Coming Events

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 or Robyn Price on

Research Forum – Wednesday May 27th, 6pm – 7pm AEST, 8pm – 9pm NZ. 

Forum 21 Article for discussion: Article: Ogden, P. & Goldstein, B. (2020) Sensorimotor therapy from a distance: Engaging the body, creating presence, and building relationship in videoconferencing. In H. Weinberg & A. Rolnick (eds). Theory and practice of online therapy: internet-delivered interventions for individuals, families, groups and organisations, pp. 47-63. New York: Routledge

A friendly, energised, ‘book-club’ style experience will be fostered to engage participants with research in an open, inclusive, and yet rigorous manner. 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.

Each hour long forum enables participants to claim one hour DTAA CPD Category A. DTAA members can access further information including the forum link and article download via the members only section on the DTAA website here.

Enquiries: Kim Dunphy,  

Making Connections Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP) –

POSTPONED to May 2021. Expressions of interest welcomed.

Observe – Understand – Respect (OUR)

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) and The Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit of Melbourne University (CAMTRU), are excited to welcome Associate Professor Susan Imus to Melbourne to give a two-day presentation and training that offers a unique approach to suicide prevention. Unique because it utilises the body-mind connection through movement-based, experiential learning. This will be the first time this program will be presented in Australia. Susan, Assoc. Prof. at Columbia College, Chicago, clinical counsellor and DMT, is the author of  Interrupted Rhythms: Dance/movement therapy’s contributions to suicide prevention,  published in The Routledge International Handbook of Embodied Perspectives in Psychotherapy (Payne, Koch, Tantia & Fuchs, 2019). This presentation and training will be suitable for CAT’s, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, mental health workers and allied health therapists.

For more information please download this flyer

Book here

Enquiries: Jane Guthrie 0451924015; Email: