Mission Australia – Southern Highlands, Robertson
Art Therapist – parttime (22.8hrs/week) position
About Mission Australia
Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.
About the role
Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm (TCF) located at Robertson in the Southern Highlands, is an award winning drug and alcohol residential treatment program, providing assessment, treatment and intervention for young people aged 16 to 24 with complex needs. As the Art Therapist, you will deliver an individual and group art therapy program as a part of the Triple Care’s rehabilitation and treatment program.
• Developing and implementing an Art Therapy program, involving individual and group counselling session and creative arts workshops
• Develop and facilitate group counselling sessions
• Support student residents towards the achievement of casework goals
• Maintain all necessary student records, reports and case notes
• Develop quality relationships with a range of key stakeholders including community organisations, rehabilitation providers and other health professionals
Qualifications and Experience
• Tertiary qualifications in Art Therapy and Counselling (e.g. Masters of Art Therapy)
• NSW Driver’s License and current First Aid Certificate
• Demonstrated group work skills.
• Demonstrated experience in the AOD field.
• Demonstrated ability completing funding submissions.
• Familiarity with and confidence in working within a harm minimisation framework
As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.
• Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
• Discounted health care with Medibank Private
• Paid Parental Leave
• Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
• Free, confidential counselling service
For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia. Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan
Writing for Well-being Series – Forum
A forum where a group of arts/health practitioners will outline the benefits and provide research and anecdotal evidence of literary arts activities. They will demonstrate how various forms of storytelling, writing, arts and literature can play an important role in professional self-care and improving well-being as well as reducing hospital stays and doctors’ visits for you and consumers.
Growing Up is Hard to Do: Challenges with emotional growth in families
and couples – CCAFPAA Conference
This conference held by Couple, Child and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia will consist of a combination of Presentations, Affective Learning Group experiences, and a Plenary Session. CCAFPAA members who have contributed to the book will present aspects of their work- they will bring alive the clinical world that emerges when working psychodynamically with couples families and children, with a focus on the developmental issues that interfere with emotional growth. Affective Learning Groups will offer participants opportunities to contribute issues and dilemmas from their own clinical practice within a small shared thinking space. A Plenary Session at the end of the conference will provide a forum for a large group discussion of the themes that have emerged in the Affective Learning Groups.
Where: The Woolcock Institute, Glebe Point Rd, Sydney When: 17 and 18 March Contact: Sophie Bryson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy at IKON
IKON’s Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy can lead to some truly rewarding careers. Available in Sydney, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & Brisbane. Enquire now to commence in June or discover more at our Complimentary Webinar on 3 May.
Embodied Imagination® 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:www.embodiedimagination.com.au
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.”
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.
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.
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 Email:email@example.com For more info:www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au
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Workshops and Seminars
Gender Fluidity in a Contemporary Jungian Psychoanalytic Context
with Katina Ellis, Kerrie Kirkwood, Jo Violet
Three ANZSJA Jungian analysts Katina Ellis (Canberra), Kerrie Kirkwood (Sydney) and Jo Violet (Melbourne) present their clinical experience and current thinking about gender fluidity within the analytic relationship. Each has a depth of experience working with gender issues with children, adolescent or adult clients including transgender clients and those who are exploring the complex issues associated with gender identity and sexual orientation. This seminar is an opportunity to re-examine ideas about gender, trauma and the formation of self.
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.
Discover this tool to be used in Art Therapy sessions. You will learn: How to create Art Journals; How to develop Mixed media techniques building Art Journals; Starting the process of using the Art Journal with clients; Selecting some creations at the Art journal to work in the therapy sessions; How to close the therapy session after an Art Journal work; To offer options to the client to continue working with the Art Journal at home until the next session.
Working with Children in Therapy Sessions
10 and 11 March
Any professional in the helping services who wants to work with children, must consider the child as a total system: the family, social, cultural and developmental factors influencing the child. In addition, we must pay attention to the small or subtle details that the adults may not notice or may not understand about the child’s symptoms that are clearly obvious to a professional. For example, the manner we communicate with a child is to notice the pace, rhythm and assimilation of the content, as well as the meaning attribution to the play experiments during the session. This is a way of developing trust and safety during the session by clarifying anything that is happening between the child and the adult therapist.
Incorporating The Tarot in Therapy sessions
Using the Tarot with a psychotherapeutic objective is novel and exciting. The reason being that the cards are associated with the Archetypes (Jung) therefore the work is directly relevant to the discovery of the unconscious material indicated in the symbolic images in the cards. We tend to project everything onto images before us. Our thoughts, feelings and emotions, and make decisions based on our selection of a specific card. In this workshop the participants will learn how to use Tarot cards as a technique to deepen their work with clients and find unconscious material in a Gestalt Art Therapy approach.
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.
Emerging technologies and rehabilitation of the upper limb: Are we ready?
This lecture will discuss research collected at the Hand Hub – Australia’s first publicly funded, technology-based upper limb rehabilitation clinic – and will encourage debate about the place of technology in rehabilitation. Presenter: Marlena Klaic, occupational therapy research leader, Melbourne Health, Senior clinician for acute neurosciences and founding member of the Hand Hub When:Wednesday 16 May
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 Booking:trybooking.com/TORO For more info: Contact Helen Jeisman on 9894 7006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Podcasts of our 2017 Breakfast Club series are available at summerfoundation.org.au/lectures-2017
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: email@example.com or go to www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au
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AASW • ACA • ANZATA • APS and ACMHN
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
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)
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
Art of Process
An Exhibition and Catalogue
Raising awareness of Art Therapy through creative works and reflections
13 February to 9 March 2018
This exhibition at Space 2b features artworks by arts therapists exploring the creative process. It brings to light the value of process, in early sketch stages or in finished objects.
Space 2b is a social enterprise supporting newly arrived migrants refugees and people seeking asylum – http://space2b.com.au/
Colour by Numbers – Town Hall Gallery
13 March to 8 April
On the Community Project Wall, Victoria Schnaedelbach presents a body of work produced while participating in a neurological rehabilitation program.This program is extremely disciplined and repetitive in order to maintain an emotionally neutral environment. Using an old children’s colouring activity, she learnt to retrain her brain and build up neurological muscle. Trained in both arts therapy and medicine, Schnaedelbach is uniquely placed to share her knowledge and first-hand experience with others.
Opening – Saturday 17 March, 2pm–4pm
An Afternoon of Dialogue: Art meets neuroscience in a therapeutic alliance –
Saturday 24 March, 1.30pm–4.30pm
Join a panel of medical experts for a special discussion exploring the different methods - and profoundly beneficial effects - of creative arts as therapy. Leave with a better understanding of the Creative Arts in therapy, your miraculous and dynamic nervous system and how the latest research in Neurobiology is informing clinical practice. Panel members include: Dr Paul Noone, Dr Hassanah Briedis, Dr Jan Allen, Dr Tania Ash and Victoria Schnaedelbach.
Click here to book for the opening and the panel discussion
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.
Infinity Health & Wellbeing Practitioner/user Packages
Working together to create a space of healing for ALL!
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.
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Maria Adamou Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Contact: email@example.com 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 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Email: email@example.com 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
Name: Linda Davidson Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Contact: email@example.com 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 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Contact: Antje.Meyer1@yahoo.de 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 Contact: email@example.com 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
Name: Lilli Waters Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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