Amy Gamache, MA '06Dance Movement Therapy
Sharp Transition Unit
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
Undergraduate: Dance and Education, Bridgewater State College
Why did you choose the Antioch Dance/Movement Therapy program?
The program is accredited for DMT, and the minor in counseling improves your job prospects after graduation since you have the coursework to apply for licensure. It puts the Antioch program a step above the rest.
How do you use Dance/Movement Therapy in your current position?
I work with adolescent boys and young men in transition who have been criminally involved. I integrate expressive arts into my work with them and provide one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and family therapy. It is a challenging job, but I really love it.
How did AUNE prepare you for the work world?
Antioch taught me the art of counseling. The program gives you the experience you need when you graduate by providing students with practicum and client work right away. To be able to say you've worked with a variety of populations before even graduating is really valuable.
What is the best thing about your job?
I get to help underprivileged, at-risk youth. I am giving them a chance to express their feelings and to make life-lasting change.