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Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training Level 1 - Booking Closed

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. It will provide a rationale, basic principles and outline how to put these into practice.

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June 2021

10:00am to 16:00pm


(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent the week before)

Learning will be through short presentations from the two trainers, case vignettes, videos, working in break out groups for discussion, sharing and role play and reflective art making.


**The course is appropriate for all qualified and trainee (in their final year) 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

• Preparing the caregiver

• Considerations for on-line dyadic work 

• Overview and rational

• Two approaches

• Reflective art making

• Initial phase

• Preparing caregiver

• Scenario discussion and role play Saturday

• Role play

• Considerations for Dyadic work online

• Third approach

• Reflective Art making

• Questions


Anthea Hendry is an art psychotherapist who has specialised in working with children and families with experience of 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.  She now works as a private and independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer. She co-edited a book:  Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in foster care, kinship care or adoption published in 2017. She is the author of various journal articles and book chapters and she also teaches on The Northern Programme Art Psychotherapy course.  

Amanda Cyriax is an art psychotherapist who specialises in working with toddlers and young children in the Early Years.  She qualified at Goldsmiths’ University in 1994 and has worked to the present day in various CAMHS In 2002 she completed an MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies at the Tavistock and Portman.  She ran an outreach parent toddler group for the Anna Freud Centre from 2009-2015 in a homeless hosteland for the last three years has accessed funding, in collaboration with the local authority, to set up and deliver a parent toddler group with the Anna Freud Centre in Wandsworth.  This group is part of her current CAMHS role in a community based under 5’s therapy service focused on offering early intervention and preventative work.  She is a registered private practitioner and supervisor. 

Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE: Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. 

Trainee BAAT Member: £160.00 


x3 Reduced Rate - SOLD

Please Note: We can not reserve Reduced Rate Places.


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £170.00


Full Underemployed Member: £180.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £210.00


Associate Member: £210.00


Employer Funded Members: £235.00


Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £265.00


Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here:


Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to:


Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.


Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Amanda Cyriax

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