Research Resources for Dance Therapists

Methods and Assessment in Dance Therapy

Ansdell, G. & Pavlicevic, M. (2001). Beginning research in the arts therapies: A practical guide. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Berrol, C. (2000). The spectrum of research options in dance/movement therapy. The American Journal of Dance Therapy, 22(1), 29-46.

Cruz , R.F., & Berrol, C.F. (Eds.) (2004). Dance/movement therapists in action: A working guide to research options. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Chaiklin, H. (2000). Doing case study research. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 22(1), 47-59.

Chaiklin, H.
(1997). Research and the development of a profession revisited. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 19(2), 93-103.

Chaiklin, H. (1989). Research and the development of a profession. In American Dance Therapy Association: A Collection Of Early Writings: Toward A Body Of Knowledge. Volume I-1989 (pp. 141-151), Columbia, MD: American Dance Therapy Association.

Cruz, R.F. & Sabers, D.L. (1998). Dance/movement therapy is more effective than previously reported. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 25(2), 101-104.

Fisher, A.C. (1992). Dance/movement therapy abstracts: Doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and special projects through 1990. Columbia, MD: American Dance Therapy Association.

Fledderjohn, H. & Sewickley, J. (1993). An annotated bibliography of dance/movement therapy, 1940-1990. Columbia, MD: American Dance Therapy Association.

Holtz, G. M. (1990). Suggested research – My top ten! American Journal of Dance Therapy, 12, 5-7.

Junge, M. & Linesch, D. (1993). Our own voices: New paradigms for art therapy research. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20. 61-67.

Koch, S. C. & Bräuninger, I. (2006). Advances in Dance/Movement Therapy. Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. Berlin: Logos.

Kuettel, T.J. (1983). Professional productivity among registered dance therapists. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 6, 74-90.

Landy, R. (1993). Introduction: A research agenda for the creative arts therapies. Arts in Psychotherapy, 20: 1-2.

McNiff, S. (1987). Research and scholarship in the creative arts therapies. The Arts in Pscyhotherapy, 14(2). 285-292.

Milberg, D.B. (1977). Directions for research in dance/movement therapy. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 1(2), 14-17.

Payne, H. (1993). Handbook of inquiry in the arts therapies. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Politsky, R. (1995). Toward a typology of research in the creative arts therapies. Arts in Psychotherapy, 22(4): 307-314.

Ritter, M. & Low, K.G. (1996). The effectiveness of dance/movement therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 23(3). 249-260.

Stinson, S. (1995). Body of knowledge. Educational Theory, 45(1): 43-54.

Sandel, S. L. & Johnson, D. R. (1996). Theoretical foundations of the Structural Analysis of Movement Sessions. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 23, 15-25.

Seigel, M.B. (1969, January). Describing an elephant. Dance Magazine, pp.92-93.

Assessment Resources

Cruz, R. F. (2006). Assessment in dance/movement therapy. In Stephanie Brooke (Ed.). Creative arts therapies manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.


Feder, B. & Feder, E. (1998). The art and science of evaluation in the arts therapies. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.



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