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Art Therapy 

When:11-12 Dec 2018 4 Places Left
Time:9.00 - 4.00
Where:Burwood, NSW

$660 Regular Price

$630 Early Bird two months prior

$560 Student Price

$530 Student Early Bird two months prior

Trainer:Jacki Short



Art is the meeting ground of the world inside and the world outside. 

Elinor Ulman


Course overview: 

This two day experiential workshop introduces you to approaches and applications of art therapy for all ages. Creating new individual expression gives rise to new possibilities in oneself and the world. Art therapy has been used across time and cultures to give voice and form to that which has always been hard and important to express. Evidence shows art therapy can reduce symptoms of depression, aggression, anxiety and confusion. Current research is reporting positive outcomes for women with cancer, from relaxation and feeling expression to greater happiness and health.


This workshop will introduce you to theory, evidence and methods in art therapy and give you practical strategies to start working with individuals and groups in a safe and respectful manner. The focus of the workshop will be an experiential and practical introduction to a range of art therapy techniques using pencils, textas, pastels, charcoals, paint and clay. No skill or artistic experience is required for this hands-on workshop.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore a range of art materials and methods for therapy use
  • Identify art therapy theory 
  • Consider the evidence for effectiveness
  • Practise counselling skills using art exercises
  • Engage in experiential activites
  • Review ethical practice considerations
  • Consider practical ways to build an art supply kit

What ideas are explored:

  • What is the difference between art and art therapy?
  • How do I introduce art therapy to clients?
  • How is art therapy suitable for individual and group work?
  • What do I do after clients have made something?
  • How do I make sense of what the client's art means?
  • How do we know if this is working?
  • Does it work for all ages and issues?
  • When might this form of therapy not be useful?
  • What types of art therapy are most suitable for the work I do?

Training methods will include:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Large group discussions
  • Pair and small group discussions
  • Live demonstrations of methods
  • Practical experience with seven types of art media
  • Reflection opportunities for application of methods

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, case workers, community workers, psychotherapists, mental health and pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. No artistic skill or experience is required. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.


Workshop Facilitator

Jacki Short - Counselling Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor


Workshop Venue

Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood. Free onsite parking and walking distance to trains and buses.


Workshop Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 12 CPD points/hours (24 hours for AASW members)
  • Comprehensive Bound Seminar Workbook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • GST
  • 9am - 4pm Training
  • Early bird savings for bookings made two months prior to training.

Workshop Cost

Regular Price        $660

Early Bird              $630 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)

Student Price        $560

Student Early Bird $530 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)


Work Paying?

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Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.


What people are saying about ...

Art Therapy 


.. I would really recommend this course to others. It was fantastic!


.. everything was very well organised and the facilitation modeled how I would like to deliver programs. Wonderful! Thank you.  


.. the content AND the process both contributed to a great 2 days of training.


.. I feel very excited after participating in this group.


.. presented in a way that is completely congruent with the content.


.. thoroughly enjoyed workshop. I think I got more out of it than I expected from an introductory course - both personally and professionally.


.. I wish I had attended this workshop sooner and that it was included in our psychology masters courses.


.. I liked having the opportunity to practise the skills that were introduced. It was more interactive than other workshops I'd been to and this means I'll ne more likely to apply this in my work.