07. On Becoming a Dance/Movement Therapist

Sherry Goodill, Ph.D, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, a Dance/Movement Therapy educator of over 30 years, shares her insights about what it means to become a dance/movement therapist and why it’s important to incorporate body and movement knowledge into one’s training and practice of psychotherapy.

Sherry W. Goodill is Clinical Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, and the immediate Past- President of the American Dance Therapy Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Psychology with a concentration in Mind/Body Studies, and her 2005 volume, An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy: Health Care in Motion, has supported the application of dance/movement therapy for people living with medical conditions worldwide. Her professional interests concern psychosocial aspects of medical conditions, and the development of evidence for the creative arts therapies in the broad spectrum of healthcare.

*Study referenced at 8:39 is titled “Are Dance/Movement Therapy Trainees a Distinctive Group? Initial Differences and Effects of Training” by L.S Goodman and J. Holroyd, can be found in the American Journal of Dance Therapy
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