MSc in DANCE MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY
The only qualifying programme in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in Scotland.
This is the only Master of Science in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the World!
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The MSc programme in Dance Movement Psychotherapy takes place at Queen Margaret University in enchanting Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the only Master of Science in Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the world!
Get the opportunity to learn a profession that uses dance and movement as a medium for therapy.
Wonderful placements with a variety of populations all around Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Located in as a vibrant health professions environment alongside art and music therapists with opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Experienced lecturers, visiting facilitators and hands-on approach, combining theory, practice and research.
If you are looking to develop new skills, combine dance and psychotherapy, and make a difference, apply now.
The programme is staffed by people with international reputation and active research interests
Dr Vassiliki (Vicky) Karkou, Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer
Group work in dance movement psychotherapy, culture and dance, similarities and differences between different arts therapies, mental health promotion, children and adolescents in education, adult mental health and NHS provision, assessment and evaluation in arts therapies.
The programme is also enriched by a number of internationally renown dance movement psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and other health and medical professionals who offer lectures, workshops and experiential learning to our students. You will be taught by people like;
Emeritus Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, child psychologist and psychobiologist
Dr Jon Patrick, consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and forensic psychotherapy at the State Hospital, Carstairs
Sheena McLachlan, group analyst Dr Peter Byrne, art therapist
James Robertson, music therapist
Dr Allison Singer, dance movement psychotherapist and dramatherapist
Dr Hilda Wengrower, dance movement psychotherapist and counsellor
Dr Richard Coaten, dance movement psychotherapist
Jeannette MacDonald, dance movement psychotherapist
Graduates will be eligible for registration with ADMP UK and will receive a licence to practise as Dance Movement Psychotherapists.
This programme seeks students with a personal maturity commensurate with the expectations of a professional education. Successful applicants will have to meet the following entry requirements:
an undergraduate degree in relevant field of study or equivalent;
continuous experience of at least one dance or movement form for a period of two years and exposure to, and experience of, a variety of dance and movement forms;
an ability to improvise with confidence, use movement creatively, expressively and symbolically as well as relate and communicate through movement in both dyadic and group interactions;
at least one year's relevant practical work experience (voluntary or paid);
Applicants will benefit from seeking practical experience of Dance Movement Psycho/therapy through workshops or introductory courses. Background reading and experience of personal therapy will offer valuable insight into the profession.
Please note that all students are expected to be in personal therapy for the duration of their training. The cost of this is not included in the fees for the programme and is negotiated directly between students and their therapists.
Applicants are expected to attend a face to face interview and a movement audition. Interview/auditions will take place on specific dates, most likely in February, April and June. For those applying from outside the UK who are unable to attend interview/auditions, face to face contact can be replaced with a telephone interview and a DVD/video recording of the applicant’s movement work