• 07 Jan 2015 1:27 PM
    Reply # 3183387 on 1105520

    Make 2015 a year of professional growth!

    Join me in a supervision group for R-DMTs or a consultation group for BC-DMTs this month (only a few spots left). Get the information at 

    Contact me with questions or to sign up. 

  • 07 Jan 2015 5:26 PM
    Reply # 3183628 on 1105520

    Announcement about a new learning opportunity for CATs: Creative Business Development for Creative Arts Therapists.

    I am super excited to be facilitating this new program with Art Therapist and author (The Art of Business) Emery Mikel!

    The course is held on line, so you can join from anywhere.

    In the course - open only to Creative Arts Therapists - participants will learn how to approach the business aspects of their work with creative enthusiasm; and to let go of the dry, tiresome practices it feels like you have to have to succeed. Learn how to use your creativity to easefully grow your practice.

    This is a pilot program; the investment rate has been reduced and the class size limited to 10. We will be applying for ADTA/NBCC/AATA CE credits; pending approval the course will be worth 12 CE credits.

    Please contact me to receive a detailed description of the program:

    Annie Kirschenmann, BC-DMT

    Board Certified Coach

    701 269-9953

  • 12 Jan 2015 11:09 PM
    Reply # 3195744 on 1105520

    Dance/Movement Psychotherapy 
    With Infants And Children

    Dr. Suzi Tortora

    SAT-SUN, Jan 24-25, 2015
    9:30AM-5:30PM 2 Sessions
    $300 until Jan 16/ $325 after

    Sensitize yourself to the ways young children learn and express themselves through their movement and senses. Explore nonverbal cues and movement activities that support early-attachment relationships and social, emotional and cognitive development.

    Please note that there will be extensive focus on leadership experiences for each student... a special learning opportunity.

    This course is approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route requirements for the R-DMT. (CE Hours also available).

    REGISTER at Therapy
    or by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

  • 13 Jan 2015 11:27 AM
    Reply # 3196268 on 1105520

    Alternate Route Dance Movement Therapy Students:

    The 92Y Harkness Dance Center is offering this ADTA Approved LMA course this Spring 2015.

    Laban Movement Analysis

    Nancy Allison, CMA

    Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm

    Starts January 30, 15 Sessions, 45 hours

    $825 until Jan 23/ $850 after

    Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a way of experiencing, observing, and describing movement that includes analyzing the movement’s component parts and synthesizing those parts into a contextually meaningful event. By interweaving subjective and objective modes of perception to arrive at its working vocabulary LMA allows one to discover significant connections between the outer form of movement and the inner intention of the mover. These connections provide insights into personal movement style, and increase awareness of what and how movement communicates. This course is approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route requirements for the R-DMT. It also satisfies LMA Intro Requirements for LIMs certification.

    or by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:
    or Call 212.415.5500
    or Visit the 92Y Box Office in person
    1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City

    92Y Harkness Dance Center is named in recognition of the ongoing generosity of the Harkness Foundation for Dance. Major funding is also provided by Jody and John Arnhold; the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation in memory of Wendy Martz Goldhirsh; the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and Judith K. and James Dimon. 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center is a proud recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation Fund and Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant.

  • 13 Jan 2015 12:10 PM
    Reply # 3196328 on 1105520

    Alternate Route Dance Movement Therapy Students & Continuing Education:

    Methods in Dance/Movement Therapy II

    Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger, BC-DMT

    Tina Erfer, BC-DMT

    Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00pm
    Starts January 27, 15 Sessions
    $550 until Jan 22/ $575 after

    A continuation of Methods in DMT I, the focus of this course will be on the body, on group work, on the role of the therapist, on elements of a dance therapy session and movement observation.

    Please note that there will be extensive focus on leadership experiences for each student... a special learning opportunity.

