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Sheffield Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training Level 1 - POSTPONED

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 12th and Saturday 13th of June 2020

10am to 4pm


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

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

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



Lizzie Taylor Buck is an HCPC registered art psychotherapist with a background in child and adolescent mental health and perinatal maternal and infant mental health. In addition to her core training in Art Psychotherapy she is an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) practitioner. In 2014 she completed a five year NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her research focused on dyadic parent-child art therapy. She is based in The University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research Mental Health Unit and the Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster Perinatal Mental Health Service. She has extensive experience of training, supervision and consultation.

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 Therapy 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, which is the specialist interest group for Art Therapists working with children and families, and currently is their membership administrator.

Additional Information:

Non BAAT member fee: £260.00

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: £230

Full BAAT member self funded: £205

Under-employed BAAT member self funded: £175

Unemployed/Retired/ BAAT members: £165

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed BAAT members £85 - 1 LEFT! Please email to book


Employer Payments & Invoicing:

If you or your employer would like to be invoiced for your place on this course please complete the: Invoice Request - Event Booking and return

Lunch and refreshments included.


Convenors: Lizzie Taylor Buck and Amanda Platt

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