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 info@dtaa.org.au or Robyn Price on treasurer@dtaa.org.au


Research Forums – Forum 15 Wednesday July 31, 6pm AEDT/AEST,  8pm NZT.

Forum 15: Vicky Karkou, Supritha Aithal, Ania Zubala, & Bonnie Meekums. (2019). Effectiveness of Dance Movement Therapy in the Treatment of Adults With Depression: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi-org.ezp.lib.unimelb.edu.au/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00936 

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 mullane.susan.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or Ella Dumaresq ella.dumaresq@gmail.com


The Practice of Authentic Movement: A Two Day Immersion with Connor Kelly

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019
Dancehouse – 150 Princess St Carlton North VIC

The DTAA invites dance movement therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, creative arts therapists, body workers, dancers, and those interested in exploring the use of movement and dance in their work to join us for this two-day immersion into the practice of Authentic Movement. This professional development workshop, facilitated by international presenter Connor Kelly, is suitable for practising and student therapists and practitioners.

On Saturday, Connor will facilitate two rounds of movement: working in dyads in the morning, triads in the afternoon and concluding with a breath circle. Sunday morning is dedicated to a Long Circle, while in the afternoon we’ll look at ways to integrate Authentic Movement into your work, and how you might introduce the practice to clients.
Download Flyer or book here.


AGM Professional Development Day – Saturday October 26, 9.30 – 4.30 pm, Darlinghurst Community Space, 277 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst NSW

Evidence informed practice: what does it mean and how can we do it?

Presenters: Dr Kim Dunphy and Suzanne Scarrold.

Health and human service professionals are increasingly expected to use evidence to inform their work. This session addresses the topic of evidence and its implications for DM therapists. It focusses on the critical advances made when practice draws from existing information, and the potential for expanded employment opportunities when practice is underpinned by evidence. Participants will also be introduced to techniques in utilising published evidence, from searching for relevant publications to analysis of available information. The workshop will also involve movement experientials led by DTAA members working with diverse issues and populations through DMT, utilising DMT and related evidence. Finally, participants will be encouraged to consider how they can contribute to the expansion of evidence about DMT, utilising accessible assessment and evaluation tools.

Learning objectives

Participants will:
– advance their understanding of the concept of evidence-informed practice;
– improve their skills in searching for and utilising evidence to inform professional practice;
– enhance their capacity to create evidence by using appropriate assessment and evaluation tools in their practice.

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DTAA 2019 AGM – Sunday October 27, 9:30am – 4.30 pm.

East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton St, (cnr Burton & Palmer Streets), Darlinghurst, NSW

This important event for the DMT profession in Australasia will involve a whole day of valuable information sharing, discussion and enjoyable movement experiences, as well as presentation of the Annual Report, awards and a ceremony to welcome new Professional and Provisional Members, followed by networking with drinks and nibbles.  All members are warmly invited and encouraged to attend, either in person of by Zoom. Detailed agenda here


Nana Koch – returning to Australia

Nana Koch will be returning to Australia in January of 2020. More details coming soon.


Sara Boas – Feb 2020

Opportunities for professional development with Sara Boas in February of 2020, details available soon.