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Provisional Professional Members List

This page lists the current Provisional Professional Members of DTAA.  These professionals are recognised at the second highest level of credentialing in Australasia.

These members can be identified by the post-nominal of DTAA (Prov DMT).

Provisional Professional members have demonstrated that they

  • Have sufficient experience to deliver quality therapeutic services for clients with a number 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 Provisional Professional Members of DTAA, renewing their membership annually.

For a listing of other DTAA-recognised members, please go to our Professional Members’ Register and the Associate Member page.

For information about becoming a Provisional Professional Member, please go to our membership page.

A Provisional Professional member does not have the option to deactivate as they are still working toward professional membership.  If membership lapses, the Provisional Professional member will not be automatically renewed and must reapply.  If a break from DMT work is warranted due to personal, health or family circumstances, they must continue to pay their Provisional Professional membership fee. If paying the fee creates a hardship, they must write to the Administrator, PMC Convener, and Treasurer to explain the circumstances and discuss a fee adjustment.

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Australia

New South Wales

Zerina Millard DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Northern Rivers: NSW

Master Creative Arts Therapy (University of Melbourne)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)

I have experience working with people with disabilities in both and individual and group context. I also have experience working in disaster recovery using trauma informed principles within a creative recovery framework.

zerina@bollywoodsisters.com
https://www.bollywoodsisters.com/dance-therapy
0423019335

 

Janina Catalao Dionisio Murta DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Central Coast, NSW
Online Sessions Available

Certificate and Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance Movement Therapy; Trained yoga teacher and yoga therapist in training; 10 years experience as a research consultant and project manager.

Janina is passionate about helping people to re-connect with their own body and emotions, and through this restore their innate vitality. Drawing on dance therapy and yoga, Janina offers a caring and non-judgemental space for embodied and creative self-exploration. She offers 1:1 and group sessions, face-to-face or online, and works with people with varied movement abilities. In addition to this, Janina co-developed and manages the program Rhythm is Life at the non-for-profit Heartdancers. This program is aimed at transforming the lives of older people through dance, music, and art. As someone who has had cancer and experienced the emotional and physical stress that comes with it, Janina also has a strong interest in working with women affected by this illness. She believes that dance and yoga can be very effective in helping women affected by cancer feel calmer, re-gain confidence in their own body, and feel more energised and uplifted.
Telephone: +61424333495  Email: janina.murta@gmail.com  Web: www.janinamurta.com

Sandra Perrin DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Sydney, NSW

Cert. IV Community Services, BArts, BSc (Psychology), Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy

Sandra has experience with a diverse range of groups including mental health, disability, culturally and linguistically diverse, autism carers, seniors, autistic adults and preschool children. Her group program, “Make A Move”, provides a supportive and nurturing space for people to express their emotions and develop their creativity through movement. It includes a range of dance styles along with creative improvisation and use of props that can be adapted to suit the group. She also offers individual therapy. Sandra is currently involved in running peer support groups and social events for autistic adults, and has previous experience as a mental health peer worker, job coach and children’s dance teacher. She currently enjoys belly dancing, singing and yoga.

Tel: 0458 560 655

Email: makeamovedmt@gmail.com


Queensland

Anna Scheuringer, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane

Master of Creative Arts Therapy (Dance Movement Therapy), The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Business (PR/Marketing), Queensland University of Technology

I support people to move safely towards their goals using a variety of therapeutic methods including movement, dance, visual art and verbal counselling. I am a professionally registered Art Therapist with ANZACATA, Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), and Dance Movement Therapist with the Dance Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA). I hold a Master of Creative Arts Therapy with a specialisation in Dance Movement Therapy and work from a person-centred trauma-informed approach to deliver tailored individual sessions. My areas of expertise include psychosocial disability, mental health, trauma and chronic pain. I offer creative arts therapy and dance movement therapy via telehealth for individuals and NDIS plan-managed/self-managed participants. For appointments, visit www.yourlovingmind.com

I also offer in-person art therapy sessions at Whole Hearts and Minds Services, located in Brisbane, Qld.

