Dance/movement therapists are passionate about dance and the unique healing power that it offers. Discover this therapeutic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit through verbal and nonverbal approaches. Learn how to help others and enrich lives through a fuller experience of embodiment, by employing your love for movement and dance in a therapeutic context. This unique low residency program provides the opportunity to learn how to integrate skills and passion for dance into clinical practice.
This certificate is offered by AU New England
This 29-credit specialization in dance/movement therapy is designed to meet ADTA Alternate Route training requirements in dance/movement therapy. This program provides the very latest, cutting-edge information on the discipline of dance/movement therapy as a mind-body approach in therapy, including key approaches to treatment and intervention techniques.
The three-year program meets for intensive one-week experiential learning residencies two times a year, in June and September for dance/movement therapy specific coursework. The residencies are held in inspiring locations on various Antioch campuses. Online coursework follows fall courses and bridges learning into the following year. Students wishing to pursue the R-DMT credential through the ADTA must complete 700 hours of DMT internship. Supervision and resources for internship development opportunities are provided beginning the second year of the course sequence.
The program incorporates hands-on clinical experience to complement highly experiential classroom sessions. Students develop a strong theoretical framework through papers and integrative learning projects that follow each course and acquire all the DMT courses needed for applying via alternate route to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) for the R-DMT credential.
Clinical Application of Dance/Movement Therapy
As interest in somatic and embodied experience grows in our culture, dance/movement therapy is increasingly sought by clients in individual and group therapy treatment to address a wide range of concerns. Dance/movement therapy is engaged in many types of clinical, community, and educational settings. Clinical interventions are powerful and effective with a wide range of populations across the developmental spectrum.
Dance/movement therapy can support clients with depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship concerns, social/emotional learning, eating disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and medical conditions such as cancer, immune disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
The 29-credit Certificate Program is completed over three academic years.
Students can begin coursework while completing degree requirements for masters’ degree in mental health counseling, or as post-graduate counselors, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, and/or educators.
- For Summer 2019 Entry: May 1
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Short answer questions
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- One letter of recommendation is requested, from someone who is in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
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