KMP Review Class
Come join your colleagues in reviewing the fundamentals of the Kestenberg Movement Profile. Participants will review the entire two systems through didactic and experiential methods. Practice in application of the material in the context of group and individual formats will be an additional aspect of the workshop.
Please bring along cases you would like to discuss.
Where: 2214 N. Elston, Chicago, IL
When: May 4th
RSVP: Stacey 312-543-2133
Space is limited so reserve now!
LCPC, GLCMA, BC-DMT
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 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 over 20 years.
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