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Supporting Grieving Adults: Creative Therapy Interventions and Practical Strategies to Promote Healing 

Item Code: SGA
Price:  $180.00

Supporting Grieving Adults: Creative Therapy Interventions and Practical Strategies to Promote Healing 

Item Code: SGA
Price:  $180.00
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... Excellent! Beate was a wonderful presenter in every way... she facilitated the creation of a real peer support space.

... Beate is a very passionate and generous teacher. Great warmth.


At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. 

Rachel Remen 

Course overview:

Experiencing a significant loss or change, throws the world into chaos and confusion. At these times, people are challenged to re-define and re-negotiate much and often have trouble putting feelings into words.

In this three hour, online, live workshop you will gain an overview of current models and theories of loss and grief. We will consider an overview of art therapy and evidence for how art has helped thousands of people work through their losses. You will be encouraged to apply and experience some of the expressions of art therapy throughout the workshop and be able to discern its healing benefits first hand. Current loss and grief theories will be considered and applied through painting and collage exercises. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify effects and impact of loss and features of grief
  • Learn how to engage creatively with people who are living with loss
  • Learn the basic elements of Art Therapy 
  • Visually represent multiple losses, mapping losses through art
  • Learn to express your own losses through art
  • Consider the evidence that informs this work

What ideas are explored?

  • How can art facilitate healing through loss?
  • What theory informs this work?
  • What evidence substantiates this work?
  • Does this work for all ages?
  • When might this form of therapy not be useful?
  • What are different types of art processes I could use?

Training methods will include:

  • Interactive presentation
  • Large and small group discussions
  • Live demonstrations of methods
  • Art making opportunities
  • Structured role play experience
  • Reflection opportunities for application of methods
  • Watching multimedia film clips

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

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, aged care workers, diversional therapists, case workers, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. No artistic experience or skill is necessary. 

Workshop Facilitator


Beaté Steller

Masters of Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Masters in Adult Education, Bachelors in Social Worker

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Counsellor, M.A.P.S., M.Ed. (Adult Ed), BSW (Hon)

Beaté has always loved art, even as a small child, and nearly pursued a career in art when instead, she decided to do nursing and then social work. She kept dabbling in it until a decade ago when her mother died. She found herself naturally drawn back to art as a way to heal her loss and to come to terms with so many changes in her life. Now she uses art in her counselling and supervision work.


Beaté brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries to her role as a principal Training and Development Consultant and has been an adult educator since 1992, for organizations including the Centre for Community Welfare Training, the Australian College of Applied Psychology, the Professional Development People and Lifeline Sydney. In the last ten years, Beate has specialised in grief and loss education/counselling, transition counselling and applied mindfulness. She started her own inner work over three decades ago with Yoga and Vipassana and walked the Camino in Spain in 2015. She has been a board member of NALAG (National Association for Loss and Grief) since 2009.




24th October 2024, 9am - 12pm AEDT Sydney Time

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Special Price $180

Workshop Details:

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Access to slides and link to create Certificate of Attendance
  • GST


Approved ACA Event for 5 points

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