Professional Members’ Register
This page provides a register of DTAA’s current Professional Members, those professionals who are recognised at the highest level of credentialling of dance movement therapists in Australasia. All DTAA Registrants have undergone a rigorous application process in which their training, qualifications and supervised experience have been verified as meeting DTAA’s standards.
These practitioners have demonstrated that they:
- Have sufficient experience to deliver quality therapeutic services, with clients from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of issues
- Undertake ongoing professional development and receive professional supervision of their work
- Agree to abide by ethical conduct as set out in DTAA’s Code of Ethics
- Hold professional indemnity insurance
- Are fully paid Professional Members of DTAA, renewing their membership annually.
For information about becoming a Professional Member, please go to our membership page.
For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to our Provisional Professional Members page.
Current Professional Members: to have your details on the list added or amended, please email DTAA Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Kay Lauffenburger, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 203-01
B.Ed., M.Sc., B.Soc.Sci. (Hons, Psychology), Dip. (Adult Psych), Dip. DMT , Registered Clinical Psychotherapist (PACFA #20209).
Sandra has worked in private practice for 25+ years. She specializes in working with somatization, trauma, chronic pain, personality disorders, anxiety/depression, as well as other complex trauma-based issues. She grounds her movement work in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA/BF) and her psychological framework in Self-Psychology (Kohut). She taught LMA and Bartenieff Fundamentals as well as Developmental Issues for the Grad. Dip. (Dance Therapy & Counselling) at the Wesley Institute, Sydney and Calgary; IDTIA, Melbourne. Sandra develops somatic (BMC-based) LMA and BF workshops for therapists, and has lectured in self- psychology for Empathink, Melbourne. She runs somatic movement psychotherapy study groups as well as Authentic movement courses. She supervises a variety of psychologists, psychodynamic psychotherapists, body psychotherapists and dance movement therapists. She provides supervision by phone or skype. PH: 0407 248 323
Central Coast, NSW.
Grad Dip DMT( Wesley), Production Engineering Certificate( TAFE Sydney), Professional Dancer, RAD (Scully -Borovansky).
Programs for children with Learning difficulties and behavioural problems, mentored children with Kidshope World Vision, working with school and community organisations supporting children and youth, conducted workshops for Anxiety and wellness. Currently working with Elderly and Dementia. Francoise has a gentle caring approach to create a safe and fun-filled space using dance and movement as well as drawing to facilitate expression where applicable.
Mobile: 0430441360/ Email: email@example.com
Terri-Anne Bolger, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-24
Sydney – Inner West, South and Western Sydney
Organisation Name: Mpowerment Counselling Services
Terrie-Ann obtained her Grad.Dip in DMT in 2011 and completed her Masters of Counselling in 2014, both at Wesley Institute, (now Excelsia College)
She has worked as a Lecturer, Coordinator and Head of Dance at Wesley Institute following a career as a professional dancer, performing and teaching with ballet and contemporary dance companies in Australia and overseas. Terrie-Ann has worked as a Dance Movement Therapist with people of all ages, specifically in the area of Disabilites, Mental and Physical Health, and Gender Based and Sexual Abuse. Terrie-Ann is currently working full-time with BaptistCare Relationship Services in Sydney as a Counsellor and Group Worker in the area of Domestic and Family Violence. She has recently returned from Africa where she was co-facilitating Dance Movement Therapy workshops for Community Health Workers, Volunteers and Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence at the Ruben Centre in the Mukuru slum, Nairobi.
Tel: 0434 998 823 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Jackson, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-23
Lilyfield, NSW 2040
Qualifications: B.A Dance NYU, M.A Dance Therapy NYU, Grad. Dip.Ed. UTS, Adult and Community Ed. UTS, Migrant, Asylum and Refugee Grad. Cert. Charles Sturt University.
Theresa studied Dance Therapy at New York University with Marica Leventhal and received her B.F.A. in Performing Arts Dance at the same university. After graduating she became a stage manager for the European tour of ‘Spiderwoman’. Theresa came to Australia in 1981 where she became involved with Dance Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings from disabilities to mainstream, as a lecturer, tutor and facilitator in using dance and movement as the key element in promoting creativity, communications and the importance of movement. For the last 20 years Theresa was a PD/H/PE teacher using the principles of dance therapy to everyday sports and exercise. During this time, she has presented papers at Indigenous dance conferences, International Health Conferences addressing the importance for dance in people’s lives and just recently presented at the International Childhood Foundation conference in Melbourne. Her main interest is the use of dance and movement as ‘preventative medicine’. Tel: 02 9660 5683 / Email: email@example.com
Juliette Kirkwood, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 208-01
Bachelor Applied Science, Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy
Juliette has extensive experience working in a Psychiatric Hospital setting facilitating weekly Dance Movement Therapy sessions in inpatient and outpatient programs. Her areas of specialty are in adult mental health including psychiatric disorders, women’s mental health, Post Natal Depression, drug and alcohol misuse, and complex trauma in adult survivors of child abuse. Juliette held a position of lecturer at Wesley Institute for five years teaching in the Graduate Diploma of Dance/Movement Therapy. Currently Juliette is an mBodyWisdom partner and maintains a private practice in Sydney focusing on clients with a history of complex trauma. Her practice is informed by ongoing professional development and clinical supervision in trauma treatment using the body as the primary healing tool. Juliette is passionate about the relationship between moving and healing and has focused her energy on researching this topic experientially and academically. Juliette has developed Dance Movement Therapy programs for specific client groups in the community such as women’s health retreats. Juliette is available for both group work and individual Dance Movement Therapy. 0423698587 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mbodywisdom.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-kirkwoood-17284a134
Cecilia Tsz Kai, Lau, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 217-01
Master of Counselling, Graduate Dip in Dance Movement Therapy, Grad. Dip. Of Dramatic Arts (Production and Events Mgt), B Arts (Theatre & Dance), DTAA (Prof. DMT)
Currently working with children impacted by trauma at KidsXpress. While also offering 1:1 counselling and dance movement therapy through her private practice to children and adults impacted by trauma and those who experience other mental health issues. Cecilia also runs weekly group therapy for adolescents and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Her experience includes working with autism, down’s syndrome, childhood trauma, PTSD, depression, severe anxiety, schizophrenia and dementia. She can offer supervision, a placement or work experience for students at her private practice and possibly at KidsXpress. PH: 0430376838;
Meredith Lucy, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 217-02
Works in Sydney inner west, central east and north
Grad Dip DMT (Wesley Institute), B. Sc (Arch), Dip Fashion and Textiles
Specialist expertise: physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, elderly and disability support workers. Groups and 1:1 with adults and adolescents with various physical, sensory and/or a range of intellectual disabilities. People with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Acquired Brain Injury. People with depression as a result of degenerative conditions and/or disabilities. ‘Creative movement’ with elderly people. Authentic Movement with peers. Student placements available in groups with intellectual disabilities. Meredith’s work also includes visual art as an extension of movement to build symbolic communication.
