ARBN 633105736

Susan Crouch

Susan Crouch – Bio


Susan Crouch, Dip. Teaching, Grad. Dip. Mvt. and Dance, Grad Cert. Dance Therapy. Crouch has specialised in dance work with young children for over 20 years. Since l989 she has worked as a dance therapist in early childhood intervention at Noah’s Ark family resource and toy library for children with special needs, in Melbourne. Crouch is also working with women and their young babies, who are experiencing adjustment/attachment difficulties post birth, using a variety of dance-movement modalities.

Motion and Emotion: a Reichian perspective

Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 1

Keywords: Reich, dance movement therapy, emotional release, armouring, body therapy

Page #: 22

In this article the author offers a ‘very selective overview’ of Reich’s work and a discussion of similarities and potentially beneficial extensions for dance movement therapy practice. In particular she discusses energetic and therefore emotional release through triggering of the body’s autonomic response. She proposes that emotional release can be a potentially useful extension of dance movement therapy’s common use of emotional representation.

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Through The Eyes of Children

Edition: 2002 Vol. 1 No. 4

Early childhood intervention services, Mobility, Family engagement, Disability, Intervention programs, Intervention

Early childhood intervention services provide a team of clinicians from different disciplines to support children with a disability or developmental delay from birth until they reach school age. The specific role of dance movement therapy (DMT) in intervention for this population is not widely publicised. This article consists of three case studies of children with different diagnoses, who are attending a music and movement group in an early childhood health setting. The three intervention programs are constructed with specific aims and integrate the family in speicialised activities within a group setting. Results include emotional engagement, physical assurance and mobility. The article concludes with client feedback about the program. (pp 3-9)

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