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Manchester City Centre
Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course
Whats Involved10 Modules
No time limit for completing your course
150 hours of study
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) or Dance Therapy as it is also known, is the use of bodily movements as a means of expression. It can be used to treat developmental and social issues in individuals, allowing people to also tap into their creative potential.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) can either be used as a primary treatment, or in conjunction with any other on-going treatments, depending on the needs of the clients. In the UK, it is considered a psycho-therapeutic treatment because of its proven ability to help support emotional, intellectual and motor functions by body movements. DMP is a form of expressive therapy where the individual is able to express their inner emotions and feelings through dancing. It not only helps the body refresh itself by expressing one’s emotions but also helps by physically de-stressing the body.
The Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course will help you build an in-depth understanding of the correlation between the dance steps and their impact on the body. You will learn about the various styles of DMP, so that you may find the style that is best-suited to you and those that you may work with.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy can help clients with particular problems and to aid them in overcoming them. Therapists in this area are asking their clients to use movement in their sessions, there are risks attached that they need to be mindful of, which are outlined in the course.
This course explains various movements and dance types and how they can help clients to express certain things. The course also discusses particular conditions and states of mind, and explains what and how various techniques can help with these.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course talks students through several important areas that you need to know about if you are to see clients professionally. This includes understanding not only the applications of this form of therapy but also its limitations, the ethical guidelines, responsibilities and duties you need to be aware of, confidentiality issues, and managing your relationships with, and expectations of, your clients.
Outlining how students would start their own Dance Movement Psychotherapy practice after undergoing further training. We also provide you with the next steps to furthering your career in this discipline.
This Course would suitIdeal for complete beginners to the field of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, this course has been designed to supply all the information needed to those who are considering taking up this practice as a career. Students are provided with an in-depth understanding of the purpose and applications of this therapy, as well as of the role of a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, before deciding to commit themselves, financially and time-wise, to a full qualification.
For existing therapists, psychologists, therapists, teachers, counsellors, coaches, carers, nurses, social workers and parents, the Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course will improve upon the knowledge that they already possess and provide some new skills in this area.
The course would also be very beneficial to those who may have friends or family undergoing this form of treatment and would like to get a comprehensive understanding of what it entails and what the benefits are.
To work as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, the minimum educational qualification required for entry to the profession is a completed postgraduate Masters level diploma in Dance Movement Therapy, awarded by a UK university that has been formally recognised by ADMP.
For more details, please go to www.admp.org.uk
Qualification obtainedThis course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.
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