    This course is approved by the ADTA for Alternate Route requirements for the R-DMT. (CE Hours also available).


    or by cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

    or Call 212.415.5500
    or Visit the 92Y Box Office in person
    1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City

    Last modified: 13 Jan 2015 12:11 PM | Selena Coburn
  • 14 Jan 2015 8:10 PM
    Reply # 3200561 on 1105520
    Lora Wilson Mau (Administrator)

    Announcing the new ADTA Blog!

    The ADTA is excited to announce the launch of its new, official blog:

    Moving Dance/Movement Therapy Forward!

    You may visit the blog at Expect new and diverse posts by ADTA members at least once a week. We encourage you to subscribe to the blog (look for the button on the home page) so that you receive email notification when a new post has been published.

    You will also notice social media buttons on the site. You can easily contribute significantly to the success of the blog by sharing individual posts via your social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. Together, as a community, we can build awareness of our profession, educate the public, and advocate for the work we are so passionate about.

    Notice a different color scheme on the blog? This is a hint of more changes to come to the ADTA website and branded materials - all happening very soon.

    Want to write for the blog? The ADTA Public Relations Committee wants you to write for the blog! Visit the "Dance/Movement Therapy Bloggers Wanted" blog post and provide your contact information via the form there.

    Thank you.

    Enjoy! Share!

    Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT
    Public Relations Chairperson, American Dance Therapy Association

    Last modified: 14 Jan 2015 8:11 PM | Lora Wilson Mau (Administrator)
  • 15 Jan 2015 8:35 AM
    Reply # 3200973 on 1105520


    Some ADTA members recently received a mailing from filmmaker, David Alvarado, regarding Expressing Disorder, a documentary that focuses on the hope of recovery from an eating disorder through dance/movement therapy and drama therapy. He announces, in this mailing, that institutions can purchase an educational license, which allows public performance rights.

    However, Individuals interested in purchasing Expressing Disorder can, at this time for their own purposes, continue to do so through ADTA’s online store

     Any testimonial statement dmts or others would like to contribute, can be send directly to me.

    Thanks so much for your support.


  • 16 Jan 2015 12:47 PM
    Reply # 3202114 on 1105520

    Kestenberg Movement Profile Trainings—2015

    Instructor: Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst

    The Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) is a systematic and in-depth movement assessment tool based entirely on the nonverbal. The KMP was developed by Dr. Judith Kestenberg and the Sands Point   Movement Study Group; it offers dance/movement therapists, clinicians, educators, childcare providers, parents & those interested in nonverbal behavior a refined language as well as a psychological interpretation for what is seen in the body. The KMP is especially informative in the areas of assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. The KMP offers clarity & vision in clinical & educational settings as well as childcare facilities and for parents.


    (these courses have been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. And, for practicing dance/movement therapists or childcare providers in Pennsylvania, 30 CE’s per course are available)


    Introduction to the Kestenberg Movement Profile (2 credits/30 hours)

    June 1-4, 2015 (fee due May 1) or August 24-27, 2015 (fee due July 24)

    Fee: $850

    In this 30 hour introductory course, participants will learn the basic layout of the KMP, the movement patterns contained within it, and the developmental and psychological significance of the patterns. Through experiential activities, discussion, and observational practice, students will come to understand the depth, wholeness, and vision the KMP has to offer therapists and educators in their work. Clinical applications will be integrated into the course.

    Constructing Kestenberg Movement Profiles I: Tension Flow Rhythms, Bipolar Shape Flow & Unipolar Shape Flow (2 credits/30 hours)

    September 21-24, 2015 (fee due August 21)

    Fee: $850

    In this 30 hour course, students and clinicians will focus in-depth on tension flow rhythms (developmental issues & personality), bipolar shape flow (comfort with self/environment), and unipolar shape flow (attraction/repulsion to stimuli in the environment and in relationships). Movement observation, tension flow writing, labeling, notation and diagram construction will be taught and practiced. Clinical understanding of these patterns will be deepened and further applications to clinical work will be explored. Construction of the TFR, BS, and US diagrams of the profile as well as analysis of the findings will be required (for alternate route students and those pursuing KMP certification).