Mob: 0400 447 951 / Email: email@example.com
Eileen McDonald, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-05
Cert IV Training & Assessment, BA Communications & Drama, TC (Dance), Grad Dip Dance Therapy, M Counselling
Eileen has been teaching and choreographing community arts, folk dance and sacred forms of dance internationally for more than 30 years. Eileen trained in DMT with the IDTIA and Wesley Institute. Her dance movement therapy experience since 1989 includes work in community, clinical and educational facilities with aged care & dementia, children/adolescents, disability, carers, mental health, and with refugee & migrant populations. She has been a lecturer in the Wesley Institute Graduate Diploma of Dance/Movement course, is a member of the DTAA National Committee, and a supervisor for IDTIA. Eileen provides DMT & expressive arts therapy presentations and workshops at Australian and international mental health, disability and performing arts conferences.
Mob: 0438 221 751 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Price, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 217-03
Northern Beaches and Northern Sydney
BA, Grad Dip Movt & Dance, Grad Dip Dance Therapy, M Gestalt Therapy
Prof. DMT, GANZ.
Robyn is a dance movement therapist and Gestalt psychotherapist whose approach is gentle, supportive, body inclusive and trauma-informed. Where appropriate, she draws on creative processes that include dance- and music-making, drawing and sand-tray, to explore or deepen understanding. She finds these nonverbal approaches particularly helpful when working with traumatic or early-life issues, where words are unavailable.
Robyn works with individuals and groups, in private practice and within organisations, and her experience encompasses mental health (anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, trauma, eating disorders), addiction recovery, aged care/dementia care, loss and grief, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, life transitions, adults with disabilities, and children with developmental or learning issues. She has lectured/tutored in DMT training programs and offers DMT supervision. Areas of interest: The body in psychotherapy, the effects and treatment of developmental trauma, adult attachment processes, creativity in therapy, developmental movement, authentic movement, Body Mind Centering/somatic processing.
Mobile: 0412 585 568 / Email: email@example.com
Deb Scarfe, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-25
Manning Valley in NSW and the Mid-North Coast from Newcastle, Forster, Gloucester, Taree, Wingham to Port Macquarie
Occupational Therapist and Dance Movement Therapist
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), completing Diploma in Dance Therapy (IDTIA), Certificate IV Small Business Management,
Trained with Marcia Levanthall in the 90’s and has a broad experience of working with all ages across the life span both as an OT and Dance therapist. Most recent work includes globally developmentally delayed children, diagnoses of Autism, ADHD, ADD, Downs Syndrome, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, behavioural issues, PTSD and children in foster care. Previously facilitating creative movement groups for infants/toddlers/parent, young people with Intellectual Disabilities, adults with dementia and their carers and personal growth workshops for women and has provided individual therapy sessions for adults to explore life issues, reduce anxiousness and to find their own centre to journey through life. Currently establishing an integrated body based practise for assisting people of all age/stages to be as independent in their life, and reaching their potential, combining creative and practical strategies. Deb has recently developed and facilitated a training workshop for day-care/pre-school and kindergarten teachers on “Movement in the Early Years Why we need it more than ever”. New groups are currently being developed. Deb does offer placement and/or work experience for students and also dance therapy supervision. Mob: 0428 717 074 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemarie Smith, DTAA (Prof.DMT) Reg.No. 218-15
Central Coast, NSW.
Grad Dip DMT (Wesley) Hons. Certified Lebed Method Instructor. Qualified Clinical Pastoral Education (Gosford). Arthritis Australia Warm Water Instructor. Currently working with Elderly and Dementia (15 years’ experience). Conducted workshops for anxiety, cancer survivors, wellness and Lebed/Healthy Steps. Also worked with youth in schools and families.
Mob: 0409413035 / Email: email@example.com
Lillian Thio-Kaplan, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 202-01
Works in Sydney and Asia
M. Research (units completed), M. Ed. (Special Ed.), MA. Theo, BA. Bible-Theo,
Grad. Dip. Dance Therapy, Dip. Aromatherapy, Cert IV Massage, Cert IV Training & Assessment (TAE), Adv. Cert Training & Assessment (ACTA, Spore), Adv. Dip Business Mgmt, Dip. In Arts & Design (Spore), American Social Dancing and Aged Care Quality Assessment Course. Lillian provides private dance/movement therapy in Sydney and training in Asia, and works with children in Danceyogini in afterschool care programs; trainer & assessor for accredited courses in Aged Care & Dementia Essentials in Sydney; and a speaker for corporate training in aromatherapy and parenting. She has been involved in aged care since 2000, specializing in her work with the Jewish Holocaust survivors, research work with hearing-impaired and cochlear implant children. She combines different modalities in her approach in the treatment of her clients. Available for DMT supervision.
