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Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Goldsmiths, University of London

24 months
Duration
20250 GBP/year
9260 GBP/year
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About

This Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist.

Overview

The Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme is offered at the Goldsmiths, University of London.

Your learning will be underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy within the social, political and multicultural context of mental health care and educational settings. Study is informed by contemporary dance practice, Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and somatic bodywork.

Through theoretical studies, movement observation studies, dance practice workshops, clinical work and experiential learning, you integrate cognitive understanding and practical experience with a developing awareness of self and other.

The nature of the therapeutic relationship is explored in depth through movement and dance and you have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through at least 90 days of supervised placements. This gives you the opportunity to relate your practical experience to your theoretical studies.

You'll be encouraged to develop your own dance/movement practice and to situate your work in relation to your development as a therapist, to contemporary dance and movement practice. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme (please note that this is at your own cost).

Skills

Key employability skills developed on the course include: 

  • Personal development planning
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Reflective processes
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Practical and Professional elements
  • Listening
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Organisational sensitivity
  • Questioning
  • Teamwork
  • Written communication 

Careers 

Examples of places that DMP MA graduates are currently working:

  • Mainstream, special and therapeutic schools.
  • Pupil referral units
  • Organisations for adoption and fostering
  • Children and adults in not-for-profit organisations
  • Drugs intervention team
  • Addictions service
  • Dance for Parkinsons
  • Prisons
  • Community, creative and therapeutic dance for children and adults
  • Dance therapy and mindfulness based approaches
  • Honorary DMP contract –  NHS Trust
  • Sessional DMP work for C.I.C ‘Dance and Dementia’.
  • Creative Therapist, NHS Foundation Trust, CAMHS Specialist Intervention Team
  • Lecturing (e.g. UEL  on use of the body in the counselling/therapy relationship
  • PhD study

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy 
  • Experiential Learning 
  • Clinical Placement 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have: 

  • an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject or, if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  •  A minimum of two years’ experience in dance and/or movement forms
  • experience of paid or voluntary work in health, social, education or community services

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9260 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National - part-time: £6175

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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