AGM for The Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK Ltd
Will be held on 14th October 2017 at Derby University.AGM’s are held annually in October each year. Any RDMP’s who are full members can be nominated at the AGM to become Directors of ADMP UK Ltd Company. Terms of office are for 2 years, with a maximum of 4 years if a candidate puts themselves forward for a second term of office, as a member of the council. Please see the personal statement of the current chair Jackie Edwards by downloading here. Please follow the link to book a place on the AGM https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/admpuk-agmtickets- 37518624215 and the link below for the free 3-hour CPD following the AGM https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-agm-cpdcritical- decision-making-and-accountabilitytickets- 37519197931 If you would like to be nominated to join Council from October 2017 please download form below. A proxy vote form for all those who are unable to make it on the day is available to download below. Click here to download nomination form. For votes by proxy, please click the following: Nomination Form for Election to the Council of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK Ltd. (Nominees must be a Registered Professional Members of ADMP) We look forward to seeing many of you there Jackie, Gabi, Luke, Jill & Sam
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4. Accounts for 1st April 2016 up to 31st March 2017
5. PDC report
11. Dream Roadmap
12. Nominations received and their personal statements:
FAQ Journal Catalogue Research Opportunities Call for research participants 2017 Research Opportunities in Dance Movement Psychotherapy February 2017 NICE update Dr Bonnie Meekums writes: As NICE representative (now resigned after six years), I recently gave feedback on a draft of the following publication: NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE Guideline scope Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers As a result of this, the scope now includes the following: 3.2 Current practice Current options for managing the cognitive symptoms of dementia include the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors (donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine) and the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist memantine. Antipsychotics licensed for short-term use (for example risperidone) are options in certain circumstances to manage the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. In addition, non-pharmacological treatment can help with the symptoms of dementia. These treatments include psychological and cognitive therapies (such as cognitive stimulation therapy), which can be used to improve memory skills in people living with dementia. Alternative therapies such as the therapeutic use of music or dancing, animal-assisted therapy, aromatherapy, massage and multi-sensory stimulation may help with the behavioural symptoms of dementia, and treatment can be tailored to individual needs. I am delighted to see this inclusion, especially since our Cochrane Systematic Review (Karkou & Meekums) is well underway, of DMT for dementia. We recently presented our research at a day conference in Cambridge, organised by ICRA. The depression review (Meekums, Karkou & Nelson) was published earlier this year. There is still much to do, including the establishment in people’s minds of the differences between dance and DMP, before our profession receives the recognition it deserves, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step (Lao Tzu). I have dedicated my working life to taking mindful, single steps. It is now time for others to take this forward. Bonnie Meekums, PhD, Fellow ADMP Dr. Bonnie Meekums, the ADMP representative for NICE, has let us know that there are two new publications: Closing the gap priorities for essential change in mental health and Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults treatment and management Clinical guidelines CG178 Issued: February 2014 Bonnie writes: You might want to go straight to 9.3.5 on page 220. Of note on page 221: ‘ arts therapies are currently the only interventions (both psychological and pharmacological) to demonstrate consistent efficacy in the reduction of negative symptoms.’ They go on, of course, to recommend the use of arts therapies at all stages of treatment.