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Dance/Movement Therapy

The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines Dance/movement therapy (DMT) as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual. 

Using these premises to guide their work, dance/movement therapists use body movement, the core component of dance, as the primary inroad to their psychotherapeutic work. Dance/movement therapists approach individual, couple, family, and group sessions by observing and assessing both their clients and their own movements, using verbal and nonverbal communication to create and implement interventions that will address the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive integration of an individual.

-American Dance Therapy Association 

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