Membership: DTAA, PACFA, ARCAP Mob: 0468 733 060 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.iexpress2explore.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/iexpress2explore
Sharon Todd Miller, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-02
Artarmon, NSW, Sydney inner west, lower North Shore,
MS. BSc Ed; Accredited Counselling, Cert. DMT IDTIA.
Experience: Women’s groups at community health centres; “Communicating for Healthy Relationships”, ‘Healthy Body Image” and Life Balance. ‘Expressive Movement”, for social connection, physical conditioning, depression and for safe and enjoyable movement for women with conditions such as arthritis and chronic fatigue. Areas of specialty are facilitation of women’s health issues, outreach movement sessions for women undergoing drug rehabilitation, support/social groups for women from culturally and diverse backgrounds.
Mobile 0419 047 185 / Email: email@example.com
Grad Dip DMT, RAD DDTS (currently undertaking), Masters (MAP), Cert. PBT, B.Ed & Grad Dip Special Ed.
Corinne has extensive experience working with children and adults of all ages and abilities, teaching variety of dance styles (choreography, creative dance, contemporary and classical dance as well as improvisation), as well as facilitating dance therapy based programmes.
Corinne is employed by HammondCare as Dance Artist for the project called ‘Arts on Prescription’, a program developed and run by HammondaCare in association with the University of NSW and partners in UK and supported by the Australian government healthy aging grant. Arts on Prescription builds on the research showing that active participation in the arts has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. She runs programmes with different age groups (60 – 98 years), some with dementia, offering dance therapy-based activities to engage people in active participation and artistic processes.
Corinne also teaches classical ballet to students age 5 to 16 at two dance studios in Sydney and is currently just about to complete the Dance Teaching Diploma with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) England to attain the RAD registration.
In previous years Corinne has have been working at the Shiloh centre, offering dance movement therapy in conjunction with psychotherapy. She also ran dance therapy programmes at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children in Carlingford, working with blind and/or children with physical disabilities. In addition, she developed a programme for Mothers & Toddlers and Mothers & Babies and ran that programme at various playgroups over many years – some of them through the Playgroup Association Sydney. She taught various dance/movement classes and workshops in churches and community centres.
Corinne is also the director of the independent contemporary dance company ‘Emotive Arts’. She creates and produces contemporary dance works/films relevant to inner healing, authentic movement and movement meditations.
Mary-Claude Vienet, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-07
Graduate Advanced Clinical Training DMT (IDTIA) and over 30 years of business background
Mary-Claude specializes in working with elderly and people with dementia. She facilitates group sessions in aged care programs organised through Council for people with dementia and their carer. Mary has also some experience working in small groups with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Tel: 0420637840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Woods, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-09
Bachelor of Arts, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Masters by Supervision- Melbourne Institute of Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies, Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance, Graduate Diploma in Dance Therapy, Certificate in Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy- Module 1, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling
Virginia Woods is a psychologist, dance-movement therapist and sensorimotor psychotherapist, and creative arts psychotherapist. She has a wide range of experience in counselling over 30 years. Virginia has developed expertise in body image and somatic psychotherapy through on-going training in dance/movement therapy and mindfulness strategies (including Hakomi and A.C.T.). She has also completed Masters by Supervision in expressive arts therapy and completed Module 1 in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with trauma. Virginia is a spiritual seeker, has had a long practice of meditation, and trained in Shamanic healing. Through personal exploration in dance and movement she has experienced a deepening of health in body, mind and spirit. Virginia enjoys inviting others to experience the joy and freedom of moving and from their essential self. email@example.com
Northern Territory – Alice Springs
MA DMP Canterbury Christchurch University, UK, BA Dance Studies Bath Spa University, UK
Lauren worked as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia in 2016. Whilst in the UK, Lauren ran her own Dance and Movement business, Persona Movement Practices, delivering dance and movement sessions to a wide range of groups and individuals. Her areas of expertise include children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, adults with dementia, children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, adult mental health and women suffering from Post Natal Depression. Lauren has developed Dance Movement Psychotherapy programs for the NHS, schools and Children’s Centres and has delivered workshops and classes to other professionals and dancers. Lauren has also spent many years running dance classes, tai chi, and Zumba for children and adults. Having had her daughter in Australia, Lauren is now in the process of setting up Dance Movement Psychotherapy sessions in and around Alice Springs. It is her ambition to help support local children and adults suffering from trauma related conditions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DTAA (Prof. DMT) Adv. Dip. Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA, Grad. Dip Psychology, Bachelor Arts, Bachelor Science (Hons)
Alex has worked as a dance therapist in a range of settings including as a child focused counselor for refugee and asylum seeker families, with young people with mild and high support needs, and diverse mums and babies groups. She has contributed to pilot programs using dance therapy in post-conflict/ developing countries including Cambodia, Thailand/ Burma and Timor L’este.
Alex has resided in the Northern Territory for 14 years and has contributed to therapeutic programs in Indigenous communities in Darwin, Tiwi Islands and Maningrida. Her current key interest is in working though movement and the body to support people from diverse cultural backgrounds in their journeys of recovery from trauma. Alex is currently working in private practice and offering community workshops focusing on embodiment/ mindfulness in the body.
