Movement Observation I

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Movement observation I is the first in a series of three sequentially developed courses. The focus of this course is to provide students with a foundational exploration of personal embodiment as the basis for clinical presence in Dance/Movement therapy. We will begin our study through self-observation in the study and practice of developmental movement patterns based on the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Bodynamic Developmental Psychotherapy.  Students will further develop observational and assessment skills through weekly observation of young children at the Early Childhood Center. The classroom experience will provide an opportunity for students to integrate self-observational skills with observation and assessment of children and to articulate their perceptions through spoken and written language.