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Dance Therapist

Dance movement therapy is the use of dance movements to help treat a variety of emotional, psychological and physical impairments. Dance therapy can help treat patients who are dealing with one or more of a variety of physical and emotional or psycho-social conditions such as Parkinson's disease, autism,Alzheimer's, eating disorders, or trauma.

Career Options

  • • Registered DMT (R_DMT) • Board-certified DMT (BC-DMT) • Teach and supervise other practitioners

Educational Qualifications

  • • Dance therapists must acquire a master's degree.

Personal Skills

  • • Compassion
  • • Patience • Empathy

Courses to be pursued

  • • Any bachelor’s degree (preferably in psychology) • Association for dance movement therapy (ADMT) UK accredited postgraduate qualification in dance movement therapy. • Master of arts in dance and movement therapy counseling

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Working Conditions

• Working hours will depend on your employer • This can include evening and weekend work. • Travel between appointments is common and you may need to travel between different employers during the week

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Successful Persons

Sohini Chakraborty

: In her academy Sanved in Kolkata, this lady evolved further with dance therapy and helped victims of human traffic to get back mental stability and facilitate in their psycho-social rehabilitation. She mainly employed symbolism in her dance therapy techniques to help them break barriers and express their feelings.

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