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ERIC Number: ED425393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique Career Opportunity.
Armeniox, Leslie Flint
Dance and movement therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the body, dance, and movement as the primary mediums for the therapeutic process. Dance is a fundamental art form that involves the body as an instrument of self-expression; movement is a universal means of learning and communicating. Dance and movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process that furthers the emotional, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) supports and promotes this young profession by establishing and maintaining high standards of professional training and practice. The ADTA provides a registry process, a code of ethics for the profession, and a program approval process for graduate programs in dance and movement therapy. Education and training for dance and movement therapy is compatible with programs in counseling and psychology. Increasingly, dance and movement therapists are becoming certified and licensed as counselors, psychologists, and social workers. Thus dance and movement therapy provides an exciting career opportunity for those interested in dance and the helping professions. Contains 16 references. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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