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Comprehensive Listing of Dance Therapy Research

Resources By Population Or Illness

Forensic Dance/Movement Therapy and Violence Related References

Blatt, J. (1983). The development of the arts psychotherapies program in the Philadelphia prison system. Unpublished master’s thesis, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia.

Blatt, J. (1966). Dance/movement therapy. In C. Cordess & M. Cox (Eds.), Forensic psychotherapy, crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient, Vol. II: Mainly  practice (pp.567-569). London: Jessica Kingsley.

Brown, J., Burchnall, K., & Houston, S.
(2004).An evaluation of dancing inside: A creative workshop project lead by Motionhouse Dance Theatre in HMP Dovegate therapeutic community. Forensic Psychology Research Unit, University of Surrey, England.

Callaghan, Karen, (1998). In limbo: Movement psychotherapy with refuges and asylum seekers in Arts therapists, refugees and migrants reaching across borders, Ed. Docker, D.. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Callaghan, Karen, (1996). The body in conflict: The role of movement psychotherapy in Arts approaches to conflict. Ed. Liebmann, M. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Cordess, C., & Cox, M. (Eds.). (1996). Forensic psychotherapy, crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient, vol. II: Mainly practice.  London: Jessica Kingsley.

Dalessi, A. (1997). Animals in a cage: Dance therapy in the treatment of a group of  sexual delinquents. Tijdschrift voor Creatieve Therapie, 16(30), 26-31.

Harris, David A. (2002). Mobilizing to empower and restore: Dance/Movement therapy with children affected by war and organized violence. Unpublished thesis, Drexel  University.

Kornblum, R. (2002). Disarming the playground: Violence prevention through movement and pro-social skills. Oklahoma City, OK: Wood& Barnes Publishing.

Lumsden, M. (1997). Engendering peace. Creative arts approaches to transforming domestic and communal violence. Retrieved January 9, 2007 from

Oktay, D. (Spring, 2006). Reflections from a first year dance therapist working with the forensic inpatient population. Unedited version of an article published in NY   Chapter of the ADTA newsletter.

Olson, A. (2007). Confronting the shadow: Using movement-based expressive arts therapy in the treatment of male batters, Unpublished masters thesis, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

McNamara, E. (2001). Dance/movement therapy with dually diagnosed violent offenders: An investigative study.  Unpublished thesis. Hahnemann University, Philadelphia.

Milliken, R. (2002). Dance/movement therapy as a creative arts approach imprison for the treatment of violence. Arts in Psychotherapy, 29, 203-206.

Milliken, R., & Strickler, S. (2004, September/October). Treatment of shame in a jail addictions program. American Jails, 9-14.

Nim, N. (2007). On being held: Dance therapy with female psychiatric patients in a forensic hospital. Unpublished thesis. Pratt Institute. New York.

Silberman, L. (1973). A dance therapist’s experience working with disturbed adolescent boys in a city prison hospital. In Dance therapist in dimension: Depth and  diversity, proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference American Dance Therapy Association (pp. 63-75).

Smeijesters, H. & Cleven, G. (2006). The treatment of aggression using arts therapies in forensic psychiatry: Results of a qualitative inquiry. Arts in Psychotherapy, 33, 37-58.

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