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  • 28 Feb 2019 1:27 PM
    Reply # 7192040 on 1342526

    From Martha Davis:



    The new and revised 2019 Guide to the Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory by Martha Davis and a quick and easy way to download a free copy.  The 2019 MPI Guide has updates on coding and research, video exercises, sections on interpretation and short form coding for clinical use, and information on the computer coding of the MPI with the NEUROGES/ELAN system.   To download a copy from the U. of Maryland Libraries Special Collections in Performing Arts go to and scroll down to the 2019 Guide to the Movement Psychodiagnostic Inventory.   For a full list of works in the Martha Davis collection go to  Requests can be made for articles from this full list at   


  • 17 Feb 2019 2:14 PM
    Reply # 7169966 on 1342526


    Creative Arts Education and Therapy Journal

    is seeking editorial board! 

    CAET (Creative Arts Education and Therapy - Eastern and Western Perspectives, was founded in 2014 to further communication and cooperation between the East and West regarding the arts in therapy, education, and human understanding. The peer review Journal, centered in Beijing, began with a commitment to bridging emerging and traditional practices in China, its neighboring countries and cultures, with arts therapy and education communities in the West where the disciplines are more established; thus the decision was made to publish in English with summaries and supporting materials in Chinese. In the Fall of 2018 CAET became an Open Access (OA) Journal, the first of its kind in the various communities that it serves. Online publication significantly expands accessibility and incorporates color, imagery, and video to more effectively present the artistic expressions which inform every aspect of the publication. The inaugural OA issue (4.1) features Outsider Art in China in dialogue with the West

    CAET has a China focus but 
    also a strong connection to the international community. We have over 50 experts sitting on the editorial board, among them are Professor Shaun McNiff (Lesley University, US), the world leading expert in expressive arts therapy and Professor Stephen Levin (European Graduate School) as the co-editors-in-chief.

    To prepare ourselves for future development and expansion, we are looking for several editors for the journal. You will join an international editorial team and edit/review the submitted manuscripts. The ideal candidates should have strong background in arts education, arts therapy and psychology, preferably with academic and practical experiences and arts-based research
    experiences, excellent writing and editing skills in English, good time management skills to deliver the work before deadline. You have a right mindset to understand Eastern and Western cultures.  This position is currently on voluntary base but as return you have several benefits including the full access to CAET journal archive, our Laban webinar series and CAET webinar series, plus the free participation in our conferences, one of them is the CAET World Forum to be held in Beijing in Oct 2019. Please apply only if you can commit yourself on a longer period.

    To apply or inquiry, please contact Dr. Tony Zhou, CMA, Executive Editor of CAET,

    Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Tony Zhou

    PhD, CMA (Certified Movement Analyst)

    Executive Editor, Founder

    Creative Arts Education and Therapy (CAET) – Eastern and Western Perspectives

  • 17 Feb 2019 2:11 PM
    Reply # 7169963 on 1342526


    New International Journal:

     GMS Journal of Arts Therapies

    is seeking individuals for editorial board

    Dear colleagues, 

    We are launching an Open Access Online Journal "GMS Journal of Arts Therapies" (where GMS stands for German Medical Science). The journal is one step in the process of the professional recognition of the fields of art-, music-, dance/movement-, drama- and poetry therapy in the context of evidence-based medicine. 

    Thus, the focus of "GMS Journal of Arts Therapies" is presently more on evidence-based empirical research, however, we also welcome studies on clinical mechanisms / therapeutic factors and arts-based research. (While CAET is more focused on qualitative and creative approaches, training and educational issues, but also generally covering the entire range of research in our field) 

    For the International Editorial Board of "GMS Journal of Arts Therapies", we greatfully acknowledge the committment of a.o. Felicity Baker, Michele Forinash, Nancy Gerber, Dafna Regev, Lisa Hinz, Nisha Sajnani, Hod Orkibi, Craig Haen and Silke Heimes. If you are interested to join the editorial board, get back to me.

    The website will be uploaded in early March, and I will send around the link, when it is accessible. Meanwhile, I am happy to answer questions that may arise.

    Best wishes from Heidelberg, 

    Sabine Koch

  • 18 Dec 2018 8:06 AM
    Reply # 6964469 on 1342526

    University of Applied Arts Vienna

    Call for Applications: Artistic Research PhD Programme

    Application deadline: February 21, 2019 / Programme start: October 2019

    The University of Applied Arts Vienna invites potential candidates to apply for the Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art). In addition to providing proof of qualification in terms of artistic development candidates must also submit a written exposé outlining their planned activity within the field of artistic research. The six-semester programme of study in the field of art, conducted in English, is set up around themes and practices of artistic research. The thesis consists of an artistic work as well as a reflexive documentation of the knowledge gain yielded by the project.

