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Creative Therapy with Young People

Format Workshop
Presenters Jacki Short
Description Workshop Overview:

This two day workshop addressed the fundamental theoretical and methodological concepts in the practice of creative therapies with young people (aged 12-25). It will include an overview of the major theoretical influences in this field, the existing evidence base supporting it and a review of relevant developmental principles.

Young people can 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 express, explore, understand and move toward change. Based on published efficacy research and the presenter's own 20 years of experience with young people, case illustrations counselling young people will be explored. 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, participants will gain understanding about and skills in working therapeutically with 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.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have an opportunity to:

 Identify the theoretical basis of working with art and music media as therapy
 Cite the evidence base for these ways of working with young people
 Recognise the practical and therapeutic benefits and limits of these methods
 Strategically communicate and contract with parents
 Demonstrate person-centered empathic counselling skills
 Demonstrate the use of games, art and music therapy techniques in working with young people
 Experience the therapeutic uses of games, art and music work
 List practical ways to start to build creative media resources

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 powerpoint slides. In contrast your presentation was a brilliant mix of passive and active learning, with lots of interaction.

Cost includes:

 Comprehensive handbook of written materials
 Relevant research articles
 Art materials
 Certificate of completion
 Lunch, morning and afternoon tea
CPD Hours
Tell me more
12 hours
[APS College CPD. CCOUN] [CPD Codes glossary]
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 22 Oct 2012 to 23 Oct 2012
Time 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost Full $595. Students $495. Save $95 before Xmas. Save $50 book 2 months before workshop. Save $50 book for 2. Save $75 book for 3.
Notes 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.
Organiser Sydney Centre for Creative Change
Contact Name Jacki Short
Telephone 0411 209802