Introduction to the Kestenberg Movement Profile 

10-week course
online via Zoom
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm ET
 January 18-March 21, 2024
This course is for alternate route dance/movement therapy students as well as practicing DMT's and other students/professionals interested in the nonverbal.

Course Description:

The Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) is a systematic, developmentally grounded, and in-depth movement observation and assessment framework which offers dance/movement therapists and clinicians a descriptive language for the nonverbal as well as possible meanings for what is seen in the body. The KMP is especially informative in the areas of assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. In this 30 hour/2 credit overview course, students will learn the basic layout of the KMP, the movement patterns contained within it, and the developmental and psychological significance of the patterns. Clinical applications and the impact of culture, bias, privilege and difference will be explored and integrated into readings and discussions throughout the course. Through didactic, experiential, and creative processes, student and practicing clinicians will come to know the unique perspective and understanding the KMP has to offer.

To register, contact Suzanne Hastie at suzannehastie@aol.com or 610-417-0831.

Monthly KMP Study Group 

This is a group for those who have successfully completed all three KMP courses (90 hours of foundational study) and are interested in continuing to learn and/or make applications in work/life or are pursuing the KMP certification. Group (s) meet via Zoom on the 2nd Monday (6-8pm ET) or Tuesday (10-11:30am ET) of each month for 90 minutes.

Fee is $45 each month.
To register: suzannehastie@aol.com

Private KMP Training with Dr. Melanie Johnson French

**Discover the KMP and learn at your own pace**

Sample individualized course plans include:

*Embodied leadership coaching/training: develop creativity, increase productivity, improve personal and interpersonal well-being, and reduce overwhelm using specific movement approaches.

*30 hrs learning the body movement patterns and psychology of each pattern

*30 hrs learning how to observe movement patterns and record them

*30 hrs learning how to put recorded movements into diagrams

*10-hr overview of the KMP movements

*Individual case consultation using the KMP

*10-hr overview course in one movement category (Ex: Tension Flow Rhythms)

Contact to design your own personalized learning experience

To learn more and register: Contact Melanie Johnson French at melaniejohnson46@gmail.com