The International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia (IDTIA) was established in Melbourne in 1989 out of a need for extended study and training in dance therapy.
Dr. Marcia Leventhal, who studied with early dance movement therapy pioneers and conducted the Graduate Dance Therapy Program at New York University for sixteen years, directed the initial IDTIA training programs.
The IDTIA currently provides training at Introductory, Certificate, and Advanced Diploma levels, in addition to professional development workshops.
The Advanced Diploma in Dance Therapy is a part-time three-year coursework and fieldwork programme which has an optional exit point at the end of the first year of study. Students exiting after one year of study are awarded the Certificate in Dance Therapy.
Certificate and Advanced Diploma graduates are eligible to apply for Associate or Professional membership of the Dance Therapy Association of Australia (DTAA). The DTAA is the professional body for dance therapy practitioners in Australia and is a member association of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
In addition to our training programs, IDTIA provides networking opportunities for members throughout Australia.