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Dyadic Movement-Based Drama Therapy with Children with ADHD/ODD and Their Caregivers

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Dyadic Movement-Based Drama Therapy with Children with ADHD/ODD and Their Caregivers

Winn, Alicia (2016) Dyadic Movement-Based Drama Therapy with Children with ADHD/ODD and Their Caregivers. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The relationship between caregivers and their children with psychiatric diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is often characterized by struggle. This case review describes the eight-week therapeutic process of four child-caregiver dyads who explored creative ways of connecting with each other through movement and dramatic play. Analysis of the process revealed several common themes that movement-based drama therapy exercises and rituals were well suited to address. Through embodied drama-based exercises, the dyads worked on sharing eye contact and enjoying being in close proximity to each other, sustaining cooperation, developing kinaesthetic attunement to each other, and their ability to share imaginative play. The value of ritual and repetition with a child-caregiver dyadic group is discussed, along with recommendations on how to facilitate closeness, cooperation and play between the caregivers and children.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Winn, Alicia
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:15 August 2016
ID Code:981580
Deposited By: ALICIA WINN
Deposited On:01 Sep 2016 12:45
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 17:12
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