Mob: 0425 776 416 / Email: email@example.com
Grad. Cert. DMT (IDTIA, Melbourne), Dip. Leading Dance for Older People (Green Candle Dance Company, London), Dance and Performance, (Schule für Tanz, Improvisation und Performance, Freiburg, Germany), Grad. Cert. Counselling Andrea is working both in Australia and overseas with various populations, including people with a range of physical disabilities and NCD’s, acquired brain injuries, people living with dementia (and their carers), Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and strokes. She has expertise in dance and movement therapy with the elderly and has a particular interest in fostering dance and movement therapy practice in age care facilities and respite centers. She has also worked with adults in psychiatric settings. Currently Andrea is offering regular authentic movement sessions with adults, one to one dance and movement therapy sessions, and facilitates ongoing creative dance and improvisation classes for the elderly. Andrea is continuously broadening her dance therapy practice attending professional development workshops in somatic movement practice, and through participation in integrative dance workshops and projects in Europe.
firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 61 404 849 066
Amanda Bryant, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 216-01
Brisbane: Northern suburbs and inner city,
MA Movement Psychotherapy, BA Performing Arts, Diploma Early Childhood, Grad. Cert. Dance Therapy, Master Practitioner Programme in Eating Disorders, Obesity and Nutrition, Dip Community Mental Health and Psychiatry, Int. level Gymnastics Instructor, Wheelchair Dance Instructor, Level 1 Exercise and Fitness. Amanda’s special areas in DMT include extensive work within the prison service including forensic and mental health patients. Other areas include children and adults who experience mental health difficulties, forensic patients, people with physical and intellectual disability, parent/child, eating disorders, emotional/behaviour regulation, special educational needs. She offers group and individual therapy, group presentations, and workshops. Mob: 0447017790 Email: email@example.com
Beatrice Lucas, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 196-06
M.Ed. (Melb.Uni), Grad. Dip. Movement/Dance (Melb.Uni), B.A. (Ed.) (Deakin), Dip. Teaching (Switz.), Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA, Melb.), Diploma in Professional Counselling, QLD. Beatrice has extensive experience in using dance therapy as an intervention with children on the autism spectrum and in the past few years has lead workshops on this topic for teachers and professionals in Switzerland, Brazil, and Australia. She also worked with adults in psychiatric care in both in-and outpatient clinics and occasionally leads workshops with women exploring feminine themes in mythology through dance and the arts. She takes a special interest in indigenous dance. Beatrice has tutored, mentored and supervised interstate IDTIA Certificate and Diploma students and dance practitioners since 2004. More about Beatrice’s DMT work.
Mob: 0413 155 146, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Nicholson, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 200-01
Bachelor of Education, Diploma of dance movement Therapy, Diploma of Contemporary Pilates & Teaching Methodology, Graduate Certificate in Movement Based Somatic Therapy, Level 4 member of the Australian Pilates Method Association, Grad Cert in Pilates-based Rehabilitation.
Areas of specialty include children and adolescents particularly behavioural problems; children with anxiety disorders, chronic illness & has extensive experience in education, mental health & rehabilitation. Tracey is CEO of Tensegrity Training – a Registered Training Organisation (#60182) that offers Nationally Accredited training in Pilates Instruction and Somatics & Dance-Movement Therapy – a post- graduate qualification in Movement Therapy & Somatic Psychotherapy drawing on the framework of Laban Movement Analysis, Developmental Movement & Dance Therapy. Can offer mentoring and placement for emerging dance movement Therapists as well as provide supervision by phone or Skype for dance movement Therapists who are not in the area. Mob: 0400 600 360 / Email: email@example.com Web: www.tensegritytraining.com.au
Brisbane and environs but will travel
Organisation Name: Spiral Dance
Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance Melb UniADA Performing Arts Lismore CEA, Practising Member Speech Pathology Australia
Experience: adults and children with disabilities, including CP and head injury, autism.Alice encourages older adults and people with dementia to stay healthy longer through dance and through her improvisation group brings people of all ages back to dance for its multidimensional benefits More about Alice Owen’s DMT work. Mob: 0412 451 514 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.aliceowen.com.au
BA (Social Science) hon, Grad Dip (DMT), CertIII in Fitness Leader, Cert in Pilates
Yumi completed Grad Dip in Dance Therapy in 2001. She was also a lecturer at Wesley Institute for some years after graduation. She was a recipient of Art Award at Wesley Institute and a nominee of Western Sydney’s Women’s Awards. She founded Sydney Dance Therapy Forum to connect and network DMT community in 2003. She has been successfully working with disability and aged care and multicultural populations for 18 years now. Her major works involves: Integrated Dance at Sydney Dance Company; Multicultural Project groups at Bankstown Health and Welfare Centre ; Mindful Bliss Movement at Long Gallery Psychology Services. She is currently living in Brisbane and enjoying infinite possibilities of DMT at various aged care facilities. Her approach to DMT is joy-based work. She continues to study the latest neuro-science in the field of joy. Yumi is available for supervision. Email: email@example.com
Cinzia Schincariol DTAA(Prof.DMT) Reg. No. 218-20
Cert. DMT (IDTIA), Advanced DMT Diploma (IDTIA)
Area of interest: young adults with Autism and Aspergers, Intellectual disability, and Eating Disorders.
Current groups running: teenagers and young adult with Autism, and groups with Cerebral Palsy.
Tel: 0417 803 399 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Agnew, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-06
Eastern suburbs, Melbourne city
IDTIA Advanced Dip of DMT. Offers individual sessions for those who wish to explore life through movement. Experience with fragile elders with dementia, mothers and babies experiencing postnatal depression, young children and teenagers challenged by Autism/Aspergers, children/teens experiencing social and emotional hardship. Currently working weekly with young people with special needs. Also Mandy facilitates a weekly woman’s personal growth and self-exploration session called Authentic Balance-Authentic Movement.
