Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Art in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling (MA)


Creative Arts Therapies

First Advisor

Imus, Susan

Second Advisor

Downey, Laura

Third Advisor

Young, Jessica


dance/movement therapy, annotated bibliography, creativity, Lilian Espenak, Blanch Evan, Amanda Gordon, Laia Jorba-Galdos, Tripura Kashyap, Rena Kornblum, Robyn Lending Halsten, Fran Levy, Penny Lewis, Susan T. Loman, Bonnie Meekums, Ann Arge Nathan, Suyzanne Mirviss, Helen Payne, Ellen Philpott, Sara Scharoun, Nicole Reinders, Pam Bryden, Paula Fletcher.


This annotated bibliography explores how creativity is integrated in dance/movement therapy (DMT) interventions. The central question guiding this research was: How is creativity explicitly implemented in DMT interventions, approaches, and/or theoretical frameworks? Literature was gathered from journal articles, books, book chapters, and online peer reviews; a total of fifteen sources were annotated. During the research process, several challenges emerged when searching for explicit explanations of creativity used within DMT. This included annotations from sources which described creativity used within DMT interventions, approaches and theoretical frameworks that did not explicitly define creativity. This bibliography uncovers several themes related to the concept of creativity used in DMT, along with multiple perspectives and descriptions of the term. The final chapter includes findings and limitations from the collected sources, and considerations for the future of DMT. 51 pages.

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