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(FULLY BOOKED) Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training Level 1

This course is for qualified Art Therapists or other qualified creative therapists only. Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy is a way of working which focuses directly on the child’s primary attachment relationship. The therapist does not become the child’s therapist or the caregiver’s therapist but the relationship’s therapist.

Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th of February 2018

10am to 4pm


24 - 27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

The aim of this two day course is practical: to give art therapists what they need to feel confident and competent to work in this way. It will provide a rationale, look at basic principles and how to put these into practice. The training will describe three approaches to dyadic work.

Learning will be through short presentations from the two trainers, role-play, videos, reflective art making and discussion. There will be opportunities to think about your own experiences of working dyadically. The course is appropriate for all art therapists, including those with experience of working dyadically and also those who have never worked in this way.

Learning outcomes

• The rationale for dyadic work

• Three approaches to dyadic work

• The importance of preparing the caregiver

• Principles and competencies

• Planning sessions

Anthea Hendry lectured in Further Education and then qualified as a social worker before training as an Art Therapist. For many years she has specialised in working with children and families who have experienced early trauma and abuse in various settings including Social Services, the voluntary sector and the NHS. She was Principle Art psychotherapist in Leeds CAMHS where she set up an adoption clinic to provide specialists assessments and therapeutic work for adoptive families which included dyadic parent-child art therapy. Her MA in the Advanced Clinical Practice of Art Psychotherapy focused on dyadic work and researching how art therapists worked with adoptive families. She now works as a private and independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer. She has recently co –edited a book: Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in foster care, kinship care or adoption. She is the author of various journal articles and book chapters. She teaches on The Northern Programme Art Psychotherapy course. She is an active member of both the BAAT special interest group Art Therapists working with Children and Families (ATCAF) and the Self-Employed, Private and Independent Practice (SIPPSIG).

Amanda Platt initially worked as a key worker for Sheffield Futures with Primary aged children who were on the verge of permanent exclusion. She began working as an Art Therapist for Sheffield CAMHS in 2003. She continues to work in this service offering a range of interventions including assessments, individual, family and dyadic Art Therapy. Amanda has helped to develop an attachment pathway across the service as well as establish Dyadic Art Psychotherapy as a specialist intervention. Training experience includes Watch, Wait and Wonder, Level 1 Theraplay training and Mentalization Based Therapy with Adolescents. Amanda is also an associate lecturer with the Northern Programme Art Psychotherapy course where she provides regular supervision and workshops for the students. She also provides supervision for qualified Art Therapists working with children and families. She is an active member of ATCAF, the specialist interest group for Art Therapists working with children adolescents and families.

Additional Information:

BAAT Member fee:

Employer funded BAAT Member: £220

Full BAAT member self funded: £200

Under-employed BAAT member self funded: £160

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members have been claimed.

Non BAAT member fee: £250 to book please email with your booking enquiry.


If you would like to be invoiced for your place on this conference, please complete this Invoice form Invoice Details Request - Event Booking.docx and return it to If you would like to be invoiced and are not a BAAT member, you will need to create a BAAT booking account by registering via our website here: This does not incur a fee and is free to set up. Please include your registered BAAT number within your form.

Programme for Dyadic 1 2018.pdf

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Amanda Platt

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