For those interested in working with military personnel and their families,
please see the recently released White Paper from the National Initiative for Arts
and Health in the Military. Dance/movement therapy is described in this
comprehensive and persuasive new document developed through a collaboration of
government agencies, professional organizations and non-profit entities. The link to
download the report is at http://artsusa.org/pdf/ArtsHealthwellbeingWhitePaper.PDF.
THE 24th ANNUAL RENFREW CENTER
Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:
The “Practice” of Practice
Philadelphia Airport Marriott
NOVEMBER 14 - 16, 2014
Keynote Presentations:Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection
Debora Spar, PhD
Why Therapy Works
Louis Cozolino, PhD
Clinical Dilemmas and Decision Points
Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD
Laura Hill, PhD, FAED
Sarah Ravin, PhD
Michael Strober, PhD
Therapists and Recovery: Looking In, Working With, Coming Out
Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Carmen Cool, MA, LPC
Suzanne Gooley-Hash, MD
Jillian Lampert, PhD, FAED
Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED
Embracing The Body: Movement Strategies for treating Binge Eating Disorder using Health at Every Size Tenets
Featuring Keli Laverty, LPC, R-DMT & Jennifer Finger, MSW, LCSW
This presentation explores Dance Movement Therapy using HAES tenets as an effective treatment for BED through body positive experiences, interceptive body awareness and embodied interconnectedness.
For more information, please contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or email@example.com.
Instructor: Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst
The Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) is a systematic and in-depth movement assessment tool based entirely on the nonverbal. The KMP was developed by Dr. Judith Kestenberg and the Sands Point Movement Study Group; it offers dance/movement therapists, clinicians, educators, childcare providers, parents & those interested in nonverbal behavior a refined language as well as a psychological interpretation for what is seen in the body. The KMP is especially informative in the areas of assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. The KMP offers clarity & vision in clinical & educational settings as well as childcare facilities and for parents.
(these courses have been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. And, for practicing dance/movement therapists or childcare providers in Pennsylvania, 30 CE’s per course are available)
Introduction to the Kestenberg Movement Profile (2 credits/30 hours)
August 20-23, 2014 (fee due July 20)
In this 30 hour introductory course, participants will learn the basic layout of the KMP, the movement patterns contained within it, and the developmental and psychological significance of the patterns. Through experiential activities, discussion, and observational practice, students will come to understand the depth, wholeness, and vision the KMP has to offer therapists and educators in their work. Clinical applications will be integrated into the course.
Constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles I: Tension Flow Rhythms, Bipolar Shape Flow & Unipolar Shape Flow (2 credits/30 hours)
September 8-11, 2014 (fee due August 8)
In this 30 hour course, students and clinicians will focus in-depth on tension flow rhythms (developmental issues & personality), bipolar shape flow (comfort with self/environment), and unipolar shape flow (attraction/repulsion to stimuli in the environment and in relationships). Movement observation, tension flow writing, labeling, notation and diagram construction will be taught and practiced. Clinical understanding of these patterns will be deepened and further applications to clinical work will be explored. Construction of the TFR, BS, and US diagrams of the profile as well as analysis of the findings will be required (for alternate route students and those pursuing KMP certification).
Constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles II: Tension Flow Attributes, Pre-efforts, Efforts, Shaping in Directions, and Shaping in Planes (2 credits/30 hours)
September 29-October 2, 2014 (fee due September 6)
In this 30 hour course, students and clinicians will focus on tension flow attributes (affect), pre-efforts (defenses and learning style), efforts (coping style and ego strength), shaping in directions (structure for defenses, boundaries, and learning), and shaping in planes (structure for complex relationships). Movement observation, labeling, notation, and diagram construction will be taught and practiced. Clinical understanding of these patterns will be deepened and further applications to clinical work will be explored. Construction of the TFA, PE, E, SD, and SP diagrams of the profile as well as an analysis of the findings will be required (for alternate route students and those pursuing KMP certification).
Location for KMP Workshop & Courses: Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, West Lehigh Valley, PA. For map, directions, & accommodations, go to www.twinpondscenter.com. Twin Ponds is only 75 minutes from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City. *Lower cost housing is available at Twin Ponds (contact Carolyn Reese at 610-395-3355 to arrange).
Although it is most ideal to study the KMP in a live class, for those who are not able to attend, online courses are available to individuals and small groups.
Available upon request and tailored to your interest and needs. Supervision/consultation may be arranged in person or via phone or skype.
Completion of 90 hours of coursework, a completed profile and written analysis/interpretation are first steps in pursuing certification for teaching or research purposes. For specific information, go to www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org.
KMP Color Wheel Poster
This poster, which measures 11”x 17”, is a concise, visual representation of the KMP. Through design and color, the wholeness and complexity of the profile is captured. Further, it is a practical reference tool that can be utilized by those learning the profile as well as those who already know it. Available for purchase via Paypal. Cost of poster is $16, plus shipping (which is $4 in US and $6 outside US). If paying via PayPal, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. An additional fee of $1 will be added to international Paypal purchases due to PayPal’s currency exchange fees.
