The benefits of dance/movement therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention are well-established. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), founded in 1966, is a professional organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy (DMT) uses movement to "further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual." Through movement, DMT can help individuals with a wide range of psychological disorders achieve greater self-expression.
What is dance / movement therapy?
The first 2013 issue of the ADTA Newsletter is now posted.
- One Billion Rising Experience Reflections
- ADTA & Counseling article
- Hear from your Board & local Chapters
ADTA President Sherry Goodill, Ph.D., BC-DMT, NCC, LPC represented the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies at the National Summit: Arts, Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum, held at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, April 10, 2013. The ADTA was represented at this important gathering of leaders in military health and arts in healthcare, by Vice-President Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT and GAC Member Allison Winters, MA, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, RYT who works for the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
The Black American and African Descendants (BAAD) Affinity Group is an affiliate of the ADTA’s Multicultural and Diversity Committee (MDC). We are proud to announce the affinity group’s very first newsletter issue, called The BAAD Review. It is now available on the BAAD website, access it for printing or on-line reading by clicking here.
ADTA thanks the MARIAN CHACE FOUNDATION for grant funds that contributed to the development of this website!
In the United States of America, the following are registered under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as service marks, registered marks or certification marks of the American Dance Therapy Association: ADTA®, R-DMT® (Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist), and BC-DMT® (Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist).