Dance Therapists focus on non-verbal behaviour and encourage clients to use creative, expressive movement to address emotional issues.  Along with other creative arts therapists, Dance Therapists work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, community agencies, and prisons. They may also work in private practices. (alis)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT).  Please view the links within the 'Exploring Other Education Options' section below for more information about international training opportunities and alternate training pathways in North America.  As per the note below, the U of M offers training in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, and Education (Counselling Psychology). 

Note: An ADTA-approved alternative to completing a master’s program in DMT is a self-directed course of study which requires a master’s degree (ideally in a related field, such as another creative arts therapy, or social work, psychology, counselling, etc.), as well as pre-approved courses in dance movement therapy, supervision and internship hours. - Dance Movement Therapy Association in Canada  

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