Research Projects

Select bibliography of KMP research projects

Birklein, S. B. (2005). Nonverbal indices of stress in parent-child interaction. DissertationAbstracts International. 66 (01):542B. (UMI No. AAT 3161860).

Birklein, S. & Sossin, K.M. (2006). Nonverbal indices of stress in parent-child dyads: Implications for individual and interpersonal affect regulation and intergenerational transmission. In S. Koch and I. Bauninger (Eds.) Advances in dance/movement therapy: Theoretical perspectives and empirical findings. Logos: Berlin.

Burrill, R. (2001). The effects of teaching/learning environments on the creative process of learning evidenced through a movement analysis tool: The Kestenberg Movement Profile. Dissertation Abstracts International. (UMI 3012118).

Koch, S. & Muller, S. (2007). Assessments with the KMP questionnaire and the brief KMP- based affect scale. In S. Koch & S. Bender (Eds.), Movement Analysis- Bewegungsanalyse: The legacy of Laban, Bartenieff, Lamb and Kestenberg. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

Koch, S. (2007). Basic principles of movement analysis: Steps toward validation of the KMP. In S. Koch & S. Bender (Eds.), Movement Analysis-Bewegungsanalyse: The legacy of Laban, Bartenieff, Lamb and Kestenberg. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

Koch, S. (2006). Gender and leadership at work: use of rhythms and movement qualities in team communication at the workplace. In S. Koch and I. Bauninger (Eds.) Advances in dance/movement therapy: Theoretical perspectives and empirical findings.

Koch, S. C., Cruz, R. F., & Goodill, S. (2002). The Kestenberg Movement Profile: Performance of novice raters. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 23, 71-87.

Lier-Schehl, H. (2008). Bewegungsdialoge bei Mutter und Kind. Hamburg: Kovac-Verlag.

Lotan, N., & Tziperman, E. (1995, 2005). The Kestenberg Movement Profile Analysis www.deas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/kmp (revision).

Shaw, J. S., Sossin, K. M. & Salbod, S. Affect regulation from a movement perspective: Shape-flow in embodied parent-child interaction. Presentation at the 2011 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Meetings, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY 1/14/11

Sossin, K. M. Sequential Analyses of Movement Patterns, Self- and Interactive-Contingencies, and Intersubjectivity through the KMP Lens. Moving from Within, 2nd World Congress, EZETTHERA European Center for Dance Therapy, Freising, Germany 7/24/10

Shaw, J., Sossin, K. M., & Salbod, S. Shape-Flow in Embodied Parent-Child Affect Regulation: Heightened Emotional Expression in Dyadic Interaction. World Association for Infant Mental Health, 12th World Congress: Infancy in Times of Transition. Leipzig, Germany, 7/2/10

Sossin, K. M. Linking Observations of Infant-Parent Dyads to Psychotherapeutic Practice: Considerations of Nonverbal Processes, Body, Affect, Attachment, Intersubjectivity and Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Stamford, CT. 5/10

Sossin, K. M. & Loman, S. "Movement Patterns as Viewed through the KMP Among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders." ADTA National Conference: Portland, Oregon 10/10/09

New England Chapter ADTA Conference hosted at Antioch University New England: "Dance/Movement Therapy: KMP Rhythms in Life": 1) Participant, "Panel: The KMP: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow;" 2) K. Mark Sossin & Larry Welkowitz-"Calling on Rhythms and Movement in Clinical Intervention on the Autism Spectrum;" 3) Discussant, "The Value of the KMP in psychoanalytic psychotherapy." 4/4/09

Sossin, K. M. & LaBarre, F. "The KMP and Laban Influences upon Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy." Beyond Language International Symposium, Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies and the 2008 Global Laban Celebration. Pennsylvania Hotel, New York 11/15/08

Sossin, K. M., Loman, S., & LaBarre, F. (Presented and Chaired Panel/Roundtable) "The KMP in Childhood Intervention and Clinical Practice." Beyond Language International Symposium, Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies and the 2008 Global Laban Celebration. Pennsylvania Hotel, New York 11/15/08

Sossin, K. M. "Dyadic Movement Processes in Parent-Child Interaction: Considerations of Potential Nonverbal Correlates of Mentalization Utilizing the KMP. Embodied Intentionality: Measuring Body-Based Mentalization -- Multidisciplinary Seminar -- The Anna Freud Centre, London, UK 11/8/08

KMP included in ADTA Research Poster Sessions (1997-2004)

1997 (Silvia Birklein). The Basic Neurological Patterns-assessment tool and developmental model in object relations and DMT.

2001 (Hannelore Lier-Schehl) The dance of mother and child-expression of relational behavior and attachment: The Kestenberg movement Profile (KMP).

2001 (Marci Caliendo (Explorations in attunement: moving to a sense of self.--infant mother and infant father.

2002 (Lotan, Nava) Body Movement, Presence of Parents and the process of falling asleep in toddlers. Used KMP.

2002 (Dawn Penney) DMT techniques as an approach to teaching ASL to a non-verbal chilld with autism. Used KMP.

2002 (Megan A. Shea) The use of a dance/movement therapy based parent-training program and its effects on maternal gratification in mothers of young children with autism. Used KMP

2002 Jennifer Swanson The use of DMT as an approach to staff-toddler interaction training and its effects on quality of care. Used KMP concepts.

2003 Movement Parameters in Depression: Potential of the Kestenberg Movement Profile for Diagnosis and Efficacy Research-Iris Braeuninger.

2003 Identification of Early Relationship from the Analysis of Movement Patterns in Mother-Infant Interaction Observed in an Inpatient Psychiatric Ward-Hannelore Lier-Schehl.

2004 Reliability of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP): Experts and Novices - Sabine C. Koch, MSW, DTR, Barbara Birner, MSW, BTD.

Additional Research

There are many researchers who are using the KMP in some facet of their work. Here are a few of them. If you are not listed here, but are using the KMP, please let us know so we can include you and your work.

Sabine Koch
Nava Lotan
Debora Sbaiz
Susanna Bender
Frances LaBarre
Hannelore Lier-Schehl
Rebecca Burrill
Jocelyn Shaw