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Department of Psychology - University of Roehampton

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We offer outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in three distinct areas; psychology, the arts and play therapies, and counselling psychology. Most of our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and provide you with the skills you need to achieve your career ambitions.

Courses

Course

Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy 2021 - On Campus

Course Outline Experiential Workshops These form the backbone of the course and provide participants with an opportunity to express, explore and reflect on the Dance Movement Psychotherapeutic Process directly. Theoretical connections will emerge from the material shared in these groups. In this way students will learn from theory that directly emerges from experience. These workshops will be limited in size (maximum of 16 course participants) and facilitated by a qualified and experienced registered dance movement psychotherapist. While it is stressed that the main emphasis of the groups is educational and not therapeutic, students should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and Lectures The seminars and lectures are woven into the workshop experiences. Each workshop will be part experiential dance movement and part seminar/lecture. The seminars take the form of presentations of clinical/therapeutic work and opportunity for discussion.

Assessment Course participants will keep a Reflective Log of their experiences while on the course and will create an ‘Embodied Reflection’ of their experiences to share in the last class. This Embodied Reflection will be 3 minutes long and can comprise a combination of dance movement and verbal narrative.

The Reflective Log itself is not assessed for a variety of reasons but primarily because students will be encouraged to keep a record of their personal psychological journey, including photographs and/or images they have made in the experiential workshops. As such the Log itself will be a highly personal manuscript.

You will need to complete a minimum of 80% of the course and a satisfactory final Embodied Reflection in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.

This will not automatically ensure a student's entry to the Roehampton University MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme, however, we do encourage individuals considering applying for Professional Training to complete a Foundation Course.

The course is designed to provide an introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy for those intending to train as Dance Movement Psychotherapists or who wish to gain some experience of Dance Movement Psychotherapy for their own personal or professional development.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course tutors whose expertise cover a diverse range of dance movement psychotherapy practices.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.  

Date

Time

Title
23 October 1000 - 1630 Workshop 1 Discussion of Dance Movement Psychotherapy as a profession in the UK, entry into training and professional organisation: Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) & Introduction to an 'Experiential' way of working with dance movement. Introducing DMP: A Social Constructionist Approach.
27 October 1900 - 2100 Workshop 2 DMP History
3 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 3 The ‘therapeutic space.’ Introduction to different models of psychotherapeutic change.
10 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 4 The Egalitarian circle and Empathic Reflection
17 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 5 Authentic Movement
24 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 6 DMP & Humanistic Approaches
1 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 7 DMP and Creative Therapeutic Movement: differences and similarities
8 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 8 Developing Body Awareness over the Life Span
15 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 9 Developmental Movement & Infant Observation
12 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 10 DMP and Culture
19 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 11 DMP Gender and Sexuality
26 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 12 ‘Observing and being aware’. Introducing Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a therapeutic tool
2 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 13 Developing Personal Interaction Movement Profiles
9 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 14 DMP and Alternative views of Psychopathology
16 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 15 DMP and Props
23 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 16 DMP and Music
2 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 17 DMP and client populations 
9 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 18 DMP and Clinical Supervision
16 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 19 DMP: Reflective Practice and Research
19 March 1000 - 1630 Workshop 20 Solo Learning Statements & Solo Embodied Reflections & Closure

 

Course

Foundation Course in Dramatherapy 2021 - On Campus

Course Outline Experiential Workshops These workshops will form the main framework of the course and will be facilitated by experienced registered Dramatherapy practitioners. They will focus on aspects of Dramatherapy, Ritual Theatre and Applied Theatre techniques.

Whilst it is stressed that the main emphasis of the experiential workshops is educational and not therapeutic, participants should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and Lectures Throughout the workshop structure, key theoretical and practise-based themes will be explored through peer discussion, as well as some formal tutor-led presentations.

Assessment Participants are invited to keep a reflective log of their experiences while on the course which constitutes a record of their personal psychological journey (including images, stories and poems). As such, the log itself will be a highly personal manuscript and will not be assessed. Participants will also be required to participate in a performance process towards the end of the course, which will be assessed by the course tutor and reflective feedback offered.

You will need to complete a minimum of 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to receieve an electronic attendance certificate.

Please note that completion of the Dramatherapy Foundation course not guarantee a place on the MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton University.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Dramatherapists from a wide range of fields.

One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held in October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.  

Date

Time

Title
23 October 1000 - 1630 Introductions and overview of the course. A day to establish the group, and to begin exploring key dramatherapy elements of play, rituals of transformation, embodied expression, and story
27 October 1900 - 2100 Working with stories
3 November 1900 - 2100 Story-making
10 November 1900 - 2100 Archetypes within stories
17 November 1900 - 2100 Embodiment & Enactment of stories
24 November 1900 - 2100 Use of metaphor & Symbol
1 December 1900 - 2100 Case Vignette of story work
8 December 1900 - 2100 Improvisationand use of Applied Theatre techniques
15 December  1900 - 2100 Peter Brooks 'The Empty Space':Play & spontaneity, and preparing the space
12 January 1900 - 2100 Winnicott's 'Playing and Reality', and transitional phenomena
19 January 1900 - 2100 Developmental play
26 January 1900 - 2100 Probs and puppets
2 February 1900 - 2100

Masks

9 February 1900 - 2100 Therapeutic Theatre
16 February 1900 - 2100 Collaborative process
23 February 1900 - 2100 Clinical Settings and client groups
2 March 1900 - 2100 Devising a Therapeutic Theatre performance
9 March 1900 - 2100 Facilitation skills
16 March 1900 - 2100 Designing and developing a workshop
19 March 1000 - 1630 Therapeutic Theater Performances. Feedback and Reflections

 

Course

Foundation Course in Music Therapy 2021 - On Campus

Course Outline The course will provide an overview of music therapy practice in the UK and follow the psychodynamic model as taught on the Roehampton University MA training. Classes will comprise interactive seminars on various aspects of practice and theory (1 – 1&1/4 hours), including video material, followed by workshop/experiential sessions. The workshop segment will introduce the elements of clinical improvisation, whilst the experiential portion will provide a direct experience of group music therapy, the balance between these two elements shifting to the experiential as the course progresses. Participants will be encouraged to keep a personal diary of the course, with particular emphasis on their psychological process in and via the experiential sessions. Reading will be suggested, whilst hand-out essential reading will be provided that anticipates the following week’s seminar topic. A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitiators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide range of fields.One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held un October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022. 

You will need to complete 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.

Please note that completion of the Music Therapy Foundation course does not guarantee a place on the MA Music Therapy programme at Roehampton University.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Participants requesting to change groups.

Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Foundation Courses being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online ​for a COVID-19 related ​reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager: rachael.furminger@roehampton.ac.uk. Movement from online groups to on campus ​groups is not permitted.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Course

Foundation Course in Art Psychotherapy 2021 - On Campus

Course Outline We have been running our highly successful Art Psychotherapy Foundation course for many years.

The general aim and intention of the course is to provide a broad outline and introduction to the subject of Art Psychotherapy. In particular to reflect the Jungian Analytical model as taught here at Roehampton. The course itself is highly 'experiential' in nature. However, we stress that it is not intended to provide 'therapy' as such to the participants.

Here at Roehampton we consider that Art Psychotherapy is one of the 'Psychological Therapies' and that other Psychological Therapies include disciplines such as Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy. We consider that Art Therapy is a specialised form of Psychotherapy and that it is largely underpinned by Psychoanalytical theories. Our Foundation Course is largely underpinned and informed by theories and models from Jungian 'Analytical Psychology'.

These workshops will be facilitated by a qualified and experienced state-registered art therapist.

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences including individuals wishing to prepare to apply for a qualifying Masters programme in Art Psychotherapy. Others complete the course as CPD and yet others are simply curious to learn about the topic.

You will need to complete 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to receive an electronic attendance certificate.

We stress that completion of the Art Psychotherapy Foundation Course does not imply that you can practice Art Psychotherapy nor does successful completion of the Foundation Course guarantee a place on the qualifying Masters degree.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Art Therapists from a wide range of fields. One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held in October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Participants requesting to change groups.

Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Foundation Courses being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online ​for a COVID-19 related ​reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager: rachael.furminger@roehampton.ac.uk. Movement from online groups to on campus ​groups is not permitted.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date Time

Title

23 October 1000 - 1630 INDUCTION DAY
27 October 1900 - 2100 'The Unconscious'
3 November 1900 - 2100 'The Nature of Symbols as products of the Unconscious'
10 November 1900 - 2100 'Working with Archetypes'
17 November 1900 - 2100 'The Child Archetype'
24 November 1900 - 2100 'The Family Archetypes - Mother  -  Father'
1 December 1900 - 2100 'Animus and Anima : The Female and Male Archetypes
8 December 1900 - 2100 'The Trickster Archetype'
15 December 1900 - 2100 'The Shadow Archetype'
12 January 1900 - 2100 SEMINAR : The Profession of Art Psychotherapy and details of professional training, qualification and license to practice
19 January 1900 - 2100 'Art as Active Imagination'
26 January 1900 - 2100 'The use of Story and Myth in Therapy -  Case Study'
2 February 1900 - 2100 'The use of Fairy Tales in Therapy'
9 February 1900 - 2100 'The use of Masks in Art Therapy'
16 February 1900 - 2100 SEMINAR : Case Studies in Art Therapy, Transference and Counter-transference
23 February 1900 - 2100 'Introjects and Images'
2 March 1900 - 2100 Case Studies
9 March 1900 - 2100 'Logos and Psyche : An Introduction to Depth Psychology'
16 March 1900 - 2100 'Review of Images**(of the course as a whole)'
19 March 1000 - 1630 PLENARY DAY

** Review of Images sessions follow each 'series' of workshops and allow for the whole 2 hours to be spent exploring selected images made by participants during that series.

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Open Days

Openday

Introduction to Art Psychotherapy (November 2021)

Intended Audience This one-day workshop provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of Art Psychotherapy. Participants will gain an understanding of Art Psychotherapy and learn about the creative processes involved in this therapeutic modality. The day will be useful for those who are considering studying Art Psychotherapy at higher educational level and also those wanting to explore art making in a unique environment, enabling members to reflect on their motivations, skills and experiences.

Participants will be invited to engage in a range of art making practical sessions and group discussions exploring their own personal symbols and unconscious imagery in a safe and facilitating environment. Comfortable clothing should be worn suitable for making art in. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants.

Outcomes This day will provide direct experiential learning based on the principles which underpin art therapeutic practice, focusing on the ethos of the training taught on the Postgraduate MA course at the University of Roehampton. This workshop will explore the richness of human creativity and expression, making links to the group processes and art therapeutic relationship, shedding light on the non-verbal communication. An electronic certificate of attendance is e-mailed on course completion.

Meet our tutors Grigoris Tzouras: MA Art Psychotherapy, BA (Hons) Fine Art  HCPC registered, BAAT Full Member

Grigoris is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Art Psychotherapist and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) with experience of working in the National Health Service (NHS) with adults and young people, offering mental health care for patients with personal problems and severe mental health illnesses. He has also worked at Young Persons’ Services delivering a multi-component risk reduction programmes for young people who are vulnerable to risk taking behaviour including drug and alcohol use, early and unprotected sex and offending. Currently, he is employed by two NHS Trusts where he delivers group and individual art psychotherapy sessions and assessments at adult in-patient acute psychiatric units.Grigorios teaches Art Psychotherapy at both Foundation and Masters Level at the University of Roehampton in London, continuing to develop his identity as an artist, by maintaining his studio practice, commissioning art projects and taking part in art exhibitions and competitions

Philosophy "I have a strong personal belief that each chosen material and its specific usage has its own meaning and significance, expressing fundamental emotions through the creative process of art making. I draw a parallel between art making activities, combining a variety of art materials and the alchemy process of mixing and eventually transforming from the original base elements into something new. The final artefact is seen as a highly charged emotional investment, its physicality offering an external, concrete presence of man's internal world. I am particularly interested in the interior dialogue triggered by the communication between the artefact and the artist during the creative process, which becomes a means for gaining self-knowledge and exercise in self-contemplation and analysis."

Reading List  

Location and booking information Date: 20/11/21 Time: 10:00 - 16:30 Duration: One Day Price: £149.00 Payment: Places are awarded on a first paid, first serve basis due to demand Course Delivery: Online via Zoom Directions: A zoom link will be emailed before the course start date. Address: Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

Openday

Introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (November 2021)

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client/s and therapist engage in an empathic creative process using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self. DMP is practiced as individual and group therapy in settings such as health, education, social services and in private practice. The profession is continually informed by research and by initiatives and projects that open up and extend the field of DMP practice.

The introductory day will involve a mixture of experiential and improvisational movement tasks, playful activity and discussion. Areas of exploration will include: (i) developing an awareness of the interrelationship between mind, emotions and the body; (ii) how the art form of dance informs the psychotherapeutic process and; (iii) exploring assumptions and prejudices in our everyday verbal and non-verbal language.

