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    • 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

      If you are in the military or veteran please call the ADTA office 410-997-4040 for a special discount.

    Past events

    17 Jun 2015 Coming Out in the Age of the Religious Freedom Act: Unique Challenges and Approaches in Therapy for the LGBT Population
    10 Jun 2015 Nonconforming Bodies: The Role of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Dance Movement Therapy
    12 May 2015 Expanding Mental Health Services: Advocacy in Action
    07 Apr 2015 A Healing Pathway is a Creative Process: DMT with Children Affected by War Trauma and Human Rights Abuse; Part 2-Children
    16 Mar 2015 The Expressive Brain in DMT
    11 Feb 2015 Black History and the "Black Lives Matter" Movement -- Implications for DMT Practice in a Supposed "Post-Racial" Society
    04 Feb 2015 United by Our Differences: DMT and the Dance of Inclusion in a Multicultural and Diverse World
    28 Jan 2015 Broken Body, Broken World: DMT and the Restorative Process for Refugees and Survivors; Part 1-Adults
    09 Dec 2014 Mindfulness in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Tool for Awareness and Change
    18 Nov 2014 DMT with Military and Veteran Clients
    06 Nov 2014 49th ADTA Annual Conference, November 6-9, 2014
    24 Oct 2014 Webinar: Trends in Autism Research & Intervention: Where does DMT fit in this picture?
    09 Sep 2014 Webinar: A Dance/Movement Therapist in Every School: Implications for Institutionalizing DMT Programs
    27 Aug 2014 Webinar: Grant Writing for Everyone: What You Need to Get Started (If I can do it, you can do it!)
    06 Aug 2014 Webinar: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Women in Midlife: How are We Doing? A DMT Perspective.
    03 Jun 2014 Webinar: Tension Flow Attributes -- An Inroad to Emotional Regulation
    08 May 2014 Webinar: Quantitative Research, A Brief Review
    16 Apr 2014 Webinar: The Ethical Use of Digital Technology in DMT
    18 Mar 2014 Webinar: Connection to Prevention
    24 Oct 2013 48th ADTA Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2013
    11 Oct 2012 47th ADTA Annual Conference, October 11-14, 2012
    20 Oct 2011 46th ADTA Annual Conference, October 20-23, 2011
    23 Sep 2010 45th ADTA Annual Conference, September 23-26, 2010

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