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London - 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. 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.



Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of December 2019

10am to 4pm


LIFT, 45 White Lion Street London N1 9PW

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.  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. 

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 is an art therapist currently working as a private and independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer. Previously she was Principal Art Psychotherapist in Leeds Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Before qualifying as an art therapist she worked as a Local Authority social worker and then as a manager in the Voluntary sector.  She is an associate on The Art Therapy Northern Programme in Sheffield. She co-edited a book Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: helping children and families in foster care, kinship care and adoption, and is  the author of various journal articles and book chapters including a contribution to the recently published At Therapy in Private Practice book.   She is actively involved in the BAAT Private Practice SIG and Art Therapists working with Children and Families SIG (ATCAF). 


Katie Wilson began work as an Art Psychotherapist on a short contract within an Adult Community Mental Health Team.  In 1997 she joined a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service where she continues to offer a range of Art Psychotherapy interventions including, assessments, individual, family and dyadic work.  She has joined with other Art Therapists within her team to establish Dyadic Art Psychotherapy as a specialist intervention within the attachment care pathway.  Katie is also an associate lecturer with the Northern Programme Art Psychotherapy training course where she regularly provides workshops and supervision.  She is an active member of ATCAF which is the BAAT special interest group for art therapists working with children and families.

Additional Information:


Non BAAT member fee: £250 

Non BAAT Members:  To book please email  with your booking enquiry. You will also need to create a BAAT booking account by registering here: This does not incur a fee.


Employer funded BAAT Member: £220 

Full BAAT member self funded: £200

Under-employed BAAT member self funded: £175


Unemployed BAAT member: £160

Fully booked: 2 reduced places for unemployed BAAT members at £80 on a first come first serve basis have been taken.


Employer Payments & Invoicing:

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Lunch and refreshments included. 

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Katie Wilson

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