BTD Berufsverband der TanztherapeutInnen Deutschlands German Professional Organization for Dance Therapists

Goals of Dance Therapy

The overall goal of dance therapy is the integration of the physical, emotional and cognitive processes of the individual into a self-guided way of life.

Specific goals are:

  • developing body perception as well as a realistic body image, fundamental to an adequate experience of the self and others
  • broadening the movement repertoire in the sense of ego-development
  • working through strong emotional experiences
  • working on intrapsychic conflicts and structural deficiencies
  • supporting authentic movement, self-guided expression and the integrationof the unconscious
  • acquiring new patterns of relationship and action competence
  • fulfilling and integrating individual needs and social competence


  • BTD - Berufsverband der TanztherapeutInnen Deutschlands


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