Publication of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia.
ISSN: 1447 – 333X.
The DTAA’s journal Moving On is published annually. It features articles on dance movement therapy from Australasia and overseas, from practitioners, researchers, students and visiting experts. Some of these are peer-reviewed. It includes regular columns: Australasian Moves; Professional Development reflections; World News; book reviews; and professional issues.
Contributions are welcome from DTAA members and other professionals about the therapeutic use of dance and movement and other related topics.
In between journal editions, the DTAA provides a monthly e-bulletin, Current Moves, providing information about dance movement therapy for members and subscribers, and a members’ only e-newsletter.
This section provides access to the latest articles prior to their publication in an edition.
Planning a dance movement therapy program for clients with intellectual disability: considering National Disability Insurance Scheme, host agency and dance movement therapy priorities.
Authors: Tessa Hens and Kim Dunphy (December, 2019)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia offers new opportunities for funding of dance movement therapy (DMT) programs for people with disability. The NDIS’ emphasis on participant choice and focus on outcomes propels new directions in service provision, with agencies impelled to consider individuals’ preferences and report on progress with more rigour than they may have brought before. This change provides a challenge for dance movement therapists, as many practitioners have limited experience of working in a specifically outcomes-focussed way. This article addresses these issues by documenting the process of planning, goal setting, assessment and reporting in a DMT program for clients with intellectual disability. This process considers three different sets of outcome considerations: NDIS funding requirements; outcomes currently identified in participants’ individualised program planning; and objectives of a DMT program. In so doing, the article articulates the relationship between NDIS funding requirements and the potential offering of DMT. It also provides DM therapists a model for how they might clarify the objectives of their own programs to make them NDIS-compatible and enable reporting of relevant outcomes to stakeholders.
Key words: dance movement therapy, intellectual disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme, planning, outcomes.
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Volumes available online from 2002 – current editions.
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Please note a spelling error in the Aotearoa employment article by Jan McConnell in DTAA Journal, Moving On. Vol. 17 (1 & 2)18. The title should read Te Kanikani not Te Kanaikani. This was a typographical error from the author and she offers her apology.
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Invitation for contributions
The editorial team are always happy to receive contributions to Moving On Journal. A diversity of contributions are valued, from the formal to the very informal – theoretical articles, books, music or video reviews, letters to the Editor, reflections on practitioner’s work and questions/issues for peers. This is to encourage a wide range of professionals to contribute and thereby encourage a lively dialogue within the dance movement therapy profession.
There is no guarantee of publication. The editors reserve the right to edit any material submitted. Copyright laws require that material included from other sources be acknowledged. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia Inc.
Contributions should be sent to:
Jane Guthrie, email@example.com
Phone: (03) 9592 4017 or 0419 531 218
Address general correspondence and inquiries to: DTAA, PO Box 641, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia
Instructions for authors
The guidelines for formal articles:
- Manuscript Style: Submit papers in Word 2007, or above, saved as a doc./ dox.
Use Times New Roman, font 12 and leave generous margins on all sides. Number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals, with the title page being page 1.
- Formatting: Do not use any special formatting
- Headings and title: Ensure they are in lower case not capitals, for example, Dance Movement Therapy rather than DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY. Headings can be bolded, and sections of the text can be italicized as is appropriate. Title should be no more than 10 words and reflect the content of the article. Make sure all authors’ names are included.
- Bio: An up-to-date bio is required, no more than 100 words. Include qualifications, affiliations and experience of interest. If happy to do so, include email address at the bottom of the text so that interested readers may contact you.
- Abstract: Send an Abstract of the article of between 150 and 200 words.
- Key words: Provide 4 – 6 key words that reflect the content of your article.
- Length of article: The majority are between 4 and 12 pages, but length can be negotiated with the editors.
- Abbreviations: All abbreviations are to be defined at the first mention after the Abstract. They are to be spelt out in full within the Abstract.
- Footnotes: They should be avoided but if essential keep them brief and only to convey one idea. Our preference would be to use Endnotes instead.
- Permissions: Ensure that full permission is granted to use and/or cite appropriately all figures, tables, photographs, drawings, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere and are not created by the authors of the article. In situations where there needs to be written permission (where confidentiality may be breached), ensure this is completed and readily available. Copyright laws are strict and require this process and due acknowledgements. A copyright permission form is available via firstname.lastname@example.org if needed.
- Illustrations: All photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts are to be numbered in a consecutive series and cited in numerical order in the text. They can all have captions to follow.
- Heading levels: If used there should be no more than three levels.
- References: Should conform to the 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, Sixth Edition). Refer to this publication and follow the examples given for all in text and other reference list requirements.
- Reference List: Include in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. Double check to ensure they are set out according to the guidelines as per APA Sixth Edition. Or, that can be found in, for example: https://www.deakin.edu.au/students/studying/study-support/referencing/apa-6 Make sure every reference mentioned in the text is in your Reference List prior to submitting your paper.
- Check your paper: For spelling and grammar. Use italics for emphasis.
- To submit: Email as an attachment to one of the editors, or to email@example.com (Editors email addresses are above).
If you want to discuss an idea, or possible contribution, please feel free to contact Jane Guthrie or Naomi Aitchison or another member of the Editorial Team.
Moving On is published once or twice per year. Contact the authors for deadline dates. Articles can be submitted at any time.
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