Yeva Feldman

Yeva Feldman

  • 3033 Parkstead House, Whitelands

Personal profile

Biography

I have been teaching on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme since 2002. I am passionate about teaching as well as supervising trainees in their clinical practice. As well as a lecturer, I am a practitioner and specialise in the area of eating disorders. I also work with adults with borderline personality disorder and have my own private practice. I integrate my clinical experience with my teaching and each informs the other. Embodiment through relationship is central to my practice as a clinician and lecturer. I believe that our body experiences are a gateway to developing a greater understanding of ourselves and others as well as key in facilitating authentic expression.

Qualifications

Gestalt Psychotherapist, UKCP;

Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Supervisor, ADMP UK

Research interests

My research interests are centred around my clinical practice and exploring the use of DMP with adults with eating disorders. I am interested in pursuing some of the findings from the original pilot study (see below). I am working on developing a research project to explore research themes of embodied play, direct vs. indirect approach and use of therapeutic agression and the impact all these have on negative body image.

Research projects

I have conducted a small independent pilot study in my clinical practice with adults with eating disorders called 'Finding my body; finding myself: A Pilot Study: Experience of Embodiment in a Gestalt Movement Psychotherapy Group with Adults with Eating Disorders. This was a phenomenological study using thematic analysis to look at the emerging and most pre-dominate themes in a DMP group with adults with eating disorders in a private hospital over a 6 month period.

Professional affiliations

UKCP,

ADMP UK

Consultancy work

I have run CPD/ staff development seminars for Gestalt therapy trainees, Gestalt therapy tutors, Dance Movement Psychotherapists, Dramatherapy and Play Therapy supervisors and a crisis management team.

Teaching

My teaching interests are the integration of Gestalt and Dance Movement Psychotherapy skills and principles.