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Event Details - Art Therapy and Creativity with varying models of treatment for different client groups

Title: Art Therapy and Creativity with varying models of treatment for different client groups
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

By the end of the weekend workshop participants will gain knowledge in:

- The history of Art Therapy, What it is as a therapeutic intervention.

- How to work Children and Adolescents

- How to work with disability sector and the Elderly

- How to work with creativity alongside 

....Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

....Positive Psychology

....Compassion Focussed Therapy

 

 

Course / Workshop Outline:

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Saturday

Session 1

Where did Art Therapy come from?

A history of the originators of past and present day ‘art therapy’

The varied context of the practice in UK, USA and Australia/NZ/Singapore. 9 – 10am

Session 2

What is Art Therapy?

Art + Therapy = Process and Product

Theories behind Art Therapy - gaining insight, reflection, re-integration and the transitional object.

(Art Work – Choose one of your first memories of making art- Free use of materials). 10.15 – 12pm

 

Lunch- 12-1pm

Session 3

Art Therapy with Children

“Art-making has multiple roles to play in the development of the emerging ego of the child” (C Essame 2010) – (Case Study - Finger Painting Water colours) 1 – 2.15pm

 

Session 3

Art Therapy with Adolescents

Case study of an adolescent focusing on building a frame around a safe place and identifying strengths. - (Constructing an object representing ‘how to be my own person’ Clay). 2.15 – 3.15 pm

 

Questions and observations 3.30 – 4.00pm

 

Sunday

Session 1

Working with the Aged (Hugh’s Story). Working in the Disability sector- Individual Therapy (Mary’s artwork and Kalmarde Tony’s artwork). - (Putting the pieces together-Collage and colour) 9-10.30pm

 

Session 2

Art Therapy with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills. Working with evidenced based medical model (DBT) for Personality Disorders, Bi Polar, and Addiction in groups. Wise Mind Skill and making a Wise Mind Image. - (Wise Mind-Oil Pastels)10.30-12pm

 

Lunch 12-1pm

Session 3

Art Therapy with Positive Psychology.

Savouring and remembering- Art component: Participants will be asked to bring along a photo of a treasured experience. - (An artwork will be created of a 'construction’ or a ‘momento' using found objects) 1-2.15pm

 

Session 4

Art Therapy with Compassion Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Helping someone suffering with a high self-critic, self-loathing to learn how to develop a care-giving compassion system – learning to live with their own minds.  (Art Exercise – What qualities would my compassionate image have, how could it become my nurturer– Paper faces). 2.15-3.15pm

 

Conclusion – Art images and Art Psychotherapy

 

Questions and observations 3.30-4.00

 

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Saturday

Session 1

Where did Art Therapy come from?

A history of the originators of past and present day ‘art therapy’

The varied context of the practice in UK, USA and Australia/NZ/Singapore. 9 – 10am

Session 2

What is Art Therapy?

Art + Therapy = Process and Product

Theories behind Art Therapy - gaining insight, reflection, re-integration and the transitional object.

(Art Work – Choose one of your first memories of making art- Free use of materials). 10.15 – 12pm

 

Lunch- 12-1pm

Session 3

Art Therapy with Children

“Art-making has multiple roles to play in the development of the emerging ego of the child” (C Essame 2010) – (Case Study - Finger Painting Water colours) 1 – 2.15pm

 

Session 3

Art Therapy with Adolescents

Case study of an adolescent focusing on building a frame around a safe place and identifying strengths. - (Constructing an object representing ‘how to be my own person’ Clay). 2.15 – 3.15 pm

 

Questions and observations 3.30 – 4.00pm

 

Sunday

Session 1

Working with the Aged (Hugh’s Story). Working in the Disability sector- Individual Therapy (Mary’s artwork and Kalmarde Tony’s artwork). - (Putting the pieces together-Collage and colour) 9-10.30pm

 

Session 2

Art Therapy with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills. Working with evidenced based medical model (DBT) for Personality Disorders, Bi Polar, and Addiction in groups. Wise Mind Skill and making a Wise Mind Image. - (Wise Mind-Oil Pastels)10.30-12pm

 

Lunch 12-1pm

Session 3

Art Therapy with Positive Psychology.

Savouring and remembering- Art component: Participants will be asked to bring along a photo of a treasured experience. - (An artwork will be created of a 'construction’ or a ‘momento' using found objects) 1-2.15pm

 

Session 4

Art Therapy with Compassion Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Helping someone suffering with a high self-critic, self-loathing to learn how to develop a care-giving compassion system – learning to live with their own minds.  (Art Exercise – What qualities would my compassionate image have, how could it become my nurturer– Paper faces). 2.15-3.15pm

 

Conclusion – Art images and Art Psychotherapy

 

Questions and observations 3.30-4.00

 

Start/End Date: 16/03/2019 to 17/03/2019
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Megan Shiell
Contact Name: Megan Shiell
Contact Phone: 0417 084 846
Contact Email: m.shiell@expressivetherapyclinic.com.au
Qualifications: Grad Dip ExTh. MA Art Therapy Level 4 ACA member
Experience:

I am the founder of Expressive Therapy Clinic. I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapies and a Masters Degree in Art Therapy at the University of Western Sydney. I have worked as an Art Psychotherapist for many years in the fields of Disability, Addictions and Behavioural therapy. My passion is facilitating programs and individual therapy sessions that help clients learn experientially through creativity alongside the skills taught in a variety of settings for a variety of different clients. I have found over the last 10 years that this approach assists clients suffering symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, behavioural issues, PTSD and specifically clients who suffer the traits of Borderline Personality Disorder. I have also worked as a consultant to Private Hospitals in Sydney providing these services. I have been trained as an Individual DBT Therapist through Marsha Linehan’s accredited trainers ‘Behavioral Technologies LLC and have been trained in Positive Psychology.I offer training sessions for other allied health practitioners in my field of speciality. I supervise other Art Psychotherapists and Counsellors. I have lectured at the University of Western Sydney and supervised student placements. I have published an article on her work in Art Psychotherapy and DBT in the 2nd Edition of ANZJAT (Australia and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy) on DBT and Art Psychotherapy. I have previously presented and run workshops at Conferences in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and have held various positions, President, Vice-President, Secretary etc from 2006 until 2012 on the Committee of Management of ANZATA (Australia and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association) . I am a level 4 Counsellor and have been involved with the establishment and criteria for the new âCollege of Creative Arts Therapies within ACA.

Address: Coolangatta Resort Kirra Room 1
Address 2: 99 Griffith Street
Suburb: Coolangatta
State: QLD
Postcode: 0
Website: http://www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
Registration URL: www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au
Cost ($): $440.00 Incl. GST Early Bird $385 Incl. GST if paid a month in advance
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