Pioneers in Dance Movement Psychotherapy: different DMP models
DMP & the therapeutic process; making sense of dance movement as the embodied, symbolic expression of experience.
The Module also focuses on how DMP is applied to practice in various settings. You will have an opportunity to hear about a number of specialist areas and how DMP adapts to fit the context whilst staying fundamentally on model with its guiding principles.
About Preetha Ramasubramanian: Preetha did her MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and graduated with a distinction from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a member of Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy, United Kingdom and American Dance Therapy Association.
Preetha started her professional career as a special educator in India and went on to head the creative movement department at vidyasagar. To gain international exposure she moved to the UK and worked as a special educator. During this, she witnessed how movement and dance helped people think and talk about their feelings. As a professional dance teacher in modern dance, she witnessed an overall change in people’s wellbeing through dance. This inspired her to explore how movement can be used as an expressive tool and led her to higher studies in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and a career in the psychotherapy domain. As a dance movement psychotherapist she gained broad exposure in the UK working in different settings such as forensic psychiatric unit, special and mainstream schools.
On her return to India, Preetha founded Kinesthetics – Dance Movement Psychotherapy and counseling center, where she works with both children and adults. She also works as an independent consultant for various educational institutions, health care setups and in the corporate sector to conduct group and individual sessions.
Preetha is also one of the trainers in the 1 year Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapies course conducted by Women’s Christian College and East West Counselling Center, Chennai. She is also a trainer in the Dance Therapy course conducted by CMTAI in Bangalore and in Pune. She is also a guest lecturer at various universities while also doing a lot of collaborative therapeutic work with other professionals.