This degree is offered by AU New England
If you desire to use your skills and passion for dance in a counseling role, Antioch University New England’s programs in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling lead to truly gratifying career options. Dance/Movement Therapy integrates the mind, body, and spirit through verbal and non-verbal treatment approaches to wellness. The program is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).
Gain Professional Real World Experiences through Practica and Internships: The Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) and Counseling program incorporates hands-on clinical experience to complement classroom sessions. You complete supervised practica and internships in clinical settings to put your skills, knowledge, and talent to work.
Learn from World-Renowned Faculty: Join students who come to AUNE because our faculty have excellent credentials and are recognized experts in DMT, presenting and publishing nationally and internationally.
This 63-64-credit program of coursework and clinical training spans two and a half to three years as you explore verbal and nonverbal approaches to therapy.
- In the first year, you spend two days a week in core classes. This includes practica in DMT, and DMT and counseling courses.
- Your second-year includes advanced courses in DMT and counseling. In addition, you spend two semesters in a supervised counseling practicum/internship.
- Your third year includes a six- to nine-month DMT internship (700 hours) anywhere in the US where there is an American Dance Therapy Association (BC-DMT) supervisor. You also take an accompanying online group seminar to provide additional support.
Effective Fall 2017
Fall I (13 credits)
- PYB 5020 Psychomotor Assessment of Children (3)
- PY 5900 Fundamentals in Therapeutic Interaction (3)
- PYD 6010.NE Professional Orientation & Ethics (3)
- PY 6805 Theory and Practice of DMT I: Theoretical Origins (3)
- PYP 6910 Practicum in DMT I (1)
Spring I (13 credits)
- PYG 6040 Group Work in DMT and Counseling (3)
- PYB 5140 Psychomotor Assessment of Adults (3)
- PYI 5540 Counseling Theories Models and Approaches (3)
- PYB 5260.NE Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives (3)
- PYP 6920 Practicum in DMT II (1)
Summer I (3 or 4 credits)
- PYB 6010.NE Social Cultural Diversity (3) (face-to-face)
- PYP 6930 Practicum III in DMT (1) (**Optional)
Fall II (13 credits)
- PY 5800 Expressive Arts Therapy (3)
- PY 5580 Theory and Practice of DMT II: Special Populations (3)
- PYB 5500 Psychopathology (3)
- PY 6860 Family of Origin Systems: Counseling Seminar (3)
- PYP 6950 Practicum in Counseling (1)
Spring II (13 credits)
- PY 6180 DMT & Counseling Approaches to Crisis and Trauma (3)
- PY 5520 Career and Lifestyle Counseling (3)
- PYB 5900 Research & Evaluation for Counseling & Therapy (3)
- PY 6870 Approaches to Addictions Treatment: Counseling Seminar (3)
- PY 6950A Internship in Counseling (1)
Summer II (0 credits)
Fall III (4 credits)
- PY 6820A Clinical Appraisal and Treatment Planning (3)
Spring III (4 credits)
- PY 6820B Advanced DMT Seminar: Professional Identity (3)
- PY 6930A Internship in DMT II (1)
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Official transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
In accordance with the ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association) admissions standards,
- We look for candidates with an undergraduate degree in diverse background such as liberal arts, dance, psychology, biology, engineering, etc. (A degree in psychology and/or dance is not required.)
- Significant experience in at least two different dance/movement forms (such as ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, popular/street/indigenous, liturgical, ballroom, traditional/ethnic/folk, African, Caribbean, Korean, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Tai-chi, Aikido, etc.) and in-depth knowledge of one of them is required.
- Teaching, performing, and/or choreography experience is preferred.
- College-level psychology courses are recommended.
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