To register for courses, arrange for supervision/consultation, or to purchase a KMP Color Wheel poster, contact Suzanne Hastie at email@example.com or (610) 417-0831.
Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst, graduate of Antioch/New England Graduate School, studied the KMP with Penny Lewis & Susan Loman, and interned with Dr. Judith Kestenberg in the late 1980’s. She teaches the KMP with Janet Kestenberg Amighi at Drexel University as well as independently since 2000 and has recently started teaching the KMP online. Suzanne is the creator of the KMP Color Wheel poster, a concise, visual representation of the KMP. She has been integrating the KMP into her work and life for 25 years.
NDEO's Journal of Dance Education - CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue: Dance for Students with Disabilities.
Deadline to Submit is December 12, 2014
This special issue of the Journal of Dance Education aims to target the needs and interests of educators in the P-12, private studio, and community teaching environments providing newly applied research, innovative pedagogical approaches, and meaningful methods and programs focused on teaching dance to students with disabilities. Dance educators have been leaders in including students with disabilities and making adaptations to content, materials, and teaching strategies that lead to successful achievement. These successes need to be shared with other educators who are seeking information to teach students with disabilities, whether a single student or a whole class. The goal of this issue is to inform dance educators about developing learning experiences for students with disabilities to know the joy of dancing and the opportunity to express through dance what is meaningful to them.
Possible topics include:
· Dance for young children with disabilities, content and instructional strategies for success.
· Including students with disabilities in the private studio environment.
· Teaching dance to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
· Dance for students with Orthopedic disabilities: Ideas for inclusion.
· Using teacher assistants or paraprofessionals when teaching dance to students with disabilities.
· The peer buddy approach to including students with disabilities in the dance class.
· Dance assessment for students with disabilities: Examples of implementation.
· Community dance programs for students (secondary or elementary school level).
· Teaching dance to students with developmental disabilities or a focus on a specific disability such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Loss, Visual Impairment, Hearing Loss, Diabetes 1, ADHD or Spina Bifida, among others.
· Dance performance for students with disabilities: The stage is for everyone.
· Focus on a specific dance form for students with disabilities such as cultural dance, ballet, modern, jazz, creative, contact improvisation or social.
· An annotated list of resources for teaching dance for students with disabilities, books, articles, videos, among others.
· Teaching dance to students with severe disabilities.
· Using technology or assistive devices in teaching dance to students with disabilities.
· Writing a dance Individual Education Program (IEP).
· Preparing future dance educators to teach students with disabilities.
To download a copy of the full Call for Papers and manuscript guidelines, click here.
Articles may be shorter in practice articles (1650-3000 words) or longer feature articles (4000-5000 words). Only finished articles will be considered. The deadline for submissions is December 12, 2014. Please indicate that the manuscript is for the Dance Educator when submitting to Scholar One. All submissions should be submitted electronically via the Taylor & Francis ScholarOne link.
Questions about the Dance Educator issue can be sent to Theresa Purcell Cone, Guest Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access more information on NDEO's JODE, please click here.
This Dance Educator Special issue of JODE is scheduled for distribution in September 2015.
SAVE THE DATE!
February 28th, 2015
Creative Collaboration: Nurturing Relationships and Support
The Maryland Expressive Arts Committee.
The Maryland Expressive Arts Therapies Conference is sponsored by The MD/DC/VA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, The Maryland Association for Music Therapy, the Potomac Art Therapy Association, the Maryland Art Therapy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. The conference goals are to learn from one another through collaboration, strengthen and build alliances, and nurture ourselves in our practice of creative arts therapy.
(the following three courses have been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. And, for practicing dance/movement therapists or childcare providers in Pennsylvania, 30 CE’s per course are available)
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
I hope you are doing well as spring turns to summer. I'd like to let you know about an an introductory one day workshop I will be offering for those new to Authentic Movement, Dreamdancing®, and Jungian Depth Work or those who want to deepen their body/soul explorations. Registration is now open.
Please feel free to pass this one to others who may be interested.
Body As Compass: Dreams & the Soul
October 11, 2014
Green Gulch Zen Center, Mill Valley, California
Dreams carry treasures that enhance the meaning and depth of our life’s journey. Illuminating our inner landscape, they help us come to know disowned parts of ourselves, point to what we value, and provide guidance on our life path. Authentic Movement and BodySoul work allow access to these rich inner resources on a cellular level, reawakening our natural rhythms, instinctual wisdom, and the songs of the soul.
In this day-long retreat we will nurture the body through expressive movement and connect with our dreams, learning how to work with them on an embodied level and through arts practices. This process invites creativity and fosters renewal and discovery. Nestled in a beautiful valley with lush gardens along the California coast, Green Gulch Zen Center offers a quiet sanctuary for personal explorations. No previous experience is necessary. (6 CEUs for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, DMTs & BC-DMTs)
Tuition: $175, including materials.
Registration Information: If you are interested in applying for this workshop, apply online or download the application and return by September 11th to Tina@AuthenticMovement-BodySoul.com. Please write ‘Body As Compass’ in the subject line. Enrollment is limited, early registration is advised.
Click here to download PDF flyer
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