Q & A about board certification
The Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board recognizes individuals qualified in the use of dance/movement therapy through use of the best possible criteria in order to promote high standards of care for clients and the promotion of continuing education in the field of Dance/Movement Therapy.
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The DMTCB is a 501c(6) independent affiliate of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) which was incorporated in 1966 to organize and develop standards, training and communication for the profession of dance/movement therapy.
The DMTCB By-laws specify its structure, organization, and scope of operations. The DMTCB Policies and Procedures specify guidelines for requirements, application, assessment, and awarding of credentials for dance/movement therapists. DMTCB Board members are both elected by DMTCB certificants and appointed by the Board, and live in different geographic regions of the US. Chairperson, DMTCB: Susan Saenger, BC-DMT.
NOTE: DMTCB Board Certification and Registry are National Credentials. Licenses are awarded by individual states. Check licensing laws in your state to see how to qualify.
For an historical accounting of the road to certification for dance/movement therapy, click here.
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).