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American Dance Therapy Association
ADTA stimulates communication among dance/movement therapists and members of allied professions through publication of the ADTA Newsletter, the American Journal of Dance Therapy, monographs, bibliographies, and conference proceedings.

American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.


Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy
For over 30 years, the Kardon Institute has helped individuals with special needs through comprehensive music, dance and art therapy. Older individuals may be ideal candidates for music therapy because of a long-term love of music, or when it has been determined that verbal interventions would not be as effective. Music has been known to positively change moods, affect physiological responses and help form lines of communication where none existed before.


Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association

The Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of The American Art Therapy Association, Inc., is a professional organization dedicated to the use of art as a healing process. Its mission is to promote the development and public awareness of the field of art therapy through the advancement of research, professional standards, education, legislation and public forums. DVATA has been serving Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware since 1968. A list of private practitioners is provided by DVATA.