Art therapy

Short course program 2015-2016

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. 

Please note that we are currently in the process of revising the Art Therapy short course program. Further details of the 2015 - 2016 program will be available in March. Please check this site for updates.


Introduction to Counselling

Date: Monday 1 February to Friday 5 February 2016
Facilitator: Jenny Hill
Venue: Health Sciences 1 Level 2 Room 206/207
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Cost: $790

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.

Applications for this workshop close on Wednesday 20 January 2016. No refund issued after the closing date. 

Please note:  All art materials are supplied. All participants will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

Registration and payment

Registrations open soon.

Enquiries can be directed to Fiona Scottney, Art Therapy Short Course Co-ordinator on (03) 9479 5089 or email

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