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Body, Mind, and Metaphor: An Experiential Workshop Exploring Dance/Movement Therapy in Clinical Practice - 6 CE credits
Seattle Changing Room
Seattle, WA
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This event is sold out. Please watch for future Antioch Seattle CE events and remember to register early. For those already registered: Check-in time is 8:30 a.m. and the class is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. Please note that you need to attend the entire class time to receive the 6 CE credits. If you miss more than 15 minutes of the class, you will not receive any CE credit.No partial credit is permitted. Lunch is on your own. There are several restaurants and cafes in the near vicinity should you choose to go out for lunch. Check the internet ahead of time to see where you want to go and how to get there. China Harbor is a reasonably priced close by restaurant. This event is being held at the Seattle Changing Room, located at 2110 Westlake AVE N in Seattle, WA. We expect parking to be free and available in nearby lots. Enjoy the program!


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Body, Mind, and Metaphor: An Experiential Workshop Exploring Dance/Movement Therapy in Clinical Practice - 6 CE credits
CE Credits:6
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM -4:30 PM (registration at 8:30)
Late arrivals or early departures will NOT receive CEs (15 min)

This full day experiential workshop will highlight some theoretical tenants of the profession of dance/movement therapy, and the use of movement as a metaphor and as the primary tool in building a therapeutic relationship.  Current research trends emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of nonverbal bodily-based interventions as well as the somatic experience of the practitioner will also be emphasized. Applications to various clinical populations will be addressed.

Participants of this workshop will:
1. Build awareness of how dance and movement facilitate expression, communication, spontaneity, and creativity in fostering growth, healing, and integrated functioning
2. Demonstrate understanding of how the elements of dance: rhythm, space, time, dynamics, and phrasing, evoke and support the expression of feelings, the uniqueness of the individual, and connection to others
3. Describe the unique ability of dance, as a combined aesthetic and physical activity, to elevate mood and lead to a sense of well-being
4. Describe how group rhythmic actions connect people to themselves and one another
5. Describe how shared symbolic movement universalizes experience

Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. She serves on the senior faculty at Inspirees, a training program for DMT in China, and as an international faculty member for Dance Therapy New Zealand. She is co-editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy and 2008 Presidents Award recipient from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). She was featured on CCTV,the largest television station in China, and as a presenter for the 2014 ADTA Talks series focusing on DMT and autism.  In addition to authoring many chapters and journal publications, she has a blog with Psychology Today Meaning in motion: Dancing with the mind in mind.

Location

Seattle Changing Room (View)
2110 Westlake AVE N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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