Art therapy

Short course program 2016–2017

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.

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 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: 16 July 2016
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building (L4 - Rm 403), Bundoora Campus
Time: 10 am to 4 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 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 (3 & 4 December 2016) 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 Wednesday 6 July 2016. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 2: Art therapy supervision skills for health professionals

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls (AThR)
Dates: 27 & 28 August 2016
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building (L4 - Rm 403), Bundoora Campus
Time: 10 am to 4 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 also 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 17 August 2016. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 3: Introduction to art therapy (two-day workshop)

Presenter: Zeb Brierley
Date: 3 & 4 December 2016
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building (L4 - Rm 403), Bundoora Campus
Time: 10 am to 4 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 Wednesday 23 November 2016. No refund issued after the closing date.

Registration and payment

Workshop 4: Introduction to counselling

Presenter: Jenny Hill
Date: 30 January - 3 February 2017 *
Venue: Health Sciences 1 Level 2 Room 206/207, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10 am to 4 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.

*An additional course will run from 6 – 10 February 2017 if numbers exceed places in the first week.

Applications close Wednesday 18 January 2017. 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