DMT Certification Board

he Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board recognizes individuals qualified in the use of dance/movement therapy through use of the best possible criteria in order to promote high standards of care for clients and the promotion of  continuing education in the field of Dance/Movement Therapy.

The DMTCB is a 501c(6) independent affiliate of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) which was incorporated in 1966 to organize and develop standards, training and communication for the profession of dance/movement therapy.

The DMTCB By-laws specify its structure, organization, and scope of operations. The DMTCB Policies and Procedures specify guidelines for requirements, application, assessment, and awarding of credentials for dance/movement therapists. DMTCB Board members are both elected by DMTCB certificants and appointed by the Board, and live in different geographic regions of the US. Chairperson, DMTCB: Julie Miller, BC-DMT.

NOTE:  DMTCB Board Certification and Registry are National Credentials. Licenses are awarded by individual states. Check licensing laws in your state to see how to qualify.

Employers: For Certification Verification, contact

In the United States of America, the following are registered under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as service marks, registered marks or certification marks of the American Dance Therapy Association: ADTA ®, R-DMT ® (Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist), and BC-DMT ® (Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist).

Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board Members:

  • Julie Miller, LCAT, LCSW, BC-DMT, Chairperson (2017)
  • Colleen A. Barry Esq, Public Member

R-DMT Panel

  • Stacey Hurst, BC-DMT, Panelist Central (2014)
  • Joan Berkowitz, BC-DMT, Panelist East (2016)
  • Laura Hayes-Meerman, BC-DMT, Panelist West (2016)

BC-DMT Panel

  • Pattee Russell-Curry, BC-DMT, Panelist West (2015)
  • Sally Totenbier, BC-DMT Panelist Central (2016)
  • Ellen Schelly Hill, LPC, BC-DMT, Panelist East (2018)

Compliance Coordinator

  • Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA (2018)

DMTCB Credentials

Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT), represents attainment of a basic level of competence, achieved through the completion of dance/movement therapy education and training. The R-DMT signifies both the first level of entry into the profession and the individual’s preparedness for employment as a dance/movement therapist within a clinical and/or educational setting.

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist  (BC-DMT), is the advanced level of dance/movement therapy practice. The BC-DMT signifies both the second level of competence for the profession and the individual’s preparedness to provide training and supervision in dance/movement therapy and engage in private practice.