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An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry.

Kristina Stanton-Jones. Routledge, Chapman & Hail, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001. 268 pages. Hardcover, $59.95 (U.S.), $74.95 (Canada); softcover, $18.95 (U.S.), $23.95 (Canada).

Intended for postgraduate students in dance movement therapy (DMT), as well as for other mental health professionals interested in innovative therapeutic approaches, this book is an introduction to the use of DMT in psychiatry.

Elaborating on the theory underlying DMT and providing a guide to Clinical practice, this book begins with a delineation of DMT in contrast to therapeutic physical activity. This is followed by a short history of the development of DMT in psychiatry in Chapter 2. Other chapters are concerned with theoretical approaches and current schools of practice of DMT in psychiatry; movement and meaning; theory into practice (clinical examples and techniques); DMT with adult patients and long-term patients; DMT in child and family psychiatry; a symbolic approach to DMT; and movement profiles and diagnostic criteria.
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Publication:American Rehabilitation
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Date:Sep 22, 1992
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