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Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the author’s experience in a dance/movement therapy program through poetry written while in graduate school. The author uses the methodologies of lyric/poetic inquiry, artistic inquiry, and autoethnography to structure this thesis research. The thesis provides affirmation that cultural background and faith affect the perspective of an individual’s experience in graduate school. Data analysis of eighteen poems written by the author revealed themes as the results of this study. The author discusses the meaning and significance of these poems that communicate the graduate experience as a whole.
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Smith, Aqueena H., "Voice From the Deep: A Black Student's Journey in a Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program" (2011). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. Paper 2.