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Body, Mind, and Metaphor: An Experiential Workshop Exploring Dance/Movement Therapy in Clinical Practice
May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pmexternal
This full day experiential workshop counts as 6 Continuing Education Credits*. It will highlight some theoretical tenants of the profession of dance/movement therapy, and the use of movement as a metaphor and as the primary tool in building a therapeutic relationship. Current research trends emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of nonverbal bodily-based interventions as well as the somatic experience of the practitioner will also be emphasized. Applications to various clinical populations will be addressed.
Please note location change:
Seattle Changing Room
2110 Westlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
About the Presenters:
Christina Devereaux, Ph.D, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy. She serves on the senior faculty at Inspirees, a training program for DMT in China, and an international faculty member for Dance Therapy New Zealand. She is co-editor of theAmerican Journal of Dance Therapyand 2008 President’s Award recipient from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). She was featured on CCTV, the largest television station in China, and as a presenter for the 2014 ADTA Talks series focusing on DMT and autism. In addition to authoring many chapters and journal publications, she has a blog withPsychology Today“Meaning in motion: Dancing with the mind in mind“.
Lauren E. Harrison, MA, R-DMT, LMHCA is a Seattle-based Dance/movement therapist, dance educator and licensed mental health counselor associate. Harrison is a 2016 graduate from the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New England. She currently works in a group therapy practice as part of an interdisciplinary team of specialists that work with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and individuals who struggle with various mental health challenges. Harrison is the Co-Chair of the Washington State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). She is deeply committed to co-creating safe spaces for self-expression and social connection to occur.
*Late arrivals or early departures will NOT receive CEs (15 min)