Art therapy

Short course program 2015–2016

Introduction

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

Are you interested in experiencing art therapy or completing an introductory course in counselling skills? This program of workshops provides introductory learning experiences for potential students and the public. 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.

You will receive a certificate of attendance for each course which may be claimed as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

*The courses are not for credit to the La Trobe University postgraduate art therapy and counselling degrees and don't 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: 18 July 2015
Venue: Health Sciences 3 Level 2 Room 207
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. Focussing on your own art-practice, you'll experience the potential of art-making as a tool for personal growth, connectedness and self-awareness. You'll 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 (December 2015) which offers an in-depth experience of art therapy theory and processes. Both one and two-day courses suit people from varied backgrounds and professional practice, including prospective students.

Applications close Wednesday 8 July 2015. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 2: Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals  

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls (AThR)
Dates: 3 & 4 October 2015
Venue: Health Sciences 3 Level 2 Room 207
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $430

Good rapport is important in a supervisory relationship. When supervising an art therapist (or student of art therapy) the artistic process should be considered.

This two-day workshop explores different models of supervision and how to incorporate a reflection of the art and art making process into the supervision process. The workshop includes art based exercises, giving you an opportunity to experience art therapy processes.

The workshop is suitable for health professionals who are currently supervising art therapy students, art therapists wishing to gain supervision skills and anyone considering supervising an art therapist.

Applications close Wednesday 23 September 2015. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 3: Introduction to Art Therapy  (two-day workshop)

Presenter: Zeb Brierley
Date: 5 & 6 December 2015
Venue: Health Sciences 3 Level 2 Room 207
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $430

This two-day workshop builds on the one-day "Taster" workshop, extending your knowledge of art therapy.

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.

Applications close Wednesday 25 November 2015. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 4: Introduction to Counselling

Presenter: Jenny Hill
Date:1 - 5 February 2016
Venue: Health Sciences 1 Level 2 Room 206/207
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee:$790

This five-day workshop teaches effective basic counselling skills. These skills include: 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 Wednesday 27 January 2016. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Enquiries

Please direct enquiries to:

Fiona Scottney
Art Therapy Short Course Coordinator
T: (03) 9479 5089
E: F.Scottney-Turbill@latrobe.edu.au

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