Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

MCM - MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Expressive Therapies


Meg Chang


This literature review focuses on utilizing dance/movement therapy with mindfulness aligned to the Attachment, Self- regulation and Competency —framework. This paper highlights how each dance/movement therapy, mindfulness and the Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency - framework support one another. Research has shown that trauma significantly changes not only an individual’s brain, body, but also how they are present in day-to-day life. This literature not only focuses on these effects, but also goes into details of how dance/movement therapy, mindfulness and the Attachment, Self - regulation and Competency - framework supports a child who has experienced a type of trauma or stressful life event. There is more research which needs to be done to continue supporting this specific population of children. Though, the information provided provides a positive outlook for the children involved within this type of treatment.

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