    KMP One-Day Workshops

    June 24, 2015 (fee due May 22) or September 9, 2015 (fee due August 7); 9am-4pm (6CE’s)

    Fee: $150

    Immerse yourself in the Kestenberg Movement Profile for just one day. Move the patterns; learn their meaning, and make clinical applications. Return to your work & life with even more awareness and understanding of movement.

    Location for KMP Courses  & Workshops, Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, West Lehigh Valley, PA. For map, directions, & accommodations, go to  Twin Ponds is only 75 minutes  from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City.

    Online Studies

    Although it is most ideal to study the KMP in a live class, for those who are not able to attend, online courses are available to individuals and small groups.

    Supervision/Consultation/Independent Studies

    Available upon request and tailored to your interest and needs. Supervision/consultation may be arranged in person or via phone or skype.

    KMP Certification

    Completion of 90 hours of coursework, a completed profile and written analysis/interpretation are first steps in pursuing certification for teaching or research purposes. For specific information, go to

    KMP Color Wheel Poster

    This poster, which measures 11”x 17”, is a concise, visual representation of the KMP. Through design and color, the wholeness and complexity of the profile is captured. Further, it is a practical reference tool that can be utilized by those learning the profile as well as those who already know it. Available for purchase via Paypal. Cost of poster is $16, plus shipping (which is $4 in US and $6 outside US). If paying via PayPal, send an email to with your mailing address.  An additional fee of $1 will be added to international Paypal purchases due to PayPal’s currency exchange fees.


    To register for courses, arrange for supervision/consultation, or to purchase a KMP Color Wheel poster, contact Suzanne Hastie at or (610) 417-0831.



    Suzanne Hastie, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, KMP Analyst, graduate of Antioch/New England Graduate School, studied the KMP with Penny Lewis & Susan Loman, and interned with Dr. Judith Kestenberg in the late 1980’s. She teaches the KMP with Janet Kestenberg Amighi at Drexel University as well as independently since 2000 and has recently started teaching the KMP online. Suzanne is the creator of the KMP Color Wheel poster, a concise, visual representation of the KMP.  She has been integrating the KMP into her work and life for 25 years.


  • 17 Jan 2015 1:44 PM
    Reply # 3202936 on 1105520
    Quick! Now is the time to register for the February 28th 
    Maryland Expressive Arts Therapies Conference! 

    **Registration will increase by $5 on February 1st and online registration closes at 8pm, February 16th. You may register at the door, the day of the event, but it is another $5 increase (making at the door $60 professional and $45 student).**

    Early bird fees last only through January 31st! Professional registration is $50, Students and Volunteers is $35. This includes lunch for you! We will accept only a LIMITED number of volunteers, so please register soon if you would like to volunteer, as it will be first come/first serve! 

    We have an exciting list of presenters and presentations which you can read about on our website:

    Please use the registration form below to register for this conference!

    We hope to see you all there! 

    ~MD Expressive Arts Therapies Committee

  • 17 Jan 2015 5:34 PM
    Reply # 3203036 on 1105520

    Group Work: Moving in Relationship (DMT II)- (2 credits/30 hrs)

    Prerequisites: 30 hrs. of DMT coursework or permission of instructor.

    Date & Time: Friday July 10 - 3 pm-8:30 pm

                            Saturday July 11- 9-5:30 pm

                            Sunday July 12- 9-5:30 pm

                            Monday July 13- 9-3:30

    Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul area (MN)

    Cost: $750 (for Alternate Route credit) $500 (for CEU credit)

    Deposit due May 31; University credit may be possible for some students. contact Barbara for more information. 

    This course will focus on using movement, dance and body-based techniques to assess and guide group therapeutic interventions. It will introduce frameworks developed by Marian Chace, and Mary Whitehouse.  Students will deepen their embodied understanding of DMT theory, principles, and techniques for specific populations, issues and diagnoses. The course will also continue to emphasize a multi-cultural understanding of body awareness, movement and dance.  This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit. 

    Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW

    For registration or information contact: Barbara:; or Paul

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