About NYSADTA

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Dance therapy, or dance/movement therapy (DMT), as defined by the American Dance Therapy Association, is “the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual.” (www.adta.org) People seeking psychotherapy often turn to verbal therapists; dance/movement therapists work in both the verbal and nonverbal realms using […]

Find a Therapist/Supervisor

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The Referral Service The Directory below provides a list of registered dance/movement therapists in private practice working with individuals and/or groups. Also included are practicioners’ locations, special interests and areas of expertise. Who We Serve Adults, children, adolescents and families with a wide variety of needs, including: Autism, Depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, addiction,  Anxiety […]

Our Mission

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The New York State Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association (NYSADTA) is a state division of the national American Dance Therapy Association (www.adta.org). The chapter is dedicated to promoting professional practice and providing resources for dance/movement therapy professionals while increasing public awareness of dance/movement therapy as a licensed profession in New York State. The chapter adheres […]

What We Do

NYSADTA provides education, professional support, resources, research opportunities, and opens avenues of communication between dance/movement therapists and professionals from related fields. The Chapter seeks to align with other creative arts therapists such as art, drama, music, poetry and psychodrama therapists in order to support, inform, and diversify the dance therapy community.

NYSADTA engages in a variety of activities such as publishing newsletters, providing forums, and offering educational workshops that are available to dance/movement therapists, students, and mental health professionals. In addition, an active public relations committee serves to increase the public’s awareness and use of dance/movement therapy as a psychotherapeutic modality.

Finally, the NYSADTA provides a comprehensive list of qualified dance/movement therapists for those who seek dance/movement therapy, as well as a list of supervisors for students and recent graduates.

Blog

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    “Where in the heck is Matt?” Video taping!

    Save the date!         The ADTA would like to invite you to a video taping for “Where the heck is Matt?”         Have you seen the videos of Matt Harding dancing around the world? Matt is creating new videos this year and, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, […]

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    May 21, 2016 DANCE PARADE

    The NYSADTA board invites you to participate in the 10th Annual Dance Parade! Dance Parade is: A 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. Our volunteer supported organization produces the annual Dance Parade on Broadway followed by DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. In the months leading up to the […]

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    92Y Workshop: Songs of Our Selves

    Songs of Our Selves: The Hidden Stories in Dance Revealed Through Music and Lyrics Patricia P. Capello, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC and guest faculty Nancy Koprak, BC-DMT, LCAT Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 1 session, 1:30pm-6:30pm $100 until April 8th / $125 after Music and lyrics are essential tools for the expanding dance/movement therapy community, enabling the therapist […]

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    Dynamic Relaxation and Meditation Workshop March 19th!

    The NYSADTA board invites you to: Dynamic Relaxation and Meditation (DRM): Workshop for Stress Reduction and Holistic Health Enhancement Presenter: Prof. David Y. F. Ho David Y. F. Ho was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. As a teacher, he faced the challenge of introducing unconventional (some would say audacious) approaches to therapeutic intervention […]

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    Songs of Protest Workshop Pictures

    On February 11, 2016 the NYSADTA chapter participated in a workshop titled: Songs of Protest: How music and dance can change the world.  Please enjoy our pictures of the evening. Please click the link below.        

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    ADTA BLOG

    If you haven’t already, please check out the ADTA blog! It is a great resource and is a great way to stay connected to DMT news and education opportunities!  If you are interested in writing for the blog please email adtabloginfo@gmail.com or andewelling@yahoo.com.    

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    ADTA TALKS 2015 at 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    FREE EVENT ~ FREE EVENT ~ FREE EVENT ~ FREE EVENT The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) invites the public to participate in the 2015 filming of “ADTA Talks.” Audience members will learn about dance/movement therapy (DMT) and its uses with a variety of populations (see topics below.) What: Live, filmed informational talks about dance/movement […]

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    ADTA 50TH Conference- In Memory of Claire Schmais

    ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23-7:30-9:00 There will be a gathering at the American Dance Therapy Association conference in San Diego of HUNTER COLLEGE FACULTY, FORMER STUDENTS AND FRIENDS IN MEMORY OF CLAIRE SCHMAIS CO-FOUNDER OF THE HUNTER COLLEGE DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY MASTERS PROGRAM. WHERE:  HYATT REGENCY LA JOLLA ROOM: SYROS ALL ARE WELCOME

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    Remembrance Celebration in honor of Claire Schmais

    Hosted by: Pepi and Theresa Join us on Saturday September 26th at 1pm for a country party and potluck in remembrance of Claire Schmais. There will be music, dancing around a bonfire, sharing memories and coming together to celebrate the life and wisdom that Claire Schmais gave to each of us! You are welcome to […]

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