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"Embodied Multicultural Diversity: Bias and the Body" with Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA-MFT, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP, WoS
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified dance/movement therapist, Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing and Ways of Seeing Practitioner. She is trained in Somatic/Body Therapies and uses alternative healing modalities to address psychological, somatic, and spiritual awareness, growth and transformation. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and directs a Dance/Movement Training program in Minneapolis. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues. Barbara’s diversity expertise includes working with GLBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices. Her international Dance/ Movement Therapy teaching experiences include courses in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn University, in Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011) and with Inspirees Institute in China (2014-present) the China Institute of Psychology (2019- present), the University of Hong Kong (2019-20) and in Seoul, South Korea (2018-19). She is past chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee. She has also published on the use of trauma and DMT-based approaches with people diagnosed with Eating Disorders, a handbook for DMT programming in long term care facilities, and the historic development of DMT in Estonia.
With increasingly diverse populations seeking therapeutic services, multicultural awareness and multicultural humility is an essential priority for clinicians. However, culturally based non-verbal body/movement patterns are rarely included in most diversity-focused trainings. While understanding non-verbal actions from a multicultural perspective can be challenging, it is also an essential lens that can help therapists bridge differences in non-verbal expression authentically and in a way that respectfully promotes understanding and change. This workshop will use lectures, discussion and embodied experiences to introduce for observing, responding to and interacting with clients whose movement patterns are different from those of the therapist. Participants will also learn how to recognize non-verbal cultural and racially-based movement patterns and explore their own ‘body biases’. By Increasing awareness of movement from a diversity lens will help the therapist in co-creating a more authentic and effective therapeutic relationship.
- Participants will begin to learn how to observe and work with non-verbal movement behaviors from a more inclusive and aware multicultural lens.
- Participants will begin to explore their own ’body biases’ to augment awareness of the impact of their own cultural movement patterns in the therapeutic system.
- Participants will learn about appropriate uses of non-verbal awareness in clinical settings.