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Resilience in Kids, Sydney
Resilience Coach

Resilience in Kids is based on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. Our vision is for all children to thrive no matter what life throws at them. Our purpose is to strengthen children's resilience. We do this through workshops for children, 1-1 coaching for children and parents and group coaching for parents. Whilst a therapeutic background or experience is required, we do not offer therapy. The specific opportunity is to run workshops from Term 3 on Mondays after school and potentially on Thursdays after school. As a growing business, further opportunities are likely to arise. Not free at those times but still interested? We still want to hear from you!

Role description
As a Resilience Coach, you will run workshops for groups of 10-15 primary school aged children to strengthen their resilience. Workshop content has been developed and you will be provided with all required materials. You may be required to walk children short distances between schools and workshop venues. For the right candidate, there is also the additional opportunity to deliver 1-1 coaching to primary school aged children as well as 1-1 and group coaching to parents. This is a flexible, part-time position and coaches will be employed as contractors. Children's workshops only take place during term-time. 1-1 child and parent coaching takes place after school and in the evenings, both during term-time and in the school holidays. Group coaching for parents takes place in the evenings during term-time.

• Deliver workshops, and potentially 1-1 and group coaching, in accordance with the Resilience in Kids Resilience Framework
• Engage with the parents and carers of children participating in workshops, and potentially 1-1 coaching – answering questions, offering advice and guidance and addressing concerns
• Assist in the evaluation of program effectiveness, including providing ongoing feedback on what is working well/less well
• Ensure the health and safety of all children, parents and carers during the delivery of workshops and coaching
• Create and maintain a caring, developmental and nurturing atmosphere during workshops
• Create and maintain a confidential space where children feel they can talk about their feelings and what is going on for them
• Provide emergency first aid to children, if required
• Implement strategies for ensuring the inclusion of all children in workshops

• Tertiary or graduate qualification in social work, psychology, therapy, teaching or similar
• At least 2 years' experience running educational or therapeutic workshops for groups of 10-15 primary school aged children. A similar level of experience working 1-1 with children or 1-1 or with groups of parents is required if you would like to be considered for the additional role of delivering 1-1 coaching to children or 1-1 or group coaching to parents
• For those with non-therapeutic qualifications, some form of therapeutic experience or background
• Punctual, reliable and responsible and an excellent communicator with both adults and children
• An interest and passion in the subjects of resilience, wellbeing and positive mental health
• Able to adapt approach to respond to the unique needs of the group or individual, albeit within the broader context of the Resilience Framework and theme we are exploring
• Flexible, creative and adaptable
• Proactive and able to show initiative
• Up to date police clearance, WWC clearance, First Aid Certificate
• Must be able to provide details of 2 referees that you have recently delivered similar work for
• As a contractor, you will be required to have your own public liability and professional indemnity insurance

Deadline: 29 June 2018

Contact: Susie Mogg –

Conferences and Forums

There are no postings for arts therapy and related conferences and forums in Australia at present. Please check back here soon.


Embodied ImaginationĀ® Australian Training

Embodied ImaginationĀ® is a creative and therapeutic way of working with dreams, memories, physical symptoms and creative ideas. This three-year course offers comprehensive training in Embodied Imagination, developed by Robert Bosnak, Jungian analyst and practised for more than 30 years in eight countries of the world. It is practised individually and in groups in psychotherapy, medicine, theatre, art and creative research.
For more information:

Interactive Drawing Therapy

More than words… 
A page-based way of working with words, images and feelings to access different parts of the psyche. The page becomes a mirror for your client, helping them see themselves more objectively from new perspectives, and facilitating insight, inner resourcefulness, and profound change. A unique map of the stages of the therapeutic journey guides you through the tasks, challenges, risks and interventions of each stage, dramatically increasing your effectiveness and ability to work safely. 

Creative, Inspiring and Respectful
A client-centred process of disclosure and discovery in which you actively partner the client in the process of deepening their work, often through the development of visual metaphors. The counsellor does not interpret the client’s imagery. 

A practical and versatile modality that you can use across a wide range of situations, client groups and presenting problems and with other therapies. IDT can be used for self, individual, couple or group therapy, with all ages (including young children), with less verbally or conceptually fluent clients, cross culturally, and for short-term crisis to long-term developmental work. 

Well-established (and growing) with over 8,000 Australasian course registrations over the last 10 years, published in several peer reviewed journals, and presented at national and international conferences. 

