Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy New Researcher Award
About the prize
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy awards a New Researcher Prize each year. The winning entry will receive one year’s free online subscription post qualification to the journal, £150 worth of Routledge book vouchers and a 30% reduction on Routledge books following publication of the prize winning article.
The Editorial Board of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy (BMDP) encourages new researchers in the fields of dance movement psychotherapy, body psychotherapy, somatic psychology and related fields to submit a paper.
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy is the only international peer-reviewed journal focusing on the role of the body in its relationship with the mind in psychotherapy. It combines two close but distinctly different fields in inter and intra - disciplinary dialogue, namely dance movement psychotherapy and body psychotherapy.
It publishes high quality research, theory and evidence-based clinical practice that follow the development of a wide range of methodologies, as well as new theoretical insights into the field of dance movement psychotherapy and body psychotherapy.
The latest winner of the award is Ailsa Parsons for her article "‘Putting themselves out there’ into the unknown: Dance movement psychotherapy as perceived by five educators and three pupils" - you can find a link to read the article for free below.
Why did the editorial board choose this article as their winner?
"Very thorough, well researched and very well written."
"Relevant for sociologists and a quality reference for future researchers"
"Findings can be useful to practitioners wanting to introduce DMP in secondary schools"
"The methodology is clear, and has meta-level thinking and constructive criticism of the work."
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