Event Information

“We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves”. (Dan Siegel)

ACATA and ANZATA are once again collaborating to design an event to bring together the diverse community of people who are inhabiting the broad landscape of the arts and well-being. The creative arts therapies are becoming more visible and are increasingly seen as an innovative treatment of choice by other clinicians. The intention of the conference is to explore how to strengthen our coherence as a profession. It is hoped that this conference will provide an infusion of vitality so that we as creative arts therapy practitioners can collectively flourish and embrace change and evolution.

The Conference will be held on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December at CATRU, VCA, University of Melbourne,
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank.

Our Keynotes

This year we are lucky enough to be hosting three important figures in the arts therapies world. Our keynotes will present addresses at the conference on Saturday 9 December and hold masterclasses on 8 and 11 December at Abbotsford Convent. They are:

  Robert Landy is a ground-breaker in the field of Dramatherapy. He is a Professor of Educational Theatre and Applied Psychology and Director of the Drama Therapy Program at New York University whose recent work includes developing programs to treat offenders with mental illness in prisons. With more than 35 years of clinical experience, he has an international reputation lecturing and training in therapeutic arts and psychology.
  Ellen Levine is an internationally renowned expressive arts therapist and psychoanalyst, and the co-founder with Steven Levine of ISIS-CANADA, a three-year training program at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children’s Mental Health in Toronto, Canada. She is also the author and co-author of a number of significant publications on expressive arts therapy, and is widely known and respected for her work with children.
  Steven Levine is Paul Celan Chair of Philosophy and Poietics in the Arts, Health and Society Division of the European Graduate School and Dean of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Arts. He works to bring together philosophical theory, Expressive Arts practice and poetic inquiry within a teaching framework to help students find creative approaches to their professional work and of being in the world. A rigorous education in Western philosophy studying with former students of Martin Heidegger and Edmund Husserl, founders of phenomenological philosophy, followed early training in Buddhism and Taoism. He later founded the International School