Widely-used by a diverse range of helping professionals
Including counsellors and psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, doctors and nurses, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, guidance counsellors, teachers, youth workers, career practitioners, spiritual directors, staff from Aboriginal and Maori service agencies, alcohol and drug services, sexual abuse and refuge centres, immigrant services, hospices and stopping violence agencies. 

What people say about IDT
“It’s the best psychological tool I’ve found and I’ve been working in the social welfare industry for 30 years.” “We continue to be delighted, excited and amazed at the wide uses of IDT in the mental health setting.” “Creative and empowering for the client, enlightening for the therapist.” “… a universal therapy … engages with ease and safety.” 

To register or for more information visit
IDT – Powerful Tools for Counsellors and Therapists

Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy

Are you looking to gain higher level skills to advance your career?

Gain new specialised skills in Dramatherapy and help others build strength & capacity to make changes in their life.

Dramatherapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating psychological, emotional and social change and makes use of role play, voice work, myth, ritual and storytelling to provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals, solve problems or express feelings.

It can help increase clients’ self awareness and offer a creative way for an individual or group to explore and solve personal and social problems.

Qualification: Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy (10572NAT)
Duration: 14 months, plus 220 hour field placement
Accreditation: Nationally Accredited with the AQTF.
Students will be required to attend 2 x 4 day intensives (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) and 4 online tutorials of 2 hour duration per module.

For more information, including the Entry Requirements, visit


Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy Certificate in Clay Field Therapy

The Clay Field is a flat wooden box that holds 10-15kg clay. A bowl of water is supplied. This simple setting offers a symbolic world for the hands to explore. This unique art therapy approach is widely used in Europe within the fields of disability and disadvantaged youth. It is also used within women's shelters to facilitate trauma and healing.

For further information please visit:


Expressive Therapy Clinic Art Therapy Introductory Course –
Introduction to Art Therapy

This is a Weekend Course (also delivered as an 8 week day or evening program at Tweed Heads NSW). This program covers the history and understanding of art therapy and how it can be used for people of all ages to assist in improving personal growth and insight, processing of traumatic experiences and resolving of inner conflicts. Case Studies and client’s images will be presented in art therapy sessions conducted in many varied client groups. An experiential component for all participants is included in each session. (No creative talent required). This course is suitable for Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Teachers, School Counsellors and anyone interested in Art Therapy.

Session 1: Where did Art Therapy come from? What is Art Therapy?
Session 2: Guided Imagery techniques
Session 3: Art Therapy with Children
Session 4: Art Therapy the Aged and Disability sector
Session 5: Group Work – Art Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Session 6: Group Work – Art Therapy and Positive Psychology
Session 7: 'The Revealing Image' and Family Dynamics
Session 8: Looking after yourself in the Work – Supervision

Facilitator: Megan Shiell (Grad Dip. ExTh. MA ATh. (AThr)DBT Therapist, Level 4 Counsellor)
When: Weekend courses are held every month.
Cost: $350 for weekend courses ($320 early bird rate due 1 month prior to workshops or $50 per weekly session)
Where: Expressive Therapy Clinic, Unit 7/133 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485 Ph: (07) 5536 5553 or 0417 084 846
For more info:
Look under 'PD Training Programs and Courses'
All Expressive Therapy Clinic programs are now listed for CPD/OPD Points with:


Workshops and Seminars

Melbourne Art Therapy Studio
Professional Development 2018 at the Abbotsford Convent

Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuropsychiatry Unit with Dr Joanna Neath
Tuesday 19 June, 6:30-8:30pm
Joanna will be sharing her knowledge and experience from the Neuropsychiatry Unit and the role art therapy plays within this multidisciplinary team.

The Second Sex through Matisse’s women with Dr Emma McNicol
Tuesday 21 August, 6:30-8:30pm
The Second Sex through Matisse’s women. Emma McNicol will guide you through the key arguments of The Second Sex. The lecture will use a selection of Henri Matisse’s depictions of women in order to illustrate Beauvoir’s key arguments. The lecture will culminate in a group discussion...

Palliative Care and Bereavement Art Therapy – ‘Witness and Response’ with Yvonne (Sherring) Maclean (AThR)
Tuesday 16 October, 6:30-8:30pm
Artist / art therapy approaches and practices with people receiving palliative care and bereavement care. An interactive component to this workshop will include art making in response to the themes presented.

