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Animation and embodied story-making in clinical settings - BOOKING CLOSED

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

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

This introductory course will provide an insight into EMDR methods and signpost to qualifying training pathways. Specific relaxation techniques and coping strategies will also be demonstrated to enable practitioners to help calm people in immediate distress and teach them to self-soothe. These techniques can be used to help individuals and groups, clients and staff, adults and children.

Saturday 16th July 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

Location:
(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before)

Convenors: Lee Simmons

Working with looked after children and their families: complex trauma and art therapy

This course promotes best practice in working 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-Saturday 9-10th September 2022

10.00am-16.00pm

Location:
(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before)

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Katie Wrench

Identifying and exploring cultural bias and how it impacts on practice.

This course is open to all suitably qualified and trainee professionals and aims to equip practitioners with an understanding of how cultural bias can affect psychological therapy. The course will allow a safe space to explore why #BlackLivesMatter is not just a hashtag through consideration of insights and examples of cultural indifference, as viewed from the perspective of a Black British Art Therapist.

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm each day

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

Convenors: Jacqueline E McKoy-Lewens

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

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 15th October 2022

10.00am - 16.00pm

Location:
(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before)

Convenors: Mary-Rose Brady

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

This introductory course will provide an insight into EMDR methods and signpost to qualifying training pathways. Specific relaxation techniques and coping strategies will also be demonstrated to enable practitioners to help calm people in immediate distress and teach them to self-soothe. These techniques can be used to help individuals and groups, clients and staff, adults and children.

Saturday 29th October 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

Location:
(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before)

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.

Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th November 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

Setting up in private, sessional or independent practice

This training day is for experienced art psychotherapists as well as newly qualified art psychotherapists who are thinking of becoming self-employed therapist either as private, sessional or independent practitioners. The aim of the course is to offer art therapists all the practical tips they need to set up their practice and to prepare them for this work.

Saturday 12th November 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 & Themis Kyriakidou

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”.

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th November 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

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.

Friday-Saturday 18-19th November 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

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Perinatal parent-infant art therapy: from pregnancy to two years old

This course introduces art therapy practice within perinatal parent-infant mental health. Adult mental health throughout the perinatal period and infant personality development are described in a theoretical context. The course explores perinatal trauma, including sub-fertility, baby loss and how mental health illness can impact parents and the parent-infant relationship. Treatment planning, safeguarding risk and infant observation using video analysis are demonstrated using clinical material.

Saturday 26th November 2022

10.00am - 16.00pm

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

Convenors: Diane Bruce

Peer review training (M)

A key task of the British Association of Art Therapists is to act as the learned society for the profession and the International Journal of Art Therapy is the primary record of this activity. The validity of what appears in the journal rests on sound peer review with the BAAT membership forming the basis of that peer system. The development of art therapy literature that is truly representative of contemporary practice rests on the widest possible involvement of BAAT members. Any art therapist

Thursday 19th January 2023

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

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

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

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Katie Wilson

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

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 February

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

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.

Friday 24th February 2023

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Amanda Dudley

Haptic perception in art therapy: using clay for implicit repair of developmental deficits - NEW COURSE

Haptic Perception, touching objects with our hands, is the most fundamental of human experiences. This course teaches practitioners about haptic perception in art therapy where using the hands and touch therapy with clay can offer diagnostic insights and implicit repair of developmental deficits.

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th March 2023

10.00am - 12.30pm

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

Convenors: Cornelia Elbrecht

Working with looked after children and their families: complex trauma and art therapy

This course promotes best practice in working 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-Saturday 24-25th March 2023

10.00am-16.00pm

Location:
(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before)

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Katie Wrench

Embracing intersectional self-reflexivity: informing anti-oppressive art therapy practice (NEW COURSE) (M)

As arts therapists we are ethically bound to consider our conscious and unconscious selves and the power we carry within the therapeutic relationship. Intersectional thinking encourages considerations of identity and the relational nature of power. This course will cover an introduction to intersectional frameworks, inviting participants to meaningfully explore and acknowledge how identity, lived experiences and social location may impact their art therapy practice.

Saturday 15th April 2023 - 10.00-12.30

Wednesdays 3rd/ 17th/ 31st May 2023 - 18.00-19.30

Saturday 17th June 2023 - 10.00-12.30

 

Convenors: Corrina Eastwood & Sejal Chad