Introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Start date: Monday 14 May - Summer term
Monday 5 November - Winter term
Location: The Friends Institute, Highgate
Length: 2 weeks consecutive (2 hrs per session)
Course length is two weeks and will cover Dance. Movement. Psychotherapy, Communication and Clinical Pathology.
What is Dance Therapy?
The Introductory into Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) training will run over 4 weeks and is for those who are interested in studying DMP, know someone who might benefit from DMP or who are looking to gain an embodied insight into what DMP is. The training will be a theoretical and experiential exploration into some of the fundamental aspects of DMP; such as the pioneers and their approaches, mirroring and attuning, Authentic movement and the use of props and music.
Week 1: Dance. Movement. Psychotherapy.
Week 2: Communication
Week 3: Clinical Pathology
Facilitator: Amelia Sommers
Amelia Sommers is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) based in Birmingham, UK. Amelia trained in Contemporary Dance at the University of Chichester before completing a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Roehampton University, London in 2014. Since then Amelia has worked Nationally and Internationally with a wide range of client groups such as substance misuse, trauma, dementia care, learning disabilities, and adult and child mental health. In addition to her DMP work Amelia project manages the Birmingham HUB for Talitha, a charity that offer therapeutic workshops to those who have experienced trauma, abuse, personal hardships, or ill health.