Description

This programme provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist.

Your learning will be underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings. Study is informed by contemporary dance practice, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and somatic bodywork.

Through theoretical studies, movement observation studies, dance practice workshops, clinical work and experiential learning, you integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other.

The nature of the therapeutic relationship is explored in depth through movement and dance and you have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through at least 90 days of supervised placements. This gives you the opportunity to relate your practical experience to your theoretical studies.

Study Details:

MA 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time

Module Details:

  • Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 1 45 credits
  • Experiential Learning 1 30 credits
  • Clinical Placement 1 45 credits
  • Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2 60 credits
  • Experiential Learning 2 15 credits
  • Clinical Placement 2 45 credits

Student Destinations

Examples of places that DMP MA graduates are currently working:

  • Mainstream, special and therapeutic schools.
  • Pupil referral units
  • Organisations for adoption and fostering
  • Children and adults in not-for-profit organisations
  • Drugs intervention team
  • Addictions service
  • Dance for Parkinsons
  • Prisons
  • Community, creative and therapeutic dance for children and adults
  • Dance therapy and mindfulness based approaches
  • Honorary DMP contract –  NHS Trust
  • Sessional DMP work for C.I.C ‘Dance and Dementia’.
  • Creative Therapist, NHS Foundation Trust, CAMHS Specialist Intervention Team
  • Lecturing (e.g. UEL  on use of the body in the counselling/therapy relationship
  • PhD study

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £5760 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

You should have:

  • an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or, if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  •  A minimum of two years’ experience in dance and/or movement forms
  • experience of paid or voluntary work in health, social, education or community services

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