Dance/Movement Therapy is the "psychotherapeutic
use of movement as a process that
Dance/Movement Therapists work with individuals and groups in psychiatric facilities, nursing homes, addition treatment programs, medical and alternative health care centers, private practices and schools. Their work focuses on improving
CMER offers both introductory one day
workshops to explore what Dance/ Movement Therapy is about, as well as
a selection of comprehensive Alternate Route Training Courses for professional
development in becoming a Dance/Movement Therapist. Most CMER Courses
provide Continuing Education credit as an approved provider of continuing
education by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (#3888).
CMER offers Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Training
Courses in California. Courses adhere to the American Dance
Therapy Association (ADTA) guidelines for BC-DMTs (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapists) Teaching Alternate Route Training
courses and the CMER course syllabi are approved by the ADTA
as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential.
The ADTA has established that DMT courses are graduate level, and you must 1) enroll in a Master's program before or during your DMT Alternate Route training or 2) Have a Master's or Doctoral degree in a related field as defined as a human services – related field (i.e., counseling, psychology, social work, dance education, special education, a creative arts therapy, family therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing, or medicine).
of our courses can also be taken for continuing education (CE) for
Introductory one-day workshops are being offered at the following locations. Click on a selection below
for complete course
description, time, location, and class registration information.