M.A. Dance Movement Psychotherapy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • GBP10920 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Goldsmiths, University of London | London, United Kingdom
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.

Description of Dance Movement Psychotherapy

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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 is 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.

You are encouraged to develop your own dance/movement practice and to situate your work in relation to your development as a therapist, to contemporary dance and movement practice. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme.

On graduation you are eligible to become a registered professional member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10920 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4620 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme is made up of 240 credits and provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of Dance Movement Psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist. It aims to enhance your self-knowledge and interpersonal relationships and to promote your psychodynamic understanding of individuals, groups and society; working with questions of difference, equality and diversity.

Your learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings, and informed by contemporary dance practice and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA).On successful completion of the MA you will be able to apply to the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapists UK for registration.

Code / Module title / Credits

  • PY71063B Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 45 CATs
  • PY71060B Experiential Learning 30 CATs
  • PY71061B Clinical Placement 145 CATs
  • PY71068B Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 260 CATs
  • PY71064B Experiential Learning 215 CATs
  • PY71065B Clinical Placement 245 CATs

Requirements for Dance Movement Psychotherapy

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject. A minimum of two years’ experience in dance and/or movement forms is required, and experience of paid or voluntary work in health, social, education or community services is necessary.

You might also be considered for some programmes 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.

We also accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications, which can be found on our country-specific pages. If you'd like more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Fitness to train

Applicants are asked to disclose any criminal record, disciplinary record, significant periods of time off work and significant health problems in writing after interview. If we wish to make an applicant an offer of a place on the course, an anonymised version of the applicant’s written disclosure will be reviewed by a panel which considers the applicant’s suitability for therapeutic studies training. This process is additional to normal ‘fitness to train’ processes.

English language

If your first language isn't English, you need to demonstrate the required level of English language competence to enroll and study on our programmes.

Work Experience for Dance Movement Psychotherapy

No work experience is required.

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