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Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)
Creative Arts Therapies
dance/movement therapy, arts, embodied awareness, somatic countertransference, children, sexual abuse, choreography, performance
This thesis is an arts-based research project exploring how a new clinician developed an informed clinical practice through gaining embodied awareness of somatic countertransference when working with children who had experienced sexual abuse. Through embodied movement sessions, choreography, and public performance, a dance was created presenting a collection of movement qualities that reflected this author’s somatic countertransference experiences that were had during her time at her internship. A review of literature was conducted on the development of an informed clinical practice for dance/movement therapists, somatic countertransference, 95 pages. embodiment, and artistic inquiry used in research. A description of this project’s methods and results are included in this written thesis.
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McCarty, Nell, "Developing an Informed Clinical Practice Through the Embodied Discovery of Somatic Countertransference: An Artistic Inquiry" (2015). Creative Arts Therapies Theses. 62.