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 email@example.com or Robyn Price on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/Sydn 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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Panel Talk 1: A conversation about DMT in Australasia
Wednesday, 16 March 2022,
6pm-8pm (Sydney, Australia Time), 8pm-10pm (NZ Time)
Live Zoom webinar
Presented by the Communications and Publications Committee
Host: Anaia Treefoot, Guest Speakers: Jan McConnell and Juliette Kirkwood
In this two hour conversation, our host Anaia and two invited guests Jan and Juliette will share their journeys of being Dance Movement therapists in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. They will facilitate a friendly and interactive discussion to share strategies, processes, successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way when seeking work and engaging with public perceptions of DMT in Australasia.
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