Intended Audience This day will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about dance movement psychotherapy. It details how dance movement psychotherapists work in a variety of different settings. It will be beneficial to those wishing to satisfy curiosity, and also enable those who may wish to consider training as a dance movement psychotherapist to reflect on their motivations and skills.

Participants will be expected to engage in experiential and improvisational movement tasks and small group discussions. Comfortable clothing should be worn for dance movement practice.

Outcomes This day will provide an introduction to dance movement psychotherapy, specifically the integrative approach taught on the MA Programme at the University of Roehampton. It is useful for anyone wishing to undertake training a subsequent career in dance movement psychotherapy and for those who would like to find out more about what is actually involved in practice. An electonic certificate of attendance will be emailed on completion of the course.

Meet our tutors Layla Smith

Layla Smith originally trained as a dancer and now works as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist (RDMP MA) and Supervisor, Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) and Movement Teacher (DTLLS). Currently she works in acute adult mental health in the NHS as a DMP and facilitates different DMP (Foundation and MA) workshops in higher education. Alongside a small private practice she creates specialist individual or group Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and movement observation sessions for educational purposes, CPD and personal development. Other DMP experience since 2006 includes: adult and child mental health, medically unexplained symptoms, severe dementia, acute adult mental health, learning disabilities, chronic depression, eating disorders and forensics

Suggested Reading Professional Body

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMPUK) www.admt.org.uk United Kingdom Council for Pscyhotherapy (UKCP) http: www.ukcp.org.uk

 

Openday

Introduction to Dramatherapy (November 2021)

Dramatherapists work in a variety of settings including mental health, training centres, education, prison and probation, childcare and private practice. This workshop is an exploration of the ritual theatre model of Dramatherapy taught at Roehampton. Working from a humanistic experiential approach to the day this workshop will include work with theatre skills, creativity, imagination and personal expression.

Intended Audience This course is open to all those interested in finding out about Dramatherapy. Roehampton University offers post graduate professional training in dramatherapy. Our graduate students go on to work in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, social services departments, special education, prisons and the voluntary sector.

Outcomes Participants will gain an insight into Dramatherapy, its therapeutic application and the professional training course provided at Roehampton. An electronic certificate of attendance will be e-mailed on completion of the course.

Meet our tutors Sam Adams Samantha E. Adams, HCPC Registered & Executive member of BADTH, undertook her training as a Dramatherapist at Roehampton. She has over twenty years experience in theatre practice as a performer, practitioner, and storyteller. She regularly works for the National Theatre as a learning associate and mentor, Half Moon Theatre as lead tutor with adolescents with physical and learning disability, and at Central School of Speech and Drama as tutor/director. As a freelance Dramatherapist she has worked on an acute forensic ward for men with complex needs, and currently works in the community with women at risk, in a primary school with pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs, and at a St Mungo’s homeless residence. She is a visiting lecturer at Roehampton, and teaches Therapeutic Stories on the Dramatherapy MA.

Reading List

Openday

Introduction to Music Therapy (November 2021)

Delivered online via Zoom

This one day course will explore theoretical concepts and will include case presentations and practical sessions. Audio and visual examples will be shown of actual session material which will promote honest and interesting discussions about the role of the music therapist and enables participants to explore their feelings about the work.

Intended Audience This day will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about music therapy. It details how music therapists work in a variety of different settings. It will be beneficial to those wishing to satisfy curiosity, and also enable those who may wish to consider training as a music therapist to reflect on their motivations and skills.

Participants will be expected to engage in small group discussions and participants will be encouraged to explore improvisation both with small percussion and their own instruments if they wish.  Comfortable clothing should be worn.

Outcomes This day will provide an introduction to music therapy, specifically the approach taught on the post graduate MA course at the University of Roehampton. It is very useful for anyone wishing to undertake a career in music therapy and for those who would like to find out more about what is actually involved in practice. An electronic certificate of attendance will be emailed on successful course completion.

Presented by MariaChristina-Papadopoulou

Maria Christina Papadopoulou studied the piano and the pedal harp. She studied at the Royal Academy of music in London and is now a PhD candidate in Music Composition at the University of Surrey, UK.

She is the winner of the first prize at the Wales international Harp Competition 2010 in the pop-jazz amplified harp category presenting and performing her own compositions on the harp. Before entering the experimental music world as MC & The 7 Pedals, she had collaborated as a harpist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Athens among others.

