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.

Short Course Program 2014

This year we are pleased to be offering a new program of art therapy and counselling seminars and workshops.

The short courses in art therapy and counselling will now be offered at both introductory and specialist levels. These courses have been specially selected to address identified interests of those looking for an experience of art therapy and counselling processes, as well as varied theoretical content.

Keep an eye out for updates about our 1-day symposium on the importance of space to creativity visual art practice and art therapy, which we plan to offer at the end of this year!

Enquiries can be directed to Fiona Scottney, Art Therapy Short Course Co-ordinator on

(03) 9479 5089 or email F.Scottney-Turbill@latrobe.edu.au

Art Therapy and Counselling Short Courses Brochure (DOCX 705KB)

Courses

Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

Date: Friday, 29th August
Facilitator: Vicky Nicholls
Venue: Health Sciences Building 3 - Room 207
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $290

This 1-day workshop will explore different models of supervision and look at how to incorporate a reflection on the art and art making process into the supervision of art therapists and art therapy students. The workshop is suitable for health professionals who are already supervising art therapy students, art therapists wishing to gain supervision skills and anyone thinking of taking on the supervision of an art therapist.

Applications for this workshop close on Wednesday 20 August 2014. No refund issued after the closing date.

Changing Family Narratives through Art Therapy and Reflective Practice

Date: Saturday, 20th September
Facilitator: San Leenstra
Venue: Health Sciences Building 3 - Room 207
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $250

In this 1-day workshop San will present an understanding of family sensitive practice and provide art/s therapists, and professionals who would like to include art in their work with families, with tools to work with families using narrative and Bowen Family Systems techniques combined with Art Therapy.

Applications for this workshop close on Tuesday 9 September 2014. No refund issued after the closing date.

Advanced Counselling Skills

Date: Friday, 31st October - Saturday 1st November
Facilitator: Jenny Orford Hill
Venue: Health Sciences Building 3 - Room 207
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $430

This workshop aims to further develop the counselling skills of art/s therapists, health professionals, and students who have completed introductory level counselling skills training and are seeking additional skills training.

Applications for this workshop close on Tuesday 21 October 2014. No refund issued after the closing date.

Symposium: "Creativity, Art and Place"

Date: Sunday 30th November
Facilitator: Dr Patricia Fenner, David Glenister, Yvonne Sherring, Libby Byrne and others tba.
Venue: Health Sciences Building 3 - Western Lecture Theatre 3
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $TBA

This 1-day symposium aims to explore the importance of space in relation to creativity, visual art practice and the art therapy process.  The symposium will include a number of presentations, breakout group discussions and a panel discussion. The symposium is aimed at practicing and trainee art therapists, health professionals, visual artists and artists working in health care settings.

Applications for this workshop close on Tuesday 18 November 2014. No refund issued after the closing date. 

Introduction to Art Therapy (Repeat workshop)

Date: Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th December
Facilitator: Zeb Brierley
Venue: Health Sciences Building 3 - Room 207
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $430 

This 2-day workshop is a repeat of the workshop held in June. It 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 workshop supports thinking about their practice from a new orientation.

Applications for this workshop close on Tuesday 25 November 2014. No refund issued after the closing date.

Introduction to Counselling

Date: Monday 2nd February to Friday 6th February 2015
Facilitator: Jenny Hill
Venue: Health Sciences 1 Level 2 Room206/207
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 onTuesday 13 January 2015. No refund issued after the closing date. 

Please note:  All art materials are supplied. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. If you are attending a weekend workshop, please bring your own lunch as services will be limited on campus. All participants will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

Registration and Payment

You can register and pay for the short courses now.