Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
MS in Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program
This article introduces dance/movement therapy as a unique psychotherapeutic modality in treating Chinese clients facing depression, isolation, and other mental health issues in the 21st century. The article shows how dance/movement therapy can help Chinese clients reduce psychological difficulties produced by the conflict of needing to individuate in a modern society but not having enough social and cultural support for this individuation. It also discusses how Kestenberg Movement Profile and its developmental movement concepts can support Chinese clients to reintegrate developmental rhythms that help with individuation. Lastly, the article gives examples of how group therapy can help Chinese clients overcome the barrier of expressing themselves authentically in front of others.
Wang, Si, "Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Improve Mental Health of Modern Chinese People" (2018). Dance/Movement Therapy Theses. 43.