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Art Therapists Creating Art – Alongside, With and For Service Users

This course is open to all who wish to attend. 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 24th April 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Dr Susan Carr

Dyadic Parent-Child Art Psychotherapy Training Level 2

This level 2 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training is for art therapist who have already completed the Level 1 dyadic parent-child art psychotherapy training run in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Manchester or Belfast since 2014.

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th May 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

Location:
Online Delivery: Zoom invite will be sent day before start date

Convenors:

Anthea Hendry

Lizzie Taylor Buck

Katie Wilson

Amanda Platt

Amanda Cyriax

Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing; A bilateral approach to sensorimotor body mapping - NEW DATE

Open to all Qualified Professionals and Trainees. 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.

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th May 2021

Two half days: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Location:
Delivered Online (Zoom invite will be sent 1-week prior to start date)

Convenors: Cornelia Elbrecht

Working with Trauma: Art Therapy & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) - FULL

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. Specific relaxation techniques and coping strategies will also be demonstrated.

Saturday 15th May 2021

09:00am - 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Lee Simmons

Art Therapy with Groups of Children

Suitable for those registered as or training in Art's Therapies. 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 22nd May 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Lotte van Kouwen

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 11th and Saturday 12th June 2021

10:00am to 16:00pm

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

Convenors: Anthea Hendry & Amanda Cyriax

Art Psychotherapy & Eating Disorders

The course will look at Eating Disorders (mainly Anorexia) from different perspectives. It will consider physical health issues, common complex dynamics of splits in families, the possible paralysis of thinking in teams and organisations, and the role of individual therapists within this.

Saturday 12th June 2021

10:00am to 5:00pm

(Zoom invites to be sent 1-week prior to start date)

Location:
Delivered Online

Convenors: Clifford Free

Online Art Therapy Groups

The course will help develop your understanding of offering art therapy groups online. Topics will include delivering art therapy groups online, creating engaging environments, issues and challenges, technical advice, group dynamics and case examples. The course will also include reflective art making and small group discussions on the development of your own online work.

Saturday 19th June 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Nicky Roland

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications - NEW COURSE

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.

Saturday 26th June 2021

10:00am - 16.00pm

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

Convenors: Nicky Roland

Art Therapy in sessional, private and independent practice

The aim of the course is to offer Art & Creative Therapists all the practical tips they need to set up their practice and to prepare them for this work.

Saturday 3rd July 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 & Themis Kyriakidou

Creating a Strong Art Therapy Presence Online: 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 16th and Saturday 17th July 2021

13:00pm - 17:00pm (both days)

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

Convenors: Gretchen Miller

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

BAAT Safeguarding Level 2: The Role of the Art Therapist in Safeguarding Children & Young People. Emerging & Complex Issues

Aimed at practitioners who have completed our 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: Sarah Kendrick

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 the day before)

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 in sessional, private and independent practice

The aim of the course is to offer Art & Creative Therapists all the practical tips they need to set up their practice and to prepare them for this work.

Saturday 16th 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 & Themis Kyriakidou

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 the day before)

Convenors: Lee Simmons

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 5th & Saturday 6th November 2021

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

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 the day before)

Convenors: Neil Springham & Alex McDonald

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 27th November 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm

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

Convenors: Lotte van Kouwen

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 the day before)

Convenors: Karen Treisman