Art therapy

Short course program 2018–2019

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: 11 August, 2018
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $290

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works? This one-day workshop provides a 'taster' 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 (1 and 2 December, 2018) 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 5 pm Friday 3 August, 2018. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 2: Supervision of Art Therapy Supervision Practice

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls
Dates: 25 August, 2018
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building, Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fee: $180

Supervision of our clinical supervision is essential to remain aware of our own biases and beliefs, and to receive support and ongoing development as a supervisor. It also offers an opportunity to look at challenges and dilemmas and deepen our learning process. This workshop will provide an opportunity to receive supervision of your clinical supervision work in small groups and pairs using art-based processes and discussion.

Prerequisite: this workshop is open to art therapists or other health professionals who have already completed a supervision training course and are looking to extend their skills of supervising art therapists or art therapy trainees.

Applications close at 5 pm Friday 17 August, 2018. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 3: Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

Presenter: Vicky Nicholls
Dates: 26 - 28 October, 2018
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building, Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $560

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 involves a blend of functions including education, mentoring, holding an ethical position and ensuring the safety of the supervisee and the supervisee’s clients.

Fundamental to the supervisory relationship are good rapport and a working alliance. However, when supervising an art therapist, the artistic process needs also to be considered. This short course will provide the opportunity to work with art media to further an understanding of the importance of art processes and reflection in supervision.

This workshop is suitable for health professionals who are currently supervising art therapists or art therapy trainees, or practitioners wishing to gain art therapy supervision skills.

Applications for this workshop close at 5 pm Friday 19 October, 2018.  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: 1 and 2 December, 2018
Venue: Thomas Cherry Building, Level 4, Room 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 healthcare 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 5 pm Friday 23 November, 2018. No refund issued after the closing date.

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Workshop 5: Introduction to Counselling Skills

Presenter: Jenny Hill
Date: 28 January - 1 February, 2019 or 4 February – 8 February, 2019
Venue: Health Sciences 1, Level 2, Room 206/207, Bundoora Campus
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: $790

Due to the popularity of this course, we are now offering this workshop on two consecutive weeks and can be booked for either week 1 or week 2. This 5-day intensive workshop will focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills. These will include: attending skills, non-verbal communication, active listening, non-judgmental listening, accurate reflection of content, feelings and meanings, and the use of open questions and summarising.

Students will move from learning to work with feelings to working with thoughts and behaviours. A range of techniques will be employed including a demonstration of skills in lectures and presentations, as well as workshop sessions where students will practise counselling exercises and micro skills. Structured exercises and discussions
will also be incorporated to help develop students’ practical skills and raise their awareness of ethical issues.

Applications close at 5 pm Friday 18 January, 2019. No refund issued after the closing date.

For 28 January  - 1 February, 2019:

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For 4 February - 8 February, 2019:

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Enquiries

Caryn Griffin

Art Therapy Short Course Coordinator

E: C.Griffin@latrobe.edu.au