The DTAA runs regular continuing professional development events to enable our members to keep up to date with the latest developments in DMT and related areas of professional knowledge. We offer activities that will enable all members to reach the necessary hours for professional development per year. Most of our events are also open to other interested professionals. Members who have suggestions for PD topics they would like the DTAA to address, or who would like to offer a PD on a topic of their expertise, should contact PD Committee Convenor Jane Guthrie on firstname.lastname@example.org or Robyn Price on email@example.com.
Spiralling Inward: Interoception as a Dance and Somatic Movement Therapy Practice and Process
An online workshop presented by Dr. Amber Gray
Sunday 27 September, 2020 – 9.30am to 12.30pm AEST
Open to all qualified and student Dance Movement Therapists, and Body-oriented psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists interested in the practice of dance movement therapy. Dance movement therapy’s power lies in many aspects of the mind-body connection. As a psychotherapy, its unique emphasis on bridging the implicit and the explicit, the internal and external, makes it uniquely positioned to support clients enduring the effects of stress, uncertainty and trauma, and for our own embodied self-care.
This 3-hour workshop will combine science, spirit and experiential processes to refine and enhance our interoceptive abilities, a radical act of micro-empowerment. CLICK HERE TO BOOK. For full details DOWNLOAD BROCHURE.
Dance Movement Therapy: Models and Measures (Pre AGM Workshop 1)
Saturday 10 October, 2020 – 9.30am-12.30pm AEST
Three distinct population groups will be highlighted experientially in this workshop. The DM Therapists will present the models they use, with their personal influences on them, together with their assessment procedures. The chance to see how various DMTs organize their program delivery, whilst ensuring that their work is evidence based, will be provided.
A Celebration of Dance: The Intersection between Indigenous Dance Practices and DMT (Pre AGM Workshop 2)
Saturday 10 October, 2020 – 1.30pm-4.30pm AEST
As the second half of our pre-AGM day, the DTAA is delighted to welcome you to a joyful afternoon of dancing with your fellow DTAA members, a rare opportunity to embody the dance practices of four diverse cultures: Indigenous Australian, Indigenous New Zealand or Maori, Japanese, and African.
To answer your regular request for more dance, this workshop will be primarily experiential, i.e. we’ll be dancing together for the afternoon, but there will be time for rest, and time for our presenters to reflect on how their presented dance form influences their DMT work.
DTAA Official Annual General Meeting 2020
Sunday 11 October, 2020 – 1.15pm-5.00pm AEST
DTAA’s Annual General Meeting during which matters affecting the membership will be presented for questions and approval, as well as celebration of our new members.