The benefits of dance/movement therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention are well-established. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), founded in 1966, is a professional organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy (DMT) uses movement to "further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual." Through movement, DMT can help individuals with a wide range of psychological disorders achieve greater self-expression.
What is dance / movement therapy?
The American Dance Therapy Association
48th Annual Conference
Dance/Movement Therapy: Creating Community Connections
Brooklyn and Beyond
October 24-27, 2013
What a success!
Dance/Movement Therapist, Tal Shafir, PhD, and lecturer at The Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies in University of Haifa, Israel, presented
How Your Body Affects Your Happiness: TEDxJaffa 2013.
In recognition of its 30th Anniversary, The Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy is featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. Click on picture for full article.
The ADTA releases new white paper on Dance/Movement Therapy and Obesity in Children and Adolescents.
Click here to read or download the white paper in full.
ADTA thanks the MARIAN CHACE FOUNDATION for grant funds that contributed to the development of this website!
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).