Art therapy

Short course program 2017–2018

Introduction

Are you interested in experiencing art therapy or completing an introductory course in counselling skills? The Art Therapy Short Course Program provides introductory learning experiences for potential students, allied health practitioners, art therapists and the public.

This year we are offering our most fundamental short courses in art therapy, counselling and supervision skills for art therapy.

The supervision skills workshop caters to people who supervise art therapy students, art therapists wishing to gain supervision skills and anyone thinking of supervising an art therapist.

*The courses are not for credit to the La Trobe University Master of Art Therapy degree and do not provide qualification to practice as a registered art therapist or counsellor in Australia.

Workshop 1: Art therapy "taster" (one-day workshop)

Presenter: Zeb Brierley (AThR)
Date: 22 July 2017
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $290

Ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works? This one-day workshop provides a 'taster' experience of art therapy to the public, potential art therapy post-graduate students and people active in human service work.

This workshop provides an applied experience of art therapy processes. Focusing on your own art-practice, you will experience the potential of art-making as a tool for personal growth, connectedness and self-awareness. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about art therapy processes and how art therapy may apply in various health settings.

Extend your knowledge with the two-day Introduction to Art Therapy workshop (2 & 3 December 2017) which offers a more in-depth experience of art therapy theory and processes (no pre-requisites required). Both one and two-day courses suit people from varied backgrounds and professional practice, including prospective students of the Master of Art Therapy.

Applications close 5pm Friday 14 July 2017. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 2: Fundamental Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls
Dates: 14 & 15 October 2017
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $430

Clinical supervision across disciplines is usually described as a collaborative process in which the supervisor works with the supervisee to explore their work reflectively. The role of the supervisor is often viewed as a mix of educative, mentoring, holding the ethical position and ensuring the safety of the supervisee and the supervisee’s client.

This two-day workshop will cover the fundamental knowledge needed to work as a supervisor, including formal agreements and procedures, rapport building with the supervisee, and modelling differing frameworks of supervision practice.  Supervision is vital to cultivate and continue ethical and professional standards of the supervisee, and this workshop will centre on building your capacity as a supervisor in the field.

Relationship building will be a key focus, including how to develop a good working alliance and how to monitor the wellbeing of the supervisee.  The workshop is suitable for health professionals who are currently supervising students, art therapy educators, supervision in research contexts or practitioners wishing to gain supervision skills.

The 3 day Advanced Art Therapy Supervision workshop held two weeks later is recommended to support the knowledge gained in this course, and to further develop studio art therapy supervision roles.  The combination of both courses will provide advanced knowledge in not only general supervision, but also art therapy supervision.

Applications for this workshop close on 6 October 2017. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 3: Advanced Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls
Dates: 27- 29 October 2017
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $560

This 3 day workshop requires prior completion of a supervision course, either through La Trobe University, a different institution or professional body.  The 2 day supervision short course held on 14 & 15 October is a recommended pre-requisite.  To ensure that you qualify to take part in this workshop, please contact Caryn Griffin prior to registration.

The focus of this course will be to build advanced skills in becoming an art therapy supervisor.  A full-day studio component of this course will provide the opportunity to work experientially with art media to further an understanding of the importance of art processes and reflection in supervision.  Diverse supervision methods and techniques will be covered and based on the Australian and New Zealand Art Therapy Association (ANZATA) Code of Ethics and Policy Guidelines which will highlight the expected proficiency of art therapy qualifications.

Supervision is vital to cultivate and continue ethical and professional standards of the supervisee, and this workshop will centre on building your capacity as an art therapy supervisor in the field.  A focus will also include the ethical, legal and regulatory requirements of art therapy.

Although not yet accredited, the 2-day and 3-day courses in combination are structured to meet professional body guidelines of supervision for art therapists.

Applications for this workshop close on 20 October 2017. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 4: Introduction to art therapy (two-day workshop)

Presenter: Zeb Brierley (AThR)
Date: 2 & 3 December 2017
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building (L4 - Rm 403), Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $430

This two-day workshop offers a more in-depth version of the one-day "Taster" workshop *.

The workshop uses individual, paired and group work to guide you through a gentle and mindful exploration of diverse art materials and processes. You'll create, reflect and explore personal meaning, and also experience the potential of art-making as a tool for personal growth, connectedness and self-awareness.

Through an applied focus on your art-practice, you'll gain an understanding of how art enriches and facilitates working with others in many community and health care settings.

The workshop is suitable for a wide range of backgrounds and professional practitioners, including prospective students of the Master of Art Therapy.

*There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24 November 2017. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 5: Introduction to counselling

Presenter: Jenny Hill
Date: 29 January - 2 February 2018 or 5 February – 9 February 2018
Venue: Health Sciences 1 Level 2 Room 206/207, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $790

This five-day course will be run twice in 2018 due to high demand (please see dates above). The course teaches effective basic counselling skills including: attending skills, non-verbal communication, active listening, non-judgmental listening. The workshop also covers: accurate reflection of content, feelings and meanings, using open questions and summarising. You will move from learning to working with feelings, thoughts and behaviours.

Applications close 5pm Friday 19 January 2018. No refund issued after the closing date.

For 29 January  - 2 February 2018

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For 5 February - 9 February 2018

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Enquiries

Please direct enquiries to:

Caryn Griffin

Art Therapy Short Course Coordinator

E: C.Griffin@latrobe.edu.au