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.

 

Check out Chapter 4

Written by Megan Shiell

LIVE WEBINAR TRAININGS

2021 DATES


 

DBT INTENSIVE 2 DAY TRAINING 2021 COST $440

 

DBT Intensive 2 Days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

Sunday 21 and Monday 22 November 2021

LIVE WEBINAR TRAININGS

2022 DATES


 

DBT POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND ART MAKING ONE DAY 2022 COST $275 

 

DBT PP AND AT (limit 10) 9 – 5 NSW Time

Monday 17 January 2022

 

DBT PP AND AT (limit 10) 8 – 4 NSW Time

Monday 4 April 2022

 

DBT PP AND AT (limit 10) 9 – 5 NSW Time

Monday 25 July 2022

 

DBT PP AND AT (limit 10) 9 – 5 NSW Time

Monday 7 November 2022

 

DBT INTENSIVE 2 DAY TRAINING 2022 COST $495

 

DBT Intensive 2 Days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

 Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February 2022

 

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May 2022
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

 

DBT Intensive 2 days – LIMIT of 12 Participants

Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September 2022
9 am – 5 pm (NSW Time)

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND ART PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MENTAL HEALTH