    Of particular importance among the selection criteria are up-to-dateness, innovation potential and the potential social relevance of the planned artistic research activity, as well as the demonstration of knowledge of the national and international research context. Doctoral candidates are overseen by professors at the Angewandte – who are recommended by the same commission that is responsible for their selection.

    The documents for the admission procedure (CV, portfolio, exposé, all in English) should be sent no later than February 21, 2019 in PDF format (surname_cv.pdf, surname_port.pdf, surname_exp.pdf) via email under the subject heading “surname Participation PhDArt” to The PDF may contain links for downloading relevant material in widely used digital formats. The attachments themselves should not exceed a data volume of 10 MB. The results of the application process will be communicated to applicants by August 2019 at the latest.

    More information:



    SARA: Society for Artistic Research Announcement service

  • 07 Dec 2018 12:18 PM
    Reply # 6949949 on 1342526

    Call for Papers!

    International Conference on Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication

    - Deadline for Abstracts submission: January 15, 2019

    - Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019

    - Deadline for Full papers submission: March 28, 2019

    The International Conference on Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication (DDCMC19) is organized in the framework of the conclusion of ERC-funded research project BlackBox Arts&Cognition.

    When: September 19-21, 2019

    Where: FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)


    The increasing accumulation of dance data (for archives of contemporary artists, for the computational processing of collected data or for re-enactments and digital visualizations of previously staged pieces) is becoming a strong motivation for both researchers and performing artists to reflect upon the affordances and usefulness of looking at bodily movements in artistic settings to view human communication and cognitive processes (such as decision-making, creative and critical thinking, emotions) through a different lens.

    The event wishes to bring together contemporary artists and researchers from a broad range of related academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms to share their original research in a creative, international, and stimulating atmosphere.

    This conference aims to provide a interdisciplinary forum (Humanities, Information Technologies, and Cognitive Science) for those creating and handling data from Performing Arts (with a focus on contemporary dance) interested in issues of multimodality and cognition in human communication and in human-computer interaction, particularly regarding documentation, video annotation tools, collaborative platforms for cultural heritage preservation, and scientific analyses of dance data, such as human behaviour and agency in different types of communication and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, technological, social, textual, or discourse functions.

    Although more broadly the scope of the conference is defined to Performing Arts, we wish to explore more specifically on the current potential of “dance data” and how it can be related to content or form, processes or products, qualitative and quantitative inquiries. Dance data serve a variety of roles such as the subject matter for research, aspects of methodologies, and the format for public presentations. Papers dealing with the representation and annotation of the implicit knowledge contained in performing practices and the application of novel visualization technologies to support it are particularly welcome.

    Papers on a wide range of topics dealing with Performing Arts are welcome, including, and not limited to:

    Performance Studies:

    - Dance Data: collection and applications

    - Documentation of Performing Arts

    - Intangible Heritage

    - Digital Cultural Heritage

    - Multimodal Corpora

    - New Media applied to Performance

    - Performance Philosophy

    - Contemporary Dance

    - Choreographic objects

    - Digital tools for dance

    Cognitive Science and the Performing Arts:

    - Cognitive approaches to theatrical performance

    - Gesture Studies

    - Cognitive linguistics

    - Human communication: verbal vs. non-verbal interactions

    - Intercultural aspects of multimodal behaviour

    - Multimodal Metaphor

    - Applications of Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Performing Arts

    - Neural mechanisms underlying motor control

    Other interdisciplinary research and approaches to Performing Arts (theoretical, methodological, etc.)

    Submission Details

    We invite abstracts (500 words maximum, excluding references and tables/figures, anonymized) of original work for oral paper presentations and posters to be submitted via EasyChair for peer review. 

    For details, see:

    Time and space, albeit constrained, will be dedicated for Technical Demos, Artistic Installations, and Demonstrative-Lectures (video, interactive, VR, multimodal, dance, etc.) that accompany accepted presentations/posters.

    :: Full papers:

    A selection of papers will be considered for publication in a theme volume. More information will follow on the conference website.

  • 06 Dec 2018 8:33 AM
    Reply # 6948221 on 1342526

    Research Award!

    Submit your proposal before Dec. 21! 

    Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy is the only international peer-reviewed journal focusing on the role of the body in its relationship with the mind in psychotherapy. It combines two close, but distinctly different, fields in inter and intra - disciplinary dialogue, namely Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Body Psychotherapy. It publishes high quality research, theory and evidence-based clinical practice that follow the development of a wide range of methodologies, as well as new theoretical insights into the field of dance movement psychotherapy and body psychotherapy.
    Research in this area is a developing field in an emerging discipline. Work carried out by new researchers is part of this process. Encourage your colleagues, share research results, and let your contribution to the evolution of our work be better known. 
    The Editorial Board of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy (BMDP) encourages new researchers in the fields of dance movement psychotherapy, body psychotherapy, somatic psychology and related fields to submit an article for the 2018 BMDP New Researcher Award. 
    We are currently looking for submissions that demonstrate the following features in describing an aspect of research:
    ·       Clarity of research aims and research question
    ·       Use of methods appropriate to the research question and in a way that meets those standards and guidelines adopted by the journal
    ·       Exploration of the relevant theoretical framework(s)
    ·       Appropriate conclusions
    ·       Contribution to knowledge
    ·       Implications for dance movement psychotherapy and body psychotherapy practice
    Submissions are invited from current full-time or part-time registered students, or those who have graduated in the last 24 months. Submissions may be co-authored, (e.g. with a research supervisor), but the first author must be a new researcher and must include, with their submission, a statement that confirms the research to be their own and that the paper primarily represents their own writing. The paper must not exceed 6000 words (including references). An abstract of no more than 150 words should accompany your submission. Up to 6 keywords that capture the key aspects of your study should be placed below the abstract.
    The paper should follow the academic conventions of BMDP, e.g., referencing styles, publishing guidelines for qualitative research, etc. Instructions for Authors must be adhered to. Visit the BMDP website for details:
    /.             Follow the links for 'Instructions for Authors'.
    Studies involving quantitative and/or qualitative research methods are equally welcomed. Regardless of the method used, there should be empirical content.      That is, the submission should be about a study where data has been collected and analysis has been completed. This is not to say that the research project needs to have been completed in its entirety.
    Balance between reflexivity and presentation of the empirical findings of the study is required. Whilst you need to adopt a reflexive position (where you reflect on yourself as the researcher in relation to your study), you need to ensure that your data is/are presented adequately, the analysis of them is described clearly, and their meaning is discussed.
    The paper should be complete in and of itself. The submission of chapters from dissertations and theses where the focus of the chapter is detached from the study as a whole is not acceptable.
    Submissions for the 2018
     BMDP New Researcher Award can also be made by having an article accepted for publication in BMDP. The accepted article must be your first published piece of research in any journal (you will be asked to verify this at submission), and all papers will be subject to usual BMDP peer review procedures.

    Submissions should be made through the journal’s online ScholarOne Manuscripts site:
     by 5.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018.
    The winning entry will receive one year’s free online subscription post qualification to the journal and £150 worth of books on publication of the article.
    For further enquiries, please email

  • 02 Nov 2018 6:15 PM
    Reply # 6886266 on 1342526

    Please participate in a brief survey 

    to support the advancement of Dance/Movement Therapy:

    Click the link above to begin survey. The information provided will be used to assess dance/movement therapists' attitudes and practices toward Opioid Use Disorder. 

    By completing this survey, you are confirming that you agree to participate in the study voluntarily. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and currently practicing DMT or attending graduate school for DMT. 

    One survey should be completed per participant. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. 

    All responses are anonymous and there is no anticipated risk. No information will be used for marketing or commercial interests. Participants will receive neither monetary compensation nor continuing education credits.

    This survey uses the term “patients” to refer generally to patients or clients. Please interpret “patient” as: “patient and/or client", as appropriate.

    This research project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Pratt Institute. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator by email.

    Principal Investigator:

    Kendra Kirane, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT

    New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

    Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

    Last modified: 04 Nov 2018 11:44 AM | Kendra Kirane
  • 13 Sep 2018 10:58 PM
    Reply # 6668568 on 1342526

    I am looking for additional study participants:

    Drexel University

    Recruiting Dance/Movement Therapists for a

    Research Study

    Research Title: Experiential Learning and Competency Development in Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Education: Early Practitioner Perspectives

    Research Objective:  The main objective of this study is to identify the competencies that are developed in experiential classes that use dance and movement as the primary means of learning in dance/movement therapy (DMT) graduate education programs.  The goal is to help establish evidence based standards and practices in DMT education. 

    Participants will:

    • Complete a pre-interview questionnaire.
    • Participate in an interview about their experiences as a student in movement based experiential learning.
    • Review the transcript from the interview for accuracy. 
    • Receive a $25 Amazon gift card after the transcript review.

    Dance/Movement Therapists are eligible if they:

    • Graduated from an ADTA approved DMT graduate program within the past 5 years.  
    • Are employed and practice DMT as part of their employment.  
    • Hold the R-DMT or BC-DMT credential.
    • Agree to an interview of up to one hour using a video conferencing software. 

    Dance/Movement Therapists cannot participate if they:
    • Completed the alternate route to DMT training.
    • Have had a working relationship with the student researcher prior to the study.
    • Work as course instructors or resident faculty in an ADTA approved DMT graduate program, in on-line DMT courses, or in alternate route DMT courses.
    • Are pregnant.

