Grad. Cert. in Movement Therapy

Course Description

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Qualification:    Graduate Certificate in Movement Based Somatic Therapy
Duration:             12 months
Accreditation:    Nationally Accredited with the AQTF.

Next intake:
March 4 2016  |  QLD  March 4 2016  |  WA March 4 2016


Course Overview
This graduate certificate is a specialised vocational qualification and will give students the opportunity to gain powerful body-based skills for responding to the stressors of our experiences and environment.

Through acute observation and practice, students learn to identify both easily observed neuromuscular movement and the more subtle physiological activity that underlies movement. Students are trained to use hands-on techniques to assist movement re-patterning as well as provide verbal instruction to support clients’ self-awareness.

Students will also learn many of the elements common to other forms of psychotherapy, including counselling, mental health challenges and self care. This vocational qualification has a broad application across all areas of the Allied Health modalities and is suitable for those professionals wishing to expand and enhance their movement therapy, tactile, counselling or psychotherapy skills.

Movement Therapy embraces principles from many movement forms, which can include ancient Asian movement, martial arts and meditation forms like yoga, Laban (LaaRbun) Movement analysis, Bartenieff and Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen Fundamentals.

Delivery Format

Each module will take 7 weeks to complete and consist of;

  • 1 x 3 day intensive,
  • 3 x 3 hour Independent learning group (scheduled every two weeks)
  • 3 x online tutorials (scheduled every two weeks)
  • Self directed study.

Additional Requirements

Students will be required to purchase;
2 Text Books:
  • Frank, R. and La Barre, F. (2010) The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development, and Psychotherapeutic Change.
  • Hackney, P. (1998). Making Connections: Total body integration through Bartenieff fundamentals

Each student will also be required to bring

  • A ‘softgym’ overball
  • An Exercise Mat

Graduate Opportunities

As Movement Therapists you will work with a wide range of physical and somatic problems and assist clients to integrate their emotional, somatic and psychological selves.

Upon completion, you may work with various populations to assist with physical and psychological manifestations of trauma and stress. You will have the skills and knowledge to become a versatile, conscious and flexible therapist who understands that the somatic body is where healing and the integration of mind and body occurs.

For more information, including the Entry Requirements, please download the course brochure here

Course Curriculum

  • Dramatherapy