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The Fourth Australian Dance Movement Therapy Conference

The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australia turns 21 in 2015.
To celebrate, the DTAA and the Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation are pleased to present this exciting event:

National Conference: Broadening the Spectrum:
Dance and other expressive arts therapies for health and healing
July 12-14, 2015
The Historic Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, Victoria.

sherry goodillWe’re honoured to have Dr. Sherry Goodill, Chairperson of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, USA, and President of the American Dance Therapy Association, confirmed as our first keynote speaker.

Sherry, (PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC), has been working as a dance/movement therapist and educator since 1980.  She holds a Masters in creative arts therapy, with a specialization in dance/movement therapy from Hahnemann Medical College, and a PhD in medical psychology with a concentration in mind/body studies from The Union Institute and University. In 2005, Sherry published An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy: Health Care in Motion.  She also serves on the editorial panels for the Arts in Psychotherapy and the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health journals.

ALSO: Pre and post conference workshops with local and international presenters will be offered.

More information will be provided in DTAA’s bulletins and website as it becomes available.  A Call for Papers will be made later in 2014.
The DTAA Committee welcomes interest from members in contributing to the development of the conference.
Please contact: Kim Dunphy on