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Dance Movement Therapy

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.

 Course Objectives
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
 Course Contents

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 experiential DMT 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.

 Course Details
Dates:  04 Aug 2016
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Blk 183 Bukit Batok West Ave 08
(*dates and venue subject to change)
Fee: $350 (nett)
Closing Date: 18 July 2016

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Ms. Agnes Law is 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 2422.

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