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Dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training level 1

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 4th & Saturday 5th March 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm


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

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**This course is open to all qualified art therapists and trainees in their final year of training,

both from the UK and Internationally**

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 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


• Reflective art making


• Initial phase


• Scenario discussion and role play


• Considerations for Dyadic work online


• Reflective Art making


• Questions



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.


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.

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: Amanda Cyriax & Lizzie Taylor Buck

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