Dance/Movement Therapy And Dementia

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American Dance Therapy Association says
"Affecting the Lives of People with Dementia through Embodied Attunement and Expressive Movement"

Attend this one day, pre-conference intensive!
Allied professionals welcome!

Rooted in the work of dance/movement therapist Norma Canner, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body-Mind Centering, the theories of psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott and social psychologist and pioneer in dementia care Tom Kitwood, this workshop will reflect on the current state of dance/movement therapy with people living with dementia. Through experiential structures we will explore how incorporating our understanding of body systems and developmental movement can help us evolve our practice to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. We will also examine how deepening our internal connections can aid us in expanding our influence in the larger world.

Presenters:
Donna Newman Bluestein, M.Ed., BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC is a dancer, dance/movement therapist, educator, trainer, international presenter, and originator of the Octaband. Since 1978, she has strived to further the integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit with people from 3 to 103 with mental illness, chronic pain, coronary artery disease and dementia. A Senior Lecturer for Lesley University and an ardent advocate for the arts as a vehicle for achieving optimal health, Donna serves as official spokesperson for the ADTA. Under the aegis of the Marian Chace Foundation, Donna has received several grants to bring an embodied approach to nonverbal communication training to caregivers of people with dementia. Donna brings a focus on joy and moving from the heart to transform and uplift the culture for clients and staff.

Astrid Struijk, a Dutch Dance/Movement Therapist, specialized in working with the elderly with dementia and people suffering Korsakoff’s syndrome, graduated as a dance therapist from HAN University in 1990. In 2010 she got her Master’s degree in Dance Therapy at Codarts, University for the Arts, Rotterdam. Starting her career in a psychogeriatric nursing home (1991-2015), she developed her own therapy method. Since the early nineties she has been an Executive Member of the Dutch Association for Dance Therapy, Board Member (1996-2001) and Chair (1997-2001). The development of the Korsakoff Knowledge Centre in the Netherlands led to an increasing interest in the relation between limited cognitive functioning and reduced emotions of people suffering Korsakoff’s Syndrome. Nowadays she works with people with ABI at affierDeResidentiegroep.

Registration: $250
6.0 Continuing Education Hours Available
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By: American Dance Therapy Association

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