Coming Events

The DTAA runs regular 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 admin@dtaa.org.au.


Research Forum webinars for members, last Wed of the month, 7.30-8.30 pm (Australia EST).

DTAA Research Committee conveners Sue Mullane and Ella Dumaresq offer members a series of online discussion forums.  A friendly, energised, ‘book-club’ style experience will be fostered to engage participants with research in an open, inclusive, and yet rigorous manner. Each month, participants will be invited to take part in a group discussion  to address questions based on a chosen article relevant to DMT research. Research articles will cover a wide range of topics and include studies from both qualitative as well as quantitative research traditions.

Members of the DTAA are encouraged to join in any of these forums as they are interested. There is no need to commit to attend every month, and no previous experience as a ‘researcher’ is required. Notice of each article and questions for discussion, along with the Zoom link, will be advertised via the monthly DTAA e-Moves bulletin. No bookings required, just click on the Zoom link and join in.

Feb 28: Article for discussion: David Read Johnson, (2009). Commentary: Examining underlying paradigms in the creative arts therapies of trauma, The Arts in Psychotherapy, 36, 114–120. Zoom link, article and discussion questions here (members only).

March 28; April 25; May 30; June 27; July 25; August 29; September 26; October 31; November 28.

Each hour-long forum enables participants to claim one hour CPD.

Enquiries: Sue Mullane mullane.susan.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or Ella Dumaresq ella.dumaresq@gmail.com


International Presenter Sara Boas returns to Sydney, February 10 & 11, 2018

When you listen to your body, what does it say? When you witness the movement of your therapy clients or fellow artists, what stories do they seem to tell? This two-day experiential workshop provides a deep experiential dive into your body of experience, develops your skills in facilitating others to share their stories in movement. The sessions are designed for both experienced dance movement therapists and those who may be new to the field, or working in associated professions of somatic practices, performing arts or movement education.

Founding Director of Boas Consulting, a pioneering enterprise that facilitates individual and collective transformation for transnational corporations, governments, NGOs and academic institutions in over 100 different countries, and formerly senior lecturer in the anthropology and sociology of dance at the Laban Centre of London, Sara is also a registered dance movement psychotherapist and practising artist.  Sensing, moving, writing, witnessing and voicing, this workshop invites you to explore the depths of your own life experience and history and to practice holding space for storytelling of the body to unfold.

DTAA CPD 12 hours. Download Flyer
Limited places, please book ahead! Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/TKJO


Webinar: Mind-Body Awareness & Practical Strategies, with Noa Belling, Tuesday 6th March, 7.30-8.30pm.

In this webinar Noa, International best-selling author, somatic psychologist and dance movement therapist, will share her inspiration and some of the practical strategies offered in her new book, The Mindful Body: Build emotional strength and manage stress with body mindfulness.

This webinar is free of charge and open to anyone who is working with or has an interest in including the body in therapy.

Register by March 4 on https://www.trybooking.com/TTBJ or https://www.trybooking.com/346823.

The webinar link and an excerpt from Noa’s book for pre-reading will be sent out to registrants in the weeks prior to the event date.

Please Note: This event qualifies for 1 hour of PD. Flier: Noa Belling and DTAA webinar invite