Essentials of dance movement psychotherapy: International perspectives on theory, research, and practice.

Gestalt and dance movement psychotherapy in adults with eating disorders: Moving towards integration through practice and research

Gestalt psychotherapyResearchCase seriesEnglish
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Abstract

Dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) has a history of incorporating theories and research from diverse fields. This approach integrates DMP and Gestalt therapy (GT). It is good practice for DMP practitioners to ‘examine the epistemologies, knowledge, and theories they use’, as these will influence all aspects of practice and research. This chapter will describe a practice-based pilot study investigating themes through a relational phenomenological approach in a long-term integrative DMP group for women with anorexia nervosa (AN). I hope to show that research has the capacity to transform and inform practice.

APA citation

Feldman, Y. (2017). Gestalt and dance movement psychotherapy in adults with eating disorders: Moving towards integration through practice and research. In Essentials of dance movement psychotherapy: International perspectives on theory, research, and practice. (pp. 83-98).