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Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
dance/movement therapy, therapist, creative synthesis process, Laban movement analysis, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Susanne K. Langer
The purpose of this study was to explore my aesthetic experience as an emerging dance/movement therapist, to understand the influence my aesthetic has in my clinical work and how my aesthetic preferences are shaping me as a novice clinician. An embodied artistic inquiry was used for this self-exploration and data were collected through semi-structured journals that included both words and art. Creative synthesis was utilized for data analysis. The data collection and analysis were co-occurring for eleven weeks. At the end of each week I explored what arose in the data through movement with a board-certified dance/movement therapist (BCDMT) consultant to begin the creative synthesis process. 72 pages.
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Bailey, Hannah, "Aesthetically Significant: An Embodied Artistic Inquiry Exploring the Experience of Aesthetics as an Emerging Dance/Movement Therapist" (2015). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. 54.