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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

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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Wednesday 6 July 2022 

DTAA Panel Talk 2: “Sharing Perspectives-Experiencing Dance Movement Therapy through an Online Setting”

6.00pm-8.00pm (Melb/Syd Time) |  8.00pm-10.00pm (NZ Time) |  9.00am (United Kingdom Time)

Presented by the Publications and Communication’s Committee
Hosted by: Jung-Hsu Jacquelyn Wan, with Guest Speakers: Verity Danbold and Ella Dumaresq

In this two-hour conversation, our host Jacquelyn Wan and two invited guests Verity Danbold and Ella Dumaresq will share their experience of working online as 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 through their works; how technology can advance DMT works and can be hindered at the same time. In this interactive talk, Ella will draw on her experience of training dance movement therapists to use telehealth as a viable means of engaging diverse service users. Verity will be discussing her HEMF research project, the impact of COVID 19 and the potential for DMT online.

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