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Welcome to the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) is the recognised professional body for dance movement therapy in Australasia. It sets the standards for Professional and Provisional Professional 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 Associate, Provisional Professional and Professional Membership status to applicants who meet the training criteria, and Student or General 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.


Upcoming Events:

DTAA Research Forum- Live Online via Zoom

“Methodology and Method: Which and Why”

Wednesday 25 May 2022 

6.00pm-7.15pm AEST (Melb/Syd Time) |  8.00pm-9.15pm (NZ Time)
Opened by: Brigitte Puls /  Presented by: Christine de Brenni  /  Our Host:  Elise Loh

In this presentation, Christine describes and evaluates the methodologies she employed in the research for her Master of Dance Movement Therapy thesis. She also explains why these particular methodologies were chosen for her research question, “What are contemporary perceptions and understandings of DMT in Australia and New Zealand?”  Christine also discusses the method used to collect the data and briefly explain her approach to the analysis of the data.

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Professional Development Course over 2 Half Days – Live Online via Zoom

“Healing Processes in Group Dance Movement Therapy: Eight experiences that lead to Therapeutic Change”


Led by International Presenter: Nana Koch, Ed.D., BC-DMT,LCAT,NCC, LPC, CMA

Part 1: Saturday 4 June 2022  |  8.30am-1.00pm AEST (Melb/Syd Time)
Part 1: Saturday 25 June 2022  | 8.30am-1.00pm AEST (Melb/Syd Time)

This didactic and experiential course focuses on the eight (8) healing processes that have been identified as elements of group dance movement therapy. They describe “guided group experiences which lead to therapeutic change.” (Schmais, 1985) The eight processes include: synchrony, expression, rhythm, vitalization, integration, cohesion, education, symbolism.

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Past Events:

Wednesday 16 March 2022

DTAA Panel Talk 1: “A Conversation about DMT in Australasia”

Presented by the Publications and Communication’s Committee – Hosted by: Anaia Treefoot, with Guest Speakers: Jan McConnell and Juliette Kirkwood

Wednesday 16 March 2022  |  6.00pm-8.00 (Melb/Syd Time)  |  8.00pm-10.00pm (NZ Time)  2 Hour Conversation via Zoom
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DTAA recognises, acknowledges and respects the ancestors, elders and families of all Indigenous peoples of the lands on which we stand and practice.


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