Holmes, Sophie (2020) What Elements of Dramatherapy and Dance Movement Therapy Lend Themselves Particularly Well to Treating Social Anxiety Disorder? Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

This dissertation focuses on the use of Dramatherapy (DT) and Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) for treating Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). During the dissertation, these forms of therapy are broken down into different techniques that are employed within both therapies, and if/how they are beneficial as a way of treatment for the proposed disorder. From reading numerous books, journals, and articles the insight into how different therapists use these techniques for their particular sessions is either directly transferable or has many outcomes that could be associated with SAD. This has been achievable by researching multiple Case studies and understanding the core of each process that is discussed. Using these forms of therapy, as a treatment for Anxiety, does not have as much evidence for its success in comparison with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); however, this does not suggest it is not a positive method in treatment. Multiple studies discussed within this dissertation suggest that the use of DT and DMT, employ similar techniques that CBT uses, sometimes to a greater extent, and therefore it has been important to recognise where the different therapies push the techniques further and to what conclusion.

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