DMT with Older Adults


Instructor: Laura Allen, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA

Cost: $425


Friday 6-9 & Sat/Sun 9-4pm

Location: in person w/virtual options

In person: 1802 W Berteau Suite 205

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Course description:  This course provides an introduction to a clinical focus on older adults for the dance/movement therapist. Students will examine theoretical and practical concepts related to aging, including typical, healthy aging issues and pathology more commonly encountered with this sub-population (i.e. neurocognitive decline). Thomas Kitwood’s Person-Centered Care paradigm will be taught as a framework through which to view DMT interventions and the therapeutic movement relationship as a whole. Awareness of elder abuse will be promoted via review of its definition and our obligations as mandated reporters. Through various experiential learning approaches, DMT facilitation skills emphasized in work with older adult clients will be introduced and applied.

1 credit hours/15 contact hours ADTA approved

AR-DMT theory & practice hours

If you pay in full at checkout (no payment plan/deposit), please use the code “FULLPAY5” for 5% off your order. Due to high exchange fees, international students are not eligible for discounts.

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