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 – Monday February 24, 4-5 pm AEST

The Effect of Active Creation on Psychological Health

featuring Professor Sabine Koch

Forum 19 Article: Lange, G., Rainer, L., Gruber, H., & Koch, S.  (2018).The Effect of Active Creation on Psychological Health:A Feasibility Study on (Therapeutic) Mechanisms, Behavioural Science, 8(2), 25.

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 the forum link and article download via the members only section on the DTAA website here.

Enquiries: Sue Mullane or  Ella Dumaresq

Making Connections Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP) –

Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2020, 9am – 5pm Melbourne

Observe – Understand – Respect (OUR)

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) and The Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit of Melbourne University are excited to welcome Susan Imus to Melbourne. This two-day presentation and train the trainer program offers a unique approach that utilises the body-mind connection through movement-based, experiential learning. It is developed and designed by Susan Imus, the presenter, and this will be the first time this program, well-known in the USA and in other parts of the world, will be presented in Australia. Susan 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.

Further information and booking details available soon.