Maria Christina has performed on Later with Jools Holland on BBC2, has recorded for the BBC Radio 1 studios, and has performed all over Europe. She was invited to perform live her debut album ‘Gluten free’ on BBC6 with Tom Robinson. She has played at the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Roundhouse, National Portrait Gallery, Bush Hall, 606 jazz club, Montreal Jazz International Festival and have toured and collaborated with Katie Melua, Soft cell, Alani, Jeremy Reed, Pete Long, Georgina Jackson and Psarantonis

After graduating from Roehampton University (MA in Music Therapy) in London, Maria Christina has been working as a music therapist in hospitals, hospices, prisons and schools for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. She co-ran Richmond Voices, a choir for people with learning difficulties.She is the co-founder of ‘Be With’ an NGO where the main focus is on delivering concerts and music therapy sessions in hospitals and prisons. She is also delivering the Foundation Music Therapy course at Roehampton University.

She is also project leader of Sofar Sounds in Athens, Greece.

Suggested Reading List

 

Openday

Introduction to Play Therapy (November 2021)

Play Therapy is an effective psychological treatment for a wide range of child mental health difficulties and stressful life experiences. It has existed as a distinct discipline since the 1940's, emerging from child psychotherapeutic practice and the humanistic psychology tradition. In this introduction you will experience key aspects of play therapy practice.

Intended Audience Suitable for individuals considering taking up professional training in Play Therapy as well as professionals who are already working with children e.g. social workers, occupational/speech therapists, mental health professionals, residential workers etc. No previous experience of Play Therapy is necessary but a willingness and enthusiasm for play is very much welcomed.

Outcomes The day is about playing and practising at playing by putting into practice the skills of a play therapist.

Participants will gain an understanding of: the therapeutic relationship; how children communicate through the use of symbolic play and how to facilitate this; how change is promoted through attention to the child’s communication. A electronic certificate of attendance will be e-mailed on successful completion of the course.

Meet our tutors Lisa Gordon-Clark Lisa Gordon Clark, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip. Play Therapy, BAP-reg Play Therapist, Fellow HEA, was until recently a Senior Lecturer on the Play Therapy MA at the University of Roehampton and was the Programme Convener for a decade. For the past 9 years she has also led the annual 20-week Play Therapy Foundation Course and she also co-delivers BAPT-approved trainings in Child Parent Relationship Therapy, a post-qualifying Short Course offered by the Psychology Department. Lisa has her own private Play Therapy practice, PlayFully, based in Wiltshire. Suggested Reading List

Online

Online

Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy - Online 2021

Course Outline Experiential Workshops These form the backbone of the course and provide participants with an opportunity to express, explore and reflect on the Dance Movement Psychotherapeutic Process directly. Theoretical connections will emerge from the material shared in these groups. In this way students will learn from theory that directly emerges from experience. These workshops will be limited in size (maximum of 16 course participants) and facilitated by a qualified and experienced registered dance movement psychotherapist. While it is stressed that the main emphasis of the groups is educational and not therapeutic, students should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and Lectures The seminars and lectures are woven into the workshop experiences. Each workshop will be part experiential dance movement and part seminar/lecture. The seminars take the form of presentations of clinical/therapeutic work and opportunity for discussion.

Assessment Course participants will keep a Reflective Log of their experiences while on the course and will create an ‘Embodied Reflection’ of their experiences to share in the last class. This Embodied Reflection will be 3 minutes long and can comprise a combination of dance movement and verbal narrative.

The Reflective Log itself is not assessed for a variety of reasons but primarily because students will be encouraged to keep a record of their personal psychological journey, including photographs and/or images they have made in the experiential workshops. As such the Log itself will be a highly personal manuscript.

You will need to complete a minimum of 80% of the course and a satisfactory final Embodied Reflection in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.

This will not automatically ensure a student's entry to the Roehampton University MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme, however, we do encourage individuals considering applying for Professional Training to complete a Foundation Course.

The course is designed to provide an introduction to Dance Movement Psychotherapy for those intending to train as Dance Movement Psychotherapists or who wish to gain some experience of Dance Movement Psychotherapy for their own personal or professional development.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course tutors whose expertise cover a diverse range of dance movement psychotherapy practices.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.  

