Training programs

We offer consultation and training in planning, assessment, evaluation and reporting in dance movement therapy. Our training packages including consultation at hourly rates for individual therapists, program teams and professional training and educational contexts.

Talk to us about your needs for preparation, development and support for effective assessment for your participants or programs. We can shape a program to meet your needs.

All training takes place over Zoom, with times and dates to suit you.

Cost: Prices available on request.

 

Free introductory consultation

For those who have registered as MARA users, we offer a first free consultation to help you get going using the instrument (up to one hour).

 

MARA app as a planning, assessment and reporting tooL

  • Introduction:
    This session introduces the basic layout of MARA app and its functions as a planning, assessment and reporting tool (one hour).
    Or you can watch the video (coming soon).
  • In-depth: This session offers an in-depth exploration of MARA app as a planning, assessment and reporting tool. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake hands-on practice of the various features including intake processes, assessment (quantitative scoring, qualitative note taking including Voice to text function, and media options of photo, video, voice recording and drawing to support more traditional scoring and note-taking and reporting (three hours)

Trainer: Simea Schoenenberger

 

Values-based planning

Introduction: This basic workshop introduces principles of values-based planning for your DMT program: what should you be attending to, considering the imperatives of the funding body that supports your program, the values of your host organisation, the needs and interests of your participant and your values and expertise as a DM therapist (One hour).

In depth: This workshop enables you and members of your team to work together to develop a program plan that consider the imperatives of the funding body that supports your program, the values of your host organisation, the needs and interests of your participant and your values and expertise as a DM therapist. Develop a program plan that addresses all of these factors to have the best chance of making a difference, supporting your participant, meeting the agencies’ requirements and getting paid in the longer term. (Three hours).

Trainers: Kim Dunphy and Sue Mullane

 

Assessment

Introduction to assessment: This short workshop introduces the basic principles of assessment as utilised in the Outcomes Framework and MARA instruments (one hour).

Assessment in depth:  This workshop offers a deeper engagement in the assessment process as utilised in the Outcomes Framework and MARA instruments. What should we assess and how? What are we looking for? What can we see? How can be assign a numerical score to our observation? How reliable is our observation?  (Three hours).
Trainers: Kim Dunphy and Sue Mullane

 

LBMS for observation and assessment in dance movement therapy:

This workshop supports DM therapists to develop skills in observation and assessment using the Laban-Bartenieff Movement Systems (Three hours)
Trainer: Sue Mullane

 

Enhancing participants’ agency in the planning and assessment process

In dance movement therapy, as yet there has not been a significant movement towards client’s contribution in the assessment process. This presentation offers redress to that situation, in introducing an approach to assessment that actively involves clients, including those who may not have good access to verbal and written communication. It uses technological tool, iPad app MARA and its features including video, photo, drawings, voice recordings and numerical scoring against a comprehensive Outcomes Framework for DMT to introduce participants to a range of assessment options.  Participants will be actively involved in exploring these strategies, using role play in experiential activities.