How do you find clients as a newly certified dance therapist? How do you present yourself and your work? How do you create a safe space for both you and your clients to thrive?
Hana Kamea and Jessica Houghton will discuss these and many more questions during a workshop focusing on setting up and running a private practice in dance therapy. The panellists will share their own experiences and paths, lead embodied explorations of the topics discussed and leave space for the participants to reflect and exchange with the group.
The event will be divided in two parts, presented on two different days: a first workshop will be devoted to the process of establishing a private practice, from selecting one’s field of specialization to identifying the best marketing tools to integrating dance therapy into other therapeutic practices. The second part will instead focus on the practical side of managing a private practice, which includes drafting therapeutic contracts, using touch, establishing safety protocols, and maintaining a balance between private and professional life.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and the Dance/Movement Therapy Association of Canada and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to dance therapy students and to dance therapists who are newly certified or looking for a new direction in their career.
Duration: Two 2-hour experiential workshops.
Language: the workshops will be presented in English, but simultaneous translation in French will be available.
Recording: the workshops will be recorded in English and they will be later available on our blog.
Price: attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.
To ensure that participants can have exchanges and discussions, we are only accepting a small number of participants. The reserve your spot below and, if you can not make it, let us know in advance, so we can free your space for someone on the waiting list. Registrations are currently complete, but we invite you to subscribe to the waiting list.
Hana is a Dance/Movement Therapist who has been in private practice since 2004 and currently works on contract with the First Nations in BC as well as teaches dance therapy courses. She has worked for a variety of mental health agencies and in schools since 1998 in the USA and Canada. Hana holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado with a focus in DMT and received further supervision and training in DMT from a variety of second generation DMTs in the US and Canada. Hana completed her certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis through Integrated Movement Studies in Utah in 2004 and is also a certified practitioner of BodyMind Psychotherapy and a yoga teacher. Hana is the creator and director/producer of The Moving Child Films I, II and III as well as co-directs and instructs in the ADTA Approved Alternate Route training programs at West Coast Dance/Movement Therapy and LifeMoves in British Columbia.
Hana specializes in attachment based early intervention as well as trauma healing and self-development for all ages. She is also a singer-songwriter and is working on an original mental health focused children's show called 'Bumblina' which incorporates DMT as a primary tool for health.
Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Dance Movement Psychotherapist, educator, and dance artist, working in private practice in Toronto. She completed her Master of Arts in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) at Roehampton University (London, UK), where she researched the potential benefits of DMP for survivors of sexual trauma and worked in adult and childhood mental health in hospital, community and school settings.
Jessica is a firm believer in the transformative power of dance and movement. Having spent over twenty years of her life studying, performing and teaching dance, she has experienced on a deep level the immense benefits that dance can have on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
Jessica is the President of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Canada, a founding member of Dance Movement Therapy Ontario, and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She offers educational and personal development workshops in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, runs group therapy programs with various organizations, and facilitates individual DMP sessions in private pratice.