Dance Movement Therapy

Kestenberg Movement Profile Trainings

Instructor: Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst

The Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) is a systematic and in-depth movement assessment tool based entirely on the nonverbal. The KMP was developed by Dr. Judith Kestenberg  (a psychiatrist & psychoanalyst) and the Sands Point Movement Study Group; it offers dance/movement therapists, clinicians, educators, childcare providers, parents & those interested in nonverbal behavior a refined language as well as a psychological interpretation for what is seen in the body.

Courses & Workshops offer:

  • Alternate Route or Continuing Education as well as foundational studies in the KMP allowing one to pursue KMP Certification
  • Increased understanding of the nonverbal throughout the lifespan
  • Small class size; space & time to move; individual attention & group experientials
  • Clinical applications
  • Learning in a beautiful, tranquil setting in Pennsylvania

Courses:                                                            

(these 30 hour live courses have been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. And, for practicing dance/movement therapists or childcare providers in Pennsylvania, 6 CE hours per workshop & 30 CE hours per course are available)

July
Constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles II: Tension Flow Attributes, Pre-efforts, Efforts, Shaping in Directions, and Shaping in Planes (2 credits/30 hours/30 CE hours)
July 8-11, 2019
Fee: $850

In this 30 hour course, students and clinicians will focus on tension flow attributes (affect), pre-efforts (defenses and learning style), efforts (coping style and ego strength), shaping in directions (structure for defenses, boundaries, and learning), and shaping in planes (structure for complex relationships). Movement observation, labeling, notation, and diagram construction will be taught and practiced. Clinical understanding of these patterns will be deepened and further applications to clinical work will be explored. Construction of the TFA, PE, E, SD, and SP diagrams of the profile as well as an analysis of the findings will be required (for alternate route students and those pursuing KMP certification).

August
Introduction to the Kestenberg Movement Profile (2 credits/30 hours/30 CE hours)
August 19-22, 2019
Fee: $850
In this 30 hour introductory course, participants will learn the basic layout of the KMP, the movement patterns contained within it, and the developmental and psychological significance of the patterns. Through experiential activities, discussion, and observational practice, students will come to understand the depth, wholeness, and vision the KMP has to offer therapists and educators in their work. Clinical applications will be integrated into the course.

September
Constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles I: Tension Flow Rhythms, Bipolar Shape Flow & Unipolar Shape Flow (2 credits/30 hours/30 CE hours)
September 16-19, 2019
Fee: $850
In this 30 hour course, students and clinicians will focus in-depth on tension flow rhythms (developmental issues & personality), bipolar shape flow (comfort with self/environment), and unipolar shape flow (attraction/repulsion to stimuli in the environment and in relationships). Movement observation, tension flow writing, labeling, notation and diagram construction will be taught and practiced. Clinical understanding of these patterns will be deepened and further applications to clinical work will be explored. Construction of the TFR, BS, and US diagrams of the profile as well as analysis of the findings will be required (for alternate route students and those pursuing KMP certification).

Location for KMP Workshops & Courses: Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, West Lehigh Valley, PA. For map, directions & accommodations, go to www.twinpondscenter.com/map-directions. Twin Ponds is only 75 minutes from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City.

Online Studies
Individualized online courses of study (via skype) are available to individuals and small groups.

Supervision/Consultation/Independent Studies
Available upon request and tailored to your interest and needs. Supervision/consultation may be arranged in person or via phone or skype.

KMP Certification
Completion of 90 hours of coursework, a completed profile and written analysis/interpretation are first steps in pursuing certification for teaching or research purposes. For specific information, go to www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org.

KMP Color Wheel Poster
This poster, which measures 11”x 17”, is a concise, visual representation of the KMP. Through design and color, the wholeness and complexity of the profile is captured. Further, it is a practical reference tool that can be utilized by those learning the profile as well as those who already know it. Available for purchase via credit card or Paypal. Cost of poster is $16, plus shipping (which is $8 in US and $12 outside US). If paying via PayPal, send an email to suzannehastie@aol.com with your mailing address. An additional fee of $1 will be added to international Paypal purchases due to PayPal’s currency exchange fees.

To register for courses, arrange for supervision/consultation, or to purchase a KMP Color Wheel poster, contact Suzanne Hastie at suzannehastie@aol.com or (610) 417-0831.

Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst, graduate of Antioch/New England Graduate School, studied the KMP with Penny Lewis & Susan Loman, and interned with Dr. Judith Kestenberg in the late 1980’s. She has co-taught the KMP with Janet Kestenberg Amighi at Drexel University as well as independently since 2000 and started teaching the KMP via skype in 2013. Suzanne is the creator of the KMP Color Wheel poster, a concise, visual representation of the KMP. She has been integrating the KMP into her work and life for over 25 years.