Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy
Dance/movement therapy is a body/mind-integrated approach to psychotherapy that uses expressive dance and movement processes to encourage the integration of emotional, cognitive, social, and physical functioning. Dance/movement therapy emphasizes the non-verbal realm of movement, touch, rhythm, and spatial interactions, as well as the congruence and connections between verbal and nonverbal modes of expression.
In this program, students build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and clinical application in dance/movement therapy (DMT). The program teaches and balances the art of DMT with the science that supports it. Using diagnostic knowledge, developmental and systems theories, and observational skills based in Laban Movement Analysis, our students learn to assess client functioning and formulate treatment goals. Using their expertise in the dance/movement modality and interactive, improvisational processes, students learn to address the patient’s needs in both group and individual therapy formats. They may design creative group tasks for fostering interaction and cohesion, or to guide an individual through a personal conflict or challenge.
Admission requirements for the certificate program are similar to those for the MA program in Creative Arts, with the exception of standardized test scores.
The Post-Master’s Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy consists of specialized coursework and supervised clinical experience. For those already holding a master’s degree in a field related to dance/movement therapy (i.e. , dance, dance education, another mental health discipline) this certificate program will help prepare the learner for the Dance Therapist Registered credential from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) through the "Alternate Route. "
Courses in the certificate program address categories delineated by the ADTA for Alternate Route Training in DMT:
- theory and practice in the field of dance and movement therapy
- movement observation and analysis
For the categories delineated by the ADTA in the areas of general mental health and anatomy/kinesiology, the Creative Arts in Therapy Program offers courses for additional fees.
Certificate courses can be taken on a full time basis over one year, or on a part time basis over two years. The certificate program offers the requisite fieldwork and Internship components on an optional basis for additional fees.
For additional information about admission to the program, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions Creative Arts in Therapy web site.
|ARTS 501||Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy I||2.0|
|ARTS 502||Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy II||2.0|
|ARTS 503||Introduction to Creative Arts Therapy III||2.0|
|ARTS 552||Therapy Relationship Skills I||2.0|
|ARTS 553||Therapy Relationship Skills II||2.0|
|ARTS 554||Movement Observation I||2.0|
|ARTS 555||Laban Movement Analysis Lab||0.0|
|ARTS 556||Movement Observation II||2.0|
|ARTS 557||Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children I||2.0|
|ARTS 558||Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice - Children II||2.0|
|ARTS 559||Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy History and Literature||1.0|
|ARTS 563||Movement Perspectives in Human Development||2.0|
|ARTS 564||Group Dynamics and Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy||2.0|
|ARTS 651||Medical Dance/Movement Therapy||1.0|
|ARTS 654||Dance/Movement Therapy Theory and Practice III: Adults||2.0|
|ARTS 655||Multicultural Perspectives in Therapy II: Dance/Movement Therapy||2.0|
|ARTS 656||Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis I||2.0|
|ARTS 657||Mental Health Applications of Movement Analysis II||2.0|
|ARTS 661||Family Dance/Movement Therapy: A Systems Approach||2.0|
|ARTS 662||Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills I||2.0|
|ARTS 663||Advanced Group Dance/Movement Therapy Skills II||2.0|
|ARTS 699||Independent Study in Creative Arts Therapy||1.0-4.0|
|Clinical Internship I|
|Clinical Internship II|
|Clinical Internship III|
|The Kestenberg Movement Profile|
|Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision I|
|Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision II|
|Dance/Movement Therapy Advanced Group Supervision III|