Moving Into Eating Disorder Recovery

A workshop by internationally known dance/movement therapist Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS of the Renfrew Center of Florida.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

9 am - 12 noon
at the Pyle Center,
University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus, Madison, WI

$65 early bird. $75 after April 24. 3 Continuing Education credits.

Sponsored by the Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy

This workshop offers clinicians the opportunity to learn how to establish an empathic bond within the therapeutic relationship. As part of developing a richer treatment style, participants will use techniques stemming from dance/movement therapy. Teaching methods will include lecture, discussion and experiential exercises.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discover how dance/movement therapy aids in the recovery process for people with ED
  • Understand why accessing bodily felt experiences is beneficial for individuals with ED
  • Utilize adaptations of material presented in their own practices.
Body-based treatment

Clients with eating disorders tend to have difficulty accessing their bodily-felt experiences while engaging in obsessive and repetitive thoughts. This chaotic "dance" represents a behavioral pattern that underlies eating disorders and blocks the establishment of genuine connection with self and others. As clinicians are able to encourage their clients to risk experiencing feelings and sensations on a body level, a shift begins to evolve in the therapeutic process. The heightened awareness that comes from accepting and understanding the body's language allows clients to move into consciousness, examine feelings and thoughts, and self-soothe.

To register-

Send a check payable to Hancock Center, 16 North Hancock St., Madison, WI 53703

$65 on or before April 24; $75 after April 24.

For more information contact Grace Valentine (608) 251-0908 ext. 13 or

About the presenter

Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS is the dance/movement therapist at The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms. Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, past president of the American Dance Therapy Association and a past chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She is co-editor of The Renfrew Center Foundation's Healing through Relationship series and co-author of chapters on body/mind methods for treating eating disorders in the textbook Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and the first Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance. She has earned national recognition for her expertise in using dance/movement therapy as a treatment method for women with eating disorders and trauma. A recipient of the American Dance Therapy Association's 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award, Ms. Kleinman is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

3 CE's

This seminar is being sponsored by Hancock Center for D/MT.  The American Dance Therapy Association (Provider #5739) is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors and will offer three continuing education hours for attendance at this seminar.

Pyle Center, Room 313
702 Langdon St., Madison, WI  53706
The Pyle Center is a UW-Extension conference center.
It is located on the UW-Madison Campus, on the shore of Lake Mendota.
Pyle Center front desk: 608-262-1420