The Phenomenal Body


The Phenomenal Body:  Understanding and Applying Embodiment in Research

Presenter: Jennifer Frank Tantia

This not-to-be missed half-day worskhop is presented by Jennifer Frank Tantia, an expert in the field of embodiment in psychotherapy.  Suitable for novice and seasoned researchers, graduate students and instructors exploring the fields of body and movement in counselling, psychotherapy and/or body focused therapies.

Our bodies are the place from which we live, breathe and respond to our world, and embodiment is the direct experience of human existence. Traditional research has typically offered ways to measure and compare physical data, or explore in depth the lived experience of human participants through their stories. However, in dance/movement therapy and in other body-focused therapies, there is a world of nonverbal data waiting to be revealed! This workshop will suggest a new paradigm for research methods and offer attendees the chance to understand the language of embodied data as applied in research.

A philosophical overview of embodied phenomenology will be presented, followed by an introduction to embodied methodologies in research. Participants will be encouraged to identify their own embodied experience right from where they sit, and learn the language of embodied data so that they can identify and collect the layers of experience that have been long missing in current research methods.

Learning objectives:

1. Identify two ways to understand embodiment

2. Learn at least two ways to categorize embodied data

3. Generate an initial description of a research question

About the presenter:

Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT is a somatic psychologist and dance/movement therapist in New York City. She has taught somatic psychology and embodied research at many universities and has guest lectured internationally for the past decade. Dr. Tantia served as a grant adjudicator for the NEA Research Artworks Commission and has served on the boards of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy and the American Dance Therapy Association. She has authored many publications in DMT and somatic psychology, and co-edited The Routledge International Handbook on Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy: Approaches from Dance Movement and Body Psychotherapy. She received a Marian Chace Foundation book grant for her latest book, The Art and Science of Embodied Research Design: Concepts, Methods and Cases published in Nov, 2020.

Event Pricing

MEMBER $85.00

NON MEMBER $100.00

STUDENT $50.00

This event counts towards 3 hours of category A CPD.  

For full details regarding the event and registration please go to the website.

29/10/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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