DTAA publications

The DTAA publishes its own resources to support the growth and development of the dance movement therapy profession in Australasia. These include a bi-annual journal, Moving On, and occasional edited volumes, Dance Therapy Collections. It also supports the distribution of other resources by local professionals, as listed below.


Moving On journal

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Moving On journal: Special Issue: Focus on Dr. Marcia B. Leventhal, Vol. 11 (1-2), 2013

Editors: Jane Guthrie with Naomi Aitchison and others.

Hard copy price: B&W $19 + $6 p&h

Hard Copy Price: Colour $25 + $6 p&h


Moving On journal: special Hanny Exiner Commemorative Edition, Vol. 7 (1-2), 2008

Editors: Jane Guthrie and Naomi Aitchison. Hard copy price: $17.50 + $6 p&h


Dance Therapy Collections

The DTAA publishes edited collections of writing, most often following a conference. Contributors are predominantly Australian dance movement therapists, but sometimes professionals from other fields or places who have been involved in DTAA’s activities. Editors are senior members of the dance movement therapy profession in Australia, and all volumes have been peer-reviewed by competent professional colleagues. These books trace the history and development of the dance movement therapy profession in Australasia.

Collections are available for sale as hard-copy books or electronically by individual chapters. Click on listings below to order hard copies.


Dance Therapy Collections 4 (2017)

Editors: Jane Guthrie and Sue Mullane, with Elizabeth Loughlin, Melbourne: DTAA. Price: $40 + $15 p & h.

Our newest volume features 13 chapters by contributors to the DTAA’s 2015 conference.


Dance Therapy Collections 3Dance Therapy Collections 3  (2009)

Editors: Kim Dunphy, Jane Guthrie & Elizabeth Loughlin, Melbourne: DTAA. 206 pages. Hard Copy Price: $48 + $15 p&h


Hanny Exiner Commemorative EditionDance Therapy Collections 2 (1999)

Editors: Jane Guthrie, Elizabeth Loughlin & Diane Albiston, Melbourne: DTAA. 73 pages. Hard Copy Price: $10


Dance Therapy Collections 1Dance Therapy Collections 1 (1992)

Editors: Robyn Rawson & Elizabeth Loughlin, Melbourne: Ausdance, 40 pages. Hard Copy Price: $10


Dance Therapy Collections sets

Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Hard Copy Price: $60

Volumes 1, 2 and 3, plus: Hanny Exiner Special Edition of Moving On. Hard copy Price: $70

Volumes 1, 2 and 3, plus Marcia Leventhal Special Edition of Moving On. Hard copy Price: $75

Volumes 1, 2 and 3, plus both: Hanny Exiner and Marcia Leventhal Special Editions of Moving On. Hard copy Price: $85


Publications by dance movement therapists from the region

The DTAA also stocks most books written by Australasian dance movement therapists.


Growing Older Dancing OnGrowing Older Dancing On

Jenny Czulak-Riley (2003). Melbourne: Council of the Ageing. Hard Copy Price: $32 + $15 p&h


Freedom to Move: Movement and dance for people with intellectual disabilities

Freedom to Move: Movement and dance for people with intellectual disabilitiesKim Dunphy and Jenny Scott (2003). Sydney: Elsevier. Download Flyer. Hard Copy Price: $35 + $15 p&h


Come and Join the Dance: a creative approach to movement for children with special needsCome and Join the Dance: a creative approach to movement for children with special needs

Jane Guthrie and Jan Roydhouse (1989). Melbourne: Hyland House. Hard Copy Price: $13


Dance Therapy Redefined

Dance Therapy Redefined Hanny Exiner & Denis Kelynack (1994). Springfield: Charles C Thomas. 99 pages. Hard copy Price: $60 + $15 p&h


Invitation to the Dance: Dance for people with dementia & their carers

Heather Hill (2009, 2nd ed.). Book and CD set. Stirling: University of Stirling.

Invitation to the Dance: Dance for people with dementia & their carers This second edition was written as a user-friendly guide for staff interested in using dance and movement with people with dementia. It contains much the same text as the original, but with new photographs and a companion CD with 6 tracks from two Australian musician/ composers. Hard Copy Price: $40 + $5 p&h

Book review by Donna Neumann-Bluestein, USA


How the Arts Make a Difference in Therapy

How the Arts Make a Difference in Therapy

Editor: Warren Lett (1992), Melbourne: Ausdance Victoria. Hard Copy Price: $11


Other useful resources by Australasian authors available from their publishers


Psycotherapy-counsellingPsychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice

Caroline Noble and Elizabeth Day (editors)(2015), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

This edited collection provides a balance of engaging and in-depth stories and case studies from the inside of therapy. Representing the key practice modality sections of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, the book explores examples from a range of therapeutic practices, grounded in the theoretical and evidence frameworks of the modality or approach and supported by clear and authoritative commentary. It includes two chapters by dance movement therapists: an overview of DMT as a form of psychotherapy and counselling in Australia (Kim Dunphy, Jane Guthrie and Sue Mullane) and a chapter on animation-based psychotherapy and counselling by Sandra Lauffenburger. Find out more


Now for a DanceNow for a Dance: integrating dance and movement in primary and early childhood learning

by Barbara Thraves & Diana Williamson

A practical and accessible guide for primary and early childhood teachers, showing how dance and movement can be incorporated into a range of activities and subjects. Features background information and practical advice plus a variety of graded dance experiences.

Hard Copy Price: $34.95 – out of print

Phoenix Education Pty Ltd. www.phoenixeduc.com


Talking the Talk but Not Walking the Walk: Barriers to person centred care in dementiaTalking the Talk but Not Walking the Walk: Barriers to person centred care in dementia

Dr Heather Hill

Order at Amazon.com. Download Flyer


The Therapeutic Use of Games in Group Work: When, Why, and How to Use ThemThe Therapeutic Use of Games in Group Work: When, Why, and How to Use Them

Authors: dance-movement therapist Naomi Audette and Wendy Bunston, Melbourne: The Royal Children’s Hospital Mental Health Service. Includes a section on training games for mental health, welfare and education professionals.

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Hard Copy Price: $33  Download flyer order form here