6. Discussion

Key points for the Discussion:    

  • Follow up the Final Experiential and de-brief what happened.
  • Offer a Q&A if time allows.
  • Offer any additional materials at this time.
  • Present your business cards as well as contact information for future connections.  

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Your audience should be able to walk away from the in-service with some new knowledge about DMT. It is possible to suggest ways that they can observe movement in their clients/patients to better help them improve the clients'/patients' lives. Make sure to re-iterate the idea that as dance/movement therapists, we are psychotherapists first and foremost. You can offer ways to connect after the in-service for staff to ask about alternative ways they can assist clients/patients. You may also include a question and answer portion to the discussion section of your in-service to help clarify any details. 

In the end, it can be also useful to reference that the ADTA is a nationally recognized, professional organization, and the process necessary to become a dance/movement therapist is extensive. DMT is a credentialed profession with board certification. The ADTA dictates dance/movement therapist standards of education and ethical codes.  In the DMT field, board certification is available and the process is standardized.  ADTA and the Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB) standardize the process for board certifications and issue credentials.

Members may also like to know about the state licensure process that applies to your particular state.