I. Group Process and Group Dynamics in Dance/Movement Therapy
Embodied experience in a dynamic group navigates closeness, connection, boundaries, identity, and communication. This course is rooted in group psychotherapy theory, and the body is engaged in movement in each phase of the learning process. It engages movement to explore group structure, cohesion, conflict, and group leadership in each developmental phase of a group process. Participants learn skills and experiential approaches as well as processing techniques. The course explores powerful applications of concepts and methods including active imagination, shadow, projection, and the transcendent function and authentic movement. Students experience group movement-oriented and body based interventions for a range of populations and learn group approaches integrating these approaches.