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Creative Arts Therapy Research Unit | Research Seminar 2018

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne

Cinema 2, Film and Television Building 861

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Research and practice initiatives across the creative arts therapies: Speaking the same or different languages?

The Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit (CATRU) of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is pleased to announce its third public research seminar. The seminar will feature presentations from international expert Professor Sherry Goodill, Clinical Professor and Chair at the Department of Creative Arts Therapies from Drexel University, USA, alongside CATRU staff and PhD students. Lecture and workshop formats will address topics of interest from across the creative arts therapies (art, dance movement, drama and music) and a variety of research approaches from systematic review to interpretive phenomenological analysis.

The event will be of interest to creative arts therapy practitioners and researchers from all modalities, and other professionals with interests in current developments about research and practice of creative arts therapies.



Program



9.30: Welcome and Indigenous Acknowledgement, Tiriki Onus, Willin Centre

9.40: From construct to question: Looking at coping to map the process of building relevant research
studies in DMT, Professor Sherry Goodill; followed by Q & A.

10.40 - 11: Morning tea

11.00 - 12.30: Resistance as a ‘dance’ between client and therapist, Professor Katrina McFerran.
Meaning making process and recovery journeys explored through songwriting in early
neurorehabilitation: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, Professor Felicity Baker.
Integrating the art and science of dance movement therapy: establishing an outcomes framework, Dr.
Kim Dunphy

12.30 - 1.30: Lunch (lunch available at own cost from on-campus or neighbourhood food spots)

1.30 - 2.30: Depression and older adults: findings from a systematic review of creative interventions,
Dr. Kirsten Meyer.
Dance movement therapy and criminal justice: exploring collaborative possibilities for working with
women in the justice system and their supporting communities, Ella Dumaresq, followed by Q and A.

2.30 - 2.50: Quick break

2.50 4.20: Concurrent workshops: Research-informed approaches to creative arts therapy, PhD
scholars
Clay touch and memory, Liz Antcliff.
Finding the voice together: exploring the role of drama therapy in a residential care home setting,
Maya Ercole.
Doing relationships: dramatherapy as experiential learning with adolescents in special education,
Amanda Musicka-Williams.
Creative arts therapies in brief therapeutic environments, Liz Wilson.

4.30 – 5.30: Launch of MARA (Movement Assessment and Reporting App developed by Kim
Dunphy, with colleague Sue Mullane) by Professor Sherry Goodill, followed by drinks and networking.
Lionel’s Bar, Grant St, Southbank.



Speakers



Professor Sherry Goodill, (Ph.D, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC) Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of
Creative Arts Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia,
USA. Sherry has been working as a dance/movement therapist and educator since 1980. Her 2005 book, An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy: Health Care in Motion has supported the application of
dance/movement therapy for people living with medical conditions. She has served as Vice President, President, and Past-President of the American Dance Therapy Association. Her scholarship interests focus on clinical assessment through movement, and the development of evidence for DMT and other creative arts therapies.

Professor Felicity Baker, Co-Director of CATRU and NAMTRU, is a researcher with specific expertise in music therapy, neuro-rehabilitation, dementia, and song writing. A former Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Felicity has secured more than $4million in research funding including 2 National Health and Medical Research Council grants. She is passionate in researching how and why the creative arts contribute to the building of self- concept and identity following crises, with a focus on the role of flow and meaning of the arts as mechanisms of change.

Professor Katrina Skewes McFerran, Co-Director of CATRU and NAMTRU and Chair of the CATRU Advisory Board. She is currently and Co-Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the open-access journal, Voices: A world forum for music therapy. Katrina’s music therapy interests have been focused on young people, and she has conducted a range of projects funded by the Australian Research Council, primarily focused in schools. She is committed to collaboration and mutually empowering relationships as a researcher, therapist, teacher, supervisor and everyday life.

Dr. Kim Dunphy is Mackenzie Fellowship Post- Doctoral Research Fellow at CATRU. Her research develops her interests in assessment and evaluation of dance movement therapy, in the scoping and systematizing of an outcomes framework for DMT, and international trials of an iPad for DMT assessment. She is the President, DTAA; Chair of the Research Committee, PACFA; and Inaugural Convenor of the World Alliance for Dance Movement Therapy.

Dr. Kirsten Meyer, CATRU Coordinator, is a drama therapist with 18 years of experience in both South Africa and Australia. She has worked in clinical, educational and community settings, with a particular interest in group work and the intertwining of the psychological, social and political dimensions of stasis and change. She co-founded the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation in South Africa, with the aim of working collaboratively across arts therapy modalities and with communities.

Amanda Musicka-Williams, PhD scholar, completed her Masters in Drama and Movement Therapy at the Sesame Institute and has been practicing dramatherapy in Australia since. Amanda has been the drama therapist at Port Phillip Specialist School since 2005. Her research is focused on exploring relational connection from the point of view of adolescents in a special education setting through group Dramatherapy and creative interviewing.

Ella Dumaresq, B.A Hons. Anthropology/German Studies; Dip. Dance Movement Therapy; DTAA (Prov. DMT). Ella’s PhD focuses on the use of dance movement therapy as a community-based, participatory approach to working with women engaged in the criminal justice system. Ella has also worked as a DM therapist with residents in aged care and community disability services.

Maya Ercole trained as a drama therapist at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) in London. She has worked in a variety of clinical and community settings as a drama therapist with children and young people in education, adults in mental health and elderly within aged care. She also worked as a clinical supervisor and a tutor on an MA course in Dramatherapy at RCSSD. Maya is passionate about the role that creative arts therapies play in social change across the spectrum of practice and education.

Liz Antcliff, PhD scholar, has a Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Counselling, Diploma in Art Therapy and Work at the Clayfield ®. Her PhD research investigates what haptic perception offers to creative arts therapy specifically through Clayfield Therapy. She is a registered art therapist and SEP in private practice, with Professional Membership with the ACA; College of Creative Art Therapists; ACATA, ANZATA and IEATA. She teaches sensorimotor art therapy in Australia. She has more than 30 years of experience in human services in the private and community health and social services sector, staff development and education and extensive experience in clinical settings.

Liz Wilson obtained a combined Art Therapy/ Marriage and Family Therapist Masters in the United States. She works as an art therapist and family therapist with Wyndham Arts Therapies in Werribee.


Enquiries: Kirsten Meyer, Co-ordinator, CATRU, kirsten.meyer@unimelb.edu.au.

This is a free event but places are strictly limited.
Bookings are required no later than Friday 29 June — early registration recommended.

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