Art therapy

Why study Art therapy?

We offer professional development workshops in art therapy and introduction to counselling. These courses are not for credit, but participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Short courses in Art Therapy are offered at both introductory and specialist levels. These courses address the interests of those looking for an experience of Art Therapy processes as well as varied theoretical content. Courses generally take place over weekends.

The Introduction to Counselling workshop focuses on developing effective basic counselling skills including attending skills, non-verbal communication, active listening, non-judgemental listening, accurate reflection of content, feeling and meanings, the use of open questions and summarising. The course is taught over five days and you will move from learning to work with feelings to working with thoughts and behaviours. We use a range of techniques including lecture, discussion, video presentation and demonstration of skills.

Courses

Workshop 1: An Experiential Introduction to Art Therapy

Presenter: Zeb Brierely
Dates: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November 2013
Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Health Sciences Building 3, Level 2, Room 207
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $390

This course aims to provide interested members of the public and potential art therapy post graduate students with a ‘taster’ experience of art therapy. People already active in human service work in the community may also find the two-day workshop supports thinking about their practice from a new orientation.

In this course, participants will be guided through a gentle and mindful exploration of a diverse range of art materials and processes. Through individual, paired and group work, participants will have the opportunity to create, to reflect and explore personal meaning, and to experience the potential of art-making as a tool for personal growth, connectedness and self-awareness.

Through an experiential focus on their own art-making, participants will gain a basic understanding of how art can enrich and facilitate working with others in a range of community and health care settings.

Zeb Brierley is a registered Art Therapist who currently works for Family Services with Yarram and District Health Services, employing Art Therapy with children and adolescents referred through local schools and Child Protection. In this capacity she runs groups and does individual consultations. Zeb also runs a private practice receiving referrals through local schools and working with parents. Zeb has had an extensive career working as an art therapist in a number of sectors which includes the psychiatric, drug and alcohol fields. Her speciality is working with children and adolescents running groups and individual consultations.

All art materials are supplied.
Lunch and morning and afternoon teas will be provided on each day.
Participants will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

This workshop is now full.

Workshop 2: Introduction to Counselling

Presenter: Jenny Hill
Dates: Monday 3rd through to Friday 7th of February 2014
Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus, Health Sciences Building 1, Level 2, Room 206/207
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: $785

This course will focus on the development of effective basic counselling skills.
These will include: attending skills, non-verbal communication, active listening, non-judgemental listening, accurate reflection of content, feelings and meanings, the use of open questions and summarising.

Students will move from learning to work with feelings to working with thoughts and behaviours.

The course will be taught over five days.

A range of techniques will be employed including lecture, discussion, demonstration of skills in vivo, video presentation and workshop sessions where students will practise counselling exercises and micro skills.

Structured exercises and discussions will develop students’ practical skills and raise their awareness of ethical issues.

There will be no formal assessment for this course however students will receive feedback on their skill development.

Morning and afternoon teas will be provided on each day.
Participants will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

Jenny Hill is a psychologist, creative arts therapist, a child and family therapist and educator. She works as a sessional lecturer at La Trobe University in the Counselling program. Jenny works in various postgraduate counselling and creative arts therapy programs.

Applications for this workshop close on Friday 17th of January 2014

This workshop is now full.

Please direct any workshop enquiries to:

Patricia Fenner
La Trobe University
BUNDOORA VIC. 3086.
T: (03) 9479 1759
E: p.fenner@latrobe.edu.au

 

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