Parent-child dance and movement therapy (PCDMT): mothers’ subjective experiences

Dalia Kedem, Dafna Regev

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This article presents and discusses the subjective experiences of mothers who took part in group Parent-Child Dance and Movement Therapy (PCDMT) with their children. A semi-structured, open-ended interview was conducted with 18 mothers on their experiences as active participants in the therapeutic process and the effects of this process on the relationship with their children. Grounded theory analysis revealed four themes: (1) The contribution of group PCDMT to the mother-child relationship. (2) Movement as a therapeutic intervention in group PCDMT. (3) The mothers’ insights deriving from therapeutic process. (4) The mothers’ perceptions of PCDMT in a group setting. The findings suggest that the dyadic joint movement activity contributes significantly to the relational fabric between these mothers and children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-149
Number of pages14
JournalBody, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Parent-Child Dance and Movement Therapy
  • children
  • mothers
  • subjective experiences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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