ARBN 633105736

Marcia Plevin

Marcia Plevin – Bio


Marcia Plevin is an American/Italian dance/movement therapist ADTR, NCC, teacher/supervisor for Art therapy Italiana who lives and works in Rome, Italy. Choreographer and dancer before becoming a DMT, she presently practices both privately and within public institutions while continuing her creative work. She is co-founder of Creative Movement- metodo Garcia-Plevin, a training program for educators, psychologists, and artists. Having trained many years with Janet Adler and studying with Joan Chodorow and Tina Stromsted, she now trains Authentic Movement groups in Italy, Spain and Finland.

Dance Movement Therapy in Italy

Edition: 2003 Vol. 2 No. 2

professional development, professional training, accreditation, Laban Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, Quantum Physics

This article is based on a paper Marcia wrote for the International Panel at the ADTA 2002 conference in Vermont, US.A.

This features a first-hand glimpse at the life of a founder and the paths taken to establish a national dance movement therapy association in Italy. Marcia Plevin’s passion for dance movement therapy is shared as she tells the story of establishing the APID and founding various training programs and reviewing organisations who are teaching DMT in Italy. A wide range of DMT approaches and activities are overviewed, showcasing the growing field and opportunities.(pp 20-23)

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Remembering not to forget

Edition: 2003 Vol. 2 No. 1

Pain management, Art therapy, physical trauma, recovery-oriented art practice

Personal beliefs and experiences of pain can influence pain management practices for health professionals. This article expressed the effects of physical trauma from a dance therapist’s own perspective. Topics discussed were subjective analysis of hip pain and recovery-oriented art practice. The methods derived from the principles of art therapy were in response to physical trauma and as the patient adapted to different physical conditions, a new method ensued. The output from one phase in recovery is illustrated throughout the article using the medium of paper cut with scissors. In conclusion, the therapist developed a greater understanding and empathy with patients experiencing and managing physical pain and trauma. (pp 17-21)

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