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Creative Therapy with Young People Workshop

Format Workshop
Presenters Jacki Short
Description Creative Therapy with Young People

"It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the Self."
Donald Winnicott

Course Overview:

This workshop offers you experience with creative media through which to engage and therapeutically work with young people (aged 10 - 25) including the uses of therapeutic games and card sets, guided meditation, structured collage and art exercises and music as therapy.

Young people can sometimes be challenging to engage in therapy. A variety of evidence-based creative interventions for counselling young people can help in building trusting therapeutic relationships and assist young people to gain insight and move toward change. Based on published efficacy studies and the presenter's own twenty years of experience with young people, case illustrations will be examined. Consideration will be given to the types of creative media relevant for different ages, genders and issues being addressed. Through training in expressive arts, music and game techniques, you will gain understanding about and skills in working therapeutically in creative therapy with young people.

The focus of the workshop will be an experiential and practical introduction to a range of creative therapeutic methods including therapeutic games, music, art, guided imagery, collage and cards to engage and work with young people in counselling. It will address the fundamental theoretical and methodological concepts in the practice of creative therapies with young people, the evidence base supporting it and a review of relevant developmental principles

Participants will have the opportunity to:

Develop an understanding of the contribution of art, music and drama therapies to the practice of counselling with young people
Review the evidence for these ways of working with young people
Integrate the use of creative therapies into the practice of counselling with young people
Consider the appropriate developmental, practical and therapeutic benefits and limits of these methods
Practically experience the therapeutic uses of art, music and therapy games with young people
Consider practical ways to build creative resources to use with young people

What ideas are explored?

How do I engage young people in counselling?
What if the client doesn't see what they have been referred for as a problem?
How can art, games and music be therapeutic?
How do I make sense of what their art means?
What are different ways music can be used in therapy?
What activities are best suited to different ages and issues?
Do I participate in the activities?
What do I tell parents about what has happened in a session?
How do we know if this is working?
When might creative therapy not be useful to a young person?
What resources do young people respond best to?

Are these methods evidence-based?

The current evidence for these creative interventions will be presented and reviewed in this workshop. References and journal articles will also be provided.

Do I need to be creative?

No artistic experience or skill is required for this workshop.

How many people can attend?

To maximise the opportunities for active, experiential, skills-based learning, this workshop is limited to 16 participants. Minimum participants are 6 per workshop.

Workshop Feedback

Great workshop! Learning new skills has never been so active, fun and inspiring. Definitely a workshop that I would recommend to others.

This is by far the most useful workshop I have ever attended. Very good balance of ideas/ practical suggestions and theoretical underpinnings.

This course is excellent. Everything has been prepared so professionally and I have learnt a lot of different tools I can use.

The most valuable thing about this course was being reminded that talking therapy and taking the lead isn't always beneficial for the client and knowing that there's more to counselling than CBT!

I have been to quite a few workshops in recent times and yours was a class above the rest. Unfortunately I have been to plenty of places where an uninspiring presenter puts people to sleep by reading all day from overcrowded power point slides. In contrast your presentation was a brilliant mix of passive and active learning, with lots of interaction.
About the presenter(s) About the Facilitator: Jacki Short is the Principal Psychologist at the Sydney Centre for Creative Change. With over twenty years experience working around Australia and internationally, Jacki offers counselling, supervision, workshops and training. In addition to her extensive experience in counselling children, young people and adults, she is an experienced and Masters qualified adult educator. She is also an APS Member of the College of Counselling Psychologists. Jacki remains committed to the safe and expressive growth of all those with whom she works.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue The Intuitive Well
70 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 24 Jun 2013 to 25 Jun 2013
Time 9am - 4pm
Cost Full $595. Students $495. Early Birds Save $30 by booking 2 months before workshop. Save $50 booking for 2 (people or workshops).
Notes  Comprehensive handbook of written materials  Relevant research articles  Art materials  Certificate of completion  Lunch, morning and afternoon tea  G.S.T.
Organiser Sydney Centre for Creative Change
Contact Name Jacki Short
Telephone 0411 209 802