Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NCAT 2510
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Creative Arts Therapies
Enrollment limited. Permission required. Changing the way we move, express feelings, and communicate with others has a profound effect on body/self-image, self-esteem, and social interaction. Through dance, the body becomes a source of joy rather than a reservoir of problems and pain. Techniques such as empathetic reflection, self synchrony, and rhythmic integration are experienced and discussed in relation to prevention and rehabilitation. Students learn about dance therapy practice with diverse populations such as patients with eating disorders, chronic pain, and schizophrenia. This introduction to the field includes the history of the profession, theoretical concepts, information on further training, professional standards, and employment opportunities. NOTE: Students pursuing the certificate cannot register online. Note: Certificate students must register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. For more information, call 212.229.5567 or email CATinfo@newschool.edu.