Earn the Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) credential through the Certification Program in Laban/Bartenieff Movement and Somatic Studies.
Lesley University and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) come together on an exciting and rigorous program which awards the Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) credential upon completion. This certification program consists of 4 modules, each consisting of a 17-day, 120-hour intensive residency at Lesley University.
Laban Movement Analysis provides a comprehensive vocabulary and analytic framework for the description of human movement. Certified Movement Analysts apply the movement analysis work in a diverse and ever-changing world, making a difference in the way people perform, communicate, observe, learn and negotiate.
Graduates have had an impact on fields as diverse as:
From research on how children learn in the classroom to observation of and commentary on political candidates, from a neurophysiology-based movement program for people with Parkinson's to movement-based interventions with women in remote villages, from conflict resolution to motion-capture projects, CMAs are making a profound difference globally.Module I: Immersion Because Module I is the equivalent of two Lesley University graduate courses (Body/Movement Observation and Assessment 1 and 2), students may choose to take these two courses for credit as Module I OR take Module I through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York City. For more information on Module I, visit the LIMS® website. For more information regarding qualifying graduate courses at Lesley, please contact Nancy Beardall at email@example.com/617.349.8413.
Module II: ConcentrationIn Module II, you will be immersed in LMA theory, Bartenieff fundamentals, movement observation and the history and application of LMA.
Module III: DepthIn Module III, you will gain greater understanding of your own personal movement choices and further develop your skills in observing the functional and expressive movement of others. You will gain greater facility with the verbal and Motif vocabularies used in LMA in preparation for your final project proposal.
Module IV: Review and ProjectIn Module IV, you will review the Laban work and being work on your final project, which will be presented within the year upon completion.For more information regarding Modules II - IV, contact Beth Tallett (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.349.8833)
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Lesley University offers a master's program in Expressive Therapies: Dance Therapy with a Specialization in Mental Health Counseling. Graduates of the program are eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of Massachusetts. Learn more about how you can change lives and communities through the healing power of movement. Learn more about how you can change lives and communities through the healing power of movement.
Experience Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley! Introductory classes are open to non-matriculated students. To find out more about current course offerings, contact Nancy Beardall at email@example.com.