Presenter: Justine Wake
This workshop has been designed to address a range of questions presented to Justine by professionals over the past several years relating to art therapy.
It will give participants a brief historical overview of the development of art therapy in healthcare and its current status in allied healthcare and private practice in Australia. The workshop will then address concerns of therapists who may have clients who bring artwork or journals to their sessions or who may draw in sessions. Please note: this is not intended to provide creative arts therapy training, rather it has been developed out of an awareness that many mental health professionals do already offer ‘art as therapy’ (different to art therapy) interventions with clients and are often seeking support and information about how to do this safely.
Questions that will be addressed in this workshop
- My client shows me their artworks- how do I use my it to support my current therapeutic practice
- I offer drawing materials in my sessions- is this safe to do without training?
- I would like to use creative activities with my clients – what resources and guides can help with this?
Participants are encouraged to bring cases and questions with them and there will be time provided to discuss these.
The final component of the workshop is an art therapy based activity that will provide an experiential example of how image making and art practices are used in a therapeutic process. No previous art making or skill is required to take part. All art materials will be provided.
Presenter: Justine has been a counsellor for 18 years and a trained and registered art therapist since 2011, she also works as a clinical supervisor for creative arts therapists, counsellors and social workers. Justine’s art therapy training was undertaken in the masters of mental health program at the University of Qld School of Medicine. The majority of her professional experience has been working with adults and young people on issues relating to: depression, anxiety, complex trauma and grief and loss. Justine draws from a wide range of creative and psychotherapeutic interventions to ensure that the art therapy and counselling is useful to each individual she works with. The type of art therapy Justine uses in her work is generally focused on encouraging a creative process rather than completing a finished product and the interventions used have been developed to facilitate this experience. As a therapist, Justine takes a person-centred approach to establish a safe but gently challenging working relationship with her clients and supervisees.
Where: S.P.A.C.E Kenmore – Cnr Branton St and Paley St, Kenmore Hills
When: Saturday 26th May, 8:30am Registration. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 8.30am. Topic presentation starts at 9am sharp and concludes at 4.00pm
LUNCH : Please bring one lunch item to share (low sugar preferred).
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Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 20 May 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $125 Non Members: $135 QCA/PACFA Student Members: $80
QCA/PACFA Members: $135 Non Members: $145 QCA/PACFA Student Members: $80
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 7 Professional Development hours.
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