A Dance/Movement Therapist
In Every School: Implications
For Institutionalizing DMT Programs
The benefits of dance/movement therapy (DMT) 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 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.
The American Dance Therapy Association
49th Annual Conference
November 6 - 9, 2014
Collaborations: A Mosaic of Possibilities
In collaboration with the National Dance Education Organization
In this ADTA Talk, Past ADTA President Robyn Cruz explains the significance of the NIMH Research Domain Criteria project and emphasizes the systematic, refined observation skills that dance/movement therapists can bring to the process of understanding biological indicators of mental illness.
Click here to read or download the ADTA white paper on Dance/Movement Therapy and Obesity in Children and Adolescents.
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).