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  • 23 Dec 2013 6:54 PM
    Reply # 1462901 on 1105520

    It saddens me to inform our membership that an elder of our profession....

    Elaine Siegel... has passed away this past weekend.  Her daughter asked that any donations be made to the Marian Chace Foundation.   Her contributions to the field of dance/movement therapy shall linger through her writings and her teaching.

  • 23 Dec 2013 10:17 PM
    Reply # 1462931 on 1105520

    Center for Movement Education & Research

    Enroll today for the California 2014 DMT Alternate Route Training


    A new series of professional DMT Alternate Route training courses begins in 2014.  

    These training courses will be held on the campus of San Jose State University

    in San Jose, California.

    DMT Theory I    45 credit hours

    "Introduction To Dance/Movement Therapy:
    Theory and Principles."  Instructor: Bonnie Bernstein, M.Ed, MFT, BC-DMT

    Jan. 31st, Feb. 1-2, Feb. 7-9th, 2014   *   San Jose, CA   

       

    This is an introductory level course reviewing the theoretical origins of dance/movement therapy as a therapeutic modality. The foundational tenets defining dance/movement therapy as a creative, healing and integrating process will be presented in relation to self and other awareness and insight oriented symbolic functioning. The course will review the history and conceptual development of the major pioneers in the field and the application of their work within various settings. Additionally the cultural, ritual, modern dance and nonverbal communication historical elements will be reviewed.

     Reserve your spot in these training classes NOW!

    Contact: Judy Gantz: judy@cmer.info or go to the website: www.cmer.info

  • 26 Dec 2013 8:45 AM
    Reply # 1463501 on 1105520
    Gloria J. Farrow (Administrator)
               

    Elaine Siegel, Ph.D. was a registered dance/movement therapist in addition to being a supervising and training psychoanalyst.  She received her doctorate at Union Graduate School and received diplomas from the training division of the Geraldine-Pederson- Krag Clinic in Huntington, N.Y. and from the New York

     School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  She served as director of the Suffolk Child Development Center,  a research facility the State University of New

    York at Stony Brook.  Her special integration of body phenomenon within her psychoanalytic work was  part of her private practice as well as the many places she taught.  These included adjunct clinical professor at Antioch College New England as well as guest teaching at many universities and psychoanalytic institutes in this country and internationally, including Haifa, Israel, the Berlin Institut fur Psychoanalytische Psychotherapie.  She was the author of five books in which she details her pioneering synthesis of psychoanalysis and dance/movement therapy as well as numerous articles some of which

     have been translated into German.  She was honored by the Marian Chace Foundation for her writing and teaching.  Prior to her professional training, she was a prize winning playwright, dancer and choreographer.   She recently  authored  a book describing her childhood in Berlin as a child during

     World  War II.   Her sister asked that donations in her memory be made to the

    Marian Chace Foundation.

  • 29 Dec 2013 3:01 PM
    Reply # 1464701 on 1105520

     

    A course for all Alternate Route students

    at the 92Y, NYC

     

     

    METHODS  IN  DANCE/MOVEMENT  THERAPY  II

     

    Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, BC-DMT, LCAT  

    Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT

     

    A continuation of Methods in DMT I, the focus of this course will be on the body, on group work, on the role of the therapist, and on elements of a dance therapy session and movement observation.

     

    This course is fully approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit for R-DMT training.

     

    TUE, FEB 4 - MAY 20, 2014

     

    11 AM-1 PM; 15 SESSIONS

     

    $550 UNTIL JAN 28 / $575 AFTER

     

    REGISTER at 92Y.org/DanceTherapy

    Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser; http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Class/Methods-In-Dance-Movement-Therapy.aspx

    or Call 212.415.5500

    or Visit the 92Y Box Office in person

     

    Last modified: 29 Dec 2013 3:02 PM | Tina Erfer
  • 31 Dec 2013 11:02 AM
    Reply # 1465559 on 1105520

    2014 Kestenberg Movement Profile Trainings  

    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, and parents 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.


    Courses:

    (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)

    Fee: $775

    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)

    February 17-20, 2014 (fee due January 17); will also be offered in Fall 2014

    Fee: $825

    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)

    March 17-20, 2014 (fee due February 17); will also be offered in Fall 2014

    Fee: $825

    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).


    Online Studies

    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.


    Supervision/Consultation/Independent Studies

    Available upon request and tailored to your interest and needs. Supervision/consultation may be arranged in person or via phone or skype.


    KMP Certification

    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 suzannehastie@aol.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 suzannehastie@aol.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 over 20 years.

     

  • 01 Jan 2014 2:23 PM
    Reply # 1466124 on 1105520

    Center for Movement Education & Research


    DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY

    THEORY AND PRACTICE LEVEL 1:

    "THEORETICAL ORIGINS, FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES"


    Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, & Feb. 7-9 2014

    Instructor: Bonnie Bernstein, M.Ed, MFT, BC-DMT

    Through experiential exercises, readings and discussion, participants will be introduced to the rich professional field of dance/movement therapy. Students will examine the foundational tenants defining dance/movement therapy as a creative, expressive, healing and integrating process. Discussions will focus on the history and theoretical origins of dance/movement therapy in Western culture emphasizing the methods of dance/movement therapy pioneers.

