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Dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training level 2

This level 2 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training is for art therapists who have already completed the Level 1 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training, online since 2020 or those delivered face-2-face in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Manchester or Belfast since 2014.

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm


Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed

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**Level 2 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training is for qualified art therapists who have already completed the Level 1 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training**

The aim of the course is to equip qualified and trainee (in their last year) art therapists who are already developing a dyadic art therapy practice with a greater understanding of the initial phase of dyadic art therapy; the role of parents and caregivers and how to prepare and support them; the structure and content of parent-child sessions; and the choice and use of goals and outcome measures.


Day 1

  • Reminder of the three approaches Initial phase of information gathering and formulation
  • Engagement Preparation of carers Goal Setting Content and structure of sessions Visual Task



Day 2

  • Parent sessions
  • Considerations for online dyadic work
  • Facilitated peer supervision groups
  • The use of videos
  • Collecting outcome
  • Endings Maintenance



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.


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 Principal 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 Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in foster care, kinship care or adoption (JKP 2017).


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 hostel, and 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 a 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.


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 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.


Katie Wilson initially trained as a theatre designer and her involvement with Community Theatre inspired a shift which led to her training as an art psychotherapist. She began this work as in adult mental and since 1997 has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Here she continues to offer a range of interventions including assessments, individual, family and dyadic work. The team in Sheffield CAMHS has developed a Dyadic Art Psychotherapy specialist intervention within the attachment pathway. Katie also works for the University of Sheffield as part of a team training Education Mental Health Practitioners to provide low intensity interventions within schools and colleges.

Additional Information:

Please Note:

Booking closes 1-week prior to start date. Information and link to join the day will be sent once booking has closed.


Trainee BAAT Member: £180.00


x3 Reduced Rate for Trainees or Unemployed Members: £140.00

Please Note: We can not reserve reduced rate places.


Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £180.00


Full Underemployed Member: £190.00


Full Member (Self Funded): £220.00


Associate Member: £220.00


Employer Funded BAAT Members: £255.00


Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £285.00


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, Lizzie Taylor Buck, Katie Wilson, Amanda Platt & Amanda Cyriax

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