Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Expressive Therapies


Dr. E Kellogg


This thesis explores the idea of how dance/movement therapy can be a beneficial treatment modality to help individuals with an eating disorder. Dance/movement therapy (DMT) is a body-based approach that involves movement and dance. It is also a psychotherapy that is focused on the mind-body connection. The main question for this thesis is how does DMT benefit individuals with eating disorders and body-image challenges? This question is important to me because after graduating from Lesley I want to start to work with this population and bring DMT into the work that I do specifically with this population. Throughout this thesis the eating disorders that will have a main focus on anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED).

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