ART THERAPY WORKSHOP

Expressive Therapy Clinic offers a unique opportunity to participate in a 2 day weekend workshop using creativity and Art Therapy in association with other therapies such as:

 

· Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

· Positive Psychology

· Compassion Focused Therapy

 

The knowledge gained is especially helpful for Health Care Professionals, Teachers, School Counsellors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Art therapists and people interested in gaining more skills to increase general wellness for themselves and for others they work with.

 

NO ARTIST TALENT REQUIRED!

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Saturday

 

Session 1

Where did Art Therapy come from?

  • A history of the originators of past and present day ‘art therapy’
  • The varied context of the practice in UK, USA and Australia/NZ/Singapore. 9 – 10am

 

Session 2

What is Art Therapy?

Art + Therapy = Process and Product

Theories behind Art Therapy – gaining insight, reflection, re-integration and the transitional object.

(Art Work – Choose one of your first memories of making art- Free use of materials). 10.15 – 12pm

 

Lunch- 12-1pm

 

Session 3

Art Therapy with Children

“Art-making has multiple roles to play in the development of the emerging ego of the child” (C Essame 2010) – (Case Study – Finger Painting Water colours) 1 – 2.15pm

 

Session 4

Art Therapy with Adolescents

Case study of an adolescent focusing on building a frame around a safe place and identifying strengths. – (Constructing an object representing ‘how to be my own person’ Clay). 2.15 – 3.15 pm

 

Questions and observations 3.30 – 4.00pm

 

SUNDAY

 

Session 1

Working with the Aged (Hugh’s Story). Working in the Disability sector- Individual Therapy (Mary’s artwork and Kalmarde Tony’s artwork). – (Putting the pieces together-Collage and colour) 9-10.30pm

 

Session 2

Art Therapy with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills. Working with evidenced based medical model (DBT) for Personality Disorders, Bi Polar, and Addiction in groups. Wise Mind Skill and making a Wise Mind Image. – (Wise Mind-Oil Pastels)10.30-12pm

 

Lunch 12-1pm

 

Session 3

Art Therapy with Positive Psychology.

Savouring and remembering- Art component: Participants will be asked to bring along a photo of a treasured experience. – (An artwork will be created of a ‘construction’ or a ‘momento’ using found objects) 1-2.15pm

 

Session 4

Art Therapy with Compassion Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Helping someone suffering with a high self-critic, self-loathing to learn how to develop a care-giving compassion system – learning to live with their own minds.  (Art Exercise – What qualities would my compassionate image have, how could it become my nurturer– Paper faces). 2.15-3.15pm

 

Conclusion – Art images and Art Psychotherapy

 

Questions and observations 3.30-4.00

Location & Details

Facilitator

Megan Shiell Grad Dip Ex.Th, M.A AThr – Dialectical Behaviour Therapist

 

Where

Calypso Resort, 99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta ‘Kirra 1 Room’

 

Time

9.00am to 4.00pm

 

Morning and afternoon tea provided, you can bring lunch or buy it close by

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION OPTIONS

$440 full rate. Early-bird rate of $385 if paid one month in advance (GST included).

 

ART THERAPY

WEEKEND TRAINING WORKSHOP

$385.00$440.00

COURSE DATES

Clear

Early bird rate applies if paid one month prior to workshop.