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ADTA 50/50 Campaign

Starting at the Conference this past October and concluding at the 2016 Conference (in Washington DC), ADTA celebrates 50 years of supporting the profession of dance/movement therapy. We invite you to be a part of the movement!  

  • Join the 50 Years/50 Ways to Advocate for Dance/Movement Therapy campaign!
  • Commit to advocating for Dance/Movement Therapy in your community, by taking an action to educate the public about DMT – big or small, all of it counts in the 50/50 campaign!!! 

Need ideas?


THE GOAL:


To educate groups in each of the 50 states of the US and each of the countries where dance therapists live and work! Send us information about what you've done and we'll add it to our listing!!!!!

    Here’s how!

    • Pledge to educate the public about Dance/Movement Therapy by sending your Name, City, State, Country, and email address to Robyn Cruz at robyncruz@comcast.net 
    • OR, once you take action, send your Name, City, State, Country, the Group You Educated and Number of People in the Group to Robyn Cruz at robyncruz@comcast.net


    WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER

    Advocate for DMT in ADTA’s 50th year!

    Join Us!


    A SAMPLING OF ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

    1. Offer an in-service workshop where you work for
    colleagues unfamiliar with DMT
    2. Offer a free experiential group at a
    nursing home or group home
    3. Present a workshop at a nonprofit or
    for-profit organization
    4. Present at a national conference for an allied profession
    5. Apply to give a TEDx talk in your town
    6. Offer a “What is DMT?” lecture/experiential
    at your local university or college
    7. Offer a “What is DMT?” lecture/experiential
    at your local high school
    8. Offer to do a movement opening or closing
    at an allied profession's conference
    9. Create YouTube videos and blogs
    speaking on dance therapy
    10. Create "guerilla" events with a flash mob
    dance number and then leave flyers behind about DMT


    For the full list of 50 ideas, click here.

    ACTIONS ALREADY TAKEN

    1 Amber Elizabeth Gray, NM, public workshop, Vancouver, BC

    2 Jenny Baxley Lee, FL, workshop, University of Florida

    3 Donna Newman-Bluestein, MA, workshop, LimmudBoston

    4 Danielle L. Fraenkel, NY, presentation, Mental Health
       Counselors of Greater Rochester

    5 Simone Kleinlooh, Netherlands, presentation, Chengdu
       University, China - Netherlands Geriatric Forum

    6 Charne Furcron, GA, presentation, Emory University Dance
       Department, 20 students 11/19-20/2015

    7 Valerie Perdue, NY, academic meeting, Binghamton
       University, Department of Theatre, 6 faculty

    8 Bonnie Bernstein, India, training for 30 NGO staff
       from Kolkata and Coochbehar, at Kolkata Sanved

    9 Mindy Coleman, NC, presentation, J. Iverson Riddle
       Developmental Center and Black Mountain Neuro-Medical
       Treatment Center, 14 professionals

    10 Junko Araki, MD, stress-reduction workshop, local dance
       studio, 12 teen dancers

    11 Voniѐ Stillson, MS, presentation, Geekonomicon,
       12/11-13/2015

    12 Alison Salter, CA, presentation, CA Board of Behavioral
       Sciences Policy and Advocacy Committee, 11-2015, 5
       professionals

    13 Susan Kleinman, conference presentation, The Renfrew
       Foundation Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 35 professionals,
       November 15, 2015

    14 Joseph Bocage Few, Little Rock, AR, radio interview, 

       Feb 2016

    15 Jody Wager, training, George Mason University, Fairfax,
       VA, 6 nursing students 12/1/15

    16 Jody Wager, training, Georgetown University, Washington,
       DC, 8 nursing students 12/7/15

    17 Anabelle Coote, radio interview, Great Barrington, MA,
       12/15/15

    18 Sara Rubinstein, Baltimore MD, lecture/demonstration
         University of Maryland School of Social Work, 12 social
         work graduate students.

    19 Natasha Goldstein, Dover DE, conference presentation,
         Dementia Conference, 85 caregivers and health
         professionals

    20 Nalini Prakash, Washington DC, presentation, South Asian
         Mental Health Association, 8 psychologists and social
         workers

    21 Erin Howe, North San Diego County CA,
         lecture/demonstration, California State University
         San Marcos, 25 Students and their professor 

    22 Sarah Zichi, Grand Rapids MI, Michigan Association of
         Community Mental Health Boards newsletter, Connections
         for Communities that Care

    23 Adina Rosenberg, Philadelphia PA, lecture/demonstration,
         NHS School for Autism, 6 Drexel University psychiatrists

         and psychiatry residents

    24 David Alan Harris, Lewiston ME, lecture, Bates College
         Dance Department, 12 dance students in Contemporary

         Issues in Dance course.

    25 Pamela Jimenez, Heredia, Costa Rica,

         lecture/demonstration, Ministerio of Cultura in San Jose

         and Heredia Costa Rica, 72 children and 15 adults.

    26 Susan Kleinman, Boca Raton, FL, lecture, Florida Atlantic
         University School of Social Work, 21 students.

    27 Susan Kleinman, Amelia Island, FL, presentation,
         International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
         (IAEDP) Symposium, 26 participants.

    28 Amber Gray, Santa Fe, NM, community workshop, Center
         for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, March 5.

    29 Charne’ Furcron, Seattle, WA, performance and talk,
         Seattle Unity Church, 150 attendees in audience, 27 in talk.

    30 Danielle Fraenkel, New York, NY, presentation, 73rd
         Annual Conference of the American Group Psychotherapy
         Association Conference, February 26, 2016.

    31 Susan Kleinman, Boca Raton, FL, movement/meditation
         opening, Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Annual
         Walk, 800 participants.

    32 Carrie Robinson & Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, staff movement
         group, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury CT, 12 staff attend
         (weekly, past 6 mos.)

    33 Ariele Riboh, lecture, Rosalind Franklin University ofz

         Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, 60 student physician
         assistants. Workshop KIVA Recovery Center, Vernon Hills,
         IL, 12 staff.

    34 Lauren Harrison, workshop, Marymount University,
         Arlington, VA, 5 nursing students.

    35 Dee Wagner, lecture, Atlanta, GA, PechaKucha Atlanta, 70
         people. Radio interview, local Atlanta station.

    36 Pamela Jiménez Jiménez, 2 workshops, Universidad
         Nacional de Costa Rica, 80 students.

    37 Jody Wager, lecture, Falls Church, VA, CreateFest online
         program.


    PLEDGES MADE

    1 Kristen Crowe

    Long Beach, CA

    K.taylor1332@gmail.com

    2 Pattee Russel-Curry

    Merced CA

    russellcurry@sbcglobal.net

    3 Lauren Higgins

    Chattanooga TN

    lauren.e.p.higgins
    @gmail.com

     4 Heather Davies

    Austin, TX

    heather@
    phoenixthrivingaustin.com

    5 Joanabbey Sack

    Montreal Quebec

    joanabbey.sack@
    concordia.ca

    6 Adina Rosenberg

    Fairless Hills, PA

    adinajrosenberg@gmail.com

    7 Dawn Lyon

    Southern CA

    dlyon752@gmail.com   

    8 Susan Kleinman

    FL

    skdmt2@bellsouth.net

     9 Jennifer Tantia

    NY

    jftantia@gmail.com

    10 Jody Wager

    Falls Church, VA

    jwager1220@gmail.com

    11 Vicky Wilder

    Fredericksburg VA

    vnwilder@comcast.net

    12 Lora Wilson Mau

    Santa Ana, CA

    lorawilsonmau@mac.com

    13 Sally Totenbier

    Houston TX

    totenbier@comcast.net

    14 Susan Schoon

    Tucson, AZ

    dancelady_1999@
    yahoo.com

    15 Lauren Harrison

    DC

    lharrison@antioch.edu

    16 Emily Day

    Langley WA

    emilyday@dancingcolors.com

    17 Margaret Migliorati

    NM

    adtamargaret@gmail.com

    18 Jacelyn Biondo

    Philadelphia, PA

    jacelynbiondo@gmail.com

    19 Robyn Cruz

    NM

    robyncruz@comcast.net

    20 Debra Benjamin Goldman

    Highland Park, Il 60035

    Debrabgoldman@gmail.com

    21 Mitul Sengupta
    Kolkata, India

    rhythmosaic@gmail.com

    22 Orit Greenberger
    Newark, DE
    Ogreenb1@gmail.com

    23 Sandy Biery

    Southern California

    Slbiery@sbcglobal.net

    24 Ilene Serlin

    San Francisco, CA

    iserlin@ileneserlin.com 

    25 Nettie Becker

    Rockville Centre, NY

    nbecker4@verizon.net

    26 Michelle Merna

    Amityville, NY

    michelle.merna@gmail.com 

    27 Antonella Monini

    Rome, Italy

    nia.antonella@gmail.com

    28. Erica Hornthal
    Chicago, IL
    Erica@northshore
    dancetherapy.com

    29. Silvan Erb-Summers

    Boulder/Denver, CO

    serbsummers@students.
    naropa.edu

    30. Antonella Monini

    Rome, Italy

    nia.antonella@gmail.com 

    31. Sarah Zichi 

    Grand Rapids, MI

    sgzichi@gmail.com

    32. Laura Bryson

    San Jose, CA

    laura.bryson88@gmail.com

    33. Ivanilda Silva

    Norman, OK

    ynavavlis@gmail.com

    34. Susan Kierr

    New Orleans, LA

    susankierr@gmail.com

    35. Helena Willems

    Brussels, Belgium

    helena_willems@hotmail.com

    36. Judith Sternfeld

    Kfar Saba, Israel

    dancewithjudith@gmail.com  

    37. Deborah Smulian-Siegel

    Burlington, VT & Truro, MA

    dsmulian@comcast.net

    38. Simona Georgescu

    Mattapoisett, MA 

    simonagscu@aol.com

    39. Joy Ruben

    Lenox, MA 01240

    jruben@lesley.edu

    40. Mary King-Linares

    Lancaster, PA

    mtkinglinares@gmail.com

    41. Lori Baudino

    Los Angeles, CA

    Therapy@drloribaudino.com

    42. Hecbel M. Rodríguez Crespo, Puerto Rico

    hec.dmt@gmail.com

    43. Shawna L. Solsvig

    Chicago, IL

    shawnasolsvig@hotmail.com

     


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