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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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The development of communication in patients with the severe forms of mental pathology by the dancing movement teaching method (based on the argentine tango) 1114


Gotlib M.I.
teacher-psycho, GBOU SOSH No. 1206

Kholmogorova A.B.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Described the results of the dancing movement teaching method usage research aiming to diagnose and correct the communicative disorders of the people with degree of disablement due to severe mental illness (schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy). Basing on the case study method and specially created criteria system showed positive dynamic of patients communicative skills during the Argentine tango teaching. Demonstrated that during specially arranged Argentine tango teaching process mental patients of the classes started easier to establish and maintain interpersonal contacts, their self-confidence increased and decreased restraint, started to express their emotions more vividly and to demonstrate initiative, improvise and enjoy dancing.

Keywords: severe mental illness, communicative skills, dynamic's criterias, dance therapy, argentine tango, correction, case study

Column: Workshop and Methods


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