Dance/Movement Therapy Concentration

Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association since 1987, the Dance/Movement Therapy program concentrates on the power of the creative experience, coupled with the healing properties of conscious movement sequencing. Students in the Dance/Movement Therapy concentration are trained in classical as well as innovative forms of Dance/Movement Therapy, specializing in the work of the pioneers Chace, Evan, Whitehouse, Espenak, Schoop, and Hawkins. In addition, the Dance/Movement Therapy concentration focuses on object relations and self psychology as well as the Gestalt-based Moving Cycle, Authentic Movement, and the interface of Dance/Movement Therapy with modern models of sensorimotor tracking. Dance/Movement Therapy students are also invited to dive deeply into the creative process using the tools of imagery, improvisation, rhythm, spontaneity, metaphor, and presence to activate expressivity and aliveness in themselves and thereby in those with whom they will ultimately work.

American Dance Therapy Association

The Dance/Movement Therapy concentration is designed in accordance with the training guidelines of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and has been an ADTA-approved program since 1987. The Dance/Movement Therapy concentration fulfills the requirements for the ADTA’s initial registration as a Registered Dance Movement Therapist (R-DMT). Program graduates may apply for the R-DMT credential with the ADTA immediately upon graduation.

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