MA in Dance/Movement Therapy: Couple & Family Therapy
Yellow Springs, USA
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As dance/movement therapists, we believe that a person who has lived bodily experience is central to the therapeutic process and that dancing is life-affirming. Relational bodily action is the primary agent of change. The DMT program presents both nonverbal and verbal approaches, enhanced by training in MFT. Students determine the methods that resonate with their professional identity as dance/movement therapists and best serve a diverse clientele.
Our graduates work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in various settings, including psychiatric, VA, medical, rehabilitation, pediatric hospitals; community mental health facilities; schools; residential treatment centres for children, adolescents, elders; and correctional facilities.
The DMT program holds an abiding commitment to social justice, multicultural inclusion, and anti-oppressive practice by transforming power relationships.
The master’s program in Dance/Movement Therapy at Antioch University New England (AUNE) was one of the first to be accredited by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).
Students integrate theory and practice in a small classroom setting concurrent with a broad range of fieldwork experiences:
1st year DMT practica with (a) elders; (b) adults with intellectual disabilities; and (c) infants and their caretakers, learning from leading experts in the Kestenberg Movement Profile, a developmental movement assessment framework.
2nd-year CFT practica near home (for LR students) or at the Antioch University Couple and Family Therapy Institute at Keene (for on-campus students)
3rd-year board-certified DMT (BC-DMT) supervised 700-hour internship anywhere in the US or abroad.