An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

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. This book represents the first attempt to compile, synthesize, and publish the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT.

The emerging application of medical DMT is grounded within the context of established viewpoints and theories, such as arts therapies, health psychology and scientific perspectives. As well as examining its theoretical foundations, the author offers real-life examples of medical DMT working with people of different ages with different medical conditions.

This comprehensive book provides a firm foundation for exploration and practice in medical DMT, including recommendations for professional preparation, research and program development. Interviews with dance/movement therapists bring fresh and exciting perspectives to the field and these and the author's testimonies point to the possible future applications of medical DMT. With an increasing number of professional dance/movement therapists working with the medically ill and their families, this is a timely and well-grounded look at an exciting new discipline. It is recommended reading for DMT students and professionals, complementary therapists, and all those with an interest in the healing potential of working innovatively with the mind and body.

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Journal of Vaktherapie

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.

Keeping in Touch The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

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.

American Journal of Dance Therapy

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.

Book Review

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'.

PsycCritiques

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.

The Arts in Psychotherapy

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.

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