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Course Objectives: Theory, Practice, and Professional Development as a Dance/Movement Therapist (From ADTA Standards)
Practice3.1 Create, review, and revise movement and corresponding bio-psycho-social goals and objectives informed by formal and informal ongoing assessment3.2 Apply systematic and comprehensive assessment to guide treatment planning and interventions3.4 Develop long and short-term movement goals and objectives including case conceptualization3.5 Develop and implement termination plan3.6 Facilitate relief of symptoms by engaging in movement process3.7 Coordinate treatment planning with allied professionals from intake through discharge planning3.8 Communicate to an interdisciplinary team the rationale for dance/movement therapy services and the role of the dance/movement therapist in providing comprehensive treatment3.10 Document clinical data that complies with ethical, legal, and reimbursement requirements3.12 Substantiate methodological approach to the therapeutic relationship given movement observations and assessment, dance culture of the client, clinical setting, and client goals3.17 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
Theory3.22 Identify and articulate generic principles of dance/movement therapy theory and interventions common to working with all populations3.23 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 care3.24 Describe how the nature, timing, and depth of interventions are supported by dance/movement therapy theory and movement observation and assessment
Professional Development4.4 Demonstrate an understanding of professional role and functions as clinicians while fostering communication and relationships with other human service providers4.7 Demonstrate understanding of professional credentialing, board certification and licensure, and the effects of healthcare policy and public policy on these issues4.8 Demonstrate understanding of the ADTA ‘Scope of Practice’ that reflects current level of skill, competency and credentialing4.16 Demonstrate ability to identify and employ cultural humility and awareness of difference in all aspects of practice and research4.17 Demonstrate ability to practice self-evaluation and reflective practices to enhance self-awareness and performance4.18 Demonstrate effective self-care practices and strategies4.25 Discuss the interface between professional and personal development4.26 Demonstrate ability to articulate personal cultural identity and locate personal sociocultural status in relationship4.27 Demonstrate awareness of advocacy practices that promote access, equity, and success for clients4.28 Demonstrate ability to develop advocacy skills in role of dance/movement therapist
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