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
2017 Conference Resources
The Art of Advocacy: Bringing Dance/Movement Therapy to the Forefront
Alison Salter & Lora Wilson Mau
Thursday, November 2, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Immerse yourself in four hours of advocacy training! Emerge with confidence and passion to take action and make a difference! This FREE workshop will define the key elements of effective advocacy, breaking it down into easy step by step directives. We will explore how advocacy can assist with issues that are paramount for dance/movement therapists: increasing awareness of dance/movement therapy services, expanding licensure for dance/movement therapists, and opening doors to profitability through reimbursement. Participants will get the opportunity to develop and practice their own advocacy scripts, specific to issues in their own states, and build confidence through role playing with peers. Strategy and planning sessions will be divided up by chapters, states and/or regions. All will leave with stronger voices and clear, actionable strategies for advocating for DMT in their respective geographical areas.
This workshop is free but you must register in order to attend.