Internship & Professional Identity Course Evaluation

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Course Objectives: Theory, Practice, and Professional Development as a Dance/Movement Therapist (From ADTA Standards)

3.1 Create, review, and revise movement and corresponding bio-psycho-social goals and objectives informed by formal and informal ongoing assessment
3.2 Apply systematic and comprehensive assessment to guide treatment planning and interventions
3.4 Develop long and short-term movement goals and objectives including case conceptualization
3.5 Develop and implement termination plan
3.6 Facilitate relief of symptoms by engaging in movement process
3.7 Coordinate treatment planning with allied professionals from intake through discharge planning
3.8 Communicate to an interdisciplinary team the rationale for dance/movement therapy services and the role of the dance/movement therapist in providing comprehensive treatment
3.10 Document clinical data that complies with ethical, legal, and reimbursement requirements
3.12 Substantiate methodological approach to the therapeutic relationship given movement observations and assessment, dance culture of the client, clinical setting, and client goals
3.17 Identify how similarities and differences in movement preferences, body type, culture, race, ethnicity, language, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical and mental abilities influence ability to empathically mirror through movement

3.22 Identify and articulate generic principles of dance/movement therapy theory and interventions common to working with all populations
3.23 Discuss how dance/movement therapy theories are applied to practice in relationship to the following: a) needs of specific populations, b) socio-cultural considerations, c) public policies, and d) systems of health care
3.24 Describe how the nature, timing, and depth of interventions are supported by dance/movement therapy theory and movement observation and assessment

Professional Development
4.4 Demonstrate an understanding of professional role and functions as clinicians while fostering communication and relationships with other human service providers
4.7 Demonstrate understanding of professional credentialing, board certification and licensure, and the effects of healthcare policy and public policy on these issues
4.8 Demonstrate understanding of the ADTA ‘Scope of Practice’ that reflects current level of skill, competency and credentialing
4.16 Demonstrate ability to identify and employ cultural humility and awareness of difference in all aspects of practice and research
4.17 Demonstrate ability to practice self-evaluation and reflective practices to enhance self-awareness and performance
4.18 Demonstrate effective self-care practices and strategies
4.25 Discuss the interface between professional and personal development
4.26 Demonstrate ability to articulate personal cultural identity and locate personal sociocultural status in relationship
4.27 Demonstrate awareness of advocacy practices that promote access, equity, and success for clients
4.28 Demonstrate ability to develop advocacy skills in role of dance/movement therapist

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