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What Is Dance/Movement Therapy?

Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual. Learn more >

 

 

 

The National Building Museum in DC has an exhibit on the link between architecture and mental health  —  “architecture” of St. Elizabeths! Click on link below:

History of Architecture and Mental Illness at St Elizabeths

American Dance Therapy Association 52nd Annual Conference

November 2-5, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

Movement as Pathway to Neuro Resilience and Social Connection:
Dance/Movement Therapy at the Forefront

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New this year: Refer a colleague, receive a discount!

Refer a colleague who has not attended the conference in at least 5 years and you will receive a $50 refund on your conference registration! To get the credit, your colleague will need to register and pay for the full conference and indicate you referred them to the conference during the registration process. The discount will automatically be credited to your account at the start of the conference. 

This is a great opportunity to expose your non-DMT colleagues to the world of dance/movement therapy or to bring DMTs back to the conference. But hurry, this offer is only good through the Early Bird Deadline of July 15th!

goodday-circle-imageHow To Become A Dance / Movement Therapist  

Are you interested in the intersection between movement, mind and body, health and well-being? Curious about pursuing a career that invokes the healing power of dance to promote wellness in others? If so, dance/movement therapy might be the career for you! Whether you choose to go to one of the ADTA approved graduate programs and OR you choose to an alternate route program, we have the answers to your questions! Learn more >

Congratulations to all the recent graduates of dance/movement therapy programs across the country. We welcome you into our professional community with open arms!
Jody Wager, President
American Dance Therapy Association

Moving Dance/Movement Therapy Forward: The Official Blog of the American Dance Therapy Association

webinar-photo-groupFEATURED WEBINARS: 2016 Creative Collaborations Series

This webinar series offers insight and inspiration for ways in which integrating dance/movement therapy (DMT) and other modalities can enhance treatment. Bringing other approaches into DMT expands options for intervention and provides additional frameworks to focus the work. Throughout the series, dance/movement therapists will learn more about options that may strengthen their practice and other mental health professionals will be introduced to the benefits of using an embodied and creative approach with a variety of interventions.

For more Info >    To register at our webinar hosting site >

2016 Conference Recording

Oral History: Roots to Branches: How Vision, Passion, and Commitment Built a Profession

Second generation dance/movement therapists share their experience in the parallel processes of creating a profession and supporting association. This “oral history” seminar is structured in a conversational, storytelling style that allows for spontaneous exchanges and connections to surface that might otherwise be lost. More >

ADTA CE Hour: 2 NBCC CE Hour: 2 ADTA Member Price: $40.00 Non-Member Price: $50.00 ADTA Student Price: $20.00

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