Advanced Professional Training postponed

Announcement  Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Advanced Professional Training
2020-2021
in Dance Movement Therapy
to complete the 3-year Advanced Clinical Training

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS

 

The start date of IDTIA’s  Advanced Professional Training (APT) 2020-2021 in Dance Movement Therapy to complete the 3-year IDTIA Advanced Clinical Training (ACT) will need to be postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

After lengthy consultation, advice from medical experts and keeping informed with the Federal and State Government updates, the IDTIA APT Coordinators have made the decision to suspend the start date of the recently announced IDTIA Advanced Professional Training in Dance Movement Therapy 2020-2021.

There are a number of factors and priorities to consider in re-scheduling the course some of which are still unknown. These include:

  1. the rapid and constantly changing nature of COVID-19 and how its affecting our world
  2. the health and safety of IDTIA staff and trainees
  3. the “shut down” of many of the organizations and facilities where trainees will be required to “self-initiate” their DMT group to present within the APT 2020-2021 Supervision Module
  4. the grandfathering agreements with fixed time-lines that IDTIA have secured during this transitional time of the changes to Training Standards with both DTAA and PACFA
  5. the IDTIA model of training that strongly preferences  Dance Movement Therapy trainees working within the field with direct “face-to-face” client contact, that is embedded within the training, through ongoing group supervision sessions integrated with the academic training that focuses on the practical client contact fieldwork

The IDTIA APT Coordinators will be meeting in the coming week and will make an announcement about the possibility of re-scheduling the course to commence later in the year. 

The lack of knowledge and uncertainty surrounding the expected development of the COVID-19 virus in Australia does make it difficult to plan ahead with any certainty. The IDTIA APT Faculty are doing all they can to develop a feasible and workable plan.  

The IDTIA APT Faculty thank all those who have forwarded questions, enquiries and expressions of interest in submitting their formal Application Forms to enrol in the APT 2020-2021 course and look forward to the time when we can return to training and  Dance Movement Therapy sessions with direct client contact.