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External Courses

 

ONLINE COURSES

E.LEARNING: ART THERAPY INTRODUCTION AND FOUNDATION COURSES, OXFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & THERAPIES

These courses have been designed by experienced art therapists to help participants decide if an art therapy career is for them. They are also helpful for people who may already use art in their work and wish to develop their creative practice. We aim to provide art therapy introductory training to people who may find it hard to access this because of where they live. Please visit our website for details on our introductory discounts in May and to meet our international faculty members as well as find out how to connect to our worldwide network.

For more information please click on the link: https://ocat.org.uk/

 

E.LEARNING: STUDIO AND OPEN GROUPS, OXFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & THERAPIES

This e.learning course focuses on art therapy studio and open groups practice and includes:

* Definition, difference & common ground between the two models 
* The concepts and practice of dynamic administration 
* Structural and boundary differences in group types 
* Best practices for each type of group, including referrals, integration of approaches (directive, interactive, non-directive), observational skills, enabling engagement in art making, how to discuss artworks, group theory and practice challenges, and co-working. 

For more information please click on the link: ocat.org.uk/courses/cpd-studio-and-open-groups

 

ME' MANAGING EMOTIONS: ONLINE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM

10 Hourly Sessions of (DBT) Informed Skills Training for Health Care Professionals: Optional Art Exercises plus PDF Manual

This training covers DBT History, Skills Training Groups, Individual DBT Therapy along with modules of DBT – Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Also included are examples of how to complete Diary Cards and Chain Analysis

For more information and a free introductory video visit www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au here

All materials in this ME Managing Emotions Program have been adapted from Professor Marsha Linehan’s Skills Training Manuals 1993, 2015 and information from www.behavioraltech.org or modifications to those © documents. 


To download application form here

For more information and booking click here

 

NOVEMBER 2019

THERAPY LAW – SAFE PRACTICE: CONFIDENTIALITY, GDPR AND ETHICAL THERAPY – A BADTH CPD DAY

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 10.00-16.30 (registration 9.30)
Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Mitchels     

The day will be relevant to anyone interested in the theory and practice of Dramatherapy, and curious about finding out more.

This workshop looks at confidentiality in counselling and psychotherapy, our records and the law, and then goes on to explore some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in counselling and psychotherapy practice with adults, children and families, and the application of law, guidance and ethics to practice.

For more information and booking please click here


TILL DEATH DO US ART; A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF LOSS & GRIEF

23rd - 24th November 2019
A 2-day Event; Exploring Death, Loss And Grief, Its Implications For Work And Impact On Self-care


Death can touch on our most primitive defences. In this creative weekend 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. Both days are 'stand alone' events, which can be booked separately, £30 discount for weekend tickets. Includes lunch, refreshments and CPD certificate.

Potting Shed events are facilitated by Bethan Baëz-Devine & Sharon Herriot experienced Art Psychotherapists and passionate trainers providing you with a safe, nurturing and containing space.
 
For further details or to book, please click here 

  

UPCOMING 2020 COURSES

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE: SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS

An Introduction to Art Therapy
 
This is a sequence of courses. You can attend one or all three. Taken together they are a thorough introduction to the potential for art as therapy through experiential learning, activity and involvement. Participants will be able to develop their creativity while gaining an understanding of how Art Therapy is effective in health care and educational contexts. These courses are linked through symbolic and expressive art-making and are intended as a first step to a qualification, or as an opportunity to discover how therapeutic art-making may be adapted to different contexts and clients, linked to key theories of wellbeing.

Symbol and Language
Course Date: Monday 17th February 2020 ~ 9.30 – 17.00

Course Cost: £195.00

Expression and Meaning
Course Date: Monday 6th April 2020 ~ 9.30 – 17.00

Course Cost: £195.00

Looking and Making
Course Dates: Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2020 ~ 10.00 – 16.00
Course Cost: £300.00

For more information and booking details please click here

 

BELFAST 2020: OPEN GROUND MUSIC THERAPY IN COLLABORATION & EXCHANGE

The British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT) will be hosting their 4th conference at Queen’s University Belfast from the 3rd – 5th April 2020.

Our theme, ‘Open Ground: Music Therapy in Collaboration and Exchange’, seeks to explore partnerships with/between music therapists, colleagues, arts practitioners, researchers and broader organisations.

There will be a multitude of presentations including case studies and new research, in addition to poster presentations, workshops and round table discussions.

We would love to extend a warm welcome to those outside our profession to attend and share their expertise. It promises to be another diverse and fascinating event.

For more information please click here

 

CLAY FIELD THERAPY SUMMER SCHOOL

Facilitator: Cornelia Elbrecht AThR, SEP, REAT
Venue: Lanehead, East of Lake, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AA          
Date: 10 – 24 July 2020 


Trauma Healing at the Clay Field is a sensorimotor, bottom-up approach particularly valuable for treating adults suffering from complex trauma and children with developmental needs. The focus is on haptic perception; how the hands touch the symbolic world of the Clay Field. Almost all trauma involves touch. Neurobiology suggests the need to address learnt action patterns stored in the brainstem, in order to undo early developmental setbacks. Clay Field Therapy is unique in its ability fulfil earliest developmental needs in a self-directed way, without a focus on symptoms or “what happened”...
 
Contact Cornelia by email at cornelia@sensorimotorarttherapy.com 
Visit the website www.sensorimotorarttherapy.com here 
For more information please click here