Reading the current newsletter of the American Dance Therapy Association is truly inspiring. 4 newsletters a year is a member benefit for joining the ADTA, which is a mere $55.00 a year. You can read things like Catherine Davidson's description of being 1 of 4 dance movement therapists leading groups at “Camp Good Grief”, an annual event promoted by TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)) for children of military families grieving the loss of a loved one for Memorial Day.
“It is the co-mingling and the opportunity for a shared psychophysical experience that for me are the most effective and impactful aspects of dance/movement therapy and are at the core of what makes dance/movement therapy so engaging for its participants. Reflecting back on this recent session with 5-8 year old boys and girls attending a grief camp reinforces this for me. Each participant gave of him or herself in this setting where coping with the loss of a loved one is what defined the group."