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Introduction to Art Therapy

Item Code: Art
Price:  $350.00

Introduction to Art Therapy

Item Code: Art
Price:  $350.00
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Art is the meeting ground of the world inside and the world outside. 

Elinor Ulman

Fabulous training!

This is a port into really deep parts within.

Thank you so much totally loved the experience

 Really enjoyed and learnt and gained more confidence in using these media.

This course has given me more confidence in using art in therapy and supervision with any age group. Thank you. A very well balanced training with the practical and theoretical elements of art as a therapeutic model.


Course overview: 

Learn how to incorporate art therapy methods into your counselling practice and group work with clients young and old. Within a humanistic and strengths based approach, experience how a range of art methods can be used for relaxation, insight and understanding and setting goals. 


This workshop introduces you to theory, evidence and methods in art therapy and gives you practical strategies to work 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, paint, modelling and collage. 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 activities
  • Review ethical practice considerations
  • Consider practical ways to build an art supply kit

Please note, this is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE training event. We don't record this.

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 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 and experiential exercises
  • Practical experience with different 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, teachers and other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. No artistic skill or experience is required. 

Workshop Facilitator - Jacki Short


Jacki is the Owner and Director of Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She is a registered counselling psychologist and play therapist and supervisor with over 25 years’ experience in counselling, supervision, group work and training. 


Her work in schools, hospitals, welfare organisations, drug and alcohol agencies and in private practice has inspired Jacki’s belief in the power of imagination, positivity, play and possibilities - especially in the face of challenge.


Passionate about supporting others to find creative ways to express, explore and resolve difficulties, Jacki loves sharing opportunities for connection and creativity. 


Workshop Dates


22 - 23 JULY 2024, 10AM - 1PM AEST (SYDNEY TIME)




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What You Will Need 

As this will be a practical and experiential training workshop, the following will be required:


* A device with mic and camera for the zoom meeting

* A private and quiet environment free from interruptions

* Access to drawing paper,

* Coloured pencils

* Textas

* Oil or chalk pastels

* Paint (poster, oils or water colour)

* Modelling clay or plasticine

* Magazines and other collage material, scissors, glue stick, tape


Workshop Details

Included in the workshop price:

  • 6 CPD hours 
  • Comprehensive Materials
  • Link to create Certificate of Attendance
  • GST

Workshop Cost


Special Price        $350


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