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External 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 networ

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

 

ONLINE ART THERAPY CPD COURSES, OXFORD COLLEGE OF ARTS & THERAPIES 
Course 1: When thinking fails: Mentalization-based art therapy groups
Course 2: Group leadership style: Reflective practice exercise

The Oxford College of Arts & Therapies is delighted to launch its first two art therapy CPD online courses. These filmed lectures by Dr Neil Springham (PhD) address 'When thinking fails: Mentalization-based art therapy groups' and 'Group leadership style: Reflective practice exercise'. They include handouts and exercises.  

They will be of interest to art therapists, artists in health, other professionals and students. We also hope that people who live in areas where accessing training is difficult will find these helpful.

Continuing Professional Development Certificates are downloadable on completion. Please visit our website www.ocat.org.uk 

  

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY, UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
 
The course is 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.

This is a sequence of three courses. You can attend one of them or all. Taken together they are a thorough introduction to the potential for art as a therapy through experiential learning, activity and involvement. Participants will be able to develop their own personal creativity while gaining an understanding of how Art Therapy is effective in health care and educational contexts and as a growing profession. 

Symbol and Language
Course Date: Monday 12th February 2018 ~ 9.30 – 17.00
Course Cost: £165.00

Expression and Meaning
Course Date: Monday 9rd April 2018 ~ 9.30 – 17.00
Course Cost: £165.00

Looking and Making
Course Dates: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June 2018 ~ 10.00 – 16.00
Course Cost: £300.00
 
For more information and booking details please click on the PDF: Introduction to Art Therapy.pdf

 

 

THE POTTING SHED - CREATIVE RETREATS

Spring Retreat 14 & 15 April 2018, Derbyshire
Spring into Creativity; opening up your creativity & reflecting on new beginnings

Bethan Baëz-Devine & Sharon Herriot are experienced Art Psychotherapists with a passion for inspiring people to work more creatively. 

The Potting Shed is a safe and welcoming space for play, creativity, learning and innovation. Offering non-residential creative retreats for therapists and counsellors of all modalities. Small group activities, reflection, exploration of your creative practice & integration into client-work

Information about June & October Retreats, other Potting Shed events & mailing-list:
e.  info.pottingshed@gmail.com 
w. http://ukpottingshed.blogspot.co.uk/

For more information and booking please click here



NATIONAL ARTS IN HEALTH CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE 

Thursday 19 April 2018

The Conference and Showcase is an Aesop collaboration with the College of Medicine and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

The main target audience is health professionals. The aim is to inspire them about the power of the arts to improve the lives of patients and health professionals, and to galvanise and equip them to work with artists and arts organisations. 

Please click on the PDF for further information and the expression of interest form: Aesop showcase - EOI form.pdf

  

 

CONGRESS ATTACHMENT AND TRAUMA CONFERENCE
 
Personality Development and Psychotherapy
4 - 6th of May 2018, London
 
Attachment, simple and complex trauma can have an impact not only on the brain, but also on the personality development of human beings. In recent years, there has been a growing consensus within the scientific community on the importance of the connections between attachment, trauma, personality development and pathology. 

Leading experts in all these fields will gather in London next May to share their vast knowledge about attachment, trauma, personality development and psychotherapy. After the first unforgettable conference in May 2017, this Congress is an unmissable event within the international landscape of psychology and psychotherapy. Besides eleven different presentations and one panel discussion per day, there will be ample space for discussion. 
 
To find out more please click here

  

 

EUROPEAN OUTSIDER ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2018
 
Date:  from 4-6th May 2018 
Location: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 

The UK’s first European Outsider Art Association Conference will be hosted by Outside In. The conference is aimed at anyone interested in Outsider Art and making the art world more inclusive. 

This year, the conference will focus on ‘The Artist’s Voice’, celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists, and centralising their voice in discussions about Outsider Art.

