University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Dance Movement Psychotherapy

This course is designed for people who have prior dance experience and professional or volunteering experience with people in need, and would like to practise as a dance movement psychotherapist. Dance movement psychotherapy is a relational process in which a client and therapist engage in an empathetic creative process using body movement and dance to assist the integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. We believe that focusing on the creative potential of individuals in a relationship creates a sound ethical basis for psychotherapeutic work. You will be taught by leading experts who will equip you with the skills, experience, and confidence to work as a dance movement psychotherapist. All graduating students are eligible to apply for registration with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). Graduates often create their own positions; facilitating dance movement psychotherapy sessions within settings including: social services; special needs; schools; psychiatry; probationary and rehabilitation units; forensic psychiatry. The course offers opportunities for you to explore and expand movement preferences, ways of interacting with others, belief systems, prejudices and values. Emphasis is placed on development of your own style as a dance movement psychotherapist. You also have the opportunity to perform and exhibit your ongoing work in a yearly Arts Therapies exhibition. The MA in DMP benefits from cutting edge research conducted through the Centre for Arts Therapies Research (CATR) and this feeds directly into teaching. The programme ethos emphasises a critical consideration of different descriptions and explanations of bodies, human systems and therapeutic practices in different places and times. In the context of an individual student's experiences, beliefs, values and different 'cultures', our teaching actively promotes a participatory ethic, self-reflexive practices and the ability for critical reflection on: creative processes, intersubjectivity and the construction of social and power differentials, in learning and in psychotherapy.

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Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Private, some sponsorship and charitable grants.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,896 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,896 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,032 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,896 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,896 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,896 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 752 per Credit (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 556 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Whitelands College Wandsworth SW15 4JD South East

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