Dance/Movement Therapy for the Adult Journey (2 credits)

This course focuses on applying Dance/Movement Therapy to the development, wellbeing and treatment of adult populations of all ages. It includes a review of the developmental tasks and stages in adult development (18 plus years). We look at the early, midlife, mature and late stages of adulthood, and at unique DMT applications for relationship, sexuality and reproduction, marriage, parenting, identity, trauma healing, mental health issues, career/work issues, loss/grief, and the various transitions and rites of passage of adulthood, as well as issues of death and dying and diseases and ailments common to aging.

Drawing from a variety of forms of DMT, and making links back to understanding the Sensorimotor imprinting of early childhood and how that follows through into adulthood, students gain the tools necessary for working well with adult populations.