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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ATTN: All Creative Arts Therapists

An important conference takes place in Montreal for all Creative Arts Therapist students and professionals. Please see aatq.org for details of the one-day September 29th conference.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


42nd Annual Conference
Dance/Movement Therapy: New Currents, New Bridges
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
September 27-30, 2007

If you wish to receive a complete ADTA Conference Brochure, please send an email to gloria@adta.org

The following are additions and changes for the conference.

Seminars A8 and B8, Bridging Dance/Movement Therapy and Other Body Psychotherapies; Panel Discussion I and II, the following two panelists are added to the ones already listed in the brochure:

Scott Baum, PhD, ABPP, is a certified Bienergetic Therapist and a member of both the NY and International Faculties of Bioenergetic Analysis. He practices in New York City, and has had the privilege of teaching in the Creative Arts Therapy program at Pratt Institute a number of times

Marjorie L. Rand, PhD, DAPA, specializes in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) and Pre and Perinatal Psychology. she is in private practice and teaches Somatic Movement Meditation and Supported Yoga Therapy. A founding member of USABP, she has published many articles and co-authored three books.

Seminar D2, The Writer as Witness, the following panelist is added:

Barbara Holifield, a Jungian analyst in San Francisco, is an adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a teacher of Authentic Movement.

Seminar B4 is Bridge between Physical Educaiton for Children and Dance/Movment Therapy, presenter is Yukari Sakiyama
The presenter will give participants experiences of Japanese traditional or popular physical activities, focusing on communication. she tries to investigate a possiblity for promoting communication for preschool children with mild developmental disorders. Dance/movement therapy will be helpful for childcare workers and educators who struggle with such children in their daily work.

A Full-day Training Seminar for Professionals on Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Trauma by Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC

Becoming an Embodied Therapist: Accessing the Language Of the Body in Treatment
Thursday, September 27, 2007

This all day seminar offers the opportunity for professionals to learn how to discover and trust their innate ability to "attend" empathically, respond authentically, and translate non-verbal experiences into cognitive insights. Experiential body/mind exercises based on dance/movement therapy principles will be used along with didactic presentation, to integrate a more embodied approach into traditional psychotherapy theory and practice. Participants will learn how embodied methods can be used to treat eating disorders, addiction and trauma, with speical focus on how to:

- Be more fully present and congruent
- Facilitate a somatic state of readiness
- Becomre a more embodied therapist
- Apply nonverbal concepts and techniques that deepen the process of expression and communication
- Utilize treatment techniques based on mind/body congruity to deal with entrenched body-image problems and other issues underlying treatment of eating disorders, addiction and trauma
- Define and understand the importance of developing a positive body image
- Track the process of therapy so as to not become lost in the experience of attending

For more information, please contact ADTA 410-997-4040 or gloria@adta.org or The Renfrew Center of Floriday: Susan Kleinman 954-698-9222 ext 2087 or skdmt2@bellsouth.net

Be sure to make your hotel reservations now. Call the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 718-246-7000 and please state you are with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

If you are interested in Room Sharing, please email gloria@adta.org

ADTA Central Conference Committee
Gloria Farrow, ADTA Operations Director

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Thursday March 22 nd, 6pm to 8pm
Dance Movement Therapy

Opportunity to become informed, meet students and professionals and participate in exchange of information, as to your interests and needs. There will be a book table, information on courses in Montreal and other cities in Canada and films playing in adjoining room. You are most welcome.

Université Concordia University : Pavillon des Arts Visuels/ Visual Arts Building;
1395 Boul. René Lévesque W. (coin/corner Crescent) , salle/room 245 (Metro Lucien-L’allier ou/or Guy). INFORMATION: dmtinfo@alcor.concordia.ca ou/or joanabby@alcor.concordia.ca
Jeudi 22 mars, 18h à 20h/
Thérapie par la Danse et le Mouvement

L’occasion de rencontrer des étudiants et des professionnels, et participer à un échange d’information sur vos intérêts et besoins. Il y aura des livres pour consultation, de l’information sur les cours à Montréal et dans d’autres villes au Canada, ainsi qu’une présentation de films dans la salle adjointe. Vous êtes les bienvenus.

Université Concordia : Pavillon des Arts Visuels 1395 Boul. René Lévesque W. (coin/corner Crescent) , salle/room 245 (Metro Lucien-L’allier ou/or Guy). INFORMATION: dmtinfo@alcor.concordia.ca ou joanabby@alcor.concordia.ca

Monday, February 19, 2007


INTER-RELATED CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES: CATS 609/1 (3 credits) Inter Related Arts Therapies/Dance Movement Therapy will be offered at Concordia University Department of Creative Arts Therapies in the summer session of 2007 April-May. It is a graduate course of 3 credits.

ADTA Conference

ADTA Conference October 2006.
The American Dance Therapy Conference was held in Long Beach, California. With the support of CUPFA and CAHD Joanabbey and Cecile presented the Speech Initiative Mediator Model of The Centre for the Arts in Human Development.

Joanabbey, Cecile Puretz, Laurel Bridges

The poster board on display

Joannabey and Cecile at research poster session

Group Dance

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dance Movement Therapy Info Site, MTL

ADTA Conference October 2006. The American Dance Therapy Conference was held in Long Beach California. With the support of CUPFA and CAHD Joanabbey and Cecile presented the Speech Initiative Mediator Model which is the focus of current research at The Centre for the Arts in Human Development.

Dance Movement Therapy Info Site, MTL

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Dance Therapy joint conference
Dancing after International panel presentation

Presentation of Speech Initiative

Los Angeles, California

Annelaure presenting to CATS and guests

Montreal, QC