Upskilling for Professionals

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime…

– Chinese Proverb –

Develop Skills

Helping You Be better at what you do.

Our training sessions will help you to develop creative ways to engage with groups and individuals. Its not about telling your clients what they need or what they should do but having the skills to facilitate the experience in an engaging way so that they can discover the best outcomes for themselves. These sessions are about sharing our knowledge and experience with you so that you can empower others through exploration, insight, reflection and the discovery of possibilities.

Art Therapy Training

Maybe you have had a go (or are wanting to) using art with your clients but don’t really know how to take it to the next level. You want to get the most out of the sessions but are really stuck in how to ask questions and explore the situation. You are curious about all the different techniques and would like to really expand your tool kit so that you can connect fully with the situation and really make a difference for those that you support.

This training series is for those that are wanting to use creativity in their practice. You can either come to a topic specific day or participate in a longer program that will expand you knowledge and give you the tools to explore fully with your clients.

One Day – introductory workshops
8 week program

Professional Development for Art Therapists

Great therapists continue to learn so that they can be more effective and continue to engage in innovative explorations with their clients.

Our Professional Development series for Art Therapists is about generating ideas, engaging with different mediums, developing processes and coming away with some practical tools that can be used in your practice straight away. These sessions are facilitated for creative therapists that have done their training and want to consolidate their skills and expand their practice.

See our upcoming workshops for the latest details

Group Work Facilitation

Fac-il-i-tate is an interactive training with lots of hot tips on getting your group engaged, whether its a one off meeting, a series of workshops or a program. You will learn some simple strategies that can go a long way to help with what you are trying to achieve so you can get on with it rather than getting stuck with certain behaviours and it being a waste of time for participants.

We will share the useful things we have learnt along the way, the stuff that you can’t get in a text book – the real life things that you can draw upon when things go pear shaped, something needs to change or you need to inject some excitement into the group.

Fac-il-i-tate will be about the nitty gritty of facilitation/training and how to avoid eye rolling, participants falling asleep, conflict, complete silence when you ask a question or someone talking about their love life when its a group about something else. Its about having the confidence to facilitate no matter what happens. Its about sharing knowledge in your workshop/meeting and have you feeling like its all fallen into place.

Keynote Speaking & Lecturing

We love sharing all things art therapy and take great delight in letting others in on its effectiveness, what we have been up to as well as skilled based discussions. Bel has spoken at numerous conferences and has lectured at University of Adelaide, Flinders University and IKON Institute of Australia as well as facilitated programs at professional counselling network gatherings. She gives a very real account of her experiences and is very passionate about the delivery of quality person centered therapy, skill development and programs that meet the needs of specific client groups.

Fac-il-i-tate will be about the nitty gritty of facilitation/training and how to avoid eye rolling, participants falling asleep, conflict, complete silence when you ask a question or someone talking about their love life when its a group about something else. Its about having the confidence to facilitate no matter what happens. Its about sharing knowledge in your workshop/meeting and have you feeling like its all fallen into place.

Mentoring and Supervision

Sometimes people could use more confidence in what they are doing and need to master some specific skills. It is beneficial to feel supported with their development so that they can brainstorm, troubleshoot and develop in a safe reassuring environment. Our one on one mentoring consultations allow us to work together to take a thorough look at what needs some attention before taking practical steps toward developing the skills, gaining confidence and mastering the expertise required for their role.

Here is an example of some of the topics that could be focused on:

  • Facilitation skills.
  • Program Development.
  • Running engaging meetings.
  • Dealing with difficult people.
  • Having meaningful conversations.
  • Mindset.
  • Managing people.
  • Self Reflection practices.
  • Maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Building Confidence and Empowering your team.

This is all done in a safe, confidential space where we work together to engage, experience and learning is the focus.

We also offer clinical supervision to people working in the human services field (including Art Therapists and Counselors) so that they can explore, troubleshoot and reflect upon their practice in order to help those that they serve.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE