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Art Therapy

"Judy has natural warmth and good humour ... in addition to enormous professionalism, skill and organisation". 

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

Elinor Ulman


Art Therapy: Saying with Art, What Words Can Not 

Course overview: 

Creating new individual expression gives rise to new possibilities in oneself and the world. Often the process of art making is as important as the end product. This two day experiential workshop introduces you to approaches and applications of art therapy for all ages. Art therapy has been used across time and cultures to give voice and form to that which has sometimes been hard, as well as important to express. Evidence shows art therapy can reduce symptoms of depression, aggression, anxiety and confusion. 


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, charcoals, paint 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

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. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.

Workshop Facilitator

Judy King- Registered Art Therapist.


Workshop Dates

21-22 July, 2020

1-2 December, 2020

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 hours 
  • 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)

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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.