Yearly Discounts Available – Save $30
$45 per event or $150 for all 4
For more information and to book see:

Melbourne Art Therapy Studio
Robyn deVries (AThR) & Jackie Burden (AThR)
Studio C1.01, Abbotsford Convent Arts Precinct
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
Tel: 0438 206 842

Gestalt Art Therapy Centre

Training Workshops and Therapy Sessions in Australia

Our Centre offers to develop art tools for therapists who wish to enhance their skills and practice across a range of clients. The Centre is proud of its strong experience in the field of Gestalt Therapy and its practice of awareness that has been the core method of ‘mindfulness’ learning for the last 30 years. We aim to provide our services and experiences in the field of Gestalt Art Therapy as well, to enable and support our participants in a nurturing environment with respect, compassion and humility.

The Gestalt Art Therapy Centre can be found at 2 Findlay st, Brisbane.
Visit our website –
Register now: Click here to register for workshops
More information:
Phone contact: 04 2151 4907

Breakfast Club Lecture Series 2018 – Melbourne

The Summer Foundation is proud to announce the Breakfast Club professional development lecture series for 2018 on brain injury rehabilitation, providing information about up-to-date research and clinical practice.

Changing service models in the NDIS: Key considerations to achieve participation outcomes
This lecture will outline key findings from an NDIS Innovative Workforce Fund project delivered with people with ABI living in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and their support workforce.
Presenters: Libby Callaway, occupational therapist, researcher and senior lecturer at Monash University
Jan Mackey, principal speech pathologist at Applied Communication Skills
Sue Sloan, occupational therapist and clinical neuropsychologist
When: Wednesday 8 August

Music therapy in neurorehabilitation: An overview of current clinical practice and research
In this lecture, Jeanette will present an overview of current research in the area of music therapy and neurorehabilitation, demonstrate different techniques and collaborative approaches with other allied health professionals.
Presenter: Dr Jeanette Tamplin, music therapist, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
When: Wednesday 10 October

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Therapy Services Building, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, 1 Yarra Boulevard, Kew, 3121 (Parking available at centre for $3)
When: 8–9.30am. Light breakfast served from 7.30am for an 8am start
Cost: $30 per lecture or $100 for the four lecture series
For more info: Contact Helen Jeisman on 9894 7006 or email
Podcasts of our 2017 Breakfast Club series are available at

Expressive Therapy Clinic – Workshops and Training

Expressive Therapy Clinic in Tweed Heads offers the opportunity for participants interested in Mindfulness Meditation, Art Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology to attend courses, weekend workshops and specific trainings.

The training programs are especially helpful for Health Care Professionals, Teachers, School Counsellors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Art therapists and people interested in gaining more skills to increase general wellness for themselves and for others they work with. Training in Art Psychotherapy in combination with learning the skills of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Psychology.

Weekend Workshops Program Outline
• Saturday – Managing Emotions using DBT
Wise Mind and Mindfulness; Distress Tolerance and Self-Soothe; Emotional Regulation Strategies; Reality Acceptance skill.
• Sunday – Finding Wellness using Positive Psychology
Introduction to Positive Psychology; Savouring and remembering; Expressing Gratitude and Finding Meaning; Learning Optimism; Acting from your strengths; Conclusion; Questions and observations.

Facilitator: Megan Shiell Grad Dip Ex.Th, M.A AThr – Dialectical Behaviour Therapist
When: Monthly
Where: Expressive Therapy Clinic – Unit 7/133 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads (07) 5536 5553 or 0417 084 846
Cost: $350 (early-bird rate of $320 if paid one month in advance)
For more information:
Email: or go to 
Look under “ PD and Training Opportunities and PD New Training Programs

All Expressive Therapy Clinic programs are now listed for CPD/OPD Points with:

Expressive Therapy Clinic, Coolangatta 

Art Therapy and Creativity with varying Models of Treatment for different Client Groups

Two weekend workshops will be held in 2018, following a very successful fully booked weekend workshops in 2017. We look at how art therapy works, its history and how to use creativity with children, adolescents, the aged. We look at how to use creativity alongside Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Positive Psychology and Compassion Focused Therapy. Seven art exercises in total with a great variety of materials. Lots of learning and lots of fun.

1. Art Therapy and creativity with varying models of treatment for different client groups-Weekend Workshop Saturday 19 Sunday 20 May 2018

2. Art Therapy and creativity with varying models of treatment for different client groups-Weekend Workshop Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018

Contact: Megan Shiell –

Study and Support Groups

Art Therapy Peer Group

Art Therapy Peer Group is a grassroots gathering of practising and studying Arts Therapists. We share insight from diverse backgrounds, methodologies, and practice environments. We come together for professional growth, networking, and to refresh energies. Members alternate facilitation on subjects we love. $5 donation.

