If you have questions that are not answered here, the BC-DMT Handbook, nor elsewhere on our website, please Contact the ADTA Office. 

  1. Is there a time limit for me to finish my training for the BC-DMT?
    Yes, the majority of your work hours must have been accrued within seven years prior to your application. In addition, you must have a letter of recommendation from a supervisor who has seen your work within the past 2 years.

  2. How can I find an available BC-DMT supervisor?
    Any BC-DMT can supervise your BC-DMT hours. Good places for finding a supervisor include contacting your regional Member-at-Large for suggestions, checking with former instructors, or contacting local BC-DMTs in your area. If you are a member of ADTA, you can access the membership directory and contact BC-DMTs with experience working with your preferred population(s). 

  3. What types of work experience can I count toward my BC-DMT hours? 
    If you are accruing hours toward BC-DMT, you will need to complete 1000 hours of direct client contact, 500 of those specifically providing dance/movement therapy. 1800 hours must be done through paid employment, the remaining 600 hours may be done in unpaid, volunteer work.  You may not include hours teaching workshops or classes. Your hours must be verified by your BC-DMT supervisor. Consult the BC-DMT Handbook and application form for further details. 

  4. What types of settings comply with the required hours for the BC-DMT? 
    Hours can be accrued in any licensed, accredited or otherwise regulated, mental health, medical, educational or social services agency, correctional facility, NGO or community-based program. -DMTs who are also licensed to practice in a related health profession in their state may count up to 1800 hours of their private practice toward the total 2400 hours required for the BC-DMT application.

  5. If I am licensed to practice privately (e.g. social worker, marriage and family therapist, or counselor) in my state, can I use my private practice hours for my BC-DMT hours?
    If you have a mental health license and an R-DMT, you may count up to 1800 hours of private practice toward your BC-DMT hours. However, you must have supervision at a rate of 1 hour for every 36 hours of practice. You must identify yourself as “R-DMT, Board Eligible” when announcing your services. 

  6. Can I earn hours for DMT sessions if I am an independent contractor rather than an employee? 
    Yes, as long as the setting complies with BC-DMT setting requirements and you are being paid, the official financial arrangement doesn’t matter. 

  7. Is there a specific job title required for my BC-DMT internship? 
    As long as you are providing dance/movement therapy, it doesn't matter what your job title is. However, your job description should include DMT responsibilities, e.g. you might be hired as a "recreation specialist" or adjunctive therapist, but you should be providing DMT services, and your job description should reflect this in the description of your responsibilities.