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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Post from DMTAC board members

Hello everyone,

2011 marked an important year as it is when the Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada (DMTAC) was formed. We have been active in pushing forward new possibilities for training, advocacy and connecting dance movement therapy students and professionals.
2 Workshops were given this fall by Denise Nadeau (MDiv, DMin, BMPP) on Embodying Gratefulness which brings together the Body-Mind Psychotherapy practice of embodiment with the spiritual practice of gratefulness.
ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association) alternative route accreditation: We have been working diligently to find the most time effective and educational ways to become a dance movement therapist while in Canada. On January 17th, 2012 we had a first teleconference with International Subcommittee and Members at Large for ADTA Canadian Membership. Participants discussed the history of Canadian Membership and MALs, possibilities for joint association collaboration and other questions. If you are interested in listening to the call, please send your request to dancetherapyca@gmail.com . The replay line for this call will be available until December 1st, 2012.

We are developing now a website to link all provinces and territories to provide the following information:
a. General information regarding dance movement therapy in Canada.
b. Workshops and trainings offered provincially and related to alternative route.
c. Advertising gallery: a forum for members to advertise dance classes or other workshops they are offering.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact dancetherapyca@gmail.com for further details.
Membership Benefits:
a. Discounts on workshops and courses offered by the association.
b. Listed members on database of professional, students and affiliated professionals of dance movement therapy.
c. Assistance on becoming ADTA accredited and information on local training sessions that comply with alternative route requirements for ADTA accreditation.
d. Opportunities to network with other Dance Movement therapy students and professionals.
e. Become part of advocacy and awareness campaign to inform the public of benefits of DMT and why more institutions should offer applicable courses.
f. Opportunities to get involved with association committees and projects.

We cordially invite you to take part in the Dance Movement Therapy Open House during the Creative Arts Therapies Week on March 20th 2012. Contact dancetherapyca@gmail.com for further details.

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