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Creating Health: Dance/movement therapy's contributions to suicide prevention


Do you view suicide as an individual problem? A community problem? Not a problem at all? The biomedical model treats suicide as an individual problem ( According to experts in suicidology biomedical explanations of suicide limit best practice (Reed, 2008). A larger context, one involving community needs to be included to effectively address suicide. This webinar presents dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice in suicide prevention. Participants will:

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify current trends in suicide prevention and dance/movement therapy's contributions to best practice.
  2. Understand the theoretical influences and dance/movement therapy techniques supporting the public mental health approach to suicide prevention.
  3. Learn to OBSERVE, UNDERSTAND, and RESPOND to the signs of suicide which include risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, and body signals.


Susan D. Imus

Susan D. Imus, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA,  is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Columbia College Chicago. Susan has presented workshops on suicide prevention to over 4,000 people across the U.S. and Asia. She has served on the ADTA BOD as the past chair of the Committee on Approval, and currently chairs the Education, Research, and Practice Committee. Susan received the first ADTA Excellence in Education Award in 2006.

Continuing Education

1.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $45.00