Advanced Clinical Practicum

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Offered in 2017: For those who have completed the Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy and wish to go on to develop further skills in working with groups and/or to practice individual DMT, an Advanced Clinical Practicum in DMT will be offered.

Students will work independently with their chosen population in their local area, with monthly seminars from International DMT experts, plus extensive external supervision to support their learning and integration of DMT Clinical and/or Community-based Practice.

Structure of the Practicum in 2017:

  • February-December 2017, 160 hours total
  • Primary Trainers: Christina Devereaux (Professor in DMT, Antioch University, New Hampshire, USA) & Joan Wittig (Head of Pratt Institute DMT Masters, Brooklyn, New York)
  • Supported by Jacquelyn Wan, Connor Kelly & Anaia Treefoot
  • Monthly seminars: 8 half day seminars with International Dance Movement Therapy experts (via online video conferencing) & two full weekend in person seminars in Auckland (Sat/Sun)
  • Monthly supervision group: Auckland based or online options (up to 5 students per group)
  • Supervised placement with chosen population: 70 hours = approx 2 hours per week
  • Small movement study groups (to meet and practice with 2-3 peers, 4 x year minimum, 8 hours total), can be done online/distance.
  • Small training group size: limited to 10 students
  • Can be done via distance learning with only 2 Auckland visits during the year so ideal for those living outside of Auckland or even outside of New Zealand
  • Prerequisite: Dipoma in Dance Movement Therapy (to be completed by July 1, 2017). Students who have prior experience or training in the area of Dance Movement Therapy may also apply.
  • Deadline for applications: Sunday 16th October, 2016.

Seminar topics will include:

  • Advanced movement observation
  • Anatomy & physiology for DMT
  • Advanced topics in theoretical foundations
  • Psychological and psychotherapeutic aspects of DMT
  • Advanced clinical skill building
  • Neurological approaches in DMT
  • Advanced topics in adult populations
  • Advanced topics in child populations
  • Current trends and approaches in DMT
  • Advanced seminar in special populations
  • Critical thinking and research perspectives in DMT practice

Seminar teaching approach will combine:

  • Experientials
  • Video observation
  • Lecture & discussion
  • Case presentation
  • Theoretical reading
  • Discussion

Plus in person seminars will offer additional:

  • Embodied experience
  • Small group practice
  • Opportunities to facilitate with feedback
  • Case presentation & discussion

Dates 2017:

1st Semester:

Sundays 9-11am & 11.30am-1.30pm

  • 19th Feb (online)
  • 19th March (online)
  • 22nd April (online) *Saturday training
  • 21st May (online)
  • 17th & 18th June (in person, Auckland, 9.30am-5pm)

2nd Semester:

Sundays 9-11am & 11.30am-1.30pm

  • 6th August (online)
  • 10th September (online)
  • 7th October (online)  *Saturday training
  • 12th November (online)
  • 9th – 10th December (in person, Auckland,9.30am-5pm)

Online Supervision Groups OR Auckland Supervision Group:

These will be held monthly with options of Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening (this will be the same throughout the year). You will have one evening group during the weeks of: 6th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 21 August, 25 September, 30th October, 27th November.

Tuition fees:

$3,495 for 8 half day seminars, 2 full weekend seminars, monthly supervision group sessions, optional small group movement practice groups, readings, assignment feedback & placement support.

If you would like to enroll, a non-refundable $500 deposit is due Sunday 13th November. The balance of tuition fees ($2,995) will be due Friday 6th January, 2017.

Professional Membership

After completing the Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy and the Supervised Clinical Practicum, graduates will be eligible to apply for Professional Membership with DTAA (Dance Therapy Association of Australasia) as a Provisional Member. By that stage graduates will be able to work independently in the field of Dance Movement Therapy, gaining Full Professional Membership with DTAA once reaching required supervised work experience hours.

Application Form: Advanced Clinical Practicum 2017

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