This page lists resources we have produced or contributed to.

Assessment tools

MARA: the world’s first iPad app for dance movement assessment. More information

Dunphy, K. & Mullane, S. (2019).  Outcomes Framework for Dance Movement Therapy. Melbourne: Making Dance Matter.  More information here.


Publications for sale

Jordan, A., Searle, S. & Dunphy, K. (2017). The dance of life with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In Guthrie, J., S. Mullane & E. Loughlin (Eds). Dance Therapy Collections 4. pp. 51-66. Melbourne: Dance Movement Therapy Association. ISBN 978-0-646-96859-9.

Dunphy, K., J. Guthrie & E. Loughlin (Eds) (2009). Dance Therapy Collections 3, Melbourne: DTAA.

Dunphy, K. & Scott, J. (2003), Freedom to Move: Movement and Dance for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Sydney: Elsevier.

Dunphy, K. (1999). Dance and Disability: Current research and practice, in Guthrie, J. & E. Loughlin (Eds). Dance Therapy Collections 2. Melbourne: DTAA.

Other publications

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. & Ware, V. (2018). Dance and quality of life in indigenous cultures in Australasia. In Bond, K. & S. Gardner (eds). Dance and the Quality of Life. Springer.

Dunphy, K. (2018). Theorising arts participation as a social change mechanism. In B. Bartleet & L. Higgins (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Community Music, London: Oxford Press. pp. 301-321.

Mullane, S. & Dunphy, K. (2017). Dance movement therapy and student learning and well-being in special education. In V. Karkou, S. Oliver & S. Lycouris (Eds.). The handbook of dance and wellbeing. pp. 493-516. London: Oxford University Press.

Dunphy, K., Mullane, S., & Allen, L. (2016). Developing an iPad app for assessment in dance movement therapy, The Arts in Psychotherapy, 5, (54-62).

Dunphy, K., Mullane, S. & Guthrie, J. (2015). Dance movement therapy as a specialized form of counselling and psychotherapy in Australia: the emergence of theory and practice. In C. Noble & E. Day. (Eds.) Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice. London: Oxford University Press.

Dunphy, K., Jordan, A. & Elton, M. (2014). Exploring dance/movement therapy in post-conflict Timor-Leste,  American Journal of Dance Therapy, 36(2), 189-208. DOI 10.1007/s10465-014-9175-4.

Dunphy, K. Mullane, S. & Allen, L. (2014). Considerations of DMT Assessment: What to assess and how? Findings from an international trial of an iPad app. Paper presented at the American Dance Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, USA, 8 November 2014. full document

Dunphy, K., Mullane, S. & Jacobsson, M. (2014). Effectiveness of creative arts therapies: a literature review, Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, 2, 1.

Mullane, S. (2012). Being Educated in the Sense of Movement: A reflection on the legacy of Rudolph Laban, Moving On, 10(1-2),12-14.

Mullane, S. (2012). Book Review of Karkou, V. (ed) (2010) Arts Therapies in Schools – Research and Practice, London: Jessica Kingsley, Moving On, 10(1-2), 44-45.

Dunphy, K. & Mullane, S. (2011). Developing A Framework For Assessment Of Movement And Dance Programs for people with intellectual disabilities, Moving On, 9(3-4), 36-38.

Dunphy, K. & Mullane, S. (2010). Assessment and evaluation of dance-movement therapy programs for children with intellectual disabilities: Presentation at American Dance Therapy Conference New York, reprinted in Moving On, 9(1-2), 46-47. full document

Mullane, S. (2010). When there is more than one: some considerations for managing group dance therapy.Moving On, 9(1- 2), 18.

Office for Disability (2010). Picture This: Increasing cultural participation of people with an intellectual disability, Community Consultation Report and Analysis, Literature Report and Analysis, Melbourne: State Government of Victoria, Kim Dunphy was lead researcher and author on this publication commissioned by the State Government (Office for Disability, Arts Victoria and Department of Human Services from the Cultural Development Network.

VicHealth (2010). Informed Consent Project: Literature review and guidelines for community-based arts project, written by Pia Smith for the Cultural Development Network. Kim Dunphy was a contributing author on this publication commissioned by VicHealth from Cultural Development Network

Dunphy, K. (2006). Dance, Disability and Community: A Reflection.  Dance Forum, 16(1), 15-16.

Dunphy, K. (2003). Is It Therapy, Is It Art?, Moving On, 2(1), 5-8. full document


Engaging and assessing students with intellectual disabilities through movement.
Dance teacher and therapist Sue Mullane discusses strategies she uses to engage her students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities through dance movement therapy. Assessment strategies for this school context are also discussed.

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Ltd, 2013