How to become a dance movement psychotherapist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
You'll need a postgraduate master's degree (MA) in dance movement psychotherapy recognised by the Association for Dance Movement Pyschotherapy UK.
To do an MA you'll need:
- a degree in a relevant subject like dance, performing arts, psychology, medicine or nursing, or an equivalent professional qualification
- 2 years' background in at least one dance form, as well as experience of other forms of dance and movement
- the ability to improvise and use movement as a form of expression
You'll need paid or voluntary experience of working with vulnerable people. You could gain this through youth work or volunteering to support people with disabilities or mental health issues.
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK for professional development and to make industry contacts.
You can get more advice about careers in dance movement psychotherapy through the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK.