Art Therapy Taster

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works?

This one-day workshop provides a taster 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.

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Overview

Location Humanities, Level 2, Room 223, Bundoora Campus.
Date/sTBA
Time10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Registrations closeTBA
Prerequisite/s There are no prerequisites for this course
Certification A Certificate of Completion will be obtained that may go towards 6 hours of professional development.
Fee/s $320 inc. GST

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.

The course will incorporate both theoretical and experiential learning. This will include a slide show presentation, a case study presentation based on art therapy at a community cancer support program, individual art-making experiences, and group discussion. The day will offer an overview of the key principles of art therapy, including the power of non-verbal expression, connecting to a creative self, and how different art materials can elicit a range of responses in participants. All art materials will be provided, and the course will be held in the purpose-built Art Therapy Studio at the Bundoora campus. Morning and afternoon tea will also be provided.

Extend your knowledge with the two-day Introduction to Art Therapy workshop which offers a more in-depth experience of art therapy theory and processes (no pre-requisites required). Both the one and two-day courses suit people from varied backgrounds and professional practice, including prospective Master of Art Therapy students.

Meet our presenter

Caryn Griffin is a lecturer for the Master of Art Therapy program at La Trobe University. Caryn has worked as an art therapist for a range of community organisations that support the mental health of children, adolescents, adults, and families. When not at La Trobe University, Caryn works at a non-for-profit cancer support network that promotes coping and self-expression of children and teenagers living with cancer. In addition to her clinical work, Caryn has conducted art therapy research during a Master of Applied Science degree that investigated the use of art therapy to support the ongoing recovery of adults with eating disorders at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Caryn has coordinated the art therapy, counselling and supervision short courses at La Trobe University since 2017. Caryn has published articles in the Arts in Psychotherapy and Journal of Applied Arts & Health, and spoken at conferences about her research and practice. She is also a practicing artist.

Further information

Caryn Griffin

Art Therapy Short Course Coordinator

Registration

This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.