Email: admin@yourlovingmind.com

 

Aiko Ushizuka, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane

Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy (Tensegrity Training). Individual disability support work certificates. Planned completion of Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates course in 2022 (Tensegrity Training). Aiko is originally from Japan and currently enjoys working as a yoga teacher, dance teacher, and support worker for people with disabilities. She also performs as a professional belly dancer at restaurants and community events. She facilitates movement therapy classes for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, as well as mental health issues. In the near future, she will also be working with children of any age range.
Her passion is to share the benefits and beauty of dance movement therapy to people from all walks of life.

Email: aiyanski@gmail.com

 

Anna Kneen, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane, Logan City, Gold Coast

Advance Clinical Training in Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy, Diploma Counselling

Worked with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds including elderly, disability, palliative care, pregnant women, homeless, couples, and children. Familiar with a multi-modal approach, incorporating art, journaling, play, props, nature, outdoors, water, animals, and music into the work to engage creativity and exploration. Strong focus on acquainting with, engaging, and embracing one’s identity and relationship with self and others to explore, learn, heal, and grow.

Telephone: 0488184850  Email: mannatherapy@outlook.com
Web: mannatherapy.com.au

 

Christie Trowers , DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training (2020), Structural Integration – Anatomy Trains (2017), Dip. Remedial Massage (1996)

As a structural body worker Christie in the first instance through touch in the form of myofascial release assists her clients in awakening their somatic awareness, leading to a further curiosity or need to release held postures. As clients become more curious or sense that their body patterns may be closely linked to their life challenges, Christie will work on alternate sessions with clients in Dance Movement Therapy and hands on bodywork. She will often work with clients as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Christie works with clients that have diagnosed C-PTSD and PTSD, anxiety, depression, life changing illness. She also works in collaboration with her clients, using Dance Movement Therapy as a resource to help them achieve their personal development goals.

Mobile: +61 459547681 Email: christietonks@hotmail.com Web: www.onthetabletherapies.com

 


Victoria

Amy Pyers, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Geelong, Victoria Australia

Advanced Clinical Training in Somatics & Dance Movement Therapy- Tensegrity Training Neuro Linguistic Practitioner- Destiny Pursuit Fitness Certificate – Great Southern Regional College of Tafe

Amy has delivered many group and personal sessions working with several populations including NDIS participants, LGBTIQ+, anxiety, PSTD, seniors, children and the general population. Her area of focus is senior citizens and special needs offering a person centered approach based around the need for community connection and building confidence with an emphasis on increasing mobility, balance and coordination. Application of LMA, Bartenieff fundamentals, Developmental Movement Patterns as well as creative dance activities offers the clients a space to explore, make choices, discover and grow. Amy also runs an adult group which offers a safe space for participants to reconnect to themselves, process emotions, gain insight using authentic movement and creative dance practices.

Tel: (+61) 0421 192 125  Email: amypyers@gmail.com

Web: https://www.Movement Classes | Linktree

 

Ashleigh Berry, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne, including inner East and inner North Suburbs, VIC Australia

Bachelor of Arts: Dance (Hons) – Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Integrated Diploma of Contemporary Pilates – Tensegrity Training
Advanced Clinical Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training
Breathing Retraining in Clinical Practice Level 1 – Breathability

Experience in working with clients with chronic pain and supporting healing from past traumatic experiences, experience with elite dance students recovering from acute injuries and chronic pain.

Tel: 03 9429 6448  Email: ash@movementality.com.au

Web: https://www.movementality.com.au/somatic-movement-therapy

 

Anna Foletta, DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Eltham and surrounding areas, Mount Eliza and surrounding areas

Bachelor of Education (Prim) (Hons)
Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix Institute)

Anna has been holding movement/ritual/rites of passage work with pre-adolescent girls, teenagers and women for over ten years, and uses DMT practices to explore and deepen this work on a regular basis. She offers this work in private practice and is also available for corporate standalone workshops. Anna has experience working with primary/secondary school aged children with varying complex levels of intellectual and physical disabilities, and has extensive experience working with adults living with intellectual disabilities in a group DMT setting as well. She has worked with individuals and facilitated group work with people living with Dementia in aged care facilities, and in residential homes with people living with acquired brain injuries. Available for both group and individual sessions.

