Dance Therapy Association of Australia

Welcome to the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia!

The Dance Movement Therapy Association (DTAA) is the recognised professional body for dance movement therapy in Australasia. It sets the standards for Professional, Provisional Professional and Associate levels of membership, training and supervision. The DTAA also warmly welcomes General and Student members.

The DTAA promotes the growth, development and recognition of the dance movement therapy profession in Australasia by:

  • establishing and maintaining standards for training, research and professional practice
  • providing a means of communication, education and networking between dance movement therapists, other health professionals, employers and clients
  • liaising with other relevant peak and professional bodies
  • providing information and resources for dance movement therapy practitioners, students and the wider community
  • offering Provisional Professional and Professional Membership status to applicants who meet the training criteria, and Associate, Student or Overseas membership to others interested in dance movement therapy.

Member resources include the opportunity for recognition as a dance movement therapist, bi-annual journal, regular news of events, insurance, library and professional development opportunities.


DTAA Events and News

Dance movement therapy and LMA … Teasing out the essentials

JaneGuthrie  heatherhill

A two day immersion in movement behaviours, observations and analysis

Jane Guthrie and Heather Hill combine to present a workshop that connects LMA theory with practical application in the field. In order to do so, they will draw on specific areas for the purposes of recording movement observations and analysis, program planning and development.

Where: Studio 1,15 Barnet Way, Richmond, 3121
Saturday 5 and Sun 6 November 2016: Registration 9.30am for workshop 10 am – 5.00 pm

For further details please visit our events page or this flyer: lma-workshop-2016

Penelope Best Workshop 2016

*Please note due to unforseen circumstances this workshop will be postponed until next year, a replacement Professional Development Workshop will be posted on the website soon.

Penny Best

International presenter Penelope Best will be presenting a workshop in Melbourne, November this year: ‘Embodied narratives: Body sensation is a crucial component of any thought process. ‘

For more information go to our events page or click here: PenelopeBestWorkshopFlyer


New book published by PACFA
Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice
includes two chapters on DMT.
More details

psychotherapy and counselling