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bulletFor over fifty years, Dance/Movement Therapists have been pioneers in the in-depth understanding of how the body and mind interact in health and in illness, be it an illness of the mind which is embodied or an illness of the body that impacts on mental functioning and spirit. Whether the issue is the will to live, a search for meaning or motility, or the ability to feel love for life, for dance/movement therapists healing has always meant mobilizing resources from that place within where body and mind are one.
bulletAs defined by the American Dance Therapy Association, "Dance/Movement Therapy is the the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual."
bulletDance/movement therapy emerged as a distinct profession in the 1940's.
bulletThe American Dance Therapy Association was formed in 1966. It maintains a code of ethics and has established standards for professional practice, education and training.
bulletThere are approximately 1203 dance/movement therapists in 46 states and 29 foreign countries.
bulletDance/movement therapy is an effective treatment for people with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
bulletDance/movement therapy is practiced in mental health rehabilitation, medical, educational, forensic, nursing homes, day care, disease prevention and health promotion programs.
bulletDance/movement therapy is used with people of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family, and group therapy formats.