Dance Therapy (China)

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Dance therapy

This program is offered by Inspirees Institute

  • Location: China
  • Taught language: English, with Chinese translation
  • Program Director: Joan Wittig, BC-DMT

Inspirees Institute offers the dance therapy certificate program which is in compliance with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) alternate route training guideline.  This is the only training program of its kind in China or Asia at this moment (See ADTA website). After completion of the 4-year systematic training, our students will reach the postgraduate level in US and are eligible to apply for R-DMT credential from ADTA.  Our part-time courses take place periodically in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong and the participating students are from within and out of China.  All our courses are instructed in English by experts from abroad.

Program Overview:

  • Length: 3-4 years
  • Targeted group: applicants with master degree in psychology, art, education, management and other related field
  • Age requirement: above 24 years
  • Working experience: at least 2 years
  • Program contents: 6 parts according to the ADTA Alternate Route guideline:
    • Dance therapy: Theory and Practice (Course work) – 420 hours
    • General training
    • Advanced psychology
    • Field work – 200 hours
    • Internship – 700 hours
    • Dance training

Credential: qualified graduate can apply for ADTA R-DMT credential


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