Trauma and the Moving Body - 92Y, New York

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Dance Therapy Program

Trauma and the Moving Body

A Polyvagal-informed Dance Movement Therapy Approach for Clients and Therapist
An Alternate Route Dance Therapy Course - 15 hours

This course provides theoretical, scientific, and contemplative rationale for the use of dance movement therapy with traumatized clients, and as a measure of protection, self care, and increased compassion.

The emphasis of this class is client-therapist co-regulation as both a self-care and a clinical skill that supports DMT’s ability to support clients through their own post-trauma restorative process without re-traumatization. Drawing from a contemplative human rights framework, empowerment and developing a reciprocal alliance are focuses of this course. This class also provides participants with a practical introduction and overview to using DMT in work with survivors of trauma, as well as for therapists own resilience and well-being. The course teaches DMT practices to support safety and stability in the reciprocal therapeutic relationship. A contemporary, evidenced-based phasic approach to working with complex trauma provides the foundation for theoretical material.

Prerequisites: Basic criteria include current or past master’s level coursework in counseling/psychotherapy or dance/movement psychotherapy, including alternate route classes. Some experience working with survivors of trauma is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. A willingness to consider working with trauma and engaging with “terrible knowledge” is essential.

Students will receive the ZOOM invitation when registered.

For further information email.
Please register early as there is a limit on the number of students.
CEUs from the ADTA are available.

Class meets Apr 9 from 6-9:30 pm ET, and Apr 10 & 11 from 2-6 pm ET; $300 until Apr 1 / $350 after

Dr. Amber E. L. Gray

Dr. Amber E. L. Gray

Dr. Amber Elizabeth Lynn Gray, PhD, BC-DMT, LPCC, MA & MPH, is the Executive Director of Restorative Resources LLC …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.