The Hungarian Association for Movement and Dance Therapy is a full professional member of the European Association Dance Movement Therapy since 2010. The Hungarian Association for Movement and Dance Therapy (HAMDT) was established in 1992 for the training and furthering of dance/movement psychotherapies and body-mind oriented methods in general. In our Association professionals working with different approaches of Dance/Movement Therapy and other body-mind oriented methods are represented. The Psychodynamic Movement and Dance Therapy method constitutes its mainstream.
Our bodies: Presidency of the Association, General meeting, Ethics Committee, Committee for the Study of the Psychodynamic Movement and Dance Therapy Method.
Psychodynamic Movement and Dance Therapy method (PMDT) is a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapeutic method, based on the therapeutic efficiency of body-work, movement improvisation and a psychodynamic working through of movement experiences and relations in the group.
PMDT’s main theoretical backgrounds are psychoanalysis, especially the so called Budapest School, theories of object-relations, and contemporary self-psychology. The method attributes special importance to the mentalization theory. The philosophical background of PMDT is the integrated model of personality created by phenomenology, which theory transcends the traditional forms of body-mind dualism.