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Dance/Movement Therapy program Colloquium

Philadelphia, PA, June 11, 2010 — two women dancingThe Dance/Movement Therapy Program of  the Department of Creative Arts Therapies hosted the Twentieth Annual Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Research Colloquium in June.

The student presentations were conducted in the Geary Auditorium A, New College Building in Center City Philadelphia. This event was Co-Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.

For further information contact:

Ellen Schelly Hill, Director, Dance/Movement Therapy Program es42@drexel.edu.

Completed and In-Progress Thesis Research

  • Jacelyn Biondo: A Marian Chace Foundation grant proposal for dance/movement therapy based training in
    de-escalation and violence prevention. 
  • Mary Kate Brosnan: An investigation of the prenuptial period of the couple relationship through qualitative interviews with engaged couples that reference the wedding dance.
  • Katherine Cameron: The impact of dance/movement therapy on self and emotional regulation in preschool children enrolled in a therapeutic nursery program.
  • Haley Dulman: Attachment style and movement expression in interpersonal interaction: A study of securely attached adults.
  • Emily Glenn: Communication and understanding of the role of creative arts therapists in an interdisciplinary inpatient treatment setting: A qualitative case study.
  • Roshelle Lennon: The wounded healer in the dance/movement therapist: Therapist perspectives.
  • Christina Lindsay: The effect of dance/movement therapy with a sibling dyad that has witnessed domestic violence and has engaged in sibling violence.
  • Michelle Merna: Compiling the evidence for dance/movement therapy with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A systematic literature review.
  • Nalini Prakash: The impact of stroke on body image and self-esteem in young adults: Understanding implications for dance/movement therapy in the rehabilitation process of this population.
  • Stephanie Ross: The nature of ongoing dance engagement and identity as a dancer in the identity and professional development of the emerging dance/movement therapist.
  • Sara Rubinstein: The nature of the impact of traumatic client experience on the dance/movement therapist:
    A survey study.
  • Andrea Swatski: The elderly's perception of the impact on mood, socialization, and mobility as a result of late onset visual impairment: Implications for dance/movement therapy.
  • Michelle Whitacre: Social dance as a dance/movement therapy intervention: Sustaining the couple relationship in the face of dementia.