About this Collaboration

The six simple steps to this In-Service Model Include: 

1. Brief Introduction and Overview

2. Experiential 

3. Introduction

4. Case Studies 

5. Closing Experiential 

6. Discussion 

The DMT In-Service Model is a tool to help you effectively communicate about Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) to colleagues on your interdisciplinary team. By using the layout this website provides, you will be able to effectively increase awareness and knowledge about DMT. Share this website with other DMT students and professionals to unify our message and promote DMT. Click here to see a list of the DMT In-Service Model's Learning Objectives. 

This year, the ADTA proposed 50Years50Ways at their 50th annual ADTA Conference in LaJolla, California. If you are looking for a way to contribute to this inspiring movement and have opportunities to conduct in-services in your area, feel free to use this site and its resources on your journey! 

Credit: ADTA.org

*Helpful tips to keep in mind during the in-service.

  • Keep it conversational. Experienced dance/movement therapists have suggested that conversational information sharing seems to be the best way to get a point across.
  • It is imperative to remember the site and population you are presenting to throughout. Each bit of information should pertain to the site and its specific clients/patients. Otherwise, audiences seem to lose interest. 


Q- Why use a pre-outlined model? 

A- It is important to use a consistent message when sharing about DMT. This In-Service Model is compiled of information based on professional dance/movement therapists' experiences with communicating about DMT. When using this resource, you will have a most effective way to communicate about DMT to your colleagues. The Model is adaptable to your personal style and artistic flare. 

Q- How did this model come about? Where did the information come from?

A- While in graduate school I experienced a greater sense of belonging at my clinical internship site once I shared with my colleagues about DMT. After imparting knowledge about DMT to the interdisciplinary treatment team, I noticed team members' interest and curiosity increased  about the work I did with clients at our facility. For my thesis project, I envisioned a resource that would assist dance/movement therapists and DMT students in sharing about DMT effectively. I gathered information from a panel of  professional dance/movement therapists who had experience communicating about DMT to their interdisciplinary teams. I then organized this Model to be accessible online. 

Q- How do I use the Model?

A- Under "The Model" drop-down link, you will find the 6 sections to include in your own personalized DMT in-service. By clicking on each section, you will find descriptions of how to most effectively communicate about DMT to your colleagues. 

Click here for a document outline of The Model's layout -> Flow of the In-Service

"Know your audience and use what you know about them as the lens to see and introduce DMT." -Cassie Bull