Dance movement therapists in the state of Illinois are eligible for certification from the Dance Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB) and licensure from the state of Illinois. Additionally, dance/movement therapists have the option of being nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

R-DMT (Registered Dance/Movement Therapist)

A registered dance/movement therapist is an individual who is prepared to practice dance/movement therapy in a clinical, educational, or rehabilitative setting.

BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist)
In this level of training, the individual has the education and experience to practice privately, to teach dance/movement therapy, and to supervise students/interns.

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
This license assures that an individual is permitted to practice as a counselor under clinical supervision.

LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor)
With this license, an individual has the education and experience to practice privately and to provide supervision.

GL-CMA (Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis)

KMP (Kestenberg Movement Profile)


  1. My name is Angela Baker DMT. I was certified at the BC-DMT level in 1989 or 1990 (At that time ADTR). Due to circumstances that perhaps would be too much information for this inquiry, I was unable to work in the field for 27 years. I am now preparing to return to work and am being assisted in this endeavor by Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb BC-DMT. As a first step I would like to determine precisely when I received my ADTR and then begin the process of determining what would be required for me to become recertified after such a long hiatus.

    Thank you,

    Angela Baker

    Angela Baker
    1. Hi Angela,

      Thanks for your comment and nice to know that you are returning to the DMT circle! Welcome back!

      I am wondering how exactly we can assist you in this endeavor? Were you certified in Illinois back in the day? Will you be practicing in Illinois or Chicago specifically? In the meantime, please consider coming to attend our workshops and events to reintegrate back to the community, and give us the chance to get to know you as well. You can find those information on the chapter website, or if you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, sign up so you can receive the most updated info too.

      Chih-Hsien, Vice-President of IL ADTA Chapter

      IL ADTA Chapter

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