The National Centre for Dance Therapy, along with its multiple institutional and financial partners, creates dance/movement therapy programs for various clienteles. We currently have five projects going and many more being developed.Our 5 projects :
Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Target population: sedentary elderly patients with no serious health issues
Objective: to assess physical activity programs that could successfully increase physical activity participation among our rapidly aging population.
Research partner: PERFORM Centre of Concordia University
Presentation of preliminary findings at the annual conferences of the American Dance Therapy Association in 2014 and 2015, at the Journées d’étude du vieillissement in Caen, France, in September 2014, as well as in multiple conferences across Canada.
Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin
Target population : students with moderate intellectual disabilities and multiple disabilities and students with behavioral and learning disabilities Objective : to use dance and movement therapy as a socialization tool for children and adolescents with moderate intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities and to prevent school dropouts Research partners : Université de Sherbrooke and UQAM
Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine
Target population: adolescents with eating disorders
Objective: to gauge the effects of dance/movement therapy on these patients
Research partner: Université de Sherbrooke
Centre jeunesse de Montréal
Target population: girls from 5 to 11 years old sheltered under youth protection laws
Objective: to integrate dance/movement therapy into the arsenal of tools used by professionals in social interventions, such as psychologists, social workers, and more
Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal
Target population: patients of the Mental Health Unit for Women Serving a Federal Sentence
Objective: to integrate dance and movement therapy into the various treatment modalities offered on the mental health unit
Research partner: University of Ottawa
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