Multicultural Issues in 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 3551
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In a multicultural society like the United States, creative arts therapists must be able to deal with racial, ethnic, and other cultural differences in clinical settings. How can we, as mental health professionals, become more skilled in negotiating cultural misunderstandings with patients? How can we gain insights into the social, emotional, and political realities of people whose worlds may differ from ours? This workshop uses dance/movement therapy exercises, social theory of intercultural relations, and group dialogue to build understanding and sensitivity. Working individually and as a group, we learn how to use one another as resources in creating a dynamic community of inquiry and learning. Guest practitioners join us to share their insights. Certificate students must register in person with a certificate registration form signed by the program coordinator. Call 212.229.5567 or email CATinfo@newschool.edu for an advising appointment.