American Journal of Dance Therapy

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List of Papers (Total 28)

Dance/Movement Therapists of Color in the ADTA: The First 50 Years

One of a collection of six scholarly essays solicited by this journal to celebrate the first half-century of the American Dance Therapy Association, this paper looks at current practices in dance therapy education, clinical practice, and professional leadership as inclusive of, or excluding to, individuals who identify as a person of color. Recommendations for more inclusive ...

Dance/Movement Therapy and Developments in Empirical Research: The First 50 Years

One of a collection of six scholarly essays solicited by this journal to celebrate the first half-century of the American Dance Therapy Association, this paper describes the centrality of research to the profession since its inception. Using the works of Marian Chace, early conference proceedings, and some brief history about the development of psychotherapy and evidence-based ...

Dance/Movement Therapy, Women’s Rights, and Feminism: The First 50 Years

One of a collection of six scholarly essays solicited by this journal to celebrate the first half-century of the American Dance Therapy Association, this paper examines the roots of dance/movement therapy through the cultural lens of the women’s rights and feminist movements over the last 50 years. Despite DMT’s disruption of the patriarchal bias in counseling, and despite having ...

The ADTA’s First Half-Century: Ma(r)king History with an Eye to the Horizon

The author, as co-editor of the American Journal of Dance Therapy, introduces six essays by a small group of experts, invited to share reflections on the social, political, economic, scientific, and cultural context for the development of the profession of dance/movement therapy (DMT) over the first half century of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). Through allusions to ...

Judith S. Kestenberg’s Dance/Movement Therapy Legacy: Approaches with Pregnancy, Young Children, and Caregivers

This article will present several dance/movement therapy (DMT) applications of the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP), designed by Judith Kestenberg and colleagues. Starting with pregnancy and the Prenatal Project, and following children through age six with their caregivers, the article describes the author’s early DMT work at Judith Kestenberg’s Center for Parents and Children, ...