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Creative Therapy for Adults

Format Workshop
Presenters Jacki Short
Description Workshop Overview:

Evidence-based expressive art interventions for adults can help in the assessment and management of a range of issues in counselling. Providing safe, non-verbal means of expression of difficult life situations (especially trauma) can assist in building trusting therapeutic relationships and a means for clients to start to express what may have appeared inexpressible. Based on published efficacy research and the presenter's own 20 years of experience counselling adults, case illustrations will be explored. Consideration will be given to the different expressive properties of art media relevant for different issues and stages of therapy. Techniques for mindfulness practice and managing anxiety and depression will be addressed. Through training in expressive arts techniques participants will gain understanding about and skills in working therapeutically with creative therapy with adult clients.

This two day workshop explores the fundamental theoretical and methodological concepts in the practice of creative therapies with adults. 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.

The focus of the workshop will be an experiential and practical introduction to a range of expressive art methods that can be used in an individual or group setting including work with pastels, paints, charcoal, inks, clay and mandalas.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have an opportunity to:

 Identify the theoretical basis of working with a range of creative art media
 Cite the evidence base for these ways of working with adults
 Recognise the practical and therapeutic benefits and limits of these methods
 Demonstrate person-centered empathic counselling skills
 Demonstrate a range of creative art techniques in working with adults
 Experience the uses of a range of art media for therapy
 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
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 19 Nov 2012 to 20 Nov 2012
Time 9.00 - 4.00
Cost Full $595. Students $495. 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