Dance Therapy Bibliography

The following is a small sample of dance/movement therapy publications available. A wide selection of dance/therapy books, references and resources can be found on the internet at

American Journal of Dance Therapy
ADTA, 2000 Century Plaza Columbia, MD 21044.

Bartenieff, Irmgard, and Lewis, Dori
Body Movement - Coping with the Environment
New York, NY: Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc. 1980.

Beers, Judith and Harris, Johanna
Bibliography on Dance Therapy: Books, Articles and Films
Columbia, MD: American Dance Therapy Association. 1974.

Bernstein, Penny
Theoretical Approaches to Dance Movement Therapy
Volumes I and II, 1979, 1984.
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Canner, Norma
And A Time to Dance
Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 1968.

Chaiklin, Sharon
Dance Therapy: Chapter 37
American Handbook of Psychiatry, Volume 5, pp. 701-720.
Edited by Silvano Arcili New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc. 1975.

Chodorow, Joan
Dance Therapy & Depth Psychology: The Moving Imagination
Routledge, 1991.

Espenak, Liljan
Dance Therapy, Theory and Application
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thoams Publications, Inc. 1981.

Garnet, Eva Desca
Movement is Life: A Holistic Approach to Exercise for Older Adults
Princeton, NJ: Princeton Book Company. 1982

Kestenberg, Judith
Children and Parents - Psychoanalytic Studies in Development

Kestenberg, Judith
The Role of Movement Patterns in Development. 1967.

Kornblum, Rena
A Perceptual-Cognitive-Motor Approach to the Special Child. 1982.

Levy, Fran
Dance Movement Therapy: A Healing Art
Reston, VA: The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Second Edition, 1992.

Mason, Kathleen (Ed.)
Focus on Dance VII: Dance Therapy
Washington, D.C.: AAHPERD.1974.

North, Marian
Personality Assessment Through Movement
New York, NY: Dance Notation Bureau. 1971.

Payne, Helen, Editor.
Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice.
Routledge, 1992.

Salkin, Jeri
Body Ego Technique: An Educational and Therapeutic Approach to Body Image and Self- Identity
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher. 1973.

Sandel, Susan and Johnson, David Read
Waiting at The Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home
New York, NY: Haworth Press, Inc. 1987.

Sandel, Susan; Chaiklin, Sharon; and Lohn, Ann, Editors
Foundations of Dance/Movement Therapy: The Life and Work of Marian Chace. 1993.

Schoop, Trudi
Won't You Join the Dance?
Mayfield Publishing Company. 1974.

Seigel, Elaine
Dance-Movement Therapy
New York, NY: Human Sciences Press. 1984.

Silberman, Linni (Ed.)
Dance Therapy Bibliography
Columbia, MD: American Dance Therapy Association. 1981.

Stanton-Jones, Kristina
An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry
Routledge, l992.

Valentine, Grace
Problems, Goals and Programs: Introducing Dance Therapy in a Day Treatment Facility, with Julina Johnson. American Journal of Dance Therapy, Fall/Winter, 1978.

Valentine, Grace
A Program for Ego Development: Theory and Case Studies of Dance Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Children, Movement and Growth: Dance Therapy for the Special Child New York, 1979.

Whitehouse, Mary
The Transference and Dance Therapy
American Journal of Dance Therapy I, 3-7, 1977.

Hancock Center Dance/Movement Therapy Bibliography