    Your identity and responses will be kept confidential.  This project has been approved by Drexel University’s Institutional Review Board.  A student researcher at Drexel University’s doctoral program in Creative Arts Therapies will conduct this research.

    If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Eri Millrod, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, LCAT at

  • 23 Jul 2018 9:51 AM
    Reply # 6393613 on 1342526

    Research Funding for Studies on the Ageing

    Hey Folks,

    I just received this from the NEA, who are now interested in DMT research! Please take a look and see if your work on DMT and the ageing population might apply:


    Dear Colleagues:

    The NEA Office of Research & Analysis wants you to know about a new funding announcement that was brought to our attention by the National Institute on Aging, which is represented on our Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development.

    Please see the hyperlinks below, and language excerpted from the first two items. Note the arts-related interest.

     Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging

    Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Dementia Care Provider Support

    Edward R. Roybal Coordinating Center

    “Roybal Centers will conduct Stage 0 through IV pilot studies in accordance with the multidirectional, translational NIH Stage Model, to produce potent and implementable principle-driven behavioral interventions. For the purposes of this FOA, Stage I studies and small-scale Stage 0, II, III, and IV studies will be referred to as "pilot" studies.  All applications must include Stage I studies, in which a principle-driven intervention and the intervention's associated materials are created, refined, adapted, and pilot tested for feasibility, acceptability and efficacy.”   

    In the  Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging RFA, one example given for a possible Thematic Area of Focus is:

    Music and/or other arts (e.g., sculpting, painting, dance, etc.). Centers may propose to leverage basic research on music and/or other arts on stress, anxiety, subjective well-being, etc. and develop, modify and pilot test art-based principle-driven interventions to promote well-being and health.

    In the  Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Dementia Care Provider Support RFA, one example given for a possible Thematic Area of Focus is:

    Music and/or other arts (e.g., sculpting, painting, dance, etc.) and dementia care. Centers may integrate basic research on music and/or other arts into development of principle-driven interventions to have a positive impact upon stress, anxiety, subjective well-being, etc. of AD-ADRD care providers and care recipients. 

    Sunil Iyengar

    Director | Office of Research & Analysis

    National Endowment for the Arts

    400 7th Street SW | Washington DC 20506 | 202-682-5654 (p) | 202-682-5677 (fax)

  • 15 Jun 2018 4:00 PM
    Reply # 6315332 on 1342526

    53rd Annual Conference

    Bringing the Body and Creativity into Healing:

    The Art and Science of Dance/movement Therapy

    Oct. 11-14, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

    Research and Thesis Project Poster Session

    Jennifer Tantia, PhD and Cecilia Fontanesi, PhD Coordinators

    The ADTA Research and Practice committee invites submissions for the annual Research & Thesis Project Poster Session. Please submit your innovative research or thesis project to be presented to your diverse dance/movement therapy colleagues from around the world in San Antonio, Texas.


    Submissions are due no later than July 1, 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted. Notifications will be made by August 1.


    Please submit all poster session proposals to coordinators or Jennifer Tantia  or Cecilia Fontanesi Only the elements listed below are required but please make sure to clearly include each of these elements. Please, include “Poster Session 2018” in the subject line.

    Poster Session Elements for Submission

    • 1.     Thesis Project Poster Title (Centered, bold top of page)
    • 2.     APA (6th Edition) style poster abstract (300 words maximum) that includes:
    • a.     Explicitly identified research questions and/or objectives of the study
    • b.     A clearly articulated research methodology (that may include participant sample, data collection and data analysis)
    • c.     Presentation of findings in relation to the research question(s)
    • d.     Conclusions and applications to dance/movement therapy
    • 3.     Presenter(s) name(s) and biography (50 words maximum)  
    • 4.     All submissions should be sent in electronic format via email as a word document.

    If you feel that your thesis work does not fit under these guidelines, please contact Research and Practice chair, Jennifer Tantia at  PRIOR to the deadline date. You may be asked to edit, revise, or clarify your abstract or biography prior to acceptance. Research projects must include methodology, methods, and report of findings. You MUST be present at the conference for your poster to be displayed. We will no longer accept poster submissions without the researcher/writer present at the poster session as the discussions that occur during the poster session are rich and important to our poster session format.


    Display requirements: All posters are required to be in large scale printed format in 36 by 48 inch (horizontal) size. You will be provided with one easel, foam board and clips to attach your poster to the foam board. We do not provide tables so please do not plan to use additional materials other than your poster (including computers). You may bring business cards that you can hand out to individuals interested in learning more about your work. Additional resources and support will be provided for accepted projects. Trifold and hand-crafted posters are not accepted.


    No equipment/materials deposit is required for the poster session.


    Note: The Research and Practice committee will submit a selection of abstracts for publication in the American Journal of Dance Therapy.

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