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Alternate Route Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy

Alternate Route Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy

Alternate Route is available to students interested in earning their Registered Dance Movement Therapist (R-DMT) credential from the American Dance Therapy Association. Eligible students must hold an MA or PhD in Counseling, Psychology or related field and wish to enrich their abilities with our dance/movement therapy curriculum.

The program begins the first week in August every year. Applications for the program must be submitted no later than mid December 2014. Applicants are expected to have completed anatomy and kinesiology or applied anatomy (45 hours/3 credits).

As listed in the ADTA R-DMT application


A. Dance/Movement Therapy Training

1. Dance Therapy Theory & Practice:
18/26 credits (depending on degree audit)

-Dance/Movement Therapy Theory I (3)
-Dance/Movement Therapy Theory II (3)
-Introduction to Body/Mind (2)
-Social & Cultural Foundations (3)
-Family Counseling (3)
-Addictions Counseling (3)
-Clinical Appraisal & Treatment Planning (3)
-Trauma & D/MT (1)
-Performance as Therapy (1)
-Creative Arts Therapies (1)
-Kestenburg Movement Profile (KMP) (1)
-Expressive Arts Therapies (1)

2. Group Processes in Dance Therapy (3 cr.)

-Methods of Group Therapy (3)

3. Movement Observation & Assessment (6 cr.)

-Observation & Assessment of Movement I (3)
-Observation & Assessment of Movement II (3)

4. Anatomy and Kinesiology (prerequisite)

B. General Training
    Covered by MA degree or PhD*

II. FIELDWORK (200 hours)
    Covered by MA degree or PhD*

III. INTERNSHIP (700 hours, 5 cr.)

-Internship I (3)
-Internship II (2)

Total of 30-35 credits

*Depending on your previous degree, you may be required to take additional classes at Columbia College Chicago to fulfill the ADTA requirements to become an R-DMT.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Mid December 2014 (click here to apply!)

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