PRESENTER PROFILE

Annette Coulter

Lecturing Experience:
Lecturer, IKON Institute, Sydney Campus
Foundation Course in Art Psychotherapy, Centre for Art Psychotherapy, NSW
Programme Leader, La Salle College of Art, Singapore
Course Coordinator, University of Western Sydney, NSW
Clinical Coordinator, MA Art Therapy, Edith Cowan University, WA

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ART THERAPY: An Introduction Part 1

Builds on an innate ability to use expressive art techniques with individuals and groups. Includes experiential workshop demonstration, and theoretical concepts.
Artistic skills are not required. A basic tool kit is provided.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Understand the creative process as a means of fostering self-awareness and personal growth;
• Learn how to process artwork safely;
• Enhance skills in non-verbal therapy;

ART THERAPY: An Introduction Part 2

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Consolidates experiential learning and extends theoretical concepts. Through case examples and video demonstration, gain confidence in application of techniques to practice.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Develop a greater understanding of the application of theory to practice;
• Gain a sense of art therapy case management as a progressive process;
• Learn how to design art intervention tasks relevant to client needs.

ART THERAPY AND ANGER (2 DAYS)

War Veteran Trauma PTSD - Art Therapy and Anger
Learn ways to use art that provide the safe expression of difficult emotions that are not always socially acceptable.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Gain knowledge about destructive potential of unexpressed emotion;
• Consider expressive techniques relevant to their work with clients;
• Learn ways to process difficult emotions through symbolic and metaphoric language.

TRAUMA & ART (2 DAYS)

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Gain knowledge and skill to explore traumatic memory through visual expression.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Understand the role of visual retention of traumatic memory;
• Apply art techniques therapeutically in trauma recovery;
• Gain skills in design, processing and recording visual accounts of past and recent trauma.

ART & PLAY THERAPY IN PRACTICE (2 DAYS)

Art Therapy
Explore how art and play therapy can enhance communication when words are not enough. Gain non-verbal creative skills in therapeutic practice.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Become familiar with theoretical frameworks that integrate with art in practice;
• Understand the therapeutic application of creative thinking;
• Learns skills to use therapeutic art interventions.

GROUP ART THERAPY (2 DAYS)

Group Art Therapy
Extend group work skills to include techniques that facilitate and enhance group dynamic exploration and intervention.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Gain knowledge about facilitating creative group work activity;
• Add effective use of art tasks to group work skills;
• Enhance therapeutic skills working with non-verbal communication;
• Understand ways to facilitate group art work exploration.

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
(2 Days):
The Use of Art in Assessment and Treatment

Children & Adolescents Course
Gain skill and knowledge to use art tasks to facilitate emotional, intellectual and social development, as well as safe respectful ways to process art work.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Gain knowledge about art activities to facilitate expression;
• Understand graphic art as part of  personality development;
• Learn ways to explore symbolic and metaphoric content;
• Enhance therapeutic skills in non-verbal assessment and intervention.

COUPLES ART THERAPY (2 DAYS)

Couples Art Therapy
Use art tasks to enhance work with couple dyads and family groups to provide a new language for entrenched patterns within relationships.

This workshop demonstrates ways to use art in couple and family work. Participants will gain confidence and skill in the therapeutic application of art.  Artistic skills are not required to benefit from this training.

ART THERAPY FOR OLDER PEOPLE:
Working With Visual Memory

Couples Counselling Art Therapy
Visual memory assists older people to share personal narratives about their lives. The beneficial aspects of working with the elderly through art making processes have only recently become more known in Australia.

Objectives

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Understand facts to consider when working with the ageing client;
• Gain skills in processing therapeutic art making;
• Learn effective visual interventions for in their work with the elderly.