Dance and Creativity within Dance Movement Therapy

International perspectives

Book launching

Date: February 7, 2021, 12PM - 2PM New York

Presented by: IACASE; Supported by: Inspirees Institute, CAET journal

This book discusses the core work and basic concepts in dance movement therapy (DMT), focusing on the centrality of dance, the creative process and their aesthetic-psychological implications of the profession for both patients and therapists.

Based on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary inputs from fields such as philosophy, anthropology and dance, contributions examine the issues presented by cultural differences in DMT through the input of practitioners and researchers from diverse countries: France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and USA. Chapters blend theory and case studies with personal intimate reflections to support critical descriptions of DMT interventions and share methods to help structure practice and facilitate communication between professionals and researchers.

This webinar presents four renowned dance movement therapists. Each discussant (Miriam Roskin Berger, Jennifer Frank Tantia, Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele and Susanne Bender) will concentrate on one of the three sections of the book: dance, research and practice.

There will be a question and answer section at the end of discussions.

The novel aspect of this volume lies in that it broadens the scope of the profession while adding to the traditional psychological perspectives, the cultural, phenomenological and more meanings of dance and creativity used within dance movement therapy. It offers systems of thinking related to teaching, doing research and clinical practice.

Learning outcomes for participants:

Participants will be introduced to the book and we hope they will be inspired by the original contributions of the work of authors gathered from different parts of the world.


1) Marcia Plevin Psychologist, BC-DMT, Dance Movement Therapist, Faculty/ supervisor, Art Therapy Italiana, Inspirees Institute, Vice-president Creative Movement ( method Garcia- Plevin) ®



2) Zeynep Catay, PHD, licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dance/movement Therapist. Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor & clinical supervisor at New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology


1) Sharon Chaiklin, BC/DMT Dance Movement Therapist

Past President and founding member of American Dance Therapy Association and past president of Marian Chace Foundation.

2) Hilda Wengrower, PHD. DMT, dance movement therapist-counselor

The School for Society and Arts-Ono

Co-coordinator of the DMT section at the Israeli Association of Arts Therapies


1) Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger

Director, Dance Therapy Program, Harkness Dance Center of the 92Y.

Past director and current faculty, Dance Education Program, New York University.

Past president and charter member, American Dance Therapy Association

2)Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT

Somatic Psychologist and Dance/movement Therapist


3) Dr. Rer. Medic. Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele, dance/movement therapist and expressive arts therapist

German Sport University Cologne, Department of Neurology, Psychosomatics and Psychiatry, Institute for Movement Therapy and Movement-Based Health promotion; private practice with a specialization in trauma-related disorders.


4) Susanne Bender, dance therapist, MA, ECP, BTD®, trainer, supervisor BTD, director of Ezetthera, European Center for Dance Therapy, Munich, Germany



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