Website: http://thewisdomseekers.weebly.com    Mob: 0417 314 252 / Email: info@annafoletta.com.au

 

Sarah McGregor  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Hawthorn, Victoria

B. Soc Science, B.Soc Work, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Cert DT, Psychologist, Social Worker, Dance Therapist

Sarah’s dance therapy experiences includes groups for women survivors of sexual assault. Specialist areas sexual assault, depression, bulimia.
Mob: 0409 173 879  / Email: sarahmmcgregor@gmail.com
Website: www.sarahmmcgregor.com

 

Meagan Otu  DTAA (Prov. DMT)

Melbourne

MCAT (Dance Therapy) B.A (Anthropology & Dance) Dip. (Dance Therapy). Postgraduate PlayTh.Cert. Dip Health Science (Kinesiology). Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner.

Meagan is a Dance Therapist offering dance and creative arts therapy programs, incursions and workshops, designed to support areas of mental health, community development and wellbeing, and trauma informed services. Meagan additionally works in a clinical mental health practice supporting children and parents utilising dance movement therapy and therapeutic play.

Meagan’s experience includes children and adult mental health: Parent/baby dyads; birth trauma, anxiety; depression; selective mutism; psychosocial concerns; trauma; domestic violence; autism; neurodiversity; healthy ageing; neurological & cognitive conditions: Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinsons, M.S, Stroke.

Email: info@dancetherapymelbourne.au Mobile: 0468 968 195 website: www.dancetherapymelbourne.au

 


South Australia


Western Australia

Jordine Cornish (Prov.DMT)

Jalbarragup, Western Australia
South West Western Australia (Margaret River to Bunbury Region)

2021 Master of Creative Arts Therapies (Dance Movement Therapy), University of Melbourne 2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Choreography), University of Melbourne 2010 Bachelor of Contemporary Dance, University of Melbourne 2007 Diploma in Dance Performance, Dance World Studios, Australia

Email: jordine.riane@gmail.com


Tasmania

Amanda Calabro (Prov.DMT)

Launceston, TAS

Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate certificate in Rehabilitation Nursing, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (still undertaking)

Elderly clients in retirement homes, Special needs groups, Authentic Movement

My passion is to create a difference in people’s lives through movement therapy connecting mind, body and spirit to bring a new awareness and healing that medicine and counselling alone fail to do. I want to combine all my modalities to truly help people and change the world one person, one group at a time. I enjoy working with all populations, however in my future work I aim to work with adolescents who suffer with trust, safety, insecurities, self-doubt, lack of confidence, bullying etc, enabling them to step into their own authenticity and be the best they can be. I am also very interested in special needs and through my practical experience have come to realise how empowering, beneficial and needed movement therapy is for this population. As well as this I am creating programs to work with clients,both adults and children who have suffered trauma.

Email: calabroamanda17@gmail.com

Telephone: 0417 539 214


New Zealand


Sergio Dantas de Souza (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, North Island:  New Zealand & Surroundings

Bachelor degree in Arts and Education
Postgraduate in History of Art
Teaching Arts specialization
Dance Movement Therapy Diploma

Working with DMT since 2021 with children and youth with special needs.

sergiodantas36@gmail.com

0223889639

Julie Crocker (Prov. DMT)
Whanganui, New Zealand & Surroundings

Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ)
• Lead Therapist of ‘Dance 4 Us’ Whanganui (Weekly group session for mixed-abilities community)
• Private practice for 1-1 Dance Movement Therapy sessions
• DMT group sessions with older people, in care home settings
• Authentic Movement workshops for women
• Positive psychology, human-centered, somatic approach
Support clients with: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & related symptoms / Depression & Anxiety / Identity exploration / Self-esteem

julz.crocker@gmail.com

+64 0211216965

 

Mollie Rong Chen (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand and Online

PGDip. Ed in Counselling and Guidance
NZ Cert. Health and Wellbeing in Mental Health and Addiction

I am a qualified counsellor issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in China, and a 200-Hour Certified Meditation Teacher. Had my 2 years Diploma of DMT training with DTNZ. Specialize in working with children and families from diverse backgrounds: Trauma, PTSD, ASD, ADHD, and Developmental Delay. My work experience includes Autism Early Intervention services and the MOJ programme for young trauma survivors, in individual and group settings. In my practice, I integrate modalities based on clients’ needs to support them achieve their goals more effectively, including Narrative, Dance Movement Therapy, Therapeutic Play, Arts, and Mindfulness. Working language:中文 and English.

mollie.chenr@gmail.com

+64  22 317 2550

 

Brittany Kohler (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand

Diploma Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Bachelor Performing and Screen Arts, major Contemporary Dance (BPASA) – Unitec Institute of Technology

Brittany is a Dance Movement Therapist, professional dancer/choreographer and dance facilitator based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has offered group and individual dance therapy to children on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as creative dance sessions to the elderly. Brittany combines her professional dance experience and her Dance Movement Therapy training to empower those she works with, prioritising compassion, curiosity and creativity in her work. She is looking forward to working more with elderly dancers in the near future.

