The Power of Movement and Dance Therapy
Davies, Cynthia M.
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Dance/movement therapy has been used professionally to treat clients since 1966, but has not gained recognition from all professional psychological fields. Dance/movement therapy is based on the theories of 6 women. It was hypothesized that possible confusion resulting from the diverse theoretical foundation contributes to miscommunication throughout the field and misunderstanding by other psychological fields. Using narrative research techniques, coherence of the field was examined. Interviews were conducted with 7 dance/movement therapists. However, the results support dance/movement therapy as a theoretically broad, but cohesive, profession that helps to aid clients in the exploration of the connection between mind and body.