DANCE / MOVEMENT THERAPY SERVICES
The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.
Dance/movement therapy is:
- Focused on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for group and individual treatment. Body movement, as the core component of dance, simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
- Practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, health promotion programs and in private practice.
- Effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
- Used with people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds in individual, couples, family and group therapy formats.
Group dance/movement therapy sessions with a CNNH Dance Therapist are available throughout the year via Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer schedules. No special skills in dance necessary!
Summer Schedule 2017:
Ages 4-6 – Voorhees – Thursdays, 5:00pm
Ages 8-11 – Voorhees – Thursdays, 6:30pm
This is a social skills group utilizing creative movement, play and mindfulness techniques to support age-appropriate social skills to promote cooperation and group engagement, while encouraging self-regulation and increasing self-awareness.
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**For additional DMT & Autism resources please visit www.adta.org