Dance Movement Therapist
A Dance Movement Therapist uses dance and movement to help people with a range of physical, emotional, social and psychological difficulties. Therapists work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation units and schools and also in the community. They may work for the health service or in private practice. To work in clinical settings, Dance Movement Therapists must have a post-graduate qualification recognised by The Association of Dance Movement Therapists, and at least two years experience in at least one dance or movement form. Contact www.admt.org.uk for more information.
Alternatively, there are courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level which focus on Dance Therapy and Somatics in community settings.
Amanda Williamson, Course Leader, UK & USA Masters Degree Programme: MA Dance & Somatic Well-Being: Connections to the Living Body, writes about the course and career options. February 2009 - Download the PDF