Speakers at the conference include acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Bobby Baker, and representatives from MADMusee, a museum in Belgium that curates and promotes art produced by artists with learning disabilities, Blue Circus, a Finnish art collective aiming to raise awareness of autism, and Grand BAZ’ART, a yearly Outsider Art festival in France. 
 
Tickets for the weekend cost £150 (plus a booking fee). For a further £75, attendees can join a VIP programme, involving excusive behind-the-scenes tours of local arts studios and collections relating to Outsider Art from 2nd – 3rd May. Tickets to just the opening Friday night are also available for just £15.

For more information please click on the link: http://www.outsidein.org.uk/eoa_conference_2018

 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL AND RELATIONAL TRAUMA TRAINING

Date: 9th June 2018
Location: Northampton

Cost: £50 -£60 including lunch

Orchard Therapeutic Services are hosting a 1-Day CPD Training session with Dr Karen Treisman. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to hear and work with Karen in the Midlands.

Dr Karen Treisman, of Safe Hands Thinking Minds is a Specialist Clinical Psychologist. She will be leading a 1-day session covering Developmental & Relational Trauma. Dr Treisman has significant experience in the NHS and Children’s Services, as well cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of Rwandan Genocide.

For more information please click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/relational-developmental-trauma-training-tickets-44063660595

 

 

TABLO CONFERENCE

21st June 2018

The benefits of using the arts for patients with long term conditions is well documented. Now we would like to give you the opportunity to have access to a toolkit with more than 400 activities to help you bring the arts into your role. Whether you’re a carer, a patient, health professional or you just want to find out more – this conference is for you.

You can get access to the toolkit at our launch event on 21st June 2018 at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Join us and listen to those involved in the project as well as key speakers Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing from the Royal College of Nursing and Ben Saul, Chair of Trustees for the British Association of Music Therapy. 
The TABLO (Training staff in the use of Arts for the Benefit of patients with Long-Term Conditions) project is co funded by the European Union with support from the European Commission. 

Spaces are limited so book your place now here


 

IMMERSION COURSE IN AEDP: UNDOING ALONENESS & THE TRANSFORMATION OF EMOTIONAL SUFFERING, WITH DIANA FOSHA

23rd - 26th June 2018, London

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a transformational and healing-oriented – rather than psychopathology based – model of therapy founded by Diana Fosha, Ph.D.  This immersion course will provide ample exposure to AEDP’s hallmark techniques that: (1) actively and explicitly work with the experience of the attachment, here-and-now, in the therapeutic dyad; (2) use dyadic affect regulation to undo aloneness and process intense overwhelming emotions; and (3) actively, explicitly and experientially work to process intense emotional experiences until adaptive healing resources are released.     

For more information and booking please click here


 

INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY WORKSHOP: HOW TO MAKE PSYCHOTHERAPY EFFECTIVE, WITH DANIEL SIEGEL

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018, London.
 
Can we describe a healthy mind? This workshop, led by world-renowned expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, will provide you with strategies to monitor and modify energy and information flow with more clarity and power, and will explore how integration can serve as an organizing principle that illuminates mindsight, harmony, resilience, and vitality.

For more information and booking please click here 


 

CERTIFICATE IN CLAY FIELD THERAPY

Part I will be 4-17 August 2018 - Clay Field Therapy with adults
Part II will be August 2019 - Clay Field Therapy with children

Facilitator Cornelia Elbrecht Art Therapist AThR, SEP
http://www.sensorimotorarttherapy.com cornelia_elbrecht@claerwen.com.au
(see website for short video of Clay Field work in action and detailed info in ‘Trauma Healing at the Clay Field‘ by Cornelia Elbrecht)

A unique opportunity for arts therapists and other mental health professionals to learn about Trauma Healing at the Clay Field in an intensive four week long training programme in two parts in the UK. Usually trainings are in Europe/Australia.

Venue : Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk near the UK East Coast and offers the option of a study-holiday experience for professional and personal development.

For more information please click on the PDF: Clay Field.pdf