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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 27th & Saturday 28th January 2023

10:00am - 16:00pm


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


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).



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 & Katie Wilson

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