A Comprehensive Listing of Dance Therapy Research

Bibliography of Dance/Movement Therapy with Children

Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Trauma in Children

Compiled by Lenore Hervey and Andrew Rush

(See also: Infancy & Childhood; Autism and Developmental Disabilities; Education; Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorders; Medical Illness and Physical Disabilities in Children; Psychiatric, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children)

Theses & Dissertations

Biggins, T.S.R. (1989). An outline of a preliminary investigation of the non-verbal characteristics of sexually abused, primary, school-aged, girls. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Brennan, E.R. (1993). Jungian dance/movement therapy and nondirective play therapy: A treatment approach to sexual aggression in children. Unpublished master’s thesis, California State University, Hayward.

Brenner, T. (1995). Movement characteristics of nontraumatized latency-aged girls: Identifying indicators of sexual abuse and other trauma. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Gillern, B.M. (2002). Dance/movement therapy to repair attachment within the substance abusing mother-child dyad: A case study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Goldsand, R.A. (1985). Dance/movement therapy as treatment modality for sexually abused children: Two case studies. Unpublished master’s thesis, Hunter College, New York.

Gonzalez, C.A. (1993). Dance/movement therapy with childhood post-traumatic stress disorder. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Haase, A. (1988). Case study of a nine-year-old boy: Media in dance therapy as a means to express and to work with traumatic experiences of sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Langen Institut, Monheim, Germany.

Haig, L.R. (1987). The treatment of sexually abused male adolescents through dance/movement therapy. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Harris, D.A. (2002). Mobilizing to empower and restore: Dance/movement therapy with children affected by war and organized violence. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

LeMessurier, C.
(1990). Child sexual abuse and dance/movement therapy: A case study. Unpublished master’s thesis, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

Montgomery-Chatman, G. L. (1989). The impact of dance/movement therapy on self-esteem in the sexually abused adolescent. Unpublished master’s thesis, Columbia College, Chicago.

Moore, M. (1993). Dance/movement therapy with physically and sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Pupello, P.A. (1996). A dance/movement therapy model of intervention with victims of child abuse. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Reed, R.S. (1992). The dynamics of touch and applications with sexually abused children in dance/movement therapy: A literature review. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Segall, M.M. (1989). The effects of dance/movement therapy on the self-esteem of sexually abused children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Stern, R.A. (1987). A case study of movement characteristics with an incestuous dyad. Unpublished master’s thesis, Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Truppi, A.M. (2001). The effects of dance/movement therapy on sexually abused adolescent girls in residential treatment. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering Vol. 62(4-B) 2081.

Yost, M. (1986). An action research study using dance/movement therapy with father-daughter incest victims. Unpublished master’s thesis, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

Journal Articles & Papers

Fried, S. (1997). Bullies & victims: Children abusing children. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 19(2), 127-133.

Goodill, S. (1987). Dance/movement therapy with abused children. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 14(1), 59-68.

Kornblum, R. & Wingate-Caprula, A.
(1993). Surviving abuse work: Healing approaches for abused children and their therapists. Paper presented at the American Dance Therapy Association 28th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Meekuns, B. (1991). Dance/movement therapy with mothers and young children at risk of abuse. Special Issue: The creative arts therapies and the family. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 18(3), 223-230.

Weltman, M. (1986). Movement therapy with children who have been sexually abused. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 9, 47-66.

Wheeler, B. (1987). The use of paraverbal therapy in treating an abused child. Arts in Psychotherapy, 14(1), 69-76.

Books and chapters from books

Haynes-Seman, C. & Baumgarten, D. (1994). Children speak for themselves: Using the Kempe Interactional Assessment to evaluate allegations of parent-child sexual abuse. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Levy, F. (1992) Sexually abused children. In Dance movement therapy: A healing art. (pp. 254-256). Reston, VA: National Dance Association.

Tal Margalit, M. (1995). Childhood sexual abuse-prevention and treatment through dance/movement therapy. Windows to the future: Bridging the gaps between disciplines, curriculum and instruction. Netanya, Israel, The Zinman College of Physical Education : The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, 51.

Trepper, T. & Barrett, M. (1990). Systemic treatment of incest: A therapeutic handbook. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.


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