    In addition, from an anthropological perspective, participants will explore therapeutic elements in dances from world cultures. Participants will delve into the world of communicative and expressive movement while being introduced to dance/movement therapy treatment for specific populations including children, higher functioning adults, elders and hospitalized psychiatric patients.

    This course begins Jan. 31st and takes place on the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, California. This course will be taught by CMER DMT Educational Director Bonnie Bernstein, M.Ed., MFT, BC-DMT.

    Location:
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    Room WSQ-106
    San Jose, California

    Date:Jan. 31st, Feb. 1-2, Feb. 7-9
    Time:9:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Fee:$1100 45 hr course


    Visit the CMER website to enroll NOW! www.cmer.info 
    or contact: Judy Gantz-email: judy@cmer.info

    Last modified: 01 Jan 2014 2:24 PM | Judy Gantz
  • 08 Jan 2014 4:37 PM
    Reply # 1471008 on 1105520
    Lora Wilson Mau (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts.

    Global Alliance for Arts & Health's
    2014 Annual International Conference

    Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health:
    25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration
    April 9 – 12, 2014 | Houston, Texas, USA
    Hosted by Texas Children’s Hospital

    The deadline to submit an abstract is January 17th at 5:00pm ET.


    http://www.thesah.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=971
  • 09 Jan 2014 10:09 PM
    Reply # 1471935 on 1105520
    Start the New Year off right, with some loving self-care! Sign up now for this rejuvenating workshop!
    For further information, and to register, please email: njadta@live.com
     
    Register before January 18, and receive a discount on the fee!  See you there!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The New Jersey Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association is sponsoring a workshop:
     

    Reflect  and  Renew

     

    Breath , movement, and a focused mind

    All basic to our sense of well-being, joy and creativity

     

    Workshop presented by

     

    Susan Orkand, MA, BC-DMT, CMA, ERYT

     

    This three-hour workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to delve into the essence of our vitality; and most importantly, give us an opportunity to experience fun and joy.  When we are fully engaged, experiences come to life and we organically find wonderful insights.  Opportunities to explore breath, movement improvisation, stillness and expressive interaction will be provided.  We will end the workshop with a Mandala-making activity that symbolizes wholeness.  

     

     

    Date:     Saturday, January 25, 2013

     

    Time:     12 noon-4:00 p.m. (Bring your lunch. First hour will be dedicated to networking and a brief meeting)

     

    Place:    Montclair State University, Life Hall, Studio 124, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ  07043

                   Park in the Red Hawk Parking Deck.

     

    Fee:     Early Registration (received by January 18th): $35.

                General Registration (received after Jan 18, and at the door): $40.  Students (with ID): $25.

            

             Please make checks payable to “NJADTA” and mail to Joan Berkowitz, NJADTA Treasurer, 5 Hamilton Lane, Livingston, NJ  07039.

     

    Participants will receive 4 CE credits.

     

    For more information, and to RSVP, please email: njadta@live.com .

     

    For Montclair State University campus map and directions, visit: http://montclair.edu/about-montclair/directions/

  • 09 Jan 2014 10:11 PM
    Reply # 1471937 on 1105520

     

    A course for all Alternate Route students

    at the 92Y, NYC

     

     

    METHODS  IN  DANCE/MOVEMENT  THERAPY  II

     

    Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, BC-DMT, LCAT  

    Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT

     

    A continuation of Methods in DMT I, the focus of this course will be on the body, on group work, on the role of the therapist, and on elements of a dance therapy session and movement observation.

     

    This course is fully approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route credit for R-DMT training.

     

    TUE, FEB 4 - MAY 20, 2014

     

    11 AM-1 PM; 15 SESSIONS

     

    $550 UNTIL JAN 28 / $575 AFTER

     

    REGISTER at 92Y.org/DanceTherapy

    Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser; http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Class/Methods-In-Dance-Movement-Therapy.aspx

    or Call 212.415.5500

    or Visit the 92Y Box Office in person

  • 09 Jan 2014 10:19 PM
    Reply # 1471941 on 1105520

    ALTERNATE  ROUTE  DANCE/MOVEMENT  THERAPY  TRAINING



    SUMMER  PROGRAM



    92nd Street Y – Harkness Dance Center


                                          NEW YORK CITY

     

    Dance/Movement Therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual. The dance/movement therapist focuses on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for both group and individual treatment. (www.adta.org ).



    An intensive Alternate Route Training Program in Dance/Movement Therapy will be held at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC, beginning  June 9 – June 27, 2014.  This program will take place over three summers, for 3 weeks each summer.


    Applicants to the program need to have at least begun a Masters Degree in a related field, or in one of the helping professions.

    Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger is the Director of this program, which offers the Dance/Movement Therapy course requirements of 270 hours for alternate route training, plus 90 hours of Movement Observation and Analysis and 45 hours of Group Process in DMT, as required by the American Dance Therapy Association. Visit  
    www.adta.org  for more information on course requirements for Registry and Certification as a dance/movement therapist.


    For  further  information,  or  for  an  application  to  the  program,  contact  Tina  Erfer, Program  Coordinator,  
    TEdance@live.com.

    Last modified: 09 Jan 2014 10:20 PM | Tina Erfer
 


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