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IDT Newsletter – December 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, we take this time to reflect on the significant events throughout the year and how IDT has played a part.
Both sides of the Tasman began the year experiencing the effects of a major natural disaster with the Queensland floods and Christchurch earthquakes in February. Many families and individuals found themselves without a home and sadly for some, the death of a loved one. As tragedy and displacement unfolded, support rallied and counselling assistance was initiated.
Moving to IDT developments, this year has seen an increase in enrolments by over 66% for both Australia and N.Z compared with 2010. The predominant message by participants to IDT courses is that it is empowering, accessible and highly relevant both personally and professionally. Many IDT graduates go on to attend other specific courses appropriate to their area of focus.
IDT also achieved accreditation this year from three Australian professional associations:
Recent changes by the Australian Psychological Society to their endorsement of training providers now allows for APS members to nominate professional development training of their choice. Following is an extract from the APS website confirming this change:
APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.
IDT Professional Development Courses 2012
New IDT Intermediate Course
As clients layer themselves onto the page, they can move through seven distinct ‘levels of work’ (not to be confused with IDT’s seven ‘stages of change’ covered in the Advanced Course). This new three-day IDT Intermediate Course captures the detail and changing tasks of these seven levels, guides participants to accurately recognise which level the client is available to work at, and to shape level-specific interventions. This Course combines and takes the place of the Masters Class, Working at Depth and Working with Archetypes.
Although one of IDT’s general principles is to “work as deeply as the client presents”, there are certain client conditions where keeping the work simple and pragmatic is to be preferred. The deeper the work becomes, the greater the need for structure, safety and effective support. The Intermediate Course focuses on building the counsellor’s resourcefulness and confidence for entering the client’s unknown depths, and keeping clear boundaries between the clients’ work and the counsellor’s work.
Between the levels of Underlying Issues and Intra-psychic Issues lies the huge realm of archetypes. IDT’s use of imagery, metaphor and symbol gives us powerful and unique tools for recognising archetypal elements and influences, and finding the resourceful offer that they bring.
By the end of the IDT Intermediate Course, participants will be able to work effectively and professionally at all seven levels. The course includes constructive self-and-peer feedback, and will build confidence to recognise and address the different levels of work that all clients bring.
Refer below to the 2012 Schedule of Courses for Australia and New Zealand
A Christmas 20% discount offer on the Standard course fee is available for Foundation Course enrolments received and paid for by
This offer applies only to Foundation Courses scheduled for the month of March
IDT CONFERENCE 2012
30 March - 1 April
Tauhara Centre, Lake Taupo,
Registrations are now open for the 2012 conference. Enrol now and take advantage of the reduced Early Bird rate of AUD$360.00 or NZ$470.00, available for enrolments and payment received by 22nd December.
A selection of comments from past conference/retreat participants:
“This was a spectacular event for me on a personal level and therefore will have an overflow into my work with people further on in the therapeutic stages ............ The organisation, food and company were outstanding, I am recommending this to colleagues for next year.”
“A great experience. I will certainly register for another. Excellent venue, loved the river wallow and the opportunity to do some personal work, and the mix of smaller groups and then the larger one. The rituals were awesome! The costume party had lots of surprises and it was grand to see people loosening up ...........”
“Like food for the soul, nurturing and healing; am still digesting bits of it”
“The retreat has filled me with creativity, nurturing, good company, wonderful community, deepened my understanding of IDT principles and practice, encouraged my thinking .................”
Call for Presentations
IDT Conferences are an opportunity to present and discuss the current aspects of your work that are of particular interest to you. There is no generic theme for the 2012 conference.
You don’t have to be an expert to make a presentation – it is your level of interest and enthusiasm for this way of working that we are looking for. This is a great opportunity for IDT practitioners to share and explore their IDT work in the safe and appreciative company of informed and interested peers.
Presentations can take the form of:
We’ll provide white board, power-point facility, overhead projector, music system.
Please keep your abstract no more than 300 words and no less than 100 words. In addition to the descriptive text, please give a clear title to your presentation; identify what sort of presentation you are proposing; give your name and contact details; provide a brief comment about when/where you did your IDT training and your current use of IDT; and what equipment you need for your presentation. Please ensure your proposal is clearly IDT-focussed. Note that we will issue a compilation of all abstracts to all participants, but as a low-cost conference, presenters must bring (at their own expense) any special equipment or presentation-related handouts they wish to distribute.
Note a special discounted rate is offered to all presenters in appreciation of your input.
Please email the office your proposed abstract and addenda by Monday 28 November 2011.
NEW ZEALAND 2012 COURSE SCHEDULE
Refer to www.interactivedrawingtherapy.com for enrolment forms
In addition to the above publicly advertised schedule of courses,
AUSTRALIAN 2012 SCHEDULE
In addition to the above publicly advertised schedule of courses,
IDT – THEORY AND PRACTICE THAT WORK!
Please refer to our website, http://www.interactivedrawingtherapy.com for further information, course fees and enrolment forms.
IDT Foundation courses are fully accredited to earn P.D. points
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