Karolina Bryl, PhD, and Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, postdoctoral research fellows in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine - an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal.
The article, Dance/Movement Therapy and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Reflection of Clinical Practices and History, is the first published work to present the history and clincal application of dance/movement therapy (DMT) in the treatment of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD). Specifically, the authors explore the symptoms of SSD, bodily manifestations of these symptoms, and particular ways to use DMT as a psychosocial treatment option. This paper also presents the historical framework of dance/movement therapy, and is substantiated anecdotally through the authors’ respective clinical practice and through individual research focused on working with individuals experiencing acute and chronic manifestations of SSD. A brief overview of the current research on DMT in the treatment of SSD has also been included.