ARBN 633105736

Susan Loman

Susan Loman – Bio


Susan Loman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC is a Professor, Associate Chair and Director of DMT in the Department of Applied Psychology at Antioch University in the US. Her profile on the University’s Website reads that she “…. served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the American Dance Therapy Association (1995- 1999) and has been on the editorial board of The Arts in Psychotherapy since 1997. She directed the Creative Art Therapy Department at Billings Hospital’s psychiatric unit; worked with infants, toddlers, and parents at the Center for Parents and Children; and also worked with adults at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. A Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) Analyst and considered an expert on the system, she worked closely with Judith Kestenberg for eight years, chaired four conferences on the KMP, has written numerous articles and co-edited three books, including, “The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile.‟ She currently teaches the KMP system at Antioch University New England and taught the system at the Laban/ Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in New York City for fourteen years. She has lectured and conducted KMP workshops in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, England, South Korea and the Netherlands, as well as throughout the U.S.”

Collaboration through Movement: KMP Movement Patterns underlying Mutuality and Disconnection

Edition: 2014 Vol. 11 Nos. 3-4

Kestenberg Movement Profile, interpersonal functioning, non-verbal relationship, developmental assessment, psychological assessment, therapeutic relationship

This an excerpt from the content:

The following article was prepared by Susan for the ADTA 46th Annual Conference, in 2011, in Minneapolis – Collaborations: Different Identities, Mutual Paths, and is a part of the conference proceedings. It is reprinted with Susan’s kind permission.

The Kestenberg Movement Profile can provide a tool for enhancing the understanding of the subtle and intricate possibilities for nonverbal collaboration. An increased knowledge of the complexities involved in non-verbal communication serves to promote self and clinical understanding and intervention methods. Movement patterns that increase facility toward mutually conscious responses toward connection and disconnection will be presented. (pp 52-54)

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