Tel: 0437 348 808 / Email: email@example.com
Website www.moveintolife.com.au and www.corewisdom.com.au
BA (Drama and English) /MA (Theatre for Development) University of East Anglia, UK; DMT training Goldsmiths, University of London; DMT Certificate TISS Mumbai/Kolkata Sanved, India. I am a Dance Movement Therapist specialising in trauma. As both a Dance Movement Therapist and a community dance/social circus specialist, I have extensive experience working globally with survivors of sex trafficking and torture, as well as refugees in the UK. DMT allows me to use movement as a diagnostic and healing tool, seeing in the body what is “too fine, too deep” for words which is especially appropriate for this population. I draw from the Sampoornata method, a human-rights based methodology, I campaign for my client’s rights outside of sessions, while nurturing a creative, nourishing space for the client to grow as their own advocate. I see my practice as one of “working through the body to address what is done to the body.’’ Working in the Global South for over a decade, I celebrate the capacity for movement to transcend cultural and language barriers and to connect with non/preverbal clients. I integrate practices such as circus, yoga, and crafts to celebrate the creative, reflective and moving self. In working through the body and movement, I hope to nurture a practice of body-embedded self-care, encouraging people to reflect on themselves as a tool for healing, strength and growth. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Denning, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 207-02
PhD (Education & Dance Therapy), Masters in Ed. (Dance Movement Therapy), Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Grad Cert Dance Therapy, Grad Cert Leadership in Education & Training, B. Ed, Certificate in Play Therapy, Adv Clinical Play Therapy, Certification in Choice Theory Counselling, Registered Play Therapist & Play Therapy Supervisor, Level I & II Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Level I & II Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Sally has worked with children and adolescents at risk in the education system and conducted extensive training for teachers and other professionals in the field. Currently, Sally works therapeutically with children at the Australian Childhood Foundation, offering clinical interventions for children who have experienced trauma and abuse. Sally has also worked with children with Down Syndrome, adults with MS, depression and those who wish to discover more about themselves. Privately, Sally offers dance movement therapy sessions to interested individuals and supervision to dance movement therapy practitioners who wish to reflect on their professional practice or build further understanding of how dance movement therapy can be applied in a trauma-informed way.
Mob: 0412 824 852 / Email:email@example.com
Kim Dunphy, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 215-01
B.A., Grad Dip Movement and Dance; M. Ed; PhD, Cert IV TAE), DTAA , is a Mackenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the new Creative Arts Therapy Research Unit at the University of Melbourne where she will undertake research in dance movement therapy and establish training programs. Previously she was Head of Faculty, Dance Movement Therapy at Phoenix Institute, Melbourne, Australia, where she taught modules on dance movement therapy in context, program planning, research and evaluation.
Kim’s specialist areas in DMT include people with physical and intellectual disability, DMT in international development, and research and evaluation in DMT. She can offer supervision in relation to these topics, and also occasional opportunities for supervision and volunteer experience in DMT in the developing nation of Timor-Leste. Kim’s publications include Freedom to Move: movement and dance for people with intellectual disability, (with Jenny Scott, 2003, Elsevier), Dance Therapy Collections 3 (2009, with Jane Guthrie and Elizabeth Loughlin), chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Wellbeing and Counselling and Psychotherapy Works: Contributions from the Field, (both with Sue Mullane). Kim is also President of the DTAA, and Chair of PACFA Research Committee and Convenor of the International Network for Dance Movement Therapy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.makingdancematter.com.au
Jane Guthrie, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 198-01
MCSP; B.App.Sc (Phty); M. Ed; Grad. Dips. Movement and Dance and Rehabilitation Studies, Dance Therapy Cert. (Madden Grove Foundation), and Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), DTAA (Prof. DMT), is a physiotherapist who uses dance therapy in physical rehabilitation. She specialised in application with traumatic head injury, is experienced in all areas of physical rehabilitation, pain management, application in permanent care hospital wards, day activity hospitals and centres, and with children with special needs, Jane is active in the professional association, has lectured in Laban Movement Analysis in the dance therapy courses offered at RMIT. She can offer supervision, particularly related to DMT with neurological problems and application of LMA and the Bartenieff Fundamentals from a developmental perspective.
Tel: 03 9592 4017 / Email: email@example.com
Maeve Larkin, DTAA (Prof. DMT) REg. No. 209-01
B. Ed (Victoria College), Dip. DMT (IDTIA) has a background in dance teaching with children and adults. Maeve is currently working as a dance therapist with adults with intellectual disability and in aged care and with the frail elderly with dementia in NE Victoria.
Tel: 03 5767 2323 / Mob: 0405 564 985 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Loughlin, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 196-03
Mem. AASW; M.A. (Creative arts in therapy); B. Litt Hons (Perf Arts); B.A . Dip. Soc Studs., Dip. Dance Movt Therapy (IDTIA). Elizabeth works as dance therapist in both the outpatient and inpatient hospital setting with mothers with postnatal depression and their infants. She has also worked as dance therapist for this population in the outpatient day program, private psychiatric hospital context; and worked for many years in dance therapy and creative arts therapy within her paediatric hospital social work role with patients who are adjusting to chronic or life- long endocrine health conditions. Approaches to dance movement therapy include psychodynamic and phenomenological/expressive models. Elizabeth teaches dance movement therapy in the Advanced Clinical Training at the International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia; she offers private dance therapy/creative arts supervision, and regular workshop training at the Parent –Infant Research Institute, Austin Health to health professionals who work with the mother- infant interaction. Elizabeth has peer reviewed and other publications in the dance therapy and health fields. Elizabeth also has a studio creative dance practice with mother-baby, parent –toddler and adults dancers.
Tel: 03 9482 9312 / Mobile SMS: 0400 556 766 / Email email@example.com
Elizabeth Mackenzie, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 213-01
Surrey Hills, Boroondara, Melbourne
Diploma DMT IDTIA, DTAA (Prof. DMT). Director Moving Together, a community-based dance therapy program for mothers and babies in the City of Booroondara. Member of the committee of the DTAA since 2005. As the activities coordinator at Prague House in Melbourne, Elizabeth provides arts and recreation programs with an emphasis on the therapeutic. Elizabeth is qualified and experienced in primary education, including Rudolf Steiner Education, and in teaching Yoga and meditation and is at present involved in training as a Hakomi practitioner.
