This in-depth dance/movement therapy session provides a window into the brilliant work of Penny Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Lewis illustrates her ability to adeptly integrate sophisticated theory, using the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) and psychodynamic theory into her clinical practice. The client is a high functioning woman who is grappling with issues in her relationship with her mother. We see the session unfold through Lewis’s embodied approach that weaves together complex theory into rhythmic action that connects to the client’s buried emotions. Deep-seated insights begin to emerge through the movement process. This film captures such clear examples of how developmental movement can be expressed, understood, and then transformed. The process can’t just be “talked about,” as Penny states, it needs to be moved through. Dr. Lewis’s passionate and creative work shines through this dance/movement therapy session that portrays the integration of movement into psychological understanding and growth.
Commentary by Nora Swan-Foster, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, Jungian Analyst
Total Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes