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.

 

 

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.

 

Check out Chapter 4

Written by Megan Shiell

Face to Face Training

DATES

DETAILS

Sunday 17 ad Monday 18 October 2021
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

 F2F at Calypso Resort, 99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta
LIMIT of 12 Participants

Live Webinar Trainings

DATES

DETAILS

Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 September 2021
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

One day Workshop
Sunday 7 November 2021
10 am – 4 pm

DBT and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGIES
including art making exercises for clients to develop resilience and distress tolerance. LIMIT of 10 participants.

Sunday 21 and Monday 22 November 2021
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

One day Workshop
Sunday 23 January 2022
9 am – 5 pm

DBT and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGIES
including art making exercises for clients to develop resilience and distress tolerance. LIMIT of 10 participants.

Sunday 20 and Monday 21 February 2022
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

One day Workshop
Sunday 3 April 2022
9 am – 5 pm

DBT and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGIES
including art making exercises for clients to develop resilience and distress tolerance. LIMIT of 10 participants.

Sunday 15 and Monday 16 May 2022
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

One day Workshop
Sunday 24 July 2022
9 am – 5 pm

DBT and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGIES
including art making exercises for clients to develop resilience and distress tolerance. LIMIT of 10 participants.

Sunday 11 and Monday 12 September 2022
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

One day Workshop
Sunday 6 November 2022
9 am – 5 pm

DBT and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY STRATEGIES
including art making exercises for clients to develop resilience and distress tolerance. LIMIT of 10 participants.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND ART PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH