the sexually abused adolescent. Unpublished master’s thesis, Columbia College, Chicago.

Moore, M. (1993). Dance/movement therapy with physically and sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Punger, A. (2000). Body self: Dance/movement therapy treatment of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Pupello, P.A. (1996). A dance/movement therapy model of intervention with victims of child abuse. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Quensen-Diaz, E. (2002). The use of dance/movement therapy in re-establishing a sense of self in  a refugee torture survivor.  Unpublished master's thesis, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Reed, R.S. (1992). The dynamics of touch and applications with sexually abused children in  dance/movement therapy: A literature review. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Segall, M.M. (1989). The effects of dance/movement therapy on the self-esteem of sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Stern, R.A. (1987). A case study of movement characteristics with an incestuous dyad. Unpublished  master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Truppi, A.M.
(2001). The effects of dance/movement therapy on sexually abused adolescent girls in    residential treatment. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences &  Engineering Vol. 62(4-B) 2081.

Wegrzyn, I. (1993). Dance/movement therapy: A case study of a latency age female: Nondisclosure of sexual abuse. Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Weikers, V. (1989). The movement parameters of and the efficacy of movement therapy with  environmentally traumatized emotionally disturbed preschool children: A case study.  Unpublished master's thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Yost, M. (1986). An action research study using dance/movement therapy with father-daughter    incest victims. Unpublished master’s thesis, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

Journal Articles & Papers


Ambra, L. (1995). Approaches used in dance/movement therapy with adult women incest survivors. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 17(1), 15-24.

Baum, E. (1991). Movement therapy with multiple personality disorder patients. Dissociation: Progress in the Dissociative Disorders, 4 (2), 99-104.

Callaghan, K. (1993). Movement psychotherapy with adult survivors of political torture and organized violence. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20, 411-421.

Frank, Z. (1997). Dance and expressive movement therapy: An effective treatment for a sexually  abused man. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 19(1) 45-61.

Fried, S. (1997). Bullies & victims: Children abusing children. American Journal of Dance Therapy,  19(2), 127-133.

Goodill, S.W. (1987). Dance/movement therapy with abused children. The Arts in Psychotherapy,   14(1), 59-68.

Gray, A. E. L. (2001). The body remembers:  Dance movement therapy with an adult survivor of torture. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 23(1), 29-43. Gray, A. E. L. (2001). Dance movement therapy with a child survivor: A case study. Dialogus,Vol. 6 (1), 8-12.

Gray, A. E. L. (2001). Healing the relational wounds of torture through dance movement therapy. Dialogus, Vol. 5 (1),1-4.

Gray, A. E. L. (2002). The body as voice:  Somatic psychology and dance/movement therapy with survivors of war and torture. Connections, 3(2), 2-4.

Gray, A. E. L. (2002).  Rituals of healing encountered among street children in Haiti. Stresspoints, the newsletter for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 8-9.

Harris, D.A. (2003).  Remaking the world: Dance/movement therapy with survivors of torture and war.  Proceedings of the American Dance Therapy Association 38th Annual Conference, Denver, CO.  CD-Rom.

Harris, D.A. (2006).  Dance/movement therapy with former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Proceedings of the American Dance Therapy Association 41st Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA.  CD-Rom.

Harris, D. A. (2007).  Dance/movement therapy approaches to fostering resilience and recovery among African adolescent torture survivors.  Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture. 17(2), 134-155.

Kluft, E., Poteat, J., and Kluft, R. (1986). Movement observations in multiple personality disorder: A preliminary report. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 9, 31-46.

Kornblum, R. & Wingate-Caprula, A. (1993). Surviving abuse work: Healing approaches for abused   children and their therapists. Paper presented at the American Dance Therapy Association  28th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Leventhal, F., & Chang, M. (1991).  Dance/movement therapy with battered women: A paradigm of action.  American Journal of Dance Therapy, 13(2), 131-145.

Lumsden, M. (1995, May 8-11). Three zones of social reconstruction in war-traumatized   Societies.  Revised version of a paper first presented at the IV European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Paris. Article retrieved October 8, 2005 from http://home.bredband.no/chchor/pages/Three%20zones%20(2003).pdf

Lumsden, M. (1996). Evolution of the problem-solving workshop: An introduction to social psychological approaches to conflict resolution.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2(1), 37-67.  Article retrieved October 8, 2005 from http://home.bredband.no/mallum/pages/problemsolving.pdf.

Lumsden, M.  (1997, September 24-28). Engendering peace. Creative arts approaches   to transforming domestic and communal violence. Paper presented at Expert Group  Meeting on male roles and masculinities in the perspective of a culture of peace, organized by UNESCO, Oslo, Norway.  Article retrieved October 8, 2005 from http://home.bredband.no/chchor/pages/Engenderingpeace.pdf

Meekums, B. (1991). Dance/movement therapy with mothers and young children at risk of abuse.  Special Issue: The creative arts therapies and the family. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 18(3),  223-230.

Mills, L., & Daniluk, J. (2002). Her body speaks: The experience of dance therapy for women  survivors of child sexual abuse. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(1), 77-85.

Nemetz, L. (2004). Being in the body:  Finding reconnection after 9/11. DTAA Quarterly, 3(2), 2-11.

Reca, M. (1997). Coping with disappearance in Argentina: The impact in the body of the family.  Paper presented at the American Dance Therapy Association 32nd Annual Conference,

Reca, M. (1999). The manifestation and treatment of violence. JADTA, Japan Dance Therapy Association.

Weltman, M. (1986). Movement therapy with children who have been sexually abused. American  Journal of Dance Therapy, 9, 47-66.

Wheeler, B. (1987). The use of paraverbal therapy in treating an abused child. Arts in Psychotherapy, 14(1), 69-76.

Books and book chapters

Baum, E. (1993). Dance/movement group therapy with multiple personality disorder patients. In E.  Kluft (Ed.) Expressive and functional therapies in the treatment of multiple personality  disorder (p. 125-141). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Berenstein, B. (1995). Dancing beyond trauma: Women survivors of sexual abuse. In F. Levy, J. Pines-Fried, and F. Leventhal. Dance and other expressive arts therapies: When words are not enough (p. 41-58). New York: Routledge.

Callaghan, K. (1995). Torture—the body in conflict: The role of movement psychotherapy. In M. Liebmann (Ed.), Arts approaches to conflict.  (pp. 249-272). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Callaghan, K. (1998). In limbo:  Movement psychotherapy with refugees and asylum seekers. In   D. Dokter (Ed.), Arts therapists, refugees and migrants:  Reaching across rders (pp. 25- 40). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Gray, A. E. (2004).  Web of connection; Bouncing for Columbine;The river of sticks.  In R.    Carman,  Helping kids heal:  75 activities to help children recover from trauma and loss.        The Bureau for At Risk Youth. 31, 52, 92.

Harvey, S.
(1995). Sandra: The case of an adopted sexually abused child. In F. J. Levy (Ed.),  Dance and other expressive art therapies: When words are not enough (pp. 167-180). New  York: Routledge.

Kornblum, R. & Halsten, R. L. (2006). In-school dance/movement therapy for traumatized children. S. Brooks (Ed.), Creative arts therapies manual.  Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Levy, F. (1992). Sexually abused children. In Dance movement therapy: A healing art. (pp. 254-   256). Reston, VA: National Dance Association.

MacDonald, J. (2006). Dance with demons: Dance movement therapy and complex post traumatic  stress disorder. In H. Payne (Ed.) Dance movement therapy: Theory, research and  practice. (49-70). New York: Routledge.

Meekums, B. (2000).  Creative group therapy for women survivors of child sexual abuse. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

O’Donnell, D. A. (2006). Meditation and movement therapy for children with traumatic stress reaction. In S. Brooks (Ed.), Creative arts therapies manual.  Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Simonds, S. (1994). Bridging the silence: Nonverbal modalities in the treatment of adult survivors   of childhood sexual abuse. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Singer, A. J. (2006). Hidden treasures, hidden voices: An ethnographic study into the use of   movement and creativity in psychosocial work with war-affected refugee children in Serbia.   In H. Payne (ed.) Dance movement therapy: Theory, research and practice. (101-111).   New York: Routledge.

Stanton-Jones, K. (1992). Dance movement therapy in child and family psychiatry.  In An introduction to dance movement therapy in psychiatry.  New York: Tavistock/Routledge.

Tal Margalit, M. (1995). Childhood sexual abuse-prevention and treatment through dance/movement therapy. Windows to the future: Bridging the gaps between disciplines, curriculum and instruction. Netanya, Israel, The Zinman College of Physical Education : The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, 51.

Valentine, G. E. (2007).  Dance/movement therapy with woman survivors of sexual abuse.  In S. Brooks (Ed.), The use of creative therapies with sexual abuse survivors.  Springfield, IL:  Charles C. Thomas.

Audiovisual

American Dance Therapy Association.  (2001). ADTA Video Project on Violence [Videotape  shown at International Panel of the 36th Annual Conference of the ADTA, Raleigh, NC].  United States: ADTA.

RRT&C. (year).  The CenterPost Framework. DVD. Santa Fe, NM 87501

Spanish Language

Reca, M. (1998). Cuerpo, familia y sociedad: Sostener y dejar ir,  N° 34.  Buenos Aires: KINE.

Reca, M. (1998).  Para el cuerpo no hay indulto. Buenos Aires: NEXO.

Reca, M. (1999).  Desaparición en Argentina: su impacto en el cuerpo familiar. N° 38. Buenos Aires:  KINE.

Reca, M. (2004).  Sobrevivir a la violencia  N° 88.  Buenos Aires: KINE.

Reca, M. (2005).  El cuerpo degradado.  In Qué es Danza/movimiento terapia: el cuerpo en danza (pp. 85-144). Buenos aires: Lumen.

Reca, M. (2007). Danza/movimiento terapia en la reconstrucción del mundo del sobreviviente de tortura por causas políticas.   No. 6, UNLZ. Latindex  www.hologramática.com
 
 


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