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Recommended Resources (MA)

Recommended Resources (MA)

Interested in learning more about the field of Dance/Movement Therapy? The following bibliography is our list of recommended resources.


Adler, J. (2002). Offering from the conscious body: The discipline of authentic movement. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

Behar-Horenstein, L., & Ganet-Sigel, J. (1999).  The art and practice of dance/movement therapy. Needham Heights, M.A.: Pearson Custom Publishing.

Benov, R. (1991).  Collected works by and about Blanche Evan .  New York, NY: Blanche Evan Dance Foundation.

Caldwell, C. (1996). Getting our bodies back. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.

Chaiklin, S., & Wengrower, H. (Eds.). (2009). The art and science of dance/movement therapy: life is dance. New York, NY: Routledge.

Espenak, L. (1981). Dance therapy theory and application. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Exiner, J. & Kelynack D. (1994). Dance Therapy Redefined. Springfield, IL:  Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Goodill, S (2005).  An introduction to medical dance/movement therapy: Health care in motion. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 

Hawkins, A. M. (1991). Moving from within: A new method for dance making. Pennington, NJ: a capalla books, incorporated.

Levy, F. J. (2005).  Dance/movement therapy: A healing art. Reston, Virginia: AAHPERD.

Lewis, P. (Ed.). (1984). Theoretical approaches in dance- movement therapy, Vol. I. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.

Lewis, P. (Ed.). (1984). Theoretical approaches in dance- movement therapy, Vol. II. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.

Mettler, B. (1980). The nature of dance as a creative art activity. Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios.

Pallaro, P. (Ed). (1999.)  Authentic Movement: Essays by Mary Starks Whitehouse, Janet Adler and Joan Chodorow.  London:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Payne, H. (Ed.). (2006). Dance movement therapy: Theory, research and practice (2nd ed). New York, NY: Routledge.

Sandel, S., Chaiklin, S. & Lohn, A. (Eds.). (1993).  Foundations of dance/movement therapy: The life and work of Marian Chace. Columbia, Maryland: The Marian Chace Memorial Fund of the ADTA

Schmais, C. (2004). The journey of a dance therapy teacher: Capturing the essence of Chace.  Columbia, MD: The Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association.

Schoop, Trudi & Mitchell, P. (1974).  Won’t you join the dance?: A dancer’s essay into the treatment of psychosis. USA: Mayfield Publishing Co.

Stanton-Jones, K. (1992). An introduction to dance movement therapy in psychiatry, (pp. 1-10).  London and New York: Routledge.