About the World Alliance of Dance Movement Therapy
The WADMT is an international non-profit organization with representatives across the world, bringing together dance movement therapy associations and individuals interested in developing the profession, to support and inspire one another.
The name WADMT (World Alliance for Dance Movement Therapy) has been chosen to reflect current modest aspirations to promote dance movement therapy around the world by connecting all those interested, including practitioners, academics and associations.
WADMT goals are to promote health, wellbeing and creativity across the world, by promoting dance movement therapy globally.
The steering group is meeting quarterly to develop processes required for operations of an effective organisation, including membership and options for sharing information.
Dr. Kim Dunphy
Convenor 2016-2019 and Australasian representative
University of Melbourne, Australia, and President, DTAA
Dr. Tony Yu Zhou
Asian representative Inspirees Institute/CAET journal, China
Amber Elizabeth Gray
North American representative
Director, Restorative Resources, USA
Dr. Dita Federman
University of Haifa, Israel
Dr. Diana Fischman
South American representative Dance Movement Therapy Training Program, Argentina
Dr Vincenzo Puxeddu
Co-director, Master Program in Dance Therapy, René Descartes University, Paris, President, EADMT
Proposed activities for the group currently being discussed include:
- support and promotion of the profession, especially in areas where there is not yet an established association;
- exchange of information and collaboration between DMT professionals internationally;
- special projects including collaborative research.
Membership is expected to be open to all who are interested, from national associations, to training programs, practitioners, students, and other individuals associated with dance movement therapy. The group is currently working on a research project to document the current state of the profession of DMT internationally. Findings will be presented at the ADTA Conference in October 2018.