May 8, 2010

PhD Student Posts Interesting Quote

Recently, a PhD student who is very interested in neuroscience and hopes to include the latest findings in their upcoming dissertation sent out this message to art therapists:

"Apologies if this is "old" info but too nice not to pass along,
'Infant research supports the use of nonverbal intersubjective therapies, such as music therapy, movement or dance therapy, drama therapy, pictorial art therapy, and body psychotherapy because these approaches accept that we are all equipped with a sensitivity for movement and qualities in movement, not only in our bodies but in the bodies of others we touch, see, and hear. Moreover, 'art therapies' have the benefit of accepting the assumption that we are story-making creatures, and that our own autobiography, and its main supporting characters, is the story that affects us most deeply'

Trevarthen, C. (2009). The functions of emotion in infancy. In D. Fosha, D. Siegel, M. F. Solomon (Eds.). The Healing Power of Emotion, (pp. 55-85). New York: W. W. Norton."

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