Erin Humbaugh

BS, Bowling Green State University. MA, Antioch New England Graduate School. Board-certified dance/movement therapist, licensed creative arts therapist, nationally certified counselor. Worked as a creative arts therapist on the inpatient MICA unit at North General Hospital and the integrative therapies coordinator for inpatient psychology at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, both in New York City. SLC, 2013–

Graduate Courses

Dance/Movement Therapy 2017-2018

Clinical Fieldwork Orientation

Graduate Seminar—Fall

Clinical Fieldwork Orientation combines course work to support fieldwork placements in a clinical setting. This course is designed to provide the student with professional orientation and direct exposure to dance/movement therapy practice, an orientation to health and educational systems, and an understanding of the role and function of the dance/movement therapist within each system. Hours earned in clinical fieldwork placement are not counted toward the clinical internship requirement of 700 hours.

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Clinical Internship Practicum I

Graduate Seminar—Fall

This course will use a group supervision format to oversee and develop the internship experience by strengthening clinical appraisal skills and movement and observation assessment through oral presentation of cases, as well as written diagnostic evaluations that will include the student’s clinical process and interventions.

Academic content related to assessment, diagnosis, interventions and the supervision process will be fluid within the overall structure of the course and weekly classes in order to meet the specific needs of each internship setting.

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Clinical Internship Practicum II

Graduate Seminar—Spring

This course serves as a continuation of Clinical Internship Practicum I and will use a supportive group supervision format to oversee and develop the internship experience by strengthening clinical appraisal skills and movement and observation assessment through oral presentation of cases, as well as written diagnostic evaluations that will include the student’s clinical process and interventions.

Academic content related to assessment, diagnosis, interventions and the supervision process, including the therapeutic termination process, will be fluid within the overall structure of the course and weekly classes in order to meet specific needs of each internship setting.

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Movement Observation II

Graduate Seminar—Spring

This course is an introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) with a primary focus on dance/movement therapy. The class is the second in a series of three on movement observation and assessment skills, and is designed to familiarize the student with the Laban concepts and principles for the observation and description of movement, integrating other relevant perspectives for understanding human movement. Students will learn to embody and observe foundational components of physical action by exploring concepts in the categories of Body, Effort, Space and Shape. LMA provides insight into one’s personal movement preferences and increases awareness of what and how movement communicates and expresses. In addition, through readings, movement experimentation and discussion, students will explore the principles of the Bartenieff Fundamentals, which involve concepts such as movement initiation and sequencing, connectivity, weight transference, spatial intent, effort intent and breath support. These fundamental ideas, when present in movement, develop dynamic alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility, mobility, kinesthetic awareness, expression, and help facilitate relationship.

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Movement Observation III

Graduate Seminar—Fall

Movement Observation III serves as a continuation of the course work in Movement Observation I and II. Movement Observation III introduces the fundamentals of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP), a theoretically based assessment tool that examines psychological development through body movement. Students’ understanding of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and its application in the therapeutic process is deepened with the addition of KMP as part of the movement development, relationship, learning, and psychological process. Additionally, ways of organizing observations and developing targeted assessments utilizing KMP will be considered. Students will also learn about current theories in neuroscience and their relation to movement observation.

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Movement Observation of Children Fieldwork

Fieldwork—Fall

Students will have the opportunity for observation, research, and practicum experience. First-semester placements are at the Early Childhood Center, the campus laboratory preschool, allowing students to study typically developing children from ages 2 through 6, or at other sites with young children. These fieldwork hours are not counted toward the clinical internship requirement of 700 hours.

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Previous Courses

Movement Observation I

Graduate Seminar—Fall

This class is the first in a series of three on movement observation and assessment skills. The course provides an introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and their application in Dance/Movement Therapy. The relationship between Bartenieff Fundamentals, human development, and Effort-Space-Shape will be discussed and explored through movement. Coursework in anatomy and kinesiology will be used to support understanding of these frameworks.

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