There is rapidly increasing recognition of the positive impact that art therapies have on people’s health especially within the areas of mental health and dementia. Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) is effective across a very wide range of populations of every age, ability, ethnicity and culture. Requests for trained and experienced professionals in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) are increasing.
This MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy provides graduates with a route to a qualification, licence to practice and registration as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK).
The three year part-time course has been run successfully in collaboration between CCCU and Dance Voice Education and Therapy Centre, in Bristol for nearly ten years.
- is part-time
- is located at the Dance Voice Education and Therapy Centre in Bristol and commences in September each year
The award of an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy is consistent in its structure and content with the requirements of the Masters Framework for qualification in Health and Social Care, and is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy specific programme.
This MA gives you the opportunity to build on your previous educational studies through a challenging educational and practice experience. It combines applied theoretical concepts with practice placements, during which you'll gain knowledge and skills for practice. You'll progress through the Masters towards an award in stages.
If you exit at Year 1 or 2 you will not be eligible for registration with the ADMP UK as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist; however you may be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Movement: The Therapeutic Process.
The MA course at Dance Voice has enriched my life, both personally and professionally. Throughout the training, I developed and refined my skills in order to work with a range of different client groups; the process involved theoretical and experiential learning, which greatly helped to develop my confidence. Tutors were highly supportive as I delved deeper into my own psychological state, and by the end of the three years I was aware of having become a fully integrated and embodied individual.
I am left with a great sense of personal achievement, as well as being experienced and qualified to offer Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions to others.