Telephone: +642102498211
Email: brittanykohler19@gmail.com

 

Jennifer Bloomfield (Prov. DMT)
Wellington NZ and online sessions available

BA Cultural Anthropology (UCSC), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Creative Writing/Poetry (SAIC), Foundation Certificate Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Diploma Dance Movement Therapy (DTNZ), Diploma Dru Yoga (350 hours).

Jenny has offered group and individual dance therapy to adults and young adults with disabilities including Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum, depression, and more, and yoga to young women with mild schizophrenia. She regularly offers yoga, therapeutic dance, and community dance to neuro-typical kids and adults. She has experience guiding a therapeutic drum group, and enjoys integrating rhythm activities into her group DMT sessions. Jenny loves to support clients in a journey of self-discovery to facilitate pathways toward greater ease, flow, and joy and weaves her knowledge of yoga, mindfulness, and rhythm into her therapy practice. She has a personal interest in the use of gentle mobilisation and breath integration for healing chronic pain and anxiety.

Jenny currently offers weekly DMT groups for adults/young adults with disabilities (DTNZ), weekly West African dance and yoga for all, and 1:1 DMT sessions for all, in person and online.

Email: jenny@moringadancers.co.nz
https://www.moringadancers.co.nz


Annie Cole (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand

Master of Dance Movement Therapy.
Bachelor of Dance Studies.

Annie is a Dance Movement Therapist and registered Arts Therapist. With a passion for working with children in various contexts over the past 15 plus years, Annie provides DMT for groups and individual clients, in both clinical and community contexts, as well as within schools. Her clinical experience spans a diverse range of populations including neurodiverse children, teens, and adults; children with high and complex needs; anxiety; autism; and older adults with dementia. She adopts a client-centered, relational, and trauma-informed approach, nestled in developmental psychology and polyvagal theory. Fundamentally, Annie seeks to promote a non-judgmental and compassionate space for clients to explore, facilitating support through embodiment, movement, breath, creative expression, presence, and play.

Email: annie.dancetherapy@gmail.com

 

Kristine Walsh (Prov. DMT)
Titirangi, Auckland,, New Zealand

Certificate in Intermediate studies: Visual Arts, Auckland University of Technology 1997. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science: Creative Expressive Therapies, Auckland University of Technology 2010 – 2011, Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy, Dance Therapy New Zealand, 2018, Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance Movement Therapy, Dance Therapy New Zealand, 2019

Therapeutic Dance and DMT for groups and individuals for in person and online sessions.
Client populations:
Adults with special needs ranging from cerebral palsy, impaired movement/impaired speech, Down syndrome, cognitive delays, high to low functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most clients are with ASD. Aged 20 – 65 years old. Organizations: Dance Therapy New Zealand and St John’s Community Centre (Adult Community Education ACE) funded Programme. Children and Teenagers with special needs ranging from Developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, high to low functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most clients are with ASD. Aged 6 – 18 years old. Organization: Dance Therapy NZ. DMT School programmes for children with special needs mainly with ASD 6-11 years old. Organization: DTNZ in collaboration with a West Auckland school. Neurotypical Adults. West African inspired dance for well-being, cardio health and sense of community. Aged 18 – 70 years old. Yakina Drum and Dance.

Email: turquoisekris7@gmail.com

Telephone: + 64 21 036 5272

 

Phillippa Sherry (Prov. DMT)
Otumoetai, Tauranga, New Zealand

Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Online

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Arts – Theatre/Dance, Graduate Diploma Teaching (Secondary), Certificate in Dance Movement Therapy

Since embarking on my journey as a Dance Movement Therapist I have worked with diverse populations – clients living with special needs, assisting with managing chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia, restorative practices for living with trauma and anxiety, mobilising from severe depression and assisting with pain associated with grief and loss. My personal experience of complex trauma recovery and severe hearing impairment equips me with the empathy and insight for a multitude of human experiences. I relate well to both children and adults and my enriched life experience enables cultural sensitivity with a keen awareness of the importance of nurturing self-governance, unity and manaakitanga. I am particularly drawn to working with facilitating therapeutic experiences where clients feel seen, heard and are moved towards living an empowered, connected and vibrant life with strength, grace and ease.

