Agency Training

Develop Your Team

Complement their existing skill set

Provide new tools for casework and self-care

Introduce training endorsed by other reputable agencies

For almost 20 years service agencies in both New Zealand and Australia have been privately commissioning IDT for in-house team training. Whilst agencies regularly enrol their staff as individuals in ‘public courses’, it is generally more cost effective to organise an in-house training course.grouptraining

Managers of service agencies report that IDT produces:

  • breakthrough results with challenging clients
  • provides new tools for team consultations
  • results in more satisfying and enduring changes for clients
  • an increase in practitioner confidence and a faster turnaround of cases

The starting point for IDT training is the Foundation Course, which consists of two 2-day units. Unit One introduces the basic method and principles and Unit 2 outlines the IDT map of the therapeutic process and additional IDT ways of working. The Foundation course is designed for teaching IDT to professionals for use with clients, and is intense, fast-moving and experientially-based.

IDT Limited can further support the on-going development of your team by providing an IDT Professional Development pathway. Additional training is available in the following extension courses:

  • IDT Intermediate (3-day)
  • IDT Advanced (3-day)IDTgroupbeach

And Special Application Workshops:

  • Using IDT with Children & Adolescents
  • Couples & Family work
  • IDT Group work
  • IDT-Based Supervision

IDT Limited can also arrange for on-going monthly or quarterly IDT-based supervision for your team.

Of particular interest is the opportunity for your service agency to take on an IDT License and secure the right to offer IDT training to all practitioners and other agencies within a prescribed territory or community. This provides the opportunity for your agency to secure a supplementary income stream as well as access further-on IDT training, and leads to having your own team of IDT teachers.

Please email your local IDT Office if this interests you and we can visit and discuss this with you.


Professional development training in IDT has been provided to:


Education Queensland, Brisbane
Anglicare South Australia
Uniting Care Wesley (Port Pirie)
Murray Bridge Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (SA)
Relationships Australia (SA)
Centacare Adelaide
Centacare Bathurst
Women’s Health Centre, Rockhampton


New Zealand

Churches Education Commission
Westside Counselling Services
Problem Gambling Foundation of NZ
Stopping Violence Services Wairarapa
Family Works Presbyterian Support East Coast
NZAC (Wanganui, Northland & Canterbury)
Birthright Hawkes Bay
Auckland District Health Board
Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki
Te Kupenga Hauora-Ahuriri
National Association for Loss and Grief – Gisborne
Unitec New Zealand
Te Whetu Tiaho (Stepping Ahead Recovery Centre)
Youth One-Stop-Shop – Palmerston North
Porirua Youth Workers
Outward Bound Blenheim
Te Wananga O Aotearoa – Porirua
Child Adolescent & Family Mental Health Service – Hutt Valley & Rotorua DHB
Specialist Education Services
Safe Places NZ
Northland DHB Mental Health Services
Christian City Counselling Company – Auckland
Presbyterian Support Services
Hospices of Auckland
Waitakere Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre


Agency Testimonials:

Community Links, Wollondilly, Australia

  • “IDT is a brilliant concept. Simple, yet so effective”.


Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand

Dice“In our use of IDT since the completion of the course, we have noticed that it fits well with modalities we already use and are familiar with. It appears to be well suited to working in the addictions field, as it efficiently reaches beneath surface issues. We are finding that IDT opens up a pathway of communication for some of our less verbal clients. Some of our mental health clients have responded very positively to using IDT”.


Education Queensland, Australia

Girl drawing“loved it, practical and portable, liked the experiential nature of the workshop, expert presenter very caring of participants efforts, connection between theory and practice, personal, safe and respectful, great activities, can’t wait to give it a go with kids”.

“a very useful tool in our kit, some of us will be progressing our knowledge and skills by enrolling in the next level of training”.


Women’s Health Centre, Rockhampton, Australia

“As a result of attending this training, participants have been discussing the organization of IDT working groups to peer supervise and keep in touch with other workers using the technique. This is very positive, as it shows how keen workers are to use the tools and techniques learnt in this training.”Russian dolls

“An excellent workshop; very worth it! Thank you!”

“I am amazed at the results we have witnessed during this course”

“Great workshop!!! Very informative. Life changing”


Tauranga Hospital, New Zealand

In-house correspondence submitted to Manager, Community Mental Health

TGAHospEntrance1“The use of IDT has been found to draw out problems and issues for clients; gain insight, movement and growth more quickly than many other therapies; reduces dysfunctional emotions and stress; motivates and empowers clients to find own appropriate solution for self; complements other therapies; a very good medium for people who find cognitive methods difficult and unable to express verbally”.

“We continue to be delighted, excited and amazed at the wide uses of IDT in the mental health setting”

“It’s the best psychological tool I’ve found and I’ve been working in social welfare for 30 years”

“I am using IDT more and more in my work as a social worker and loving the results for the clients. Thank you.”


To discuss IDT training, contact us by email at or phone the office on (+64) 9 376 4789.