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Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Somatic Counseling (Dance and Movement Therapy)

Naropa University

24 months
Duration
24000 USD/year
24000 USD/year
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About

At Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Somatic Counseling (Dance and Movement Therapy) from  Naropa University you will have the chance to weave dance and creative expression with the study of approaches to psychotherapy that emphasize multicultural competence, mindfulness, inclusivity, and the body.

Overview

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Somatic Counseling (Dance and Movement Therapy) from  Naropa University integrates the study of classical as well as innovative forms of dance/movement therapy—particularly the Gestalt-based Moving Cycle, Authentic Movement, and current models of sensorimotor tracking—with mindfulness practice and 800 hours of clinical work.

Naropa’s graduate Somatic Counseling: Dance/Movement Therapy concentration alumni have created compelling careers as individual and family therapists, case managers, clinical mental health center directors, movement therapists, dance therapists, authors, professors, outpatient psychotherapists, and more.

It is possible for a student graduating from the Somatic Counseling Department to use coursework to fulfill the requirements for the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association’s (ISMETA) certification as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) and/or Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME).

Students at Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Somatic Counseling (Dance and Movement Therapy) from  Naropa University will:

  • demonstrate knowledge of core counseling curriculum.Students demonstrate proficiency in clinical counseling skills.
  • demonstrate professional competence in counseling.
  • demonstrate the ability to research and write about Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) and Body Psychotherapy (BP) in a way that shows critical thinking, scholarship, and the integration of theoretical material with clinical practice.
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and use appropriate counseling and DMT/BP interventions when working with clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Somatic Counseling Orientation Seminar
  • Dance/Movement Therapy 
  • Body/Movement Observation and Assessment
  • Group Community Skills
  • Counseling & Helping Relationships I: Verbal & Nonverbal Skills 
  • The Body in Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Neuroscience

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an Application
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Interest and Supplemental Essays
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 USD per semester during 24 months.

Year 3 - $7,500 per semester.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /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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