Welcome to the ADTA Continuing Education Webinar page! The ADTA is pleased to provide top quality webinar programming designed to help you earn continuing education credits, increase your knowledge of the Dance/Movement Therapy field, and support your overall professional development.

There are two ways for you to access ADTA Webinars:

Recorded/On-Demand: Watch past recorded webinars anytime and obtain continuing education hours. Simply visit our CE Center, purchase the webinar, watch the recording, pass a brief quiz, and store your continuing education certificate on-line in your personal CE Tracker. Click here to access our entire catalog of ON DEMAND Webinars.

Live Webinars: The ADTA offers live webinars that may also be purchased via the CE Center. Announcements for upcoming live webinars are shared via email and social media and can also be found in the ADTA Calendar of Events.

Current Featured Webinar Series

Conversations from the Edge: A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series

Structure and Intent

The structure of the Conversations from the Edge Webinar Series is an interwoven blend of traditional bullet point instruction and unscripted, authentic, organic conversation. The intention of diving into these conversations publicly is to model the imperfection and vulnerability of doing the work and of finding the courage to make mistakes, own them, learn from them, and continue the work. We hope to inspire our members to bravely engage in similar conversations with their friends, family, and colleagues as we closely examine our own biases, privilege and choices. The ADTA offers this series as one of many necessary steps towards dismantling white supremacy culture within the ADTA, in pursuit of true equity and inclusion.

Historical Context

The Conversations from the Edge Webinar Series was conceived in the fall of 2019 in response to the diverse presentations and discussions at the 2019 Conference in Miami, most notably the experiential Keynote Plenary session by the Affinity Groups with the ADTA Multicultural and Diversity Committee. Rather than being a platform for a singular voice to speak, the 2019 Keynote Plenary was an opportunity for Affinity Group members to share their truths in movement, word and/or image, and to be witnessed by the entirety of the conference. Individuals serving in support roles maintained a safe space for the Affinity Group members to share and for those in attendance to behold these stories and briefly, between each offering, respond via movement, writing, or silence. The 2019 Keynote was facilitated by Carmen C. Marshall, who guides the Conversations from the Edge Webinar Series.

Carmen’s relationship with the ADTA did not begin with the 2019 conference but seven months earlier. She was hired by the Board of Directors in March of 2019 to support and challenge the ADTA Leadership in their own work around privilege and bias and to facilitate repair between the ADTA Leadership and MDC members. The powerful 2019 Keynote Plenary Session was the result of a journey of listening and relationship building, a held space in which MDC members called out issues of harm rooted in ADTA structure, education, history, micro-aggressions, and ignored boundaries. 

The first two webinars in the Conversations from the Edge series reference the 2018 and 2019 Keynote Plenaries and the harm and efforts at repair of the year in between.  To contextualize this current series, to deepen your understanding of dynamics within the membership that may be outside of your awareness, and to place these conversations squarely in the history and present moment of the Association,  ADTA Leadership encourages you to read the following American Journal of Dance Therapy articles in chronological order. ADTA Members may download these articles for free by accessing the AJDT via the Member Center.

Grayson, A., Howard, L. & Puloka, R. ADTA 2018 Keynote Plenary Panel: Power and Privilege Within the ADTA.  Am J Dance Ther  41, 143–157 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10465-019-09316-4 

Chan, M.W.L., Coburn, D., Coburn, S.  et al. ADTA 2019 Plenary Panel-Honoring Multiplicity: An Embodied Keynote Experience ADTA 54th Annual Conference Miami, FL.  Am J Dance Ther (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10465-020-09329-4 

Continuing Education Credits

The ADTA provides continuing education hours for Dance/Movement Therapists wishing to maintain their credentials. Many webinars are also eligible for NY LCAT CE hours and/or National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) credits. Please see the individual descriptions of specific webinars to determine CE eligibility. Please check with your relevant licensing boards to determine if ADTA and/or NBCC continuing education hours are accepted.

The American Dance Therapy Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5739. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Dance Therapy Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The American Dance Therapy Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0035.