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 information about becoming a Provisional Professional Member, please go to our membership page.
New South Wales
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: email@example.com Web: www.janinamurta.com
Sandra Perrin DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Cert. IV Community Services, BArts, BSc (Psychology), Grad Dip Dance Movement Therapy
Sandra has developed and facilitated a dance movement therapy program for mental health in Inner West Sydney, called Make a Move, and is interested in dance therapy for children with disabilities. She has been working in the community services field for the past 15 years, as an admin assistant, mental health peer worker, and support worker. She also taught dance to children for 5 years. Her dance training is mainly in contemporary dance and more recently bellydancing. She aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for people to express their uniqueness and diversity.
Tel: 0458 560 655
Cath Rummery DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Sydney, Blue Mountains, NSW
Cert. DMT (IDTIA), BSc (Hons) (Biology), Currently completing Advanced Clinical Training Dance Therapy (IDTIA) and Graduate Diploma (Counselling)
Tel: 0418 641 472 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Apelt DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane and South East Queensland, Australia
Her qualifications include BA Fine Arts – Drama, QUT; Masters of Creative Art Therapy, M.I.E.C.A.T. Inc.; and Advanced Clinical Somatic & Dance Movement Therapy, Tensegrity Training.
Clare is a dance therapist / activator and community cultural development practitioner who has worked with diverse populations and needs including children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clare is currently working for Lutheran Services within the Creative Programs Advisory team. This team works collaboratively with Lutheran Services aged care residents and community services members to develop client directed activity programs that are diverse, creative, and most importantly joyful.
Telephone: +61424451358 Email: email@example.com
Sarah Tuckett DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Brisbane and Online
Master of Mental Health (Psychotherapy) – University of Queensland (2018). Advanced Clinical Skills in Somatics and Dance-Movement Therapy – Tensegrity Training (2020). Diploma of Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy (2015) and Advanced Diploma (2019).
Since 2015 Sarah has been helping clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more. As a university-educated body psychotherapist and counsellor she has now helped hundreds of people to discover the power of working with the body – not just talking about the problem. She combines evidence-based dance-movement therapy, body psychotherapy and talking therapies to help clients learn how to calm their body and mind, go deeper into long-held beliefs and unprocessed emotions, and move through anxiety and pain. Through movement we remember, feel and heal old wounds. Sarah has been leading body-mind movement classes since 2015 and several workshops a year. Due to Covid-19 she is currently working mostly 1:1 with clients. Sarah operates a private practice in inner North Brisbane. As a clinical member of PACFA she is able to offer health fund rebates for Bupa, Medibank Private, Police Health and Emergency Services Health.
Mobile: +61450220059 Website: www.sarahtuckett.com.au
Anna Crooks DTAA (Prov. DMT)
MACATA Prof Mbr., Bachelor of Fine Arts (Monash), Master of Creative Arts Therapy (RMIT), IDTIA, currently studying Master of Social Work
Anna has worked with a variety of populations, including people with intellectual disabilities, mental health needs, aged care, and the general public in Melbourne, Sydney and now in Cairns. She currently works with the elderly and people living with dementia, in aged care and respite facilities across the greater Cairns region. She facilitates ARt and Dementia Tours at KickArts Contemporary Gallery, as well as creating regular creative dance classes and an authentic movement practice group with adults in the community. To broaden her dance therapy practice, Anna has commenced further study in Social Work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0405903019 Website: www.annacrooks.dance (currently under construction)
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: email@example.com
Suzanne Hurley, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Melbourne and North Eastern Area, VIC Australia
MA Counselling and Human Services, Grad dip Counselling and Human Services, Adv Dip Applied Science, Cert DMT
Psychiatric inpatient DMT with infants (under 12mnths) and their parents. Community parent /infant DMT & play.
Anna Foletta, DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Eltham, Mt Eliza, Healesville and surrounding areas
Bachelor of Education (Prim) (Hons), Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix).
Currently working with primary/secondary school aged children with varying complex levels of intellectual and physical disabilities, individual and group work with people living with Dementia in an aged care facility, and holding movement/ritual/rites of passage work with pre-adolescent girls. Available for both group and individual sessions.
Website: http://thewisdomseekers.weebly.com Mob: 0417 314 252 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tessa Hens DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Melbourne, South East Suburbs
Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Majoring in Dance (Deakin University), Post Graduate Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy (RMIT), Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector – Specialist Teaching (Canterbury Christchurch University, UK).
