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Columbia College Chicago
Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling
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Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling

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The MA program is designed to develop quality practitioners in the field of Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling. Program graduates are prepared to work as counselors who use dance/movement as a modality for change and healing. Graduates are able to work both individually and in groups in a variety of mental health treatment settings including schools, hospitals, out-patient programs, nursing homes, community centers and rehabilitation facilities.

Columbia's program in DMT is currently one of only six programs nationally approved by the American Dance Therapy Association. Students become R-DMT, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, upon graduation. Graduates also may be eligible to sit for the Illinois State Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor, L.P.C.

Students entering the program should have a background in the behavioral sciences and dance.  Columbia College Chicago has an excellent Dance department where students may continue developing their skills in a variety of dance forms.

Our faculty members are highly qualified professionals in their fields of expertise, with extensive training in dance/movement therapy, counseling, Laban Movement Analysis, and dance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2013 (click here to apply!)

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