Original ArticlesSingle-Session Dance/Movement Therapy for Thought and Behavioral Dysfunction Associated With Schizophrenia A Mixed Methods Feasibility StudyBiondo, Jacelyn PhD, BC-DMT, LPC∗; Gerber, Nancy PhD, ATR-BC†; Bradt, Joke PhD, MT-BC∗; Du, Wei MD‡; Goodill, Sherry PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC∗Author Information ∗Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania †Art Therapy Program, Department of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida ‡Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Send reprint requests to Jacelyn Biondo, PhD, BC-DMT, LPC, Drexel University, P.O. Box 44613, Philadelphia, PA 19144. E-mail: [email protected]. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: February 2021 - Volume 209 - Issue 2 - p 114-122 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001263 Buy Metrics Abstract This purposes of this mixed methods feasibility study were to determine whether people with schizophrenia in an inpatient psychiatric facility were able to complete the research protocol, and to obtain preliminary treatment effects of a single-session dance/movement therapy (DMT) intervention versus verbal treatment as usual (TAU). Thirty-two participants were randomized to a 45-minute DMT or verbal TAU session. Data were collected quantitatively using the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and qualitatively through open-ended interviews. Results indicated that participants in the DMT group had statistically significant symptom reduction compared with those in the TAU group in overall BPRS scores (effect size [ES] = 0.67), psychological discomfort (ES = 0.64), negative symptoms (ES = 0.67), and positive symptoms (ES = 0.55). No statistical significance was shown for resistance. Qualitative findings substantiate the quantitative findings, however, show divergence regarding resistance. Participants in the DMT group expressed feeling in control, less angry, and motivated for treatment. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.