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Explore The Exciting World of DMT This Spring! Enroll in One Of Our Introductory One-Day Workshops!

Learn about Dance/Movement Therapy as a creative arts therapy modality, including the history of the DMT field along with the major tenets of mind/body integration, nonverbal communication and emotional expressive movement. The process of finding personal meaning in thoughtful embodied experience will be explored through movement experientials and lecture presentations, which will also provide an overview of the DMT profession.

Our special one-day workshops are intended for individuals who would like an introduction to the basic concepts of dance/movement therapy. Students, dancers, therapists, and those interested in the transformative elements of creative movement experience are welcome. No prior movement experience is necessary.

in Northern California, Forrest Franken conducts our Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy and Authentic Movement Exploration workshop, taking place at Studio Valencia in San Francisco on Saturday, May 23rd. And in Southern California, our Introductory Workshop in Dance/Movement Therapy and Yoga is taught by Kathy Cass and takes place on Sunday, June 14th. on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Both these workshops also meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #38888). Download the application form and reserve your spot now!

DMT Theory And Practice Level 3: Featuring the Blanche Evan Method
Begins This June - Reserve Your Spot Now!

Master teacher Bonnie Bernstein, M.Ed., MFT, BC-DMT will lead our DMT Theory 3 course in Berkeley California June 5-7 & June 12-14 with a focus on the Blanche Evan Method. This class is open to students who are preparing for alternate route certification as well as practing professionals looking to add new dimensions to their clinical skills. This course has been approved by the American Dance Therapy Association and grants 45 credit hours of towards DMT Theory & Practice Training as well as continuing education credit for MFTs and/of LCSWs.

Bonnie was mentored by pioneer Dance Therapist Blanche Evan from 1970-82. For over 40 years Bonnie has practiced in-depth, insight oriented dance/movement/word therapy for the higher functioning client. She specializes in therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and has published in this area and in treating trauma in the global community. Since 2008 she has traveled to facilitate intensive month-long workshops for survivors of social trauma and sex trafficking in Kolkata, India. She teaches at JFK University and is Director of DMT Education for CMER and currently has a private practice in Palo Alto, California.


To learn more about this exciting course offering and to reserve your spot, click here for more information.

Congratulations! Congatulations! Congratulations!

The CMER-Seoul Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route training program is proud and happy to announce the first group of students receiving their R-DMT certificates from the American Dance Therapy Association:

  • SunYoung Park
  • Kyungsuk Yoo
  • OkKwang Chung

The International CMER-Seoul program has been under the direction of Bonnie Bernstein, the CMER Director of Education. CMER faculty Dawn Lyon, Linda Aaron-Court, Forest Franken, Susan Kierr and Judy Gantz have participated in the education of our Korean students and Sun Young Park has been the Korea Coordinator.

CMER-Seoul has provided a dynamic and rigorous DMT Alternate Route training and we look forward to the other nine students completing their internships. In the words of Director Bonnie Bernstein: “I know our students will do innovative and important dance/movement therapy work in Korea as they move forward in their profession.”