Yumi Schaefer

Yumi Schaefer – Bio


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Yumi Schaefer, a Japanese-born Korean is now a permanent Australian resident. She has a graduate diploma in Dance Therapy from Wesley Institute in Sydney. During her training, she accomplished two major projects: one with en elderly population and the other with people of Asian cultural backgrounds in Australia. She also lectures at Wesley on a course on Disability and Dance Therapy. She founded and directed the Sydney Dance Therapy Forum which started in November 2004 and has received the recognition of Professional Membership of the DTAA. She completed a BA at Long Island University in New York with a social science degree that focused on minority issues and multicultural understanding. She is also a qualified Pilates and Fitness instructor with a passion for promoting people’s wellness through bodywork.

Reflection on My Dance Therapy Journey


Edition: 2005 Vol. 4 No. 4

Keywords
Professional Development, multi-cultural, elderly, mental health, disabilities, autism

Yumi a Japanese born Korean, reflects briefly on her journey of transformation commencing with her arrival in Australia to study DMT. Sharing both her personal experiences of becoming a Professional member of the DTAA as well as vignettes highlighting her work with different individuals and groups. (pp 16-17)

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Yumi Schaefer – Bio


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Yumi (grad. Dip. DMT., Wesley Institute, Sydney, Prof. Member DTAA), works as a Dance-Movement Therapist with a wide range of client groups. She lectures at Wesley on Disability and Dance Therapy and founded and coordinates the Sydney Dance Therapy Forum.