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Sheffield 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 March 8th and Friday March 9th 2018

10am to 4pm


Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW

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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, basic principles and outline how to put these into practice.

Content Description 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).

Lizzie Taylor Buck has worked as an art psychotherapist in child and adolescent mental health settings for 20 years, initially for the NSPCC and then in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). In addition to core training in Art Psychotherapy, she has training in Mentalisation-Based Therapy with Families (MBT-F), Interpersonal Therapy with Adolescents (IPT-A), Watch Wait and Wonder, and Theraplay. In 2014 she completed a five year NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her doctoral research focused on dyadic parent-child art therapy. A mixed methods design was used with three empirical components: a survey of qualified British art therapists working with children and families; a Delphi study; and a qualitative enquiry with stakeholders. The results of each component were combined into an online manual which was refined using feedback from stakeholders. Lizzie is a member of the BAAT SIG Art Therapists working with Children Adolescents and Families (ATCAF) and helped develop the ATCAF Principles of Best Practice. She has experience of supervising trainee and qualified art therapists and of offering consultation to other professionals.

Additional Information:

BAAT Member fee:

Employer funded BAAT Member: £220

Full BAAT member self funded: £200

Under-employed BAAT member self funded: £160

We have reserved 2 reduced places for unemployed BAAT members at £80 on a first come first serve basis. Please email in order to check availability.

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.

BAAT Programme for Dyadic 1 2018.pdf

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Lizzie Taylor Buck


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