Help: FAQs & User Guide

Help: FAQs & User Guide


This page provides answers to FAQ and a Guide to Using MARA. This page is being updated all the time as we address the differing situations of our users.

MARA is an assessment tool for dance movement therapy. It is being gradually developed by dance movement therapy researcher Kim Dunphy, in response to a range of formal and informal trials with users. MARA is intended to facilitate more regular and efficient assessment than is possible with paper-based processes that need additional work to process into reports.

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V. 2.5 of MARA is available from this website, and V. 2.6 is in development. We welcome feedback from users at any time, please email us.


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Dunphy, K. & Hens, T. (2018). Outcome-focussed dance movement therapy assessment enhanced by iPad app MARA. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:2067. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02067.

Dunphy, K., Mullane, S., & Allen, L. (2016). Developing an iPad app for assessment in dance movement therapy, The Arts in Psychotherapy, 51, 54-62.