Email: phillippa.sherry@gmail.com

www.dancinglight.nz

 

Chunyan Liu (Prov. DMT)

Auckland, New Zealand

Chunyan came from China. She is a Dynamic Psychology Counsellor in China. Currently living in New Zealand, she is able to provide mental health rehabilitation and immigration adjustment services to the Chinese community in her native language. She specializes in integrating the core elements of dance therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and talk therapy into the work of each visitor, each of whom is special. Life is not easy, but it is worth living.

Bachelor of Public Administration, Chunyan has accepted Sandplay Therapy, The core concept of psychology therapy, Dynamic Psychoanalysis for many years. She has worked at Shenzhen Zhongkang in the psychological research institute. She helped her cases recover their life. the accumulative cases time nearly 3000 hours. She led a Chinese dance movement therapy growth group in New Zealand. Dance therapy is not a dance, it is from body including micro expressions, power of the spirit of the analysis of the voice tone, more directly and deeply, at the same time of analyzing the integration and development, the growth of deep trauma healing, blocking the compulsive repeat mode of life, reshape internal representation, participants said the foot pain well for many.

Email: jenniferliucy70@gmail.com

Telephone: +64 0275899666, WeChat is 995336178

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Michelle Heyder (Prov. DMT)

Omokoroa, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy (NZ), Advanced Clinical Practicum in DMT (NZ)

Have worked with children from 3 – 18 years of age in the dance industry for over 20 years. Have recently received my qualifications in Dance Movement Therapy. At this stage I mainly have experience working with children who have self esteem or anxiety issues in a group and children with special needs or children holding onto anger and trauma in an individual setting. I have attended several courses in Authentic Movement and am looking forward to being able to facilitate this movement practice in my community.

Email: mheyder75@gmail.com

Mobile: 0064 7 548 2265 or +64 27 292 8192

 


Asia – Pacific

Malaysia

Diana Lea Baranovich (Prov. DMT)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Psy D (Clinical Psychology) – California Southern University – Infant/Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders, Ed D (Educational Psychology) – California Coast University, MTP (Master Transpersonal Psychology – Palo Alto California, MEd (Master of Ed. Counseling ) – Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana, BME (Bach Music Ed. ) Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana

Mobile: +6017-639-3492 / Email: dr.dileab@gmail.com

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Yu Hsiu Ya (Prov. DMT)

New Taipei

MA (Ed/ Psych), Cert in Dance Movement Therapy.

HSIU-YA has about five years experience in Counseling: using Adlerian Psychological Approach in children and the adult. The experience of playing the ballroom dance for almost 10 years lead her to join the TWNZ Dance Movement Therapy Training and finished it. Now she keeps in serving the elementary school students and residential child care institutions on children combine with Dance Movement Therapy and Adlerian Play Therapy. For approving the mental health of children, she has invested in parenting field, especially in Emotional Education. She tries to bring all of the life experiences with her as a therapist.

Telephone: +886+919-837-974 / Email: balletangel1107@gmail.com

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Jung-Yi Chang (Prov. DMT)

Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Consulting Psychologist, Master of Counselling and Applied psychology.

Telephone: +886987020617  /  Email: teresadance1128@gmail.com

 

Yun Ju Chen (Prov. DMT)

Taipei, Taiwan and it’s immediate vicinity

Consulting Psychologist, Master of Family Counselling and Guidance Program in Department of Family. Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, College of Education. Undergraduate Program of Performing Arts, College of Music.

In the last 10 years, Yun Ju has been working on her psychology and counselling training while exposing herself to many dance therapy groups and workshops. Her many strengths include: in-depth self-reflection and self-other awareness, as well as her counselling knowledges and experiences in working with both children and adults population. She received training in various therapy approaches, such as Satir model,Gestalt…etc, and has been integrated dance therapy in her verbal counselling sessions, as well as bringing other therapeutic approach into the dance therapy sessions she facilitated.

Telephone: +886+919834621 / Email: sandrachen0302@gmail.com

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