When: Monday Evening, 7pm-9pm.
2018 dates TBA

Location: 22 Burwood Hwy, Burwood, VIC
(Enter shopfront near the corner of Warrigal Rd and Burwood Hwy)

Sandra Schilling:
Sue Guzick: 0439413858,
Caroline Williams, 0407275327
Please RSVP to help the facilitator prepare for you.


CLICK HERE to go to the Campaign webpage

About the Campaign
UnitingCare Australia, which represents one of Australia’s largest Not-For-Profit providers of aged care, is seeking your support in halting the Federal Government’s funding cuts to aged care which will reduce the level of care available to frail older people, put more pressure on the public health system and threaten jobs in the aged care sector.

In December 2015 and the 2016-17 Budget, the Federal Government announced funding changes that will remove $2 billion from the Complex Health Care element of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). This will significantly reduce the funds available for services such as wound and skin care, arthritis treatment, mobility support and end-of-life care for frail older people with conditions such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease, arthritis and bone fractures. This care is mostly delivered by registered nurses, general practitioners and a range of allied health professionals.

UnitingCare Australia, together with Aged and Community Services Association and Catholic Health Australia, commissioned Ansell Strategic to conduct independent modelling of the impact of the funding cuts. The modelling, covering more than 500 aged care providers, showed that the cuts will reduce the funding to meet the care needs of older people by an average of 11 per cent or $6,655 per resident per year.

The cuts will be far greater for residents with very high care needs, significantly reducing the level of services and thus their quality of life. As the cuts are phased in for new residents and for those whose needs are reassessed, we believe they will introduce an unacceptable level of inequity within aged care services, with residents with similar health care needs receiving vastly different levels of service.

In responding to the modelling tool, many service providers indicated the cuts would force them to consider reducing staffing numbers or reviewing admission policies for consumers with high needs.

Clearly funding cuts of this magnitude will have a significant flow-on impact on the broader health care system and most particularly on already stretched public hospitals. In particular, we believe the cuts may result in frail older people remaining in hospital longer than medically necessary as the availability of suitable aged care places is reduced and that end-of-life care may be limited to hospitals and hospices.

We are also deeply concerned at the potentially negative impact on the aged care workforce, particularly in the face of growing demand for care.

Exhibitions and Events

There are no postings for arts therapy and related exhibitions and event at present. Please check back here soon.

Space for Hire

Art Therapy Consulting Room

406 Humffray St South, Golden Point (Ballarat) VIC 3350

Art materials, sand tray and symbols available to use. Suitable for working with small family groups, couples or individuals. Price and availability on request.

Contact: Monica Finch –

Art Making Studio

Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Large space to share with two other art therapists (possible use of clinical space with negotiation). Kitchen and bathroom facilities. Light streams in on 3 sides, 2nd floor.

$150pw + bond
Available From: 6 March 2017
Contact: Julia Sideris –

Infinity Health & Wellbeing Practitioner/user Packages

Working together to create a space of healing for ALL!

Casual Rates
This package is suited to a practitioner or teacher who is looking to rent casually. Hourly, half day & full day options available. Includes listing on the practitioner directory on our website.

Min. 3 Month Investment
With up to 10hrs Avail/week
As schedule allows limited spaces available.  Bookings essential
This package suits those starting out or looking to expand from a home based or small business and are looking for a more professional front without the massive overheads. Includes: mini bio & profile on our  website & facebook, direct booking link to your email & inclusion in directory list on monthly newsletter.

Min. 6 Month Investment
With up to 10hrs Avail/week
As schedule allows – booking essential
This package is great value! Offering you a min. 10hrs at the centre. As schedule allows limited spaces available.  Bookings essential – Conditions Apply. Includes: A full page of services & bio on our website & facebook, direct booking link to your email through website, inclusion in Monthly Newsletter with own ad/bio, inclusion on class timetable (if applicable), priority scheduling.

For any questions or to book a tour, call Naomi today on: +61 405 570 017,

ANZATA is relaunching the Volunteers' Noticeboard. If you would like to volunteer please click here. Or if you would like offer opportunities for volunteers please click here to go to the Volunteer online forms.


