Ethics Compliance

DMTCB Ethics Compliance

The Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board (DMTCB) develops and promotes high ethical standards for dance/movement therapists. DMTCB requires that registered and board certified dance/movement therapists meet these standards. Disciplinary procedures are used for processing complaints of possible violations of these ethics standards.

Procedures for addressing Ethical Concerns are detailed on the web pages of the Standards and Ethics Committee. The only Ethical violations that are heard by the DMTCB are those complaints that rise to the level of a “Formal Ethical Complaint” (see S&E How to address an Ethical Issue)  In the event that this should occur, the complainant is instructed to initiate the complaint by completing an Ethics Charge Statement Form. online. When the DMTCB receives the Ethics Charge Statement  Form, they will initiate DMTCB Ethics Case Procedures to Investigate the charge and determine resolution.

These procedures are applicable to DMTCB certificants and applicants for DMTCB certification. When dance/movement therapists apply for certification or recertification, they agree to abide by the DMTCB policies, including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and the DMTCB Ethics Case ProceduresAny person, group or, in appropriate cases, DMTCB, may initiate an ethics case and act as a complainant. A complainant other than DMTCB must contact the DMTCB Chairperson and complete the Ethics Charge Statement Form.

For additional Ethics Questions and information, please visit the Ethics Page of the ADTA.