Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting.

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

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Overview

LocationThomas Cherry Building Level 4, Room 403, Bundoora Campus
Date/sTo be advised in 2021
Time10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Prerequisite/sThere are no prerequisites for this course
CertificationA Certificate of Completion will be obtained that is recognised by professional body Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) as fulfilling the supervision training requirements to become a supervisor for art therapists.
Fee/s$870 inc. GST (subject to change)

Clinical supervision across disciplines is 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.

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components delivered via PowerPoint lectures, experiential learning activities, and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting. Central to this workshop will be an exploration of the varying definitions and models of supervision, highlighting the tasks and responsibilities required in different settings.

Fundamental to this short course is the recognition of rapport-building and a good working alliance in the supervisory relationship. Challenges inherent in supervisory relationships, such as moral and ethical dilemmas will be discussed, highlighting the importance of self-reflexivity and an exploration of parallel processes. Additionally, this workshop will look at the integration of arts-based practices in supervision, including the complexities that art-making introduces. Experiential art-making activities will be included in the workshop to further an understanding of the importance of art processes and reflection in art therapy supervision.

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

Presenter

Vicky Nicholls completed a Master of Art therapy at La Trobe University. She was employed as a Senior Art Therapist at the Austin CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) working with children, young people and their families experiencing significant difficulties with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and ADHD. During her time there she developed a particular interest in attachment and the effects of trauma.  In 2011 Vicky was appointed as a Therapeutic Specialist for Take Two Berry Street, supporting young people living in out-of-home care as a result of neglect and abuse. In 2012 she was offered an opportunity to work with VACCA – (Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency) to develop a therapeutic program for Aboriginal children in care. Vicky has supervised students, allied health professionals and art therapists in the workplace for a number of years. She has been a sessional lecturer at La Trobe University in the Master of Art Therapy course since 2001. She also runs a private practice.

Further information

Caryn Griffin

Art Therapy Short Course Coordinator