The National Centre for Dance Therapy and its health sector partners require that all dance therapists involved in its pilot projects have a recognized accreditation, which fits international standards, be it delivered by the ADTA or a member of the EADMT.
The American Dance Therapy Association is the only professional organization in North America that currently offers this type of accreditation, and that guarantees high standards. NCDT’s choice of putting in place a training program based on ADTA credentials was made following meetings with dance therapy practitioners in Quebec and Canada, as well as with undergraduate and graduate students who wished to obtain training recognized by this institution.
The National Centre for Dance Therapy, as the dance therapist communities in Quebec and Canada, have high hopes of witnessing the creation of a Canadian accreditation based on internationally accepted criteria. It hopes to collaborate with organisations
NCDT recognizes the professional abilities of dance/movement therapists who have completed a training and received an accreditation which respond to international standards. There are many accreditation organisations across the word who have similar
The ADTA, through its Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB), is responsible for accrediting professionals with the Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) title.
On the other side of the ocean, the EADMT is an organisation reuniting many professional associations across Europe. While establishing accreditation criteria is part of each national association’s responsibility, they must be in concordance with the minimal standards set by the EADMT, based on a mix of all the national associations’ criteria.
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