About the American Dance Therapy Association
The American Dance Therapy Association was founded in 1966 as an organization to support the emerging profession of dance/movement therapy and is the only U.S. organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy.
- Advocates nationally and internationally for the development and expansion of dance/movement therapy training and services.
- Holds an annual conference and supports chapters, regional groups, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
- Stimulates communication among dance/movement therapists through social media, publication of the American Journal of Dance Therapy, and the ADTA newsletter. ADTA has members in 50 states and U.S. territories and 36 countries
Benefits of ADTA membership
ADTA & DMTCB: Guardians of Professionalism
Professional dance/movement therapists are registered and board certified by the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB).
The Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board sets stringent standards of education, experience, and continuing education for professional Dance/Movement Therapists.
ADTA sets and monitors standards for masters level programs that prepare people to become Dance/Movement Therapists.
ADTA Affiliations Include:
- National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
- National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC)
- National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA)
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
- Academic Consortium for Complimentary and Alternative Healthcare (ACCAHC)
- Global Alliance for Arts & Health (formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH))