Kinetic Imagery in Movement Psychotherapy

  • Erma Dosamantes-Alperson


In 1974 I coined the term “movement psychotherapy” to refer to a form of therapy that integrates movement, imagery, and verbalization through a single unified process and where the practitioner is formally trained as a dance-movement therapist as well as a psychotherapist (Dosamantes-Alperson, 1974, 1976, 1980a), Because the type of movement psychotherapy I practice is closely related to Gendlin’s experiential philosophy and theory, it is referred to as “Experiential Movement Psychotherapy” (Gendlin, 1973).


Personal Space Personal Meaning Life Space Kinetic Image Phenomenological Exploration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erma Dosamantes-Alperson
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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