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Perinatal art therapy: from pregnancy to 2 years old - 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 1 week 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

Working with loss and grief: till death do us art - 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

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.

Thursday 3rd February 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Online art therapy approaches & methods - NEW COURSE

This course is open to qualified art therapists and art therapy trainees who would like to learn more about approaches and methods to use in online art therapy practice. This course introduces ethical considerations for helping create a safe and secure virtual environment, web-based digital art media programs to incorporate into individual and group art therapy work, and how to implement these art-based tools therapeutically.

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th February 2022

13:00pm - 16:00pm (each day)

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

Convenors: Gretchen Miller

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 19th 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

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

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

Convenors: Amanda Cyriax & Lizzie Taylor Buck

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

How to write funding applications for art therapists and community artists - NEW COURSE

This course is designed to support professional art therapists and community artists/artists in residence to create and fund their own projects. You will learn how to deliver your work to a vulnerable community (at no cost to them) whilst being paid for your skills and expertise. We will explain how to partner with existing organisations, assess need, design a project, find potential funders, complete application forms, and how to publicise the work you’re doing.

Saturday 23rd 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: Vivien Gibbons & Sue Hamilton-White

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, Lizzie 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

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

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

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

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

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-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

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