ADTA CE Webinars

Welcome to the ADTA Continuing Education Webinar page!  The ADTA is pleased to provide top quality webinar programming designed to help you earn continuing education credits, increase your knowledge of the Dance/Movement Therapy field, and support your overall professional development. 

There are two ways for you to access ADTA Webinars: 


Watch past recorded webinars anytime and obtain continuing education. Simply register for the webinar, watch the recording, pass a brief quiz and print your continuing education certificate.  Click on the link below for the catalogue of ADTA recorded webinars. (Please note, at this time all recorded webinars are for ADTA continuing education credits only and are not approved for NBCC continuing education credits). Click here for our ON DEMAND Webinars.

Live Webinars:

Below you will find information about upcoming live ADTA Webinar offerings. Click on a specific webinar to register. 

Continuing Education

The ADTA provides continuing education credits for Dance/Movement Therapists wishing to maintain their credentials. ADTA is also an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. 


Please see the specific webinars to determine if they qualify for National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) credits. Please check with your relevant licensing boards to determine if ADTA and/or NBCC continuing education units are accepted.

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jul 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Webinar: Eastern Time

    Business 101: Exploring Private Practice

    with Erica Hornthal

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 3 PM EST
    Registration closes July 13, 2015.
    Continuing Education: 1 hour ADTA; 1 hour NBCC


    This webinar aims to explore the business behind being an independent practitioner.  Understanding the basics necessary to build a practice can lead to a successful meaningful career.  The participants will be introduced to the importance of marketing, self-promotion, networking, and most importantly, the basic building blocks of business development.  



    1. Learn the basics of business development.
    2. Explore how to promote and market yourself.
    3. Discuss the logistics of starting a practice.
    4. Discover how to embrace your creative spirit while being business savvy.  


      Erica Hornthal is a licensed professional clinical counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist. She received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago in 2007.  Erica is the founder and president of North Shore Dance Therapy, Inc., a psychotherapy practice based in Chicago.  As a psychotherapist in private practice, Erica is passionate about finding ways to help individuals age well by emphasizing the mind-body connection to enable growth and healing.  Through her private practice Erica has also  been able to share her knowledge of business to encourage students and current therapists to follow a path to independence.   

      Connecting to webinars:
      PC-based attendees
      Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

      Mac®-based attendees
      Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

      Mobile attendees
      Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

      • 18 Aug 2015
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Webinar: Eastern Time

      Cultivating Engagement: Effective Communication Skills for DMT with People with Dementia

      with Donna Newman-Bluestein, M.Ed., BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC

      Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12 PM EST
      Registration closes August 17, 2015.
      Continuing Education: 1 hour ADTA; 1 hour NBCC

      Brief description:

      What do dance/movement therapy with people with dementia and effective communication skills have to do with one another? Dance/movement therapists tend to have excellent communication skills. Yet a deeper understanding will help us hone those specific skills to be more effective in addressing our clinical concerns in DMT with people with dementia. At the same time, these skills will help us be more articulate in our advocacy, about both addressing the needs of people with dementia and dance/movement therapy.



      Donna Newman-Bluestein, M.Ed., BC-DMT, CMA, LMHC is a board certified dance/movement therapist, certified movement analyst, licensed mental health counselor, dancer, performer, educator, trainer and speaker. Donna's company, Dance for Connection, provides DMT services to older adults and people with dementia and training for caregivers. A senior lecturer at Lesley University, she has taught since 1992, is official spokesperson for the American Dance Therapy Association, and recipient of their 2013 Exceptional Service Award. Donna dances with Back Pocket Dancers, an intergenerational dance company that performs for elder venues and children in schools.


      Learning objectives:

      1. Articulate the 3 basic communication skills.
      2. Identify 3 strategies to maintain group member attention.

      Connecting to webinars:

      PC-based attendees
      Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

      Mac®-based attendees
      Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

      Mobile attendees
      Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

      • 22 Oct 2015
      • 8:30 AM
      • 25 Oct 2015
      • 12:00 PM
      • Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA

      ADTA 50th Annual Conference 

      Reflecting - Reaching - Moving Forward

      October 22 - 25, 2015

      Hotel Information

      Hyatt Regency La Jolla 

      3777 La Jolla Village Drive

      San Diego, CA 92122

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