The Meaning of Movement Embodied Developmental, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile
Susan Loman MA, BC-DMT, NCC, Certified KMP Analyst
From the publisher: The new edition of The Meaning of Movement serves as a guide to instruction in the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and as the system’s foremost reference book, sourcebook, and authoritative compendium. This thoroughly updated volume interweaves current developmental science, cultural perspectives, and KMP-derived theory and methods for research and techniques for clinical practice. Through the well-established KMP, clinicians and researchers in the realms of nonverbal behavior and body movement can inform and enrich their psychological interpretations of movement. Interdisciplinary specialists gain a way to study the embodiment of cognition, affects, learning styles, and interpersonal relations based on observation and analysis of basic qualities of movement.
Christina Devereaux PhD
This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of therapeutic approaches that utilize art, music, movement, drama, creative writing, and play. The volume covers ways to address attachment issues with individuals of different ages, as well as their caregivers. Chapters clearly explain the various techniques and present applications for specific populations, including complex trauma survivors.
Susan Loman MA and K.M. Sossin
The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.
Speaking with the body: Using dance/movement therapy to enhance communication and healing with young children
Susan Loman MA and C. LeMessurier
Children do not always have the capacity or need to express themselves through words. They often succeed in saying more about their feelings and experiences by communicating non-verbally through play and other expressive, creative activities.
The basic premise of Speaking about the Unspeakable is that life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. The contributors, all experienced child therapists, describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, including clay, sand, movement and nature therapy, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies from their professional experience.
Accessible and engaging, this book will inspire child psychologists and therapists, art therapists and anyone with an interest in therapeutic work with children.
The meaning of movement : developmental and clinical perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile
CONTENTS: Introduction / K. Mark Sossin and Janet Kestenberg Amighi -- I. The Kestenberg Movement Profile Explained / Janet Kestenberg Amighi and Susan Loman. 1. Tension Flow Rhythms. 2. Tension Flow Attributes. 3. Precursors of Effort: Pre-Efforts. 4. Efforts. 5. Bipolar Shape Flow. 6. Unipolar Shape Flow. 7. Shape Flow Design. 8. Shaping in Directions. 9. Shaping in Planes -- II. Applications. 10. The KMP and Infant-Parent Psychotherapy / K. Mark Sossin. 11. The KMP as a Tool for Dance/Movement Therapy / Susan Loman and Hillary Merman. 12. Healing Early Child Abuse: The Application of the Kestenberg Movement Profile and Its Concepts / Penny Lewis. 13. The Interface Between the Kestenberg Movement Profile and Body-Mind Centering / Susan Loman, Amelia Ender and Kim Burden -- III. Interpretations. 14. Interpretation of an Adult Profile: Observations in a Parent-Child Setting / K. Mark Sossin. 15. Interpreting a KMP of Carlos, a Three-and-One-Half-Year-Old Boy: An Illustrative Case / Janet Kestenberg Amighi and Susan Loman. 16. Outline for the Clinical Interpretation of the Kestenberg Movement Profile with Adults / Penny Lewis -- App. The Body Attitude and Interpreting KMP Diagrams / Susan Loman and Janet Kestenberg Amighi.
Susan Loman and Rose Brandt
This is the second volume of papers related to the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and its potential for research, clinical practice and education. This volume demonstrates how well Dr. Kestenberg has inspired the talented individuals who have studied with her. The possibilities for the distinctive Kestenbergian view of movement analysis seem endless. Two papers are included on Action Profiling, which is something of a cousin to the KMP. They indicate how the theoretical framework and systeming coding developed by Judith Kestenberg can inform related research in fascinating ways.
Susan Loman and Penny Lewis
Papers presented at the first annual Kestenberg Movement Profile Conference, entitled The KMP : the past and present, and its applications, sponsored by the Antioch New England Graduate School's Master's Program in Dance/Movement Therapy, held on April 29-30, 1989 in Keene, N.H.
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