ARBN 633105736

Pauline Brown

Pauline Brown – Bio


Pauline Brown trained at the Laban centre, London, completing a masters of creative arts therapy (dance) in 1989. Returning to New Zealand she worked in community and psychiatric hospital settings. Pauling was more recently employed as a Clinical nurse specialist at Rivendell Adolescent Unit in Sydney and now lives in Germany.

Registered Psychologist, Associate Member Australian Psychological Society DipNurs, GradDipPsych, PostGradDipPsych, MCAT(Dance).

Pauling trained at the Laban centre London, completing a Masters of Creative Arts in therapy (dance) in 1989. She has since worked in community and psychiatric hospital settings, also as a clinical nurse specialist at Rivenell Adolescent Unit in Sydney. Pauline currently works as a psychologist as part of an integrative health practice in NSW.

Teenage Warriors: dance movement therapy with adolescents in a residential setting

Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 2 Vol. 1 No. 1

Keywords: Dance Movement Therapy, Adolescents, residential, group therapy, peer support, separation, individuation, competence, identity, socialisation

Page #: 19

Dance movement therapy offers an alternative way to work with adolescents in groups. The history and theoretical basis of group work with adolescents can inform the practice of dance movement therapy in this specialist area. Clinical examples provide an illustration of a group format and exploration of group process.

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