Call for presentations- 2016

Call for presentations 

Deadline  for  the  final version of  the approved presentations  JUNE 1ST 2016

The conference aims to promote communication and diversification of ideas and practice between the Dance Movement Therapy community and other disciplines in order to learn and grow from mutual exchange.

The conference Scientific Committee invites the submission of research papers of excellent quality in all areas related to the sub-themes. Authors with original research are encouraged to submit contributions related to:

·  DMT and neuro-science, biology & psychology research

·  DMT and psychotherapy including body psychotherapy

·  Embodiment and creative practice: allied fields in dialogue in clinical and social applications

·  Bringing the body into education: health & social care, science and school

·  Identifying the power of creativity across arts, culture, community & health sectors

·  Crisis, creativity and bodymind: the new challenges

We invite researchers and practitioners from different fields to present their work and enter into discussion and reflection with colleagues throughout the conference.  Where there is ongoing interdisciplinary practice and research being undertaken in the field, we encourage submissions from these teams.

Criteria for submissions

Submissions are invited for the following formats - oral presentations: 20 minutes, workshops: 90 minutes, and posters.

Proposals will be presented as follows:

-  a maximum of 2000 words for oral presentations

-  1000 words for workshop and poster contributions

Authors are advised to ensure their contribution meets the criteria and guidelines below. All contributions will be submitted to a double-blind review for:

  • Quality of content (Adherence to Conference themes, aims and objectives, with appropriate methodology, identifying results and conclusions)
  • Innovation, originality and relevance of subject matter
  • Standard of English (appropriate for an academic conference)
  • Adherence to Conference Format guidelines

Acceptance for contribution in the programme and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Scientific Committee based on a review of the paper and its subject matter. Decisions of the Scientific Committee are final.

Submitting authors are required to ensure that all listed co-authors have reviewed the abstract, take responsibility for its content and agree with being listed as co-author.

Following the double-blind review, authors of accepted papers will be asked to submit their final version

Deadline June 1st, 2016  to include modifications suggested by the reviewers,

Both previous and final versions must adjust to the guidelines as indicated in the document “Template for Contributions” (see below). Authors are encouraged to read these guidelines carefully before submission.

The submission process will be made  HERE.

Please ,  read  carefully  the  guidlines  for  submission    you  can download  it  HERE.

Download  the announcement in PDF HERE.

Oral Presentation - 20 minutes

The standard format for oral presentations are 20 minutes in length.

Poster Presentation - 10 minutes

Poster sessions give participants a chance to network with other delegates who may be interested in similar research or other disciplines.

The dimensions of a poster are as standard - 70 x 100 cm or A0 format 84.1 x 118.9 cm

Workshop Presentation - 60 to 90 minutes

A workshop is an intensive experiential session lasting 60 to 90 minutes led by an experienced practitioner.


Suitable papers submitted will be invited for consideration for publication in  the international peer

reviewed journal ‘Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy’ published by Taylor and Francis.