Dance/Movement Therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as “the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual."
Dance/Movement Therapists work throughout California in a wide variety of settings: mental health, educational, skilled nursing facilities, day care, rehabilitation, medical, wellness/prevention, and private practice.
“The dance/movement therapist focuses on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative and adaptive behaviors are used for group and individual treatment. Body movement as the core component of dance simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy” (ADTA 2009).