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Event Details - The use of altered book making with clients - a creative, therapeutic approach

Title: The use of altered book making with clients - a creative, therapeutic approach
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Non verbal and creative interventions with clients are shown to have many benefits. Making an altered book in a therapeutic context can provide a framework for exploring a variety of themes, experiences and narratives, whilst supporting changes in perspectives and encouraging a sense of agency. For therapists, learning how to facilitate altered book making offers the opportunity for a new way of engaging with clients, which can be a catalyst for further therapeutic work.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn the reasons and benefits of using altered books with clients
  2. Experience and develop creative techniques for working with clients
  3. Understand how to work with individuals and groups and when not to use the process
  4. Explore ideas for use with different client types
  5. Develop ideas for adapting to your own clients and work context.


Course / Workshop Outline:

This one day workshop will enable therapists to creatively experience the process of making an altered book and understand the benefits and uses of facilitating this process with clients. Altered book making can provide clients with a new means of expression, an opportunity to change perspectives and a way to explore difficult emotions and experiences.

The workshop will equip therapists with experience, skills and confidence to adapt this process into their own work environment.

No art experience is necessary.

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Participants will engage in individual creative exercises, small group discussions, delivery of information and case examples from the facilitator and Q and A sessions.

Start/End Date: 16/08/2019 to 16/08/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Anne Buckingham, Artful Therapies
Contact Name: Anne Buckingham
Contact Phone: 0410 031 664
Contact Email:
Qualifications: MA Art Therapy, MA Learning and Development, BSc Psychology, Professional member ANZACATA, Member ACA & College of Supervisors.

Facilitator Anne Buckingham is a registered Art Therapist, Counsellor and Supervisor (Anzacata and ACA), with a BSc in psychology, and Masters degrees in Learning and Development and Art Therapy. She has experience working with many different client populations of all ages, presenting with a variety of mental health concerns, both in groups and individually. She currently works in private practice and is a sessional tutor at Western Sydney University in the School of Psychology and Social Sciences. Anne brings evidence based practice, creative approaches and experiential learning to her professional development workshops.

Address: Gallery Lane Cove &Creative Studios
Address 2: 164 Longueville Road
Suburb: Lane Cove
State: NSW
Postcode: 2066
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
Registration URL:
Cost ($): Early bird $280; Standard $300
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early bird $280 before 16th June 2019

Student rate $280

Standard $300

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