Maria Adamou
Location: Sydney
About Maria
Would like to learn more about art therapy for children and adults with disabilities, please let me know if there are any groups or individual therapy programs that I can provide my services. I am a qualified Counsellor/ Social Worker and would enjoy the opportunity to learn more and support with your programs. I am interested in art therapy and before I enrol for a course would like to do some volunteer work.
Available: 8 January 2018 to 31 January 2019

Gaylene Allan
Location: Inner east melbourne
About Gaylene
Employed as an Integrated Family services practitioner. Graduate diploma in Art therapy – Latrobe University. Masters of Counselling – Monash University
Available: from March 2018

Name: Karen Coltman
Location: Melbourne
About Karen
I have been a visual art teacher at a special developmental school for students with moderate to severe physical and intellectual issues ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. I have recently completed a graduate diploma in art therapy and will be commencing a cert IV in assessment and training soon. I believe in inclusiveness and that regardless of abilities, everyone deserves the right to participate and create. I also believe in celebrating creativity and have always championed my students work in a variety of local and statewide exhibitions.
Available: until November 2018

Name: Anna Caroline Costello
Location: Melbourne
About Anna:
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Art Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute of Australia. I am very passionate about art therapy and would really enjoy volunteering to expand my knowledge in the area of Art psychotherapy. I genuinely love helping people and would like to make a positive difference to an individuals or groups quality of life.
Available: 15 January 2018 to 22 December 2018

Lisa Chalmers-Borella
Location: Melbourne
About Lisa
Firm believer in the healing power of art. I’ve recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Fine Art) and have also done an Advanced Diploma of Fine Art. I mostly love to explore painting but love playing with new mediums. I think the best creative/spiritual moments happen when you let go and see what happens. I’d love to share this with others. I run a studio space in Brunswick where I’d eventually like to start running classes. I’m available to volunteer evenings and weekends. I’m very curious about art therapy and want to learn more before maybe taking up more study.
Available: April 2018 to 29 June 2018

Name: Linda Davidson
About Linda:
I am a clinical and counselling psychologist working in private practice and registered with AHPRA. I am interested in finding out more about art therapy before potentially enrolling in a training programme. Other than an interest in art/arts I have no formal training.
Available: October 2015 onwards.

Name: Milagros Dotras
Location: Sydney, Australia
About Milagros:
I am a Psychologist and I am currently studying Art Therapy at CETAC with Rob Gray. I am working at an Early Learning Centre in Sydney and I have been working with children for the past six years. I can provide WWCC and an updated police check. Please email me with any volunteer opportunities that may come up in Sydney area.
Available: 4 July 2016 onwards

Name: Brianna Hudson
Location: Melbourne
About Brianna
I am a practicing visual artist and soon to be Master of Arts Therapy student. I’ve worked as carer for the Department of Health and Human services with at risk children and youth and have my approved working with children check from working in education. Looking for any kind of arts therapy volunteer work.
Available until: 17 September 2020

Name: Antje Meyer
Location: Brisbane
About Antje:
I am a fully qualified Art Therapist from Europe with a background in Mental Health Nursing. I recently became a member of ANZATA and I am very keen on getting some insides about how Art Therapy is used in Australia. I am looking for a placement/ voluntary work to exchange expertise. I predominantly worked with groups of adults in a center for mental rehabilitation who were suffering from depression, anxiety, burn-out and bereavement. The treatment was based on behavioral therapy. I am looking for therapists who work with Arts Therapies or include creative techniques in their work. I have a special interest in focusing therapy. If you are interested in international exchange or need support in your practice, please message me. I am based in the greater Brisbane area.
Available From: 10 November 2015

Name: Shu Yin Chan
Location: Singapore
About Shu Yin
I am looking to volunteer in any Art Therapy related activities. I have taught polymer clay classes to kids part-time and love creating Art in my free time. My current day job is in an administrative function in the disabilities field, and I previously worked as a visual effects artist on films. I hope to study to become an Art Therapist in the near future, and look forward to any exposure in the field of Art Therapy.
Available: After office hours on weekdays (7pm onwards) and weekends

Grace Stovin-Bradford
Location: Sydney
About Grace
I have just finished my under grad in visual arts and design. Currently, I am working and participating in art events around Wollongong, where i often exhibit art therapy like installations. I am looking for some volunteering experience to gain some knowledge before starting my masters in art therapy hopefully in 2019 in Melbourne.
Available: 5 May to 5 November 2018

Name: Lilli Waters
Location: Melbourne
About Lilli
I am a practicing photographic artist and will be applying for the Master of Arts Therapy next year. I have my approved working with children check and am looking for any kind of health / arts therapy volunteer work.
Available: 21 March to 21 December 2018

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