Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches

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Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches

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Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches

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In this global webinar and book launch, Dr. Shuper-Engelhard will discuss the vital role of dance movement therapy in aiding survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She will describe the manifestations of dissociation in childhood and the importance of attentive and sensitive orientation to embodied knowledge. Dr. Federman will present the Movement-Based Intervention Manual (MAMT), a tool for assessing and treating trauma survivors. Additionally, Prof. Goldner will present two studies that focus on visual art and the experiences of dissociation among adults who were sexually assaulted in childhood."

Book Launch & Global Webinar

Date: September 10, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM NEW YORK; 4:00 – 5:30 PM UK; 4:00 – 5:30 PM UK; 6:00 – 7:30 PM Israel

Event Description

In this webinar and book launch, Dr. Shuper-Engelhard, will begin with sharing her work as a dance/movement therapist with clients who have experienced sexual trauma, as highlighted in the recent book “Dance Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse: Assessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches.” She will address the vital role Dance movement therapy plays in helping survivors of sexual abuse during childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

Treating sexual trauma through Dance movement therapy triggers an encounter with body memories which, many times, patients have no possibility of expressing using words. Shuper Engelhard will describes manifestations of the dissociation mechanism in childhood and the significance of attention and sensitive orientation to embodied knowledge, for achieving a life not governed by the trauma. Lastly, she will examine ways in which the existence of child sexual abuse can be discerned based on manifestations and expressions of the body.

Part two with Prof. Federman, will present the Movement-based Intervention Manual (MAMT) for assessing and treating trauma survivors. The proposed intervention model is based on a study which explored bodily movements of trauma victims as they recounted traumatic memories, and on the practical implications of the bodily movement categories found to be manifest when a traumatic event is recalled.

Part three concludes with Prof. Goldner, who will present two studies focusing on visual art and the experiences of dissociation. Design: 22 female incest survivors all diagnosed with different D.D., provided narratives and drawings about their experiences of dissociation. In addition, 82 sexually abused women provided self-drawings. The analysis of the narratives and the drawings focused on: reliving the experience of the abuse, the experience of disconnection from the body, the self, and the surroundings, the lack of coherence in the narrative, and the bridge between voluntary controlled and non-voluntary uncontrolled use of dissociation. She will discuss the data considering several trauma genic constructs, including a lack of self-sense, being entrapped in victim-aggressor relationships, and distorted time perception.

Presenters:

Dr. Einat Shuper Engelhard, University of Haifa

Prof. Dita Judith Federman, University of Haifa & Chulalongkorn University

Prof. Limor Goldner, University of Haifa

IACAET- International Association for Creativity and the Arts in Education and Therapy

This event is free for IACAET Registered members.

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Sun, Sep 10, 2023 @ 11:00 AM (EDT) to
Sun, Sep 10, 2023 @ 12:30 AM (EDT)
 

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