EXPRESSIVE THERAPY CLINIC – DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY TRAINING (DBT TRAINING updated 2015) IN HOME BASE COOLANGATTA, ALL STATES OF AUSTRALIA,CHRISTCHURCH AND AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Megan is a registered Art Psychotherapist with Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) and a Registered Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA ) Level 4. She has previously worked as a consultant to Private Hospitals and other mental health facilities in Sydney in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Art Psychotherapy. Megan also trains other allied health professionals in these approaches, teaches in academic programs and supervises other Health Care Professionals and Students.
Megan works within the traditional frame of an Art Psychotherapist and offers individual and group therapy for clients of all ages. Art Psychotherapy is suitable for children, adolescents, adults and seniors and is based on the belief that the process of engaging creatively in art making, within a therapeutic relationship, supports changes in a client's inner world, and helps the client to develop a more integrated sense of self, with increased self awareness and acceptance. It assists with improving the client’s personal growth and insight, processing of traumatic experiences, and resolving of inner conflicts.
Megan’s passion is facilitating group programs that offer help with Emotional Regulation. Megan’s experience has demonstrated that combining creativity and cognitive based therapies helps clients better understand their behaviours. This integration of knowledge and skills has been shown to assist in the development of an improved sense of well-being. Learning verbally and non-verbally offers two very different ways of integrating information.
Megan has begun a Masters of Philosophy moving to a PhD with the School of Medicine at University of Queensland. She will be measuring her 'ME (Managing Emotions) 8 week Program in a RCT of 128 participants in 4 to 6 sites over the next 2 years.
DBT TRAINING AROUND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.
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Marsha and Megan Brisbane 2016
Expressive Therapy Clinic programs are now endorsed for CPD/OPD Points with:
Also listed on Australia Psychological Society website
Training courses offered around Australia and in Coolangtta. For more information go to DBT Training – PD.
Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy & Positive Psychology. (Monthly Weekend Workshops - at Coolangatta)
This is my collage explaining the ‘pushing away skill’ a Distress Tolerance skill in DBT.
“I feel like I am a battered bulldog, I am not going to be hooked in by the ‘fish’. I sometimes feel that words don’t make any sense not my meanings anyway. I feel like I am invisible in the crowd. But I say no and push away the things that others want me to do, I can put them on a shelf and deal with them when I feel stronger, that is the skill I have learnt to manage my urges to self-sabotage."
Making the image itself is a process for the client in ‘Distress Tolerance’. Sharing the emotional content around making the image can be healing and less confronting than verbal therapy alone. Its as though this artwork ‘the transitional object’ can speak for itself.
Introduction to Art Therapy. (Monthly Weekend Workshops - at Coolangatta)
"What it feels like to be me"
"The left side of my face looks like this as some days I see a blue sky with clouds passing by, but even though I am calm (green representing calm) I feel there are always tears underneath I cannot control. On the other side of my face there is fear and pain and terror that I see but I put on the mask that all is OK (the blue)."
This lady presents often as calm and collected but during our period of working tougher (4 years) she has been able to express through Art Therapy her deep fears and confusion at experiencing terror one minute and a chronic feeling of emptiness in the next. Through Art Therapy sessions she has been able to develop a greater sense of who she is and how she has inner strength and courage to overcome the symptoms of her illness.
In Art Therapy a client can express their inner thoughts and feelings no matter how intense they are. It is the job of the art therapist to help the client re-integrate this information in a safe contained manner.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training AROUND AUSTRALIA AND IN COOLANGATTA is offered as a 2 day Intensive and has recently been delivered to Medicare Local in Brisbane, nepean mental health workers in penrith/blue mountains. also a 4 Day training program has been delivered to many rural and remote regions including Mt. Isa Rural and remote community. all training programs are now available to other Community Health, Hospital groups and Mental Health Professionals.
Megan offers assistance to other Health and Human Service Sectors in developing specific Dialectical Behaviour Therapy programs tailored to the needs of the service or institution. Her extensive experience in DBT training gives her first hand knowledge of what can work in a system that wishes to begin offering DBT in their sector or in their client groups. Megan offers training and supervision to staff, individuals and to systems that want to incorporate this form of treatment in their workplace. Megan also offers clinical supervision in general psychotherapy/counselling and art psychotherapy.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT) INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM AVAILABLE around australia and in coolangatta - 2 Day Intensive dbt (Including THE NEW 2ND EDITION DBT TRAINING MANUAL CHANGES, 2015 AND ADOLESCENT DBT TRAINING INFORMATION.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training is offered over 2 Day Intensive days and will give participants a detailed knowledge of the theory and strategies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. It will detail the biosocial theory of Borderline Personality Disorder. The 5 functions of Treatment and Standards and Modes of Treatment will be discussed alongside the ‘researched model descriptions of DBT 1993 and 2015’.
Dialectics, validation and acceptance strategies will be discussed and DBT styles of communication, encouragement and genuineness. All stages and targets of DBT will be learnt. How to work as an Individual DBT therapist is concentrated on specifically in relation to suicide assessment, treating willfulness, chain analysis and diary cards. Implementing a DBT system and Consult group will be discussed and advice given relative to the environment or region DBT is hoped to be practiced in. Skills training group will be detailed and the skills of Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness INCLUDING the new skills in the 2nd Edition DBT Training Manual (Prof Marsha Linehan 2015) will be explained and role played as if in a skill training group. For more information visit (link to page) DBT Training - PD.
WELCOME TO other PROFESSIONALS AT ETC
DR VANESSA ANSELINE [BA. Psych (Hons), D. Psych (Clin), MAPS] is a Clinical Psychologist for individuals, couples and families. She practices with a team of medical practitioners at a local private hospital, the Currumbin Clinic. At the clinic Vanessa runs outpatient and inpatient groups based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, creative therapies and mindfulness. Groups focus on recovery from depression, anxiety, relationship issues and addictions. Vanessa has also presented stress management workshops to companies, such as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
EVIE JAGGER BA (Hons), MA, UKCP
Integrated Support for Children and Families
Sometimes our children need an extra hand to manoeuvre through the obstacles of growing up. Maybe you are having concerns over your child’s behaviour, maybe they seem down, angry or anxious, or are having problems making friends or learning? At times it is hard to figure out what is being communicated. At the Expressive Therapy Clinic we offer a psychotherapeutic service with on- going support for the family as well as the child or young person.
Upcoming workshops at ETC - watch this space.
Creative Ways of Communicating with Hard-to-Reach children
This experiential weekend course fuses neuroscientific research, child development theory and creative skills to assist professionals and carers when working with hard to reach children. We will explore the inner world of the child who has faced trauma and develop skills to equip professionals and carers to effectively communicate with vulnerable children and young people.