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Ένωση Χοροθεραπευτών Ελλάδος - Greek Association of Dance Therapists

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Ένωση Χοροθεραπευτών Ελλάδος - Greek Association of Dance Therapists


Greek Association Of Dance Therapists

The Greek Association of Dance Therapists was founded back in 1993. It is a Professional Association being a Full Professional Member of the European Association of Dance Movement Therapy (EADMT), as well as a member of The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

 

The Greek Association of Dance Movement Therapists aims in:

  • Safeguarding its members’ professional interests, in the framework of offering high standard mental health services to the community.
  • Diffusing and establishing the discipline of Dance Movement Therapy in Greece, while providing the community with experiential workshops and educational programs.
  • Creating a current reciprocal relationship between DMT profession, social reality & the community’s needs.
  • Maintaining a high standard training program in Dance Movement Therapy.
  • Developing an updated and ongoing professional identity.
  • Supporting its professional members by organizing continuing professional education and supervision workshops.
  • Encouraging professional DMTs through the awarding of scholarships.
  • Being part of exchange and cooperation programs with corresponding foreign Associations.
  • Being updated to current literature and research in the fields of body, movement, art and psychotherapy, as well as other related fields.
  • Being in contact & forming working groups with other professionals in The Art Therapies, along with the relevant Ministries, seeking formal recognition and accreditation of the Dance Movement Therapist profession.

 

The activities of The Greek Association of Dance Movement Therapists include:

  • Participation in Greek and International Conferences with Lectures, Presentations and Workshops.
  • Presentation of the discipline of DMT in Television and Radio broadcasts.
  • Publication of articles in scientific journals and the daily press.
  • Book publications.
  • Organization of workshops with local and international renowned Dance Movement Therapists.
  • Organization and Supervision of Training Programs & educational modules.
  • Keeping an ongoing link and cooperation with other International Associations.
  • Sustaining an ongoing connection with other professionals in The Art Therapies.
  • Library access to our professional members and trainees in DMT.
  • Keeping professional members updated through our website & newsletter, regarding current conferences, workshops, lectures, article publications, placements & job offers.
  • Obtain funding for DMT’s placements in various mental health institutions, by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation 2008-2010.

 

Where is the DMT’s place of action?

Dance Movement Therapists in Greece, are mostly working in mental health settings such as:

  • Psychiatric Institutions & Clinics
  • Day Centers
  • Prevention, Rehabilitation & Reintegration Units for substance abuse
  • in Special Education Schools
  • in nursery schools
  • in Social Care Units for the physically challenged
  • in special units taking care of patients suffering from cancer, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer
  • in nursing homes with the elderly
  • in NGO’s providing social support to the community
  • in community settings for immigrants & refugees
  • in difficult settings such as prisons
  • with socially marginalized populations, such as Romá camps.

 

Training

The training is offered to graduates principally from the fields of psychological sciences, the arts and generally from social and humanistic studies.

The three-year postgraduate program in Dance Therapy is equivalent to the corresponding European training programs.

 

Greek Association Of Dance Therapists
178 Kifissias Ave.
152 31 Halandri
(at the Halandri - Νeo Psychiko border)
Tel: (+30) 210 6743 149
e-mail: dancetherapy@gadt.gr