Kathy Cass

This workshop is intended for individuals who would like an introduction to the basic concepts of dance/movement therapy. Students, dancers, therapists, and those interested in the transformative elements of creative movement experience are welcome. No prior movement experience is necessary. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #3888).

Course Description:

This course will introduce participants to Dance/Movement Therapy as a creative arts therapy modality. The history of the DMT field will be discussed along with the major tenets of mind/body integration, nonverbal communication and emotional expressive movement. The process of finding personal meaning in thoughtful embodied experience will be explored through movement experientials and lecture presentations. In addition, the principles of Yoga and Dance/Movement Therapy will be used in experiential movement. What is ancient and what is modern? Spend the afternoon moving in Yoga with BC-DMT Kathy Cass.



Course Goals:

Participants will be presented with a general overview of the field.

Participants will engage in movement experiences that highlight basic dance/movement therapy concepts.
Participants will learn how emotional experiences impact body functioning.
Participants will increase awareness of their non-verbal expressive style.

Course Date and Time:

Sunday, June 14th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Location:

The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) campus is located in West Los Angeles.
The workshop location is a 15 minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Loyola Marymount University
Burns Fine Arts Center - Studio 239
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Map and directions to the campus can be found below:
Driving Directions | Campus Map

Course Registration and Fee:


Reg. Registation

*a $50.00 deposit must be received to reserve your space in
this workshop and is due at the time your application is submitted.

Note To Previous Attendees:

If you have already taken this CMER DMT Intro Workshop in the past or have R-DMT or BC-DMT credentials and only wish to take part in the experiential routines later in the day, you have the option to attend the Afternoon session only for a discounted price of $100. This option earns 3 CEU's and can be found on the registration form for this workshop.

Refund Policy:

A 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 within a ONE year period if the cancellation happens THREE weeks before class starts. There are no refunds 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.

To register, simply download the the course enrollment form found at the link at the top of this page and mail it, along with your deposit, to the following address:

P.O. Box 2001 • Sebastopol, CA 95473

Please make checks payable to:
Center For Movement Education And Research

For registration information or questions, please call:
(310) 600-0664


About the instructor:

Kathy Cass

Kathy Cass MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CYT is a board certified dance/movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a certified yoga therapist with over 25 years of instructional and clinical experience with a variety of populations.  She has expertise as a long standing director of a non-profit therapeutic dance/yoga organization, Chance to Dance, as well as a movement/yoga consultant for numerous institutions and individuals. Kathy has been a member and head of the BC-DMT Certification Board for the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA).

Her teaching includes  guest lecturer at Scripps College , CMER at Loyola Marymount University and Tiverton House at UCLA. Kathy is currently a part-time faculty member at Santa Monica College Emeritus Division and El Camino Community College, and a Program Advisor for UCLArts and Healing program under the direction of Ping Ho.

Kathy maintains a private Yoga Therapy practice in Santa Monica , CA.  In her spare time, she has fun as a choreographer/movement consultant for local theater in Los Angeles.


About our co-sponsor:


UCLarts and Healing is a partnership between the Arts and Healing Initiative, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, and the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), which promotes education and research in complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to health and well-being. The CCIM represents the UCLA academic integrative medicine community on a national and international level.

This collaboration is headed by Ms. Ping Ho, MA, MPH, the Founder and Director or the UCLArts and Healing program.

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