Date

Time

Title
23 October 1000 - 1630 Workshop 1 Discussion of Dance Movement Psychotherapy as a profession in the UK, entry into training and professional organisation: Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK) & Introduction to an 'Experiential' way of working with dance movement. Introducing DMP: A Social Constructionist Approach.
27 October 1900 - 2100 Workshop 2 DMP History
3 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 3 The ‘therapeutic space.’ Introduction to different models of psychotherapeutic change.
10 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 4 The Egalitarian circle and Empathic Reflection
17 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 5 Authentic Movement
24 November 1900 - 2100 Workshop 6 DMP & Humanistic Approaches
1 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 7 DMP and Creative Therapeutic Movement: differences and similarities
8 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 8 Developing Body Awareness over the Life Span
15 December 1900 - 2100 Workshop 9 Developmental Movement & Infant Observation
12 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 10 DMP and Culture
19 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 11 DMP Gender and Sexuality
26 January 1900 - 2100 Workshop 12 ‘Observing and being aware’. Introducing Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a therapeutic tool
2 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 13 Developing Personal Interaction Movement Profiles
9 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 14 DMP and Alternative views of Psychopathology
16 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 15 DMP and Props
23 February 1900 - 2100 Workshop 16 DMP and Music
2 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 17 DMP and client populations 
9 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 18 DMP and Clinical Supervision
16 March 1900 - 2100 Workshop 19 DMP: Reflective Practice and Research
19 March 1000 - 1630 Workshop 20 Solo Learning Statements & Solo Embodied Reflections & Closure

 

Online

Foundation Course in Dramatherapy - Online 2021

Course Outline Experiential Workshops These workshops will form the main framework of the course and will be facilitated by experienced registered Dramatherapy practitioners. They will focus on aspects of Dramatherapy, Ritual Theatre and Applied Theatre techniques.

Whilst it is stressed that the main emphasis of the experiential workshops is educational and not therapeutic, participants should be prepared to work with the tensions between their personal and professional learning.

Seminars and Lectures Throughout the workshop structure, key theoretical and practise-based themes will be explored through peer discussion, as well as some formal tutor-led presentations.

Assessment Participants are invited to keep a reflective log of their experiences while on the course which constitutes a record of their personal psychological journey (including images, stories and poems). As such, the log itself will be a highly personal manuscript and will not be assessed. Participants will also be required to participate in a performance process towards the end of the course, which will be assessed by the course tutor and reflective feedback offered.

You will need to complete a minimum of 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to receieve an electronic attendance certificate.

Please note that completion of the Dramatherapy Foundation course not guarantee a place on the MA Dramatherapy programme at Roehampton University.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Dramatherapists from a wide range of fields.

One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held in October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.  

Date

Time

Title
23 October 1000 - 1630 Introductions and overview of the course. A day to establish the group, and to begin exploring key dramatherapy elements of play, rituals of transformation, embodied expression, and story
27 October 1900 - 2100 Working with stories
3 November 1900 - 2100 Story-making
10 November 1900 - 2100 Archetypes within stories
17 November 1900 - 2100 Embodiment & Enactment of stories
24 November 1900 - 2100 Use of metaphor & Symbol
1 December 1900 - 2100 Case Vignette of story work
8 December 1900 - 2100 Improvisationand use of Applied Theatre techniques
15 December  1900 - 2100 Peter Brooks 'The Empty Space':Play & spontaneity, and preparing the space
12 January 1900 - 2100 Winnicott's 'Playing and Reality', and transitional phenomena
19 January 1900 - 2100 Developmental play
26 January 1900 - 2100 Probs and puppets
2 February 1900 - 2100

Masks

9 February 1900 - 2100 Therapeutic Theatre
16 February 1900 - 2100 Collaborative process
23 February 1900 - 2100 Clinical Settings and client groups
2 March 1900 - 2100 Devising a Therapeutic Theatre performance
9 March 1900 - 2100 Facilitation skills
16 March 1900 - 2100 Designing and developing a workshop
19 March 1000 - 1630 Therapeutic Theater Performances. Feedback and Reflections

 

Online

Foundation Course in Music Therapy - Online 2021

Course Outline The course will provide an overview of music therapy practice in the UK and follow the psychodynamic model as taught on the Roehampton University MA training. Classes will comprise interactive seminars on various aspects of practice and theory (1 – 1&1/4 hours), including video material, followed by workshop/experiential sessions. The workshop segment will introduce the elements of clinical improvisation, whilst the experiential portion will provide a direct experience of group music therapy, the balance between these two elements shifting to the experiential as the course progresses. Participants will be encouraged to keep a personal diary of the course, with particular emphasis on their psychological process in and via the experiential sessions. Reading will be suggested, whilst hand-out essential reading will be provided that anticipates the following week’s seminar topic. A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitiators and seminars given by visiting Music Therapists from a wide range of fields.One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held un October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022. 

