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An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy : Health Care in Motion - Sharon W. Goodill

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

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Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT.

'Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness. Sharon W. Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage and enhance the healing process. The author offers many real-life examples of medical DMT working with people of different ages with different medical conditions, for instance by describing case studies. Interviews with dance/movement therapists bring fresh and exciting perspectives to the field.' - Journal of Vaktherapie 'This outstanding work brings together science, neuroscience, psychology and dance/movement therapy in superb documentation of mind/body integration. This book is a must read not only for any dance/movement therapist but for all body-oriented clinicians and practitioners.' - Keeping in Touch The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy 'We now have a text that can encourage additional therapists to venture into the medical realm and will show those within the great value that these services can bring to the healing process.' - American Journal of Dance Therapy 'Goodill's efforts provide the needed manna to help cultivate the scope of DMT training, practice and research in a domain few have heretofore sought to traverse. This publication is at once a welcome and a significant contribution to the DMT profession'. - Book Review 'Cost effective and non-invasive, dance therapy is now functioning as part of integrative health care treatment. Sharon W. Goodill's new book, An Introduction to Medical Dance/ Movement Therapy: Health Care in Motion, bridges the gap between old and new and provides a valuable overview for dance therapists as well as all other health care students and professionals about exciting new applications of dance/ movement therapy in medical settings.' - PsycCritiques 'Goodill's efforts provides the needed manna to help cultivate the scope of DMT training, practice and research in a domain few have heretofore sought to traverse. This publication is at once a welcome and a significant contribution to the DMT profession.' - The Arts in Psychotherapy

Introduction. PART I.1. A. Purpose and Scope of the Book. B. Foundational Concepts for Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. C. The Context of Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. 2. Psychological Concepts for Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. 3. The Science Behind Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. PART II. Applications of Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. 4.A. Dance/Movement Therapy in General Medical Care. B. Child and Adolescent Patients. 5. Dance/Movement Therapy in Cancer Care. A. Dance/Movement Therapy and General Psychooncology. 6. Related Applications. A. Families and Caregivers. B. Death, Dying and Bereavement. PART III. Research and Education. 7. Research Issues in Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. A. Assessment in Medical DMT. B. Methodological Considerations. 8. Patient-Provider Communication: Implications for Dance/Movement Therapy. 9. Professional Preparation for Medical Dance/Movement Therapy. A. Academic Preparation. B. Personal Preparation. C. Experiential Training Exercises. References. Appendix A. Biographies of Dance/Movement Therapy Interviewees. Appendix B. Additional Resources for the Medical Dance/Movement Therapist. Appendix C. Script for Eliciting the Relaxation Response. Index.

ISBN: 9781846421037
ISBN-10: 1846421039
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th January 2005