This a form of creative arts therapy that supports
the process of integration within a person in respect of their cognitive, emotional and physical
health. Using movements, observations and psychotherapeutic skills, the dance therapist
supports participants to express, associate and find meanings for their personal growth or
working towards change. Dance movement therapy is widely practiced across different sectors
such as education, social services and mental health.
This course will help participants:
Learn the basic theory and applications of dance movement therapy
Have the opportunity to experience a dance movement therapy session
Learn about how movement theory is linked with childhood - stage developments
This one-day introductory course is designed to facilitate participants to understand the basic tools and applications of dance movement therapy in a clinical setting.
Participants will be facilitated through an exeriential DMP session and learn some applications of DMT in the therapeutic context. They will learn to be spontaneous and creative, learn about body movements and how it is linked with expressions of emotions, and develop an understanding of the importance of a safe therapeutic space. There will be some discussion of future training opportunities in DMT locally and in overseas.
Who Should Attend
Mental health counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, addictions counsellors, play therapists, expressive therapists, and school
counsellors and educators or those working in communities and in healthcare
who seek to gain a better understanding of using art in a therapeutic context.
This course is also intended for people who wish to gain some experience of art
therapy for their own personal or professional development.
04 Aug 2016
9.30am – 5.30pm
Blk 183 Bukit Batok West Ave 08
and venue subject to change)
18 July 2016
Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a
Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human
Ms. Agnes Lawis a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist
with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy
in the United Kingdom. Her clinical experience
in the UK and Singapore includes mental health, rehabilitative,
special needs and educational settings. She is
also a trained social worker with extensive experience
in providing therapeutic programmes for the elderly,
families, adults and children. Her interest in bringing
creative arts into the social and therapeutic fields has
resulted in several initiatives taken place in the
community. She was one of the invited speakers for the Asia Pacific Playback Theatre Conference (APPTC) held in Hong Kong 2015 where she designed and facilitated a two day perconference workshop on "Body and Spontaneity" for social workers and advanced practitioners in Playback theatre.
To find out more about the course, please call 6593 5283 or 6425
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