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Parent-infant art therapy groups - NEW COURSE

This course will explore a model of parent-infant art therapy and how it may be used in practice. We will look at the theoretical background to parent-infant work with a focus on developmental psychology and parent-infant interactions. We will cover the practicalities of setting up a group, use video examples to show how art can be beneficial for dyads, and discuss how best to evaluate this work.

Friday 24th - Saturday 25th September 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Vicky Armstrong & Dr Josephine Ross

Child development and its significance in art therapy across the life cycle

At birth, a baby’s brain is a quarter of the size of an adult brain. This doubles in the first year and is 90% formed by age 5. A new-born has all of the neurons required for the rest of their life, but it is the connections between these cells that make the brain work. This course will explore child development from a trauma informed, biopsychological and attachment perspective. It will examine the crucial and unique role that art therapy can play in both pinpointing and reworking poorly nego

Saturday 25th September 2021

09:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Mary Rose Brady

Safeguarding level 2: the role of the art therapist in safeguarding children & young people. Emerging & complex issues

**Open to qualified or trainee arts therapists. Attendees must have completed Level 1 in Safeguarding**

Saturday 2nd October 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

Location:
Delivered Online (Zoom invite will be sent day before start date)

Convenors: Mary Rose Brady

Perinatal parent-infant art therapy - NEW COURSE

This course gives an introduction to art therapy practice within perinatal parent-infant mental health. The perinatal period, parental mental illness and infant personality development are described in a theoretical context. The course explores how complex trauma has a trans-generational impact upon attachment and the parent-infant relationship. The practicalities of treatment planning including safeguarding risk and infant observations using video analysis are demonstrated using clinical materi

Friday 8th October 2021

9:30am - 16:30pm

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

Convenors: Diane Bruce & Silvina Diaz-Bonino

Complex trauma and art therapy: Working with looked after children and their families - NEW COURSE

This course is open to all qualified art therapists who want to work safely, ethically and effectively with children who are looked after, on Special Guardianship orders, in kinship care or adoption. The aim is for participants to gain knowledge of current good practice in this field and be familiar with the specific contribution’s art therapists can make when working with complex trauma.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th October 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Katie Wrench

Art therapy and memory drawing: working with children in schools - NEW COURSE

Participants will gain an understanding of the methods and theories of memory drawing, which aids children to better memorising various facts related to their coursework learning. Memory drawing also facilitates processing of emotions in a same way as the art-making process functions within art therapy.

Saturday 23rd October 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Unnur Ottarsdottir

Working with trauma: art therapy & EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) - FULL

This course is open to all UK and International Qualified Professionals. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a trauma therapy which can be used in conjunction with Art Psychotherapy to help address blocks, phobias, and anxiety. It is well evidenced as effective for PTSD. This course is aimed at those who are not trained in or using EMDR in their practice, yet.

Saturday 30th October 2021

10:00am to 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Lee Simmons

Supervision training

Supervisory tasks may include clinical or managerial roles or both and supervisees may be experienced art therapists or students in training. The course will provide theoretical input by looking at different models of supervision.

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th November 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Val Huet & Janet De Heger

Art therapy-based formulation

Formulation of reasons for and goals of therapy enables co-production of an intervention plan tailored to the individual's needs. Despite formulation becoming a mainstream component of psychological therapy, many practitioners have received little training. As service users may not find verbal approaches the most accessible this course demonstrates the potential of an art therapy approach to formulation with children and adults.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th November 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Neil Springham & Alex McDonald

The power of language - the words we use and the way we story people - NEW COURSE

Power of language, the words we use, and how we story people: This powerful and important workshop explores and reflects on the words which we use in conversations, in therapy, in notes/recordings, and in places like meetings & client consultations. We look at the words we use to talk about people and describe them; as well as talking with other professionals. We think about how the way we speak can influence and impact

Saturday 4th December 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Karen Treisman

Till death do us art: a creative exploration of loss & grief - NEW COURSE

A creative CPD course exploring death, loss & grief, its implications for therapy work & the importance of self-care. Death can touch on our most primitive defences. On this creative course, you will have the opportunity to safely explore this important aspect of living; reflecting both on client work and on your own feelings and experiences.

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th January 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Sharon Herriot & Bethan Bäez-Devine

Art therapy-based psychoeducation

Evidence is mounting that patient education can both increase the effectiveness of psychological therapy interventions by strengthening the therapeutic alliance and be a valid brief intervention in its own right. Psychoeducational approaches which are overly academic or cognitively based can be less effective in situations where learning and attention can be compromised by emotional distress or developmental issues.

Saturday 22nd January 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Neil Springham

Art therapists creating art – alongside, with and for service users

The course will outline the implications for theory and practice of creating art: alongside; with; and for service users. The ethical considerations and appropriateness of these ways of working will be examined and guidance offered for use within art therapy practice. Participants will also engage with experiential work and consider the experience from the perspectives of both service user and therapist.

