The association for dance movement therapy UK defines dance therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of dance and movement as through which a person can engage creatively in a process to further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. It is founded on the principal that movement reflects an individual’s patterns of thinking and feeling. Through acknowledging and supporting client’s movements the therapist encourages development and integration of new adaptive movement patterns together with the emotional experiences that accompany such changes.(Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK – admp.org.uk)
Therapists in Malta:
Currently there are 3 fully qualified dance movement therapists registered with C.A.T.S. (Malta). They qualified in the UK are are registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
Please click here to see their profiles:
HCPC registry: Find a therapist
EADMT registry: Find a dance movement therapist
Sesame institute registry: Find a therapist