Five Ways Dance/Movement Therapy Can Empower and Support Veterans

In the spirit of learning, connecting, and sharing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness day, I offer some of...

International Day to Support Victims of Torture: How Trauma Affects the Body

Today, June 26th, is International Day to Support Victims of Torture. On this day, the United Nations invites individuals to...

The Good Old Days: Dance/Movement Therapy With Older Adults

Trays of half-eaten mashed potatoes and boxed beverages are illuminated by the fluorescent light that fills the hallways and activity...

A New Therapeutic Norm: Dance/Movement Therapy with Individuals with Mental Illness

“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” –Amy Pohler I currently work as a dance/movement therapist...

Dance/Movement Therapy and Mental Illness–An ADTA Talk

Drawing on more than 25 years working in psychiatric hospitals, Ted Ehrhardt, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA, explains in this ADTA...

A Dance/Movement Therapy Moment

As I was training to become a dance/movement therapist, there were two phrases I constantly heard: “trust the process” and...

A Personal History: Bringing the Body into the Treatment of Autism

I met Peter* in 1970, while earning my Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Emerson College in Boston,...

Making Dance/Movement Therapy the Therapy of Choice for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Phillip Martin-Nelson, principal dancer of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who was diagnosed with severe autism, credits ballet with...

Reintroduction to Body and Community: Dance/Movement Therapy with Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Over one million individuals survive traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year. TBI often results in physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes,...