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Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course

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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What will you learn?

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) or Dance Therapy as it is also known, is the use of bodily movements as a means of expression. It can be used to treat developmental and social issues in individuals, allowing people to also tap into their creative potential.

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) can either be used as a primary treatment, or in conjunction with any other on-going treatments, depending on the needs of the clients. In the UK, it is considered a psycho-therapeutic treatment because of its proven ability to help support...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • Part 1: Types of Psychotherapies
  • Part 2: DMP as a Type of Psychotherapy
  • Part 3: History of DMP
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Diversity in DMP
  • Part 1: The Working Principle behind the Therapy
  • Part 2: Principles of DMP
  • Part 3: Styles of Dances
  • Part 4: Commonly Used Techniques and Benefits
  • Part 5: Utilising DMP
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Therapy Fundamentals
  • Techniques of Performing DMP
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Becoming a Dance Therapist
  • Part 1: Becoming a Dance Therapist
  • Part 2: The Importance of Posture and Practice
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: What Would You Need?
  • Part 1: What Would You Need?
  • Part 2: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Work Ethic
  • Part 1: Know Your Work
  • Part 2: Standardizing Your Practice
  • Part 3: Probing the Client’s Past Records
  • Part 4: Limiting the Realizable Expectation from DMP
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Performing DMP
  • Part 1: One Step at a Time
  • Part 2: Flexibility
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Becoming a Dance Movement Psychotherapist
  • Part 1: How to Become a Dance Therapist
  • Part 2: Case Studies
  • Part 3: Session Two
  • Part 4: Session Three
  • Part 5: Session Four and Five
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Application of Dance Movement Physiotherapy
  • Part 1: What are developmental disorders?
  • Part 2: How Dance Movement Psychotherapy Helps
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Course Overview
  • Part 1: What We Have Learnt in this Course
  • Part 2: What’s Next
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment

Who would benefit from this course?

Ideal for complete beginners to the field of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, this course has been designed to supply all the information needed to those who are considering taking up this practice as a career.

Students are provided with an in-depth understanding of the purpose and applications of this therapy, as well as of the role of a Dance Movement Psychotherapist, before deciding to commit themselves, financially and time-wise, to a full qualification.

For existing therapists,...

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Accreditations

The Dance Movement Psychotherapy Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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