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Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
dance/movement therapy, Excoriation Disorder, Skin Picking, solution focused therapy, psychology, Trichotillomania Learning Center, body-focused repetitive behaviors
Through a collective case study, the principal researcher examined how a positive psychology based dance/movement therapy (DMT) approach could be a viable treatment method for individuals with Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder (SPD). The intention of this research was to find additional therapeutic modalities for individuals with SPD, as well as inquire how DMT and SFT would be viable in treating SPD. As a new disorder in the publication of the DSM-5, individuals with SPD currently have limited treatment options available. Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) was integrated with DMT to create a more comprehensive treatment. 96 pages.
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Martens, Karissa, "Dance/Movement Therapy as a Therapeutic Approach for Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder: Movement Treating Movement" (2014). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. 52.