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Description - Authentic Movement by Patrizia Pallaro

Authentic Movement, created by Mary Starks Whitehouse and subsequently developed by Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow, approaches dance and movement therapy from a Jungian perspective. The basic concepts of Authentic Movement are expressed here through interviews and conversations with these figures and their key papers. They emphasize the importance of movement as a means of communication, particularly movement which is unconscious or "authentic", emerging when the individual has a deep, self-sensing awareness - an attitude of "inner listening". Such movement can trigger powerful images, feelings and memories arising from as early as infancy or childhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853026539
ISBN-10: 1853026530
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrizia Pallaro

Patrizia Pallaro holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Padua in Italy and an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from UCLA. She was formerly director of a residential and day treatment program in San Francisco and faculty member at John F Kennedy University's Transpersonal and Holisitic Counseling Center in Oakland. She is widely published in the USA and Italy on Dance/Movement applications. A licensed psychotherapist and registered dance therapist, she is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Dance Therapy Association, the Italian Association of Psychologists, the Association of Women in Psychology, and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. She was President of the Northern California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association from 1994 to 1998.