Tessa has had a life-long engagement with dance, training at university level in numerous dance styles alongside other creative arts modalities. She also has fifteen years of experience in working with both adults and children with intellectual and physical disabilities both in Australia and the UK where she was trained in the most up to date teaching methodologies related to working with people living with disabilities. She currently runs regular innovative Dance Movement Therapy programs for adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the South East. Tessa also works with young children with disabilities on a sessional basis and enjoys collaborating with a range of specialists in this work to integrate Speech and Occupational Therapy goals with her DMT work. Tessa has in the last year collaborated with Post-Doctoral researcher, Dr Kim Dunphy of the Creative Arts Therapy Unit at Melbourne University to examine assessment in DMT practice and its relationship with the incoming National Disability Insurance Scheme. She is also collaborating with a specialist Early Learning Centre in central Melbourne to explore the way dance and movement can inform teaching for young children with intellectual disability and the way these approaches align with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Tessa is passionate about sharing the capacity of dance and embodied practice to promote wellbeing learning and growth.
Email: email@example.com Mob: 0407565135
Laura Houley Wong DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Literature), Masters of Teaching (Secondary), Dip. Dance Movement Therapy (Phoenix Institute), Dip. Dance (SDS UofN), Fitness (Cert III & IV), Allied Health Assistant (Cert III), Certificate IV in Christian Ministry.
Laura is experienced in neurological, special needs, and aged care populations, as well as having a special interest in trauma and experience working with culturally diverse and disadvantaged populations. Laura completed her full time dance training through the University of the Nations in the US, before completing her practical field placement teaching dance and working with marginalised and underprivileged children and refugees in Thailand. Laura is passionate about using movement and expression to overcome cultural, linguistic, social, physical, and emotional barriers and aid in personal development and growth. Her background in Allied Health makes her experienced at working within a multidisciplinary approach to support clients to reach their goals. Laura’s company MoveDanceBe Dance Movement Therapy and Classes offers a range of individual and group sessions that promote wellness through movement and expression. Located in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs Laura conducts home visits, and small groups through to holiday programs and workshops for children, adolescents and adults. MoveDanceBe’s classes and workshops are informed by Laura’s passion for movement and it’s connection to wellness. MoveDanceBe believe’s dance expression should be inclusive, encouraging and safe at all times. Website: www.movedancebe.com.au / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: 0498 579 929
Sarah McGregor DTAA (Prov. DMT)
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: email@example.com
Meagan Otu DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Melbourne & Inner Northern Suburbs
Bachelor Arts (Dance and Anthropology) Dip Dance Movement Therapy, Dip Kinesiology, certified Hypnobirthing Educator, Currently undertaking a Masters in Creative Arts- Dance Movement Therapy (University of Melbourne)
Meagan provides specialist group creative dance with a therapeutic approach in the early childhood education sector, and provides one on one dance therapy for children to support social, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and special developmental needs. Meagan informs her dance therapy with psychotherapeutic approaches in creative play and non-verbal expression, developmental movement patterns, theories of attachment and the neurobiology of trauma, and draws upon her experience as a Kinesiologist and mind body medicine. Meagan has previous experience working with special needs children in an Autistic school. Meagan values the healing power of creative arts and dance through her experiences studying and performing contemporary and traditional West African dance in the community.
Meagan additionally works in private practice, with a holistic approach offering HypnoBirthing education to help parents achieve a gentle, positive, informed and empowering birth experience, Kinesiology sessions to to work with the body’s energetic systems to help with emotional wellbeing, limiting belief systems, fears, unresolved trauma, birth trauma, relational issues and stress, and supports the postpartum with therapeutic dance for mother and baby wellness.
Mob: 0468968195 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anjali Sengupta (Prov. DMT)
Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip DMT, B.Sc. (Life Sciences), Post Grad Dip Sports and Fitness Science, Associate Member DTAA, Member IICT
Creative psychotherapy for individual and groups, expressive dance, performances and corporate events.
Areas of interest and/or experience: expressive arts, guided imagery and emotion focussed therapy for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, eating disorders, body image issues, lack of self esteem, physical/ mental/ emotional blocks, trauma, abuse, migration/ cultural issues, loss of meaning, life transitions, lack of motivation, inability to live a full and meaningful life. Telephone: 0401 334 738 / Email: email@example.com Website: www.embracingspirit.net/bollywood-fusion
Joanne Terkel (Prov. DMT)
Melbourne city and surrounding areas
MA Psych, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Dip DMT
Joanne holds an interest in Authentic Movement. She is passionate about how authentic movement can be a powerful insight into the unconscious and enhance our ability to understand ourselves better. She is passionate about the healing nature of dance and the various ways this can achieved. Joanne is an experienced psychologist and currently works in private practice and the community sector. Other areas of interest are depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, eating disorders, children, well-being, nutrition and positive psychology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Adcock (Prov.DMT)
Goolwa, South Australia
Fleurieu Peninsula, Aldinga and Southern Metropolitan Region of Adelaide, Eastern Metropolitan Region of Adelaide
Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy, Grad. Dip. of Social Science (Counselling), Cert. 4 Mental Health, Certificate in Child and Infant Mental Health, Adult Disabled
Since Graduating from IDTIA I have worked in aged care with groups and individuals within community and residential settings. I have lead groups for young adults within the disability sector and within community settings. I have lead groups for adults within the community and presented dance therapy sessions to students in art therapy. I am experienced in developing and leading a dance therapy program for a child with developmental delay and have conducted sessions for children from aged 2-5 within a playgroup for children from culturally diverse populations. I am particularly interested to continue working within settings which acknowledge the contribution the expressive arts and dance -movement therapy can make to continued learning at all stages of development. As I have experience within health and community based settings I understand the importance of seeing dance movement as a `human` experience.
