ABOUT ETC

Expressive Therapy Clinic was founded by Megan Shiell in 2005.  The clinic focuses on delivering DBT Training to health care professionals with emphasis on the standard model of DBT. At ETC we are passionate about the use of Art making alongside the skills of DBT. We believe that adding a non-verbal approach to the verbal learning of DBT Skills enhances the learning for clients. On-line courses for health care professionals & for clients is coming soon.

WHAT IS DBT?

A key component of DBT based skills is teaching a client to stay a little longer than before with feeling emotional pain, validating and accepting their experience whilst moving towards changes in behaviours. Clients are shown how to become present with their emotions and learn how to tolerate the distress that may be experienced. DBT teaches clients how to control urges and impulsive behaviour that can harm relationships and effect their quality of life.

WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that uses creative modalities to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. The emphasis is on the process of creating, rather than on the end product. The art of making allows the unconscious mind to produce material that can assist clients in gaining insight into their behaviours, emotions and beliefs in the safe contained environment with an Art Therapist.

ABOUT ETC

Expressive Therapy Clinic was founded by Megan Shiell in 2005.  The clinic focuses on delivering DBT Training to health care professionals with emphasis on the standard model of DBT. At ETC we are passionate about the use of Art making alongside the skills of DBT. We believe that adding a non-verbal approach to the verbal learning of DBT Skills enhances the learning for clients. Online 10 session DBT informed skills training program ‘ME’ Managing Emotions endorsed for health care professionals & for clients now available under ‘Training’.

WHAT IS DBT?

A key component of DBT based skills is teaching a client to stay a little longer than before with feeling emotional pain, validating and accepting their experience whilst moving towards changes in behaviours. Clients are shown how to become present with their emotions and learn how to tolerate the distress that may be experienced. DBT teaches clients how to control urges and impulsive behaviour that can harm relationships and effect their quality of life.

 

 

WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Art Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that uses creative modalities to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. The emphasis is on the process of creating, rather than on the end product. The art of making allows the unconscious mind to produce material that can assist clients in gaining insight into their behaviours, emotions and beliefs in the safe contained environment with an Art Therapist.

 

 

Megan Shiell presents at 15th International Conference on the treatment of personality disorders ‘Creative Recovery’

 

5 November 2021

Health Matters

Dr Norman Swan Episode

on ABC Radio

 

BPD and Dr Norman Swan

Full episode

Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatised and misunderstood mental health conditions.

It affects a significant number of people in the community, a large proportion of them having suffered trauma early in life. The emotional instability, fear of abandonment and patterns of self-harm can alter someone’s life and that of their loved ones in profound ways.

 

But the enduring stigma around BPD means it often goes unrecognised or not properly treated and many fall through the cracks.

 

Evaluation of a skills-based peer-led art therapy online-group for people with emotion dysregulation

 

We developed and piloted a novel art-based online skills program led by a peer mental health professional with lived experience of complex mental health, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Key challenges of living with BPD and emotion dysregulation were addressed through artmaking informed by a dialectical framework and skills, to evaluate acceptability and efficacy.

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DBT Skills for Change

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Check out Chapter 4

Written by Megan Shiell

2024 CALENDAR

Now available!

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY INTENSIVE 2 DAY TRAINING

COST: $455

TIME: 9am – 4pm NSW Time

Limit of 12 Participants

 

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2024

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April 2024

Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 June 2024

Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August 2024

Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 October 2024

Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 December 2024

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND ART MAKING ONE DAY - Also available in self-paced learning please see below

LIVE WEBINAR

COST: $215

TIME: 9am – 4pm NSW Time

Limit of 10 participants 

 

Monday 26 February 2024

Monday 13 May 2024

 

Option for Self-Paced Course – Cost $185

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY, COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY AND ART MAKING ONE DAY - Also available in self-paced learning please see below

COST: $225

TIME: 9am – 4pm NSW Time

Limit of 10 participants

 

Monday 11 March 2024

Monday 4 November 2024

 

Option for Self-Paced Course Cost – $195

ART PSYCHOTHERAPY – WHAT IS IT? LIVE WEBINAR

Looking at imagery with Children, adolescents and the Aged

 

COST: $195

TIME: 9.00am-4.00pm NSW Time

Limit of 10 Participants 

 

Monday 22 April 2024

Monday 9 September 2024

SELF PACED PROGRAMS

Managing Emotions Program For Health Care Professionals: $440

Managing Emotions Program for Carers and Clients: $110

16 Sessions Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Intensive Training: $425

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Art Making: $185

Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Art Making: $195

ADHD Skills Program for all ages using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills For Health Care Professionals: $220

 

Childrens and Adolescent DBT Programs Coming Soon

(For Schools and School Guidance Counsellors)

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND ART PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH