Embodying Self: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Working with Concealable Stigmas

  title={Embodying Self: A Dance/Movement Therapy Approach to Working with Concealable Stigmas},
  author={Nell G. Roberts},
  journal={American Journal of Dance Therapy},
  • Nell G. Roberts
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Dance Therapy
  • Concealable stigmas are characteristics, attributes, or identities that can be hidden from others and are socially devalued and negatively stereotyped. While research exists on the psychological costs of having a concealable stigma, less exists on the somatic costs of having a concealable stigma and on clinical approaches with this population. Drawing on the Kestenberg Movement Profile, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and the Five Fundamental Actions, this article proposes how dance/movement therapy… CONTINUE READING
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