You will need to complete 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to recieve an electronic attendance certificate.

Please note that completion of the Music Therapy Foundation course does not guarantee a place on the MA Music Therapy programme at Roehampton University.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Participants requesting to change groups.

Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Foundation Courses being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online ​for a COVID-19 related ​reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager: rachael.furminger@roehampton.ac.uk. Movement from online groups to on campus ​groups is not permitted.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Online

Foundation Course in Art Psychotherapy - Online 2021

Course Outline We have been running our highly successful Art Psychotherapy Foundation course for many years.

The general aim and intention of the course is to provide a broad outline and introduction to the subject of Art Psychotherapy. In particular to reflect the Jungian Analytical model as taught here at Roehampton. The course itself is highly 'experiential' in nature. However, we stress that it is not intended to provide 'therapy' as such to the participants.

Here at Roehampton we consider that Art Psychotherapy is one of the 'Psychological Therapies' and that other Psychological Therapies include disciplines such as Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy. We consider that Art Therapy is a specialised form of Psychotherapy and that it is largely underpinned by Psychoanalytical theories. Our Foundation Course is largely underpinned and informed by theories and models from Jungian 'Analytical Psychology'.

These workshops will be facilitated by a qualified and experienced state-registered art therapist.

Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences including individuals wishing to prepare to apply for a qualifying Masters programme in Art Psychotherapy. Others complete the course as CPD and yet others are simply curious to learn about the topic.

You will need to complete 80% of the course and the assessment process in order to receive an electronic attendance certificate.

We stress that completion of the Art Psychotherapy Foundation Course does not imply that you can practice Art Psychotherapy nor does successful completion of the Foundation Course guarantee a place on the qualifying Masters degree.

A programme of experiential workshops led by the course facilitators and seminars given by visiting Art Therapists from a wide range of fields. One full-day Induction (Saturday) and introductory workshop to begin the course to be held in October 2021 with weekly evening classes to follow; finishing with a full Plenary Day to close in March 2022.

Suggested Reading List The suggested reading list is available here.

Participants requesting to change groups.

Due to the design of the Arts & Play Therapies Foundation Courses being developmental and experiential, course participants cannot switch from their allocated on campus or online groups either before the course starts or once the course has commenced. The only exception to this will be where a delegate who has signed up to the on campus group has to move online ​for a COVID-19 related ​reason. The request for change must be made via e-mail to the CPD & Short Courses Manager: rachael.furminger@roehampton.ac.uk. Movement from online groups to on campus ​groups is not permitted.

Course timetable and dates This timetable is provisional - dates and times may be subject to change.

Date Time

Title

23 October 1000 - 1630 INDUCTION DAY
27 October 1900 - 2100 'The Unconscious'
3 November 1900 - 2100 'The Nature of Symbols as products of the Unconscious'
10 November 1900 - 2100 'Working with Archetypes'
17 November 1900 - 2100 'The Child Archetype'
24 November 1900 - 2100 'The Family Archetypes - Mother  -  Father'
1 December 1900 - 2100 'Animus and Anima : The Female and Male Archetypes
8 December 1900 - 2100 'The Trickster Archetype'
15 December 1900 - 2100 'The Shadow Archetype'
12 January 1900 - 2100 SEMINAR : The Profession of Art Psychotherapy and details of professional training, qualification and license to practice
19 January 1900 - 2100 'Art as Active Imagination'
26 January 1900 - 2100 'The use of Story and Myth in Therapy -  Case Study'
2 February 1900 - 2100 'The use of Fairy Tales in Therapy'
9 February 1900 - 2100 'The use of Masks in Art Therapy'
16 February 1900 - 2100 SEMINAR : Case Studies in Art Therapy, Transference and Counter-transference
23 February 1900 - 2100 'Introjects and Images'
2 March 1900 - 2100 Case Studies
9 March 1900 - 2100 'Logos and Psyche : An Introduction to Depth Psychology'
16 March 1900 - 2100 'Review of Images**(of the course as a whole)'
19 March 1000 - 1630 PLENARY DAY

** Review of Images sessions follow each 'series' of workshops and allow for the whole 2 hours to be spent exploring selected images made by participants during that series.