On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Can dance therapy help change body image perception and foster self-acceptance?
In this workshop, offered by dance therapists Élysa Côté-Séguin and Andrea de Almeida, participants will gain a brief theoretical view and an embodied understanding of the unique role of dance therapy for teenagers suffering from eating disorders in a clinical setting.
The experiential part of the workshop will examine the essential concepts of dance therapy when building a meaningful relationship with patients with eating disorders, using a framework informed by the work of Susan Kleinman. A psychological, physical, and clinical presentation of the target population will be made to guide participants through the relevance of using a movement approach with this clientele. Furthermore, the results of a pilot study conducted in Montreal with teenage girls hospitalized for an eating disorder will be briefly presented, to allow participants to have an overview of the impacts of dance therapy in this specific clinical context.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to all the dance professionals, dance therapists and practitioners who want to use movement-based practices with teenagers suffering from eating disorders.