Body Talk: Dance Therapy Conference

When & Where
May 23: Saturday 9AM – 5PM
May 24: Sunday 9AM – 12PM
Conference Hall, U.P. Balay Kalinaw, Diliman Campus, Quezon City, Philippines

Theme: “Express, Listen and Understand Your Body Through Movement and Dance”

About DMT and the Conference
Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) is the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual (ADTA, 1999). It is part of the creative arts therapy program which emerged as a distinct profession in the 1940s in the US.

Dance Movement Therapy is used in enhancing guidance and health promotion programs in schools as well as an effective treatment for people with developmental, medical social, physical and psychological impairments (autism, trauma from sexual abuse, cancer survivors, Parkinsons, Alzheimers, ADHD, depression, etc.) in the US, UK, Australia, Japan among other countries.

The Body Talk: Dance Therapy Conference is recognized by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) which is the official organization dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the profession of dance/movement therapy in the US. ADTA approved Continuing Education workshops are approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) in the US.

The conference aims to provide us an understanding of dance/movement therapy as a profession and to enrich the participants’ professional lives. Experiential structures will be provided to demonstrate the expressive body-mind, promote self-awareness and adaptability on kinesthetic level. It will also introduce the multi-roles of the therapist and demonstrate ethical & professional practice; and to answer to questions that relate to clinical issues and the populations the participants might be working with.

All activities will be based on dance/movement therapy concepts that will be explained during the process. Furthermore films will be shown to help participants see how DMT can be used for various populations and help enable connecting the experience with actual practice.

Resource Speaker
Ms. Sharon Chaiklin, DTR, ADTR (USA) is a founding member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and was president for 4 years. She has over 20 years extensive experience as a dance therapist and dance therapist supervisor. She has published many articles and books on Dance Movement Therapy and her latest book will be released in May 2009 in the US (“Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy: Life is Dance”).

Conference Fee
Php 3,500 (Regular Rate)

The fee covers the meals, certificate and kit for the one and half day seminar.

To ensure maximum learning and quality of your workshop experience, only a limited number of participants are being accepted. Hence early confirmation of attendance is encouraged.

You may reserve and confirm your attendance by paying the full conference fee OR a reservation fee of Php 1,500. For more information on this event, please contact:

Dinghy B. Sharma, M.A. R.G.C.
Associate Member, ADTA
Founding Member, PDTA
Mobile: (63)917-9355926

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