Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (85 p.)
Dance therapy, Dance -- Psychological aspects, Psychiatric social work
This study is exploratory in nature. The material was highly individualistic and subjective, so I have deviated from the traditional empirical research approach. My purpose is to grasp what kind of person was attracted to attending a dance workshop. How does Halprin’s use of dance assist people in learning about themselves? What kinds of information do people learn about themselves through her dance process? What techniques does Halprin combine with the medium of dance to get results? Are people enhanced, or better integrated by the Halprin process? Finally, my intention was to be stimulated by the Halprin process to explore possible uses of dance in combination with my traditional psychodynamic, verbal approach to social casework.
Rankin, Barbara Throckmorton, "The use of dance as a tool for personality integration" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1865.