Masters in Science (MSc) in Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Accreditation as a Dance Movement Therapist (now Psychotherapist)
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A programme that offers academic and professional qualifications for people interested in the therapeutic use of dance and movement has recently started at Queen Margaret University.
People graduating from this programme will receive a licence to practise as dance movement psychotherapists in the UK and abroad and opportunities to work with a wide range of vulnerable populations (children, adults and older people) in a range of settings (e.g. hospitals, schools, voluntary organisations, prisons).
Applications welcome from people with an active interest in dance and movement practices, some work experience, and a deep desire to learn how to use movement safely for personal development and therapeutic change.
For more information, see the website, or he programme's facebook page:
2 year Masters Program in Motology with study major Body Psychotherapy
starts each October
Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
The science of Motology deals with the interrelatedness of psyche and movement, consequently sharing a large body of concepts and approaches with Body Psychotherapy. Motologists work foremost as body- and movement therapists for children, teens and adults in clinical settings and in schools or institutions for the developmental support of children and families. The new study major in BPT expands the program’s clinical, psychotherapeutic work with adults.
The practice-oriented 2 year Masters program combines in-depth-theory about the field of BPT with self-exploration in various methods and interventions of BPT. Given the University setting it explores the common ground as well as differentiating factors of the various streams of BPT. The program does not favour any specific method or school. Aim of the program is, to provide students with a thorough understanding of the science and practice of BPT (developmental theories, diagnostics, evaluation and report writing, streams and concepts of BPT, clinical psychology and the psychodynamics of psychiatric and psychosomatic illnesses, therapeutic interventions etc.) and acquire skills to practice BPT according to the given setting and situation of a patient or client. Students are encouraged to pursue further training in a specific method of BPT after graduation, parallel to their professional practice.
Minimum requirement for access to the Masters Program is a B.A. degree in selected subjects (Sport Sciences, Psychology, Pedagogy, Social Work etc). Detailed information about pre-requisites and the application process can be found on the Motology web site.
Duration: Full-time (2 years) or Part time (4 years)
Admission: Each Winter Semester
Application deadline: 1st application dead line is July 1st. 2nd application dead line (if there are still spots available) is September 15th of each year.
Fees: Aside from a University registration fee for each semester (about 220 Euros including a 6 months-train ticket for Hessen) there are no fees.
Two-Year Master for Doctors, Psychologists and Psychotherapists
January to December
Naples, Catania, Florence, Roma, Padova, Italy
This Master of Specialisation, lasting two years, is designed for psychologists, doctors and psychotherapists who wish to acquire a sound knowledge of the Functional Approach in its theoretical aspects and clinical application. It takes place on 10 week-ends in the course of a year (one a month from January to December), plus three topic-based workshops, for a total of 202 hours per year.
NB The European School of Functional Psychotherapy is an EABP accredited Training Institute.
MA in Body Psychotherapy
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE , United Kingdom
(pending formal university approval)
We are delighted to announce that the PQMA (Post-Qualifying) MA in Body Psychotherapy will start in September 2013. This is a joint initiative between Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (CBPC) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
Where will it be?
The Body Psychotherapy PQMA will be in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences and within the Department of Music and Performing Arts on the Cambridge campus. The department already offers an MA in Music Therapy and an MA in Drama Therapy.
The department website says: “Our courses offer a distinctive integration of theory and practice, vocational relevance and experience.” “We promote an emphasis on learning by doing.” “We are an active research community with a number of cross-disciplinary research centres.” “In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 80% of the Department's work was judged to be of international standard, with 20% judged to be either 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading'.”
Most study will be in your own town or arranged by mutual agreement with course tutors.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The MA is open to CBPC graduates who have been awarded the Diploma in Body Psychotherapy and are UKCP registered. The MA will also be open to those who have registered with UKCP through the London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy and the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, the Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapy, and other relevant UKCP Member Organisations. It will also be open to suitably qualified EABP full members.
These qualifications enable you to APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) 120 master’s level credits towards the MA. The MA is 180 credits in total; the extra 60 credits come from the writing of a dissertation.
Application will involve completing an Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) application form.
What does the PQMA involve?
The PQMA will involve writing an 18,000 word dissertation, receiving 6/8 tutorials and having the possibility of attending a range of seminars, and using research facilities at ARU. The dissertation can be more research or more clinically focussed.
How long will it take?
The PQMA will be over one year. About 8 hours per week will have to be allocated to it.
How much will it cost?
The fee will be approximately £4000.00, but dependent on a pro rata rate against a full time MA at ARU.
Who will offer the tutorials?
The tutorials will be offered by a mixture of ARU existing staff and body psychotherapists paid hourly by ARU. (N.B. The body psychotherapists will be recruited in due course by ARU and this opens up the possibility of sessional work for suitably qualified body psychotherapists).
What will I gain from this study and qualification?
Those studying for the PQMA Body Psychotherapy will gain access to an academic culture and develop new skills. These are likely to lead to increased job opportunities and new career pathways within the profession of body psychotherapy. The process of studying for the PQMA will also develop new ways of reflecting on clinical work and enhance and refresh existing clinical skills.
The PQMA Body Psychotherapy will be the first in Europe and begin to establish the profession within an academic context. It will open up the way for further research, study and the publication of a stronger literature base for body psychotherapy.
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