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Working with looked after and adopted children: 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

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

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 negotiated developmental steps.

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

Introduction to EMDR in art therapy for children, young people and adults

EMDR is a treatment that was originally developed for people who had a diagnosis of PTSD/C-PTSD to process traumatic life events. This course aims to introduce practitioners working with children, young people and adults to the potential of EMDR as a useful tool for their clinical practice and will include signposting to training and accreditation.

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: Bethan Baëz-Devine and Nicola Ball

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

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.

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 and adopted children: 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

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-Wednesday, 9-10th May 2023

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Dr Val Huet

Online art therapy approaches & methods

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.

Saturday, 27th May 2023

10.00am - 16.00pm

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

Convenors: Gretchen Miller

Citizen art therapists: advocating for social justice and democracy - NEW COURSE

In this course, participants will examine how they can position their clinical and community work in a manner that champions social justice, open dialogues, critical perspectives, and citizenship. In particular art therapy can support social justice by facilitating opportunities for visualizing injustices, representing voices, bringing people together, and imagining solutions.

Fridays, 2nd and 9th June 2023

13.30pm-16.00pm each day

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

Convenors: Jordan Potash

Challenging dominant narratives from an LGBTQIA+ perspective: how to better serve art therapy service users

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, 8th July 2023

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-Tadolini