Certification Program

Requirements for Certification

A KMP committee has been formed in order to provide standards for KMP teaching and research. We have developed a certification process to assure the quality of KMP teachers and the accuracy of KMP raters.

Requirements for Certification:

1. Applicants must provide verification that they have constructed two entire KMP’s with interpretations.

a. The first KMP can be from a completed KMP course (please send us a copy including your interpretation).

b. The second KMP will be constructed from a DVD that the KMP committee will send the applicant (process described below).

2. Applicants must provide verification that they have taken a 90-hour KMP course or tutorial equivalent (i.e. provide Certificate of Completion or transcript).

3. Applicants who wish to teach will provide verification of their KMP teaching experience as a KMP teaching assistant, workshop leader or other related activity.

Application procedure

1. Applications may be submitted at any time. The applicant must submit a letter of intent to engage in the application process, including the application fee of $100 for students and $250 for professionals. Please clarify on your application letter if you are seeking a teaching certification or a research certification. There will be higher reliability requirements for researchers.

Please send your letter of intent and application fee (payable to CDR/KMP ) to:

Susan Loman
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431
U.S.A.

2. A member of the KMP committee will send the applicant a copy of a DVD of an adult.

3. The applicant will complete a KMP based on this DVD, including the eight diagrams of the KMP, Body Attitude, and written interpretation (5-7 pages).

4. Two members of the KMP committee will review the submitted KMP to determine quality of work and reliability.

-If the submission is satisfactory, the applicant will receive a certification letter and will be listed on the KMP website (see below).
-If the submission is approved with concerns, the applicant will be asked to resubmit a part of the KMP or make other revisions.
-If the submission is unsatisfactory, the applicant will be encouraged to take additional KMP courses.

Suggestions

Both KMP teacher and researcher applicants will be expected to demonstrate understanding of KMP concepts and movement patterns in their interpretation section. For example, the successful applicant will be able to discuss statistical data, such as load factors and ratios; overall KMP-interpretation, such as affinities and clashing; and significance of movement pattern skewing, such as high or low quantities of specific movement patterns.

For a review of KMP profile interpretation, please reference the textbook: Kestenberg Amighi, J., Loman, S., Lewis, P., & Sossin, M. (1999). The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile. NY: Brunner-Routledge.



Please see our Courses and Trainers tabs for more information about KMP refresher courses, which are offered in person and can be arranged online.

Those who attain certification will be listed on the KMP website as a KMP certified trainer.

Sample Course Syllabus for Level I KMP training

The following Syllabus is based on 3 teaching modules including 90 hours of training:

I. Projected Learning Goals and Objectives:

Students will become familiar with the basic principles of movement observation, assessment and analysis for use in diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention applicable with child and adult populations. Students will learn to experience, recognize, notate, diagram and interpret movement patterns, representing developmental and psychological perspectives. Students will become aware of developmental and cultural influences on movement as well as their own movement preferences. They will learn to use the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) nonverbal assessment tool and will learn the applications of this tool in clinical diagnosis and treatment.

II. Overview of Course Content and Methods:

Students will learn through lecture, video observations, group and dyadic movement and art experiences, movement notation, observation and interpretation assignments, readings and discussion.

III. Documentation of Learning

Students will be expected to complete movement assessments based on in-class videotape observations with accompanying interpretation. By the end of the entire course, they will have learned the entire KMP system. They will contribute to class discussion and participate in all experiential exercises.

Required Texts

Kestenberg Amighi, J., Loman, S., Lewis, P., & Sossin, M. (1999). The Meaning of Movement: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives of the Kestenberg Movement Profile. NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Kestenberg, Judith S. et al. Revised by Loman, S. (1999). The KMP training manual. (Available from Antioch University New England Dept. of Applied Psychology)

Requirements of Students

Students will have homework assignments to complete between the 3 modules. After the first module they will read Chapters 1, 5, 6 in the Meaning of Movement textbook along with pages: 293-295, 300-303, 344-346 and 350-351. They will also read in the KMP Training Manual pages: 5-20 and 46-55. They will complete tension flow rhythms, bipolar and unipolar shape flow diagrams with a written interpretation of their findings as practice for learning the notation, scoring, diagramming and an accompanying developmental/psychological interpretation of the KMP.

After the second module, students will read Chapter 2 in the Meaning of Movement textbook along with pages: 295-296, 346-348. They will also read in the KMP Training Manual pages: 21-30. They will complete a tension flow attributes diagram with a written interpretation of their findings as practice for learning the notation, scoring, diagramming and an accompanying developmental/psychological interpretation of the KMP.

After the third module students will read Chapters 3, 4, 8, and 9 in the Meaning of Movement textbook along with pages: 296-307, 343, 348-353. They will also read in the KMP Training Manual pages: 3-4, 31-45 and 56-64. They will complete pre-efforts, efforts, shaping in directions and shaping in planes and body attitude with a written interpretation of their findings as practice for learning the notation, scoring, diagramming and an accompanying developmental/psychological interpretation of the KMP.

After all homework assignments are received, students will have completed Level I KMP training (90 hours).