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...

PTSD Awareness: Dance/Movement Therapy Helps Veterans Fight the Battle at Home

  When I think of our Veterans, I think of resilience, hope, fervor, and valor. These are qualities they exhibit...

Dance/Movement Therapists Volunteer for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Over Memorial Day weekend local dance/movement therapists in Washington, D.C.  volunteered their time and services to co-lead dance/movement therapy grief groups for children sponsored by...

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...

Growing up Refugee

For the first time since World War II, the number of displaced people in the world has surged to more...