Eri Mullooly-Hill Konishi (Prov.DMT)
Hobart, Australia & Nara, Japan
RDMP(ADMPUK) BA in Arts in Humanity (Mie University, Japan) MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University of London, UK)
Embracing body as the central focus, Eri brings authenticity and joy into working with people. As a Dance Movement Therapist Eri has worked with children with emotional difficulties, adults in mental health settings, older adults with dementia, and children and adults with special needs. She was involved in performance projects for young carers in London and created a dance performance piece with children with Down Syndrome in Osaka, using DMT approaches. Eri has offered DMT sessions to various groups of people in Japan and Australia. Drawing the individual’s attention to Body-mind connection, Eri works psychodynamically, relating to people where they are. Eri is originally from Japan. Since a child, she has always been curious about cultural differences, which later encouraged her to travel extensively. She lived in Germany, UK, and Australia, and stayed long-term in India. In her work Eri welcomes diversity and the richness it can bring to our life. Eri has been learning Kathak, one of the Indian classical dance forms and is also involved in a local Bollywood dance group in Tasmania. Eri has taught dance to children in Japan.
Amanda Calabro (Prov.DMT)
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.
Telephone: 0417 539 214
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.
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.
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.
Carol V. Meyer (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand
Cert in DMT, Adv Clinical Prac DMT (DTNZ), Ortho-bionomy Practioner, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Carol is a dance movement therapist, trauma-informed bodyworker and holistic therapist. She has an extensive and diverse background working with children, adolescents, adults and mothers and babies in clinical, community settings and private practice. Areas of D.M.T. experience includes working with children and adolescents diagnosed with A.S.D. and working with their mothers, working with adults with disabilities and their carers, working with children in foster care, working with youth and adults with anxiety, depression, complex medical conditions and working with survivors of trauma. Carol also works teens and adults to support well-being, she works with an integrated person-centred, somatic polyvagal informed approach combining movement with other forms of expressive arts.
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.
Telephone: ＋64 0275899666, WeChat is 995336178
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.
Mobile: 0064 7 548 2265 or +64 27 292 8192
Lilith Freja Johanna Steefje (Prov. DMT)
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
B.A. Psychology / MAAT Arts Therapy
I am an Art and Movement therapist. I am ACC sensitive claims registered as well as WINZ registered. My experience is in complex trauma, and Trauma. I use a somatic polyvagal informed approach.
Mobile: +64 0274444395
Maud Gubbels- DTAA (Prov. DMT)
Auckland, New Zealand. Originally from The Netherlands.
Bachelor of Creative Therapy Dance and Movement (Netherlands) NVDAT
After 4 years of study in The Netherlands Maud started her journey as a Dance Movement Therapist, from working as a dance teacher to starting her own practice and offering DMT in different populations. She has worked with neurotypical children, teens and adults; elderly with dementia & Alzheimer; adults diagnosed with a personality disorder and/or depression and women who were affected by cancer. She provides DMT in groups and individual sessions. To continue the adventure of learning about DMT she moved to New Zealand and is currently working with DTNZ to gain experience in working with adults with disabilities and children with autism.
Contact via email: email@example.com
Bex Williamson DTAA (Prov. DMT)
North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
BA (Ed/ Psych), Cert in DMT, Adv Clinical Prac.in DMT (DTNZ), currently studying MSc (Psychology with endorsement in Health Psychology) at Massey University.
Bex has a range of experience in the arts: playing trumpet in a marching band; a percussionist; a fire performer; a dance teacher; a clown; a playwright and a professional Belly Dancer. She brings all of these experiences with her as a therapist. While nearing the completion of her BA, she started working for a youth disability organisation in Auckland. She sought a way to integrate the movement and dance in her life with her work in the disability sector, which subsequently resulted in her completing her Certificate and then Advanced Clinical Practicum in Dance/ Movement Therapy with DTNZ. Bex has worked with children, adolescents and adults. She is currently working with both groups and individuals in the disability sector. Mob: +6421437101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asia – Pacific
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: email@example.com
Taiwan (Republic of China)
Yu Hsiu Ya (Prov. DMT)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jung-Yi Chang (Prov. DMT)
Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Consulting Psychologist, Master of Counselling and Applied psychology.
Telephone: +886987020617 / Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org