Tel: 03 9836 7386 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bouthaina Mayall, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. 207-01
Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (IDTIA), B.Sc., Hons (Biochemistry), Dip.Ed. Therapeutic Touch practitioner. Her areas of dance therapy experience are in aged care, dementia, children with disabilities and autism. Bouthaina runs dance movement therapy groups in aged care facilities for residents with varying needs including dementia. She is familiar with the aged care system and can help create programs to meet continuous improvement standards. She also works on a one to one basis with clients, conducts workshops and is interested in assisting people enjoy living in their bodies.
She is based in Kew, and works in Surrey Hills, Thornbury and Mordialloc.
Mob: 0428 270 399 / Email: email@example.com
Teri McNeil, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-13
Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management, Graduate Diploma of Performing and Visual Arts (Dance Therapy), Certificate of Holistic Counselling, Accredited Open Floor Teacher. Teri has been specialising in the field of intellectual and physical disabilities for over 15 years. She is currently running seven movement groups a week in this field. Her newest endeavour is teaching a women’s group called Saturday Sisters which is a mix of Open Floor Movement Practice and Creative Dance. Find out about her current offerings on her website danceme.com.au
Ph: 0431 662 755 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Mullane, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 215-02
Macedon Ranges. Melbourne metropolitan area.
B.Ed; Grad Dip Special Education; Grad Dip Movement and Dance; M.Ed.
Dance therapy experience: children and adults with intellectual disabilities; adult women survivors of sexual assault.
Area/s of specialist expertise: dance movement therapy with special needs students in special school settings; assessment and evidence-based practice; movement improvisation. Can offer placements and work at Sunshine Special Developmental School, Sunshine Vic.
Phone: (Bus.) 03 9311 4808 (AH) 03 5429 1132
Mobile: 0409 382 500 / E-mail: email@example.com
M.A. Expressive Therapies/Dance Therapy, Cert. Family Therapy, Cert. EFT Couple Therapist & Supervisor Member: ADTA (Prof. DMT), AAFT(Clinical), AARC(Clinical), SCAPE, ICEEFT, PACFA #20758
Linda is originally from the United States where she completed a Master’s in Expressive Therapies (art, music, dance & drama therapy) and became a registered dance movement therapist with the ADTA, subsequently completing postgraduate training in family therapy, couple therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Linda has helped develop a number of university programs in Melbourne, including the Master of Creative Arts Therapy & Graduate Diploma of Dance/Movement Therapy at RMIT, and the Master of Social Science (Couple Counselling) at Swinburne University where she currently teaches. She has also taught dance therapy in established programs at Melbourne University and Wesley Institute. Linda has a longstanding interest in Jungian psychology and the practice of authentic movement or ‘movement in-depth’, and this has been the focus of her dance therapy practice for many years. The intricacies of the dance between ‘mover’ and ‘witness’ provide a bridge to the nonverbal dimension of relationship. For many years Linda has worked in agency settings as a relationship counsellor, most recently Relationships Australia (2004-2014) where she became a supervisor, trainer & head of couple therapy training. Now in full time private practice, Linda runs workshops for couples and professional development for therapists. Her work is integrative, honouring the body, the emotions, and the dance of relationship.
Mary Rose Nicol, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-04. Ballarat
Dance Movement Therapist (Grad. Dip. Visual and Performance Arts RMIT), Jungian Analyst (Dip. Analytical Psych. ISAPZurich). Background in Nursing, Midwifery, Maternal and Child Health Nursing (Grad. Dip. Child and Family Health RMIT), Transpersonal Therapies (Living Water Center. NSW), and Counselling (Ma. Soc. Sci. ACAP). Mary Rose has a Private Practice based in Ballarat and Melbourne. Her main area of work is with individual adults, both for therapy and personal / professional development. Bringing a Jungian/psychodynamic approach to issues experienced by clients – such as disturbing transitional change, creative blocks, or disorientation and loss of meaning related to physical or emotional suffering. Alongside DMT, verbal therapy and working with dreams, she has particular interest in authentic movement, sandplay and expressive arts. Mob. 0408 509 964 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran Ostroburski, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 196-05
Melbourne metro region
B.A.(Mon), Dip.Soc.Studs (Melb) Dip. Dance Movt Therapy (IDTIA) AYTTC (yoga). is a trained social worker and dance therapist. She teaches creative dance for adults and pre-natal yoga at Mangala Studios. She has worked as a dance therapist at Connections, Uniting Care with disadvantaged families for 20 years specializing in primary treatment with children. She facilitates a group with the frail elderly at Munzer community residence and is in private practice.
Fran teaches in the IDTIA Certificate Training Course and supervises students in the Advanced Diploma Course. She also teaches in the Mangala Studios Teaching Creative Dance Diploma Course. Fran can offer supervision and student placements.
Mob: 0409 213 640 / Email: email@example.com
Sharon Paetzold, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-08
Melbourne CBD and Eastern Suburbs
Grad Dip Ment Hlth Sc.(Child, Adolescent & Family Therapies), Adv Cert Gestalt Therapy, BSW (Hons), Dip Soc. Sc., Leiterin fur therapeutischen Tanz, Integrative Tanztherapie (DMT, Germany)
Works as a psychiatric social worker and psychotherapist with children and adolescents in a community mental health setting and private practice. Special areas of interests include – depression and anxiety issues, body image problems and eating disorders trauma and abuse, mother/infant dyads – postnatal depression and attachment issues.