Saturday 20th February 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Susan M Carr

Art therapy-based work with teams and organisations

This course will introduce you to some basic concepts on how to understand organisations and commonly found dynamics within teams.

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Valerie Huet

Working with trauma: art therapy & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a trauma therapy which can be used in conjunction with Art Psychotherapy to help address blocks, phobias, and anxiety. It is well evidenced as effective for PTSD. This course is aimed at those who are not trained in or using EMDR in their practice, yet. The course will provide an insight into EMDR methods and information about trainings.

Saturday 19th March 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Lee Simmons

Art therapy-based formulation

Formulation of reasons for and goals of therapy enables co-production of an intervention plan tailored to the individual's needs. Despite formulation becoming a mainstream component of psychological therapy, many practitioners have received little training. As service users may not find verbal approaches the most accessible this course demonstrates the potential of an art therapy approach to formulation with children and adults.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Neil Springham & Alex McDonald

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

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

Convenors: Anthea Hendry, Lizzy Taylor Buck, Katie Wilson, Amanda Platt & Amanda Cyriax

Supervision training

Supervisory tasks may include clinical or managerial roles or both and supervisees may be experienced art therapists or students in training. The course will provide theoretical input by looking at different models of supervision.

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Val Huet & Janet De Heger

Healing trauma with guided drawing; a bilateral approach to sensorimotor body mapping

Guided Drawing is a body-focused drawing technique providing an archetypal structure that applies the philosophy of Jungian Depth Psychology to universal, formal elements such as a line or a circle or a square. Adults draw with closed eyes and both hands, using chalk crayons or finger paints on large sheets of paper. Drawing rhythmically with both hands does not use imagery, but the direct expression of one's Felt Sense.

Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th May 2022

10:00am - 13:00pm each day

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

Convenors: Cornelia Elbrecht

Mindfulness-based art therapy: approaches and applications

This course is open to qualified Art Therapists and Art Therapy Trainees only. Mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) is an integrated approach combining mindfulness teaching and practice with self-expression using art materials and a therapeutic relationship. MBAT is practiced with groups and individuals. This course will describe some of the theoretical origins of MBAT and help develop your understanding of mindfulness practices and the potential integration with art therapy.

Saturday 28th May 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Nicky Roland

The power of language- the words we use and the way we story people - NEW COURSE

Power of language, the words we use, and how we story people: This powerful and important workshop explores and reflects on the words which we use in conversations, in therapy, in notes/recordings, and in places like meetings & client consultations. We look at the words we use to talk about people and describe them; as well as talking with other professionals. We think about how the way we speak can influence and impact.

Thursday 2nd June 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Karen Treisman

Art therapy with groups of children

This course will support your understanding of what you need to consider in order to set up and begin facilitating Art Therapy Groups with Primary aged Children.

Saturday 11th June 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Lotte van Kouwen

How to better serve art therapy service users: challenging dominant narratives from an LGBTQIA+ perspective - NEW COURSE

This course is for anyone who would like to expand their self-reflection and challenge their limits in order to open up the therapeutic space. Specifically, the course is about how to better serve our LGBTQIA+ service users, but most importantly, we will see how reaching this goal helps us better serve all of our users.

Saturday 25th June 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

Convenors: Rebecca Rivkah Hetherington

Animation and embodied story-making in clinical settings - NEW COURSE

Stop-frame animation is a powerful medium to use in clinical settings allowing participants to tell difficult and traumatic stories. This course will give you a foundation into using animation and story-making from an experiential, theoretical and practical perspective. We will explore the idea of embodied narrative, how animation involves making things, how it can help order chaotic narratives and how it give participants directorial control.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Tony Gammidge

Creating a strong art therapy presence on social media: professionally, ethically, creatively - NEW COURSE

This workshop presents content for art therapists to consider when creating and maintaining a strong digital presence using social media professionally, ethically, and creatively. Digital boundaries, e-Professionalism, the impact of one’s digital footprint, introduction to ethical frameworks and strategies for promoting a presence online aligning with one’s work, passions, values, and career interests will be examined.

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2022

13:00pm - 16:00pm (both days)

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

Convenors: Gretchen Miller

Therapeutic treasure box: techniques for Facilitating Resilience & affect regulation in children with developmental trauma

This training draws on the attachment, loss, stress, and trauma theory base, however, with a focus of translating the findings into day-to-day child protection and children in care case work and practical tips. Once theory and context have been established on day 1. Days 2 and 3 will discuss and try out a range of creative and expressive techniques and tools. These are mainly from the bestselling book the “Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma”.

Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th October 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Karen Treisman