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Dance/Movement Therapy

  1. Ilene A. Serlin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0250

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Serlin, I. A. 2010. Dance/Movement Therapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. San Francisco, CA

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Celebrating its 40th year as an organized healthcare profession, dance/movement therapy is one of the original mind/body therapies. Integrating ancient healing practices of movement, meditation, and imagery, it is uniquely suited to take its place as a cost-effective, interpersonal practice in a newly reinvented healthcare system. This article explores the history of dance/movement therapy and its current modes of practice as a psychodynamic, growth-oriented, and international healthcare profession.