CMER is proud to offer this 18-month
professional and comprehensive training program in Dance/Movement
Therapy (inclusive of actual class meetings and assignment due dates).
This coursework adheres to the American Dance Therapy Association Guidelines
* Check schedule as
some courses meet at a different time or location
DMT Director of Southern California Courses:
What Does The CMER Program Offer?
CMER offers quality academic and professional instruction. The curriculum of Alternate Route Training in Dance Movement Therapy will promote personal and professional growth and the educational experience will be challenging, physically and intellectually. Our goal is to provide a blend of experiential, movement, and didactic study, encouraging students to use their creativity for self-development and service to others.
This educational program will offer an opportunity to study in a field of dance that is vital to the development and understanding of the body-mind relationship that has application through movement practices in the fields of Health Science, Psychology, Education, Child Development, and the Arts.
For the complete schedule of courses and
CMER reviews and accepts course applications throughout the year. Once a course is full, a waiting list is created. Note, late fees apply one month/4 weeks before the first class meeting and CMER accepts late registration if the class is not full with a $100.00 late charge.
is determined by Course Hours. A 50% course fee deposit is due at the
time an application is submitted. The deposit holds your place in
the course. Deposits not used for a given course may be applied to
other courses. If a course is cancelled, your deposit will be returned.
Refund Policy: The deposit holds your place in the course. Deposits not used for a given course may be applied to other courses, but are not refunded for lack of attendance. If a course is cancelled, your deposit will be returned.
CMER reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient registration. Final decisions regarding the status of each class are usually made two weeks before the scheduled start date. Before making flight arrangements, please contact CMER to be sure enough people have registered for the course.
There is a $100.00 late fee if you DO NOT enroll
Information on Alternate Route Training In
Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT)
Training in Dance/Movement Therapy takes place on the graduate level. To become registered as a Dance/Movement Therapist, via alternate route training, specific DMT course content areas are required along with a Master’s Degree in a related field. (If you wish to apply for the National Counseling Exam and become a National Certified Counselor as well as a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, you will need a Master’s Degree in a mental health profession. If you plan to practice in the State of California, it is recommended you complete your MA Degree in a program that leads towards a psychotherapy license.)
CMER Alternate Route Courses
The CMER Alternate Route DMT Training offers coursework that can
be applied to ADTA
CMER courses serve various populations, e.g. licensed Marriage Family Therapists, LCSW, practicing mental health clinicians, educators, dancers, students with a B.A. and artists from other disciplines. CMER is a Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements. Provider #3888. Check specific courses which qualify for CE.
CMER advises taking courses in sequential order, but selected courses can be taken as single classes.
Students wanting to complete the entire Alternate Route Training should
review the ADTA R-DMT Applicant Handbook carefully (www.adta.org).
The Scripps College and Pomona College campuses are located in Claremont, CA. Both locations are a 15 minute drive from Ontario International Airport (ONT) or a 1 hour drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
For questions or additional information regarding this coursework, contact: