Creating Health: Dance/Movement Therapy's Contributions to Suicide Prevention

Do you view suicide as an individual problem? A community problem? Not a problem at all? The biomedical model treats suicide as an individual problem (www.sprc.org). According to experts in suicidology, biomedical explanations of suicide limit best practice (Reed, 2008). A larger context, one involving community, needs to be included to effectively address suicide. This webinar presents dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice in suicide prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify current trends in suicide prevention and dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice.

  2. Understand the theoretical influences and dance/movement therapy techniques supporting the public mental health approach to suicide prevention.

  3.  Learn to OBSERVE, UNDERSTAND, and RESPOND to the signs of suicide, which include risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, and body signals.

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0 ADTA CE, 1.0 NBCC CE 1.0 NY LCAT CE

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Susan D. Imus, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA, is Director of the MA in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling and the Coordinator of the Arts in Health Minor in the Dance Department at Columbia College Chicago. A licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), board certified dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT), and certified movement analyst at the graduate level (GL-CMA.), Susan has presented workshops on suicide prevention to over 4,000 people across the U.S. and Asia. She authored the chapter "Interrupted Rhythms: Dance/Movement Therapy's Contributions to Suicide Prevention".

 

 

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