Aug 10, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023

Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Dance/Movement Therapy specialization, MA

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MA in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 104.5 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Low-residency
Standard time to completion: 42 months

Program Overview

Students develop competencies in dance/movement therapy concurrent with earning a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Degrees with this specialization also meet the educational requirements for Washington State licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A fee is collected for each class to cover costs associated with supplies and various other expenses including, but not limited to, presentations or exhibits of student work.

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling general admission requirements, and in accordance with the ADTA (American Dance Therapy Association) admissions standards:

  • We look for candidates with an undergraduate degree in diverse backgrounds such as liberal arts, dance, psychology, biology, engineering, etc. (A degree in psychology and/or dance is not required.)
  • Significant experience in at least two different dance/movement forms (such as ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, popular/street/indigenous, liturgical, ballroom, traditional/ethnic/folk, African, Caribbean, Korean, Latin, Middle Eastern, Native American, Tai-chi, Aikido, etc.) and in-depth knowledge of one of them is required.
  • Teaching, performing, and/or choreography experience is preferred.

College-level psychology courses are recommended.

Current Tuition and Fees

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