Make 2015 a year of professional growth!
Join me in a supervision group for R-DMTs or a consultation group for BC-DMTs this month (only a few spots left). Get the information at http://movement-matters.com/professionals/dmt-supervision-consultation
Contact me with questions or to sign up.
Announcement about a new learning opportunity for CATs: Creative Business Development for Creative Arts Therapists.
I am super excited to be facilitating this new program with Art Therapist and author (The Art of Business) Emery Mikel!
The course is held on line, so you can join from anywhere.
In the course - open only to Creative Arts Therapists - participants will learn how to approach the business aspects of their work with creative enthusiasm; and to let go of the dry, tiresome practices it feels like you have to have to succeed. Learn how to use your creativity to easefully grow your practice.
This is a pilot program; the investment rate has been reduced and the class size limited to 10. We will be applying for ADTA/NBCC/AATA CE credits; pending approval the course will be worth 12 CE credits.
Please contact me to receive a detailed description of the program:
Annie Kirschenmann, BC-DMT
Board Certified Coach
Announcing the new ADTA Blog!
The ADTA is excited to announce the launch of its new, official blog:
Moving Dance/Movement Therapy Forward!
You may visit the blog at http://blog.adta.org/. Expect new and diverse posts by ADTA members at least once a week. We encourage you to subscribe to the blog (look for the button on the home page) so that you receive email notification when a new post has been published.
You will also notice social media buttons on the site. You can easily contribute significantly to the success of the blog by sharing individual posts via your social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. Together, as a community, we can build awareness of our profession, educate the public, and advocate for the work we are so passionate about.
Notice a different color scheme on the blog? This is a hint of more changes to come to the ADTA website and branded materials - all happening very soon.
Want to write for the blog? The ADTA Public Relations Committee wants you to write for the blog! Visit the "Dance/Movement Therapy Bloggers Wanted" blog post and provide your contact information via the form there.
Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT
Public Relations Chairperson, American Dance Therapy Association
Some ADTA members recently received a mailing from filmmaker, David Alvarado, regarding Expressing Disorder, a documentary that focuses on the hope of recovery from an eating disorder through dance/movement therapy and drama therapy. He announces, in this mailing, that institutions can purchase an educational license, which allows public performance rights.
However, Individuals interested in purchasing Expressing Disorder can, at this time for their own purposes, continue to do so through ADTA’s online store http://www.adta.org/page-446836
Any testimonial statement dmts or others would like to contribute, can be send directly to me.
Thanks so much for your support.
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)
June 1-4, 2015 (fee due May 1) or August 24-27, 2015 (fee due July 24)
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 21-24, 2015 (fee due August 21)
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).
KMP One-Day Workshops
June 24, 2015 (fee due May 22) or September 9, 2015 (fee due August 7); 9am-4pm (6CE’s)
Immerse yourself in the Kestenberg Movement Profile for just one day. Move the patterns; learn their meaning, and make clinical applications. Return to your work & life with even more awareness and understanding of movement.
Location for KMP Courses & Workshops, 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Group Work: Moving in Relationship (DMT II)- (2 credits/30 hrs)
Prerequisites: 30 hrs. of DMT coursework or permission of instructor.
Date & Time: Friday July 10 - 3 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday July 11- 9-5:30 pm
Sunday July 12- 9-5:30 pm
Monday July 13- 9-3:30
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul area (MN)
Cost: $750 (for Alternate Route credit) $500 (for CEU credit)
Deposit due May 31; University credit may be possible for some students. contact Barbara for more information.
This course will focus on using movement, dance and body-based techniques to assess and guide group therapeutic interventions. It will introduce frameworks developed by Marian Chace, and Mary Whitehouse. Students will deepen their embodied understanding of DMT theory, principles, and techniques for specific populations, issues and diagnoses. The course will also continue to emphasize a multi-cultural understanding of body awareness, movement and dance. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.
Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW
For registration or information contact: Barbara: email@example.com; or Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
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