Dynamic Embodiment in Group Process

I. Group Process and Group Dynamics in Dance/Movement Therapy              

Embodied experience is the lifeblood in a dynamic group as it navigates closeness, connection, aggression and communication. This advanced course for clinicians and movement educators engages movement to explore group structure, cohesion, conflict, and group leadership in each developmental phase of a group process. Deeply rooted in group psychotherapy theory, the body is engaged in movement in each phase of the learning process. Participants will learn skills and experiential approaches as well as processing techniques. This is the potent introduction to a three year course series on Group Process, and students who have taken this course will be able to progress through the next two advanced group courses.

II. Group Dance/Movement Therapy: A Jungian Perspective                

This second year course explores powerful applications of concepts and methods grounded in Jungian theory including active imagination, shadow, projection, and the transcendent function. Students experience group movement-oriented and body based interventions through the powerful lens of Jungian Theory, and learn clinical applications of experiential approaches for a wide range of clinical populations. In the second weekend of this engaging course, participants apply and practice the skills of developing and working with groups in this powerful and effective way.  This course is open to students who have taken the first group process course.

III. Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy: A Relational Group Approach to Intersubjectivity and Object Relations

This third year course is the conclusion to the three year cycle in group process, open to advanced students who have take the previous courses.