Mob: 0406 939 263 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.enlivenedheart.com.au
Melbourne inner north
Certified 5Rhythms Teacher, Solo Residency (VUT), Graduate Diploma Visual & Performing Arts (Dance Therapy RMIT), Bachelor Teaching (Hons), Bachelor Communications (Media)
Areas of interest: Health, well-being, personal growth and coaching; Somatic Repatterning – developmental movement, alignment, injury, efficiency and potency; Couples – heart centred intimacy; Women: Pregnancy, birth preparation and debriefing, mother and baby attachment; Menstruation Literacy; Archetypal Stories – sexual trauma and eating disorders; Children’s Development and expression; 5Rhythms as a tool for healing, growth and transformation. Natalie has experience working and running programs in schools and universities, clinical settings, detention centres, the community arts and dance studios. Natalie currently offers regular ‘Women’s Running with Wolves’ workshops, and weekly 5Rhythms sessions in Melbourne offering creative therapeutic dance, as well as regular workshops interstate and in Europe. Natalie also offers individual and couple sessions. Mob: +61416 177 679 Email: email@example.com Web: twirlingwolf.com
Jane Refshauge, DTAA(Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 207-03
BA Psych, MFA Performance NYU, Adv.Dip. DMT IDTIA, MAPS, AUSTAT, STAT, PACFA reg., DTAA (Prof. DMT), has specialist expertise in the areas of psychology with adults in private practice with DMT, and is also experienced with adolescent behaviour difficulties. Jane is a registered psychologist, Alexander technique teacher and dance movement therapist. She has a background in the performing arts and psychology. She has studied, performed and taught dance and movement disciplines that have developed from the premise that the body is a “psycho-physical unity”, working within professional dance studios, performance venues, tertiary and secondary educational institutions, and psychiatric hospital settings. Tel: 03 9419 2484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Sangiorgi DTAA (Prof. DMT) – Reg. No. 218-19
Inner suburbs, Northern and Southern Suburbs of Melbourne, Available to travel anywhere. Advanced Dip Dance Movement Therapy IDTIA;
Certified Functional Analysis Practitioner – Institute of Functional Analysis (Body Centred Psychotherapy); Certificate in Soul Centred Counselling – Kiros Centre; Cert 4 Workplace Training and Assessment.
Specialist expertise: All level and abilities of physical and intellectual disabilities. All levels of mental health including schizophrenia, addiction, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders and body image.
Maria is a Raqs Sharqi dancer and teacher; bringing elements of middle eastern dance into dance therapy. Maria works privately one on one and also with group in workshop and retreat settings, combining her skills in Dance Movement Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Awareness, Authentic Movement, Continuum Movement, Sacred Dance, Art, and other life skills and experiences. She also works in Italy, Japan and Bali.
Mob: +61 419 523 710 / Email: email@example.com Website: www.dancingisis.com
Anna Schlusser, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 203-02
Dip. Dance Therapy IDTIA, M Ed. (Advanced Studies in Movement and Dance, Melb. Uni), Dip. Ed. Movement and Dance (Goldsmiths, London Uni), Grad. Dip Movement and Dance (Melb. Uni), Diploma KTC Perth, WA, (kindergarten teacher training).
Anna has worked as a dance educator and therapist in a range of settings, including studio settings, community arts centres, kindergartens, day care centres and schools. She is currently IDTIA’s Coordinator of Advanced Clinical Training. She lectured for IDTIA’s Certificate course, and provides supervision to IDTIA’s ACT dance therapy trainees. She is interested in performance as therapy. Her Masters thesis Inclusive Practice in the Performing Arts was based on ten years of dance and theatre improvisation and performance with “Stretch Physical Theatre”, a group of adults with and without intellectual disabilities. She enjoys assisting edit DTAA’s journal Moving On. She taught creative dance to children, parents and young children, and adults for twenty years.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Eberhart, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-26
Dunedin Otago South Island New Zealand
Certificate DMT, Auckland New Zealand; BA DMT, Munich Germany; Certificate Art Therapy, Hamilton New Zealand; Certificate Drama Therapy, Auckland New Zealand; Diploma in Teaching Special Needs, Graz Austria
Barbara did her main dance movement therapy training in Munich Germany at CITA in Integral Dance, Expression Therapy and Authentic Movement in 1993 and later in Auckland New Zealand at DTNZ in 2015. She studied and experienced working with all ages and abilities in different settings, including childcare, schools, health centres and nursing homes. Alongside her teacher Wilfried Guertler ( CITA) she built up a training school in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary to introduce and teach the positive effects of dance movement therapy. Before she came to New Zealand she taught and studied in India, USA, and Europe. Barbara works mainly in high schools where she set up group work in creative arts therapy using dance, movement, storytelling, arts and music for students with learn difficulties, intellectual,physical and mental disabilities. She offers workshops to different organisations to learn how to integrate dance movement therapy in their everyday work.
Organisation Name: Creative Action NZ Ltd Ph: 0064 278257760 Email: email@example.com
Lesley Hawkins, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-03
Far north of New Zealand
Bachelor of Social Practice (Social Work) Unitec Auckland, Dip Prof. Counselling A.I.P.C. Australia, Cert Dance Therapy (IDTIA Melbourne).
Working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Kaitaia New Zealand incorporating counselling, dance therapy, and social work skills. Background experience in Melbourne and New Zealand with freelance projects and as employee in both clinical and community settings. Groups: Older adults, Young women with eating disorders and depression, women’s heath, domestic violence, mental health and addiction, intellectual and physical disabilities. Commenced dance therapy training in London in the 1980s with Dr Helen Payne, Linda Hartley, Katya Bloom, and Patricia Bardi. Grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand where learnt creative drama, dance, and improvisation.
Tel: +64 9 21915307 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work: email@example.com Website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz
Jan McConnell, DTAA, (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 216-02
PNZ (Physiotherapy New Zealand), PGDip Health Science (Expressive Therapies), is a dance movement therapist and physiotherapist based in Northland New Zealand. She holds a Post-Graduated Diploma in Expressive Therapies and is currently completing a Masters of Arts Therapy with a special interest in integrative dance therapy. Areas of experience include the fields of chronic illness and pain, mental health, child development and care of the elderly/dementia/palliative care. She is interested in the development of dance movement therapy through an allied health lens and is involved with several projects in partnership with the Northland DHB, Blind Foundation Northland and TBI Healthcare providing dance movement therapy in multi-disciplinary settings. She plans to continue her studies exploring the dance between arts and health and the development of the dance therapy profession within this. She provides creative movement, therapeutic dance/arts workshops and professional supervision to health professionals, community groups and health providers throughout New Zealand.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 021598114
Brigitte Puls, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 217-04
Northcote Point, New Zealand
Clinical Psychologist (NZ reg), Psychotherapist (NZ reg), Dances of Universal Peace cert leader (MDUPANZ), Supervisor (ATI cert.). Brigitte works part time as a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and in private practice. Her teaching and research interests focus on the practice of psychotherapy and the fostering of a holistic treatment approach that is based on and addresses human beings as embodied, moving, creative, relational and spiritual beings. In her private practice, Brigitte works (mainly long term) with children and adults both individually and in groups, integrating DMT, relational psychotherapy and modern approaches to healing the effects of trauma. Twice a year, she co-facilitates residential retreats that enhance participants’ authentic dance and creativity and deepens connections with their personal and spiritual essence; their experience of oneness and of their ’embeddeness’ in the natural world. Email: email@example.com
Anaia Treefoot, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 216-04
Auckland, New Zealand
MA Clinical Arts Therapy, Registered Arts Therapist (ANZATA), ADTA Associate Member. Completed 1-year DMT Internship with Dr. Suzi Tortora BC-DMT in New York. Trained overseas in Authentic Movement, Laban/Bartenieff, Soul MotionTM Dance, Halprin Life/Art Process, Mindfulness Practice and Gestalt Awareness Practice. Currently offering DMT to individuals and groups, both children and adults, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs; and on using Authentic Movement with women. Anaia is the Director of Dance Therapy NZ, a Charitable Trust offering Dance Movement Therapy and Arts Therapy to the community. Anaia also teaches in a Certificate program in Dance Movement Therapy in New Zealand. Tel: +64 21 184 9676 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dancetherapy.co.nz
Jung-Hsu Jacquelyn Wan, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 216-05
Auckland, New Zealand & Taipei, Taiwan
MA Dance/Movement Therapy, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (ADTA), Certified Dance Therapist (TDTA), Registered Arts Therapist (ANZATA). Certified Ways-of-Seeing practitioner trained with Dr. Suzi Tortora, senior dance psychotherapist.
With psychology-trained background, Jacquelyn practices as a clinical dance/movement psychotherapist. Her psychological framework grounds in psychodynamics, humanistic therapy, and developmental psychology; and integrates Infant Mental Health (IMH), mindfulness practice, and Authentic Movement into her practice. Her clinical experience involves a variety of populations, from young children to elderly, including individuals in Spectrum, with Attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), attachment and trauma related issues, physical/multi disabilities, mental-health issues in psychiatric wards; as well as people seeking holistic well-being and growth. Jacquelyn offers training, supervision, and therapy between her two homes in Taiwan and New Zealand. She also teaches in Certificate in Dance Therapy with DTNZ. Tel: +64 22101 8436 +886 958553033/ Email: email@example.com
Alberto Lampa Dimarucut, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 213-02
Manila, Pampanga & Tarlac
Doctor of Social Development candidature (UPD), MS Human Movement Science (UPD), GradDip Dance Movement Therapy (WI), BA Communication (FEU). Alberto is at present providing dance movement therapy with various populations in the country, specializing in his work with the elderly, orphans and various people with disabilities. He has work experience in Aged Care & Dementia, Mental Health and Disability in Australia since 2009. He combines different modalities in his approach in the treatment of his clients. Has his own private practice at the Aldimarucut Centre for Dance, Tarlac, and is available for Dance Movement Therapy seminars and workshops. He is also a licensed World ParaDancesport Trainee Classifier of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). He is a faculty member in the College of Human Kinetics – University of the Philippines, Diliman. Mobile: +63 949 818 7985; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela, Siu Ling Leung, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 218-01
PhD Candidature (Education) (UH), M Phil (DMT) (HKU), M Soc. Sci. (Counselling) (HKU), Grad Dip DMT (Wesley), B Ed. (ECU), Cert Sandplay Therapy.
Experienced in DMT for groups or individuals, children and adults. Children with special needs or Autism and Down’s Syndromes, children with anxiety issues, elderly with dementia, women with breast cancer and adults wanting personal development, well- being and relaxation and adolescents associated with drug abusers in their families. Areas of expertise are adults or children with special needs and elderly with dementia. Groups running include family therapy groups that integrate DMT within exploring family issues.
Mobile tel. +852 5472 2593 / Email: email@example.com
E. Connor Kelly, DTAA (Prof. DMT) Reg. No. 204-01
MA, BC-DMT, LPC, Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy New York University(USA), Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist (USA), Licensed Professional Counselor (Colorado, USA). Over 30 years in the field of dance/movement therapy including indepth knowledge and practice of authentic movement, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Physical Storytelling. Based in New Plymouth, New Zealand with a consulting and private practice offers therapy, supervision, and training. workshops. Additionally volunteer as a La Leche League Leader for more than 16 years assisting mothers and families/whanua with babies and young children. Am available for Skype supervision
Tel: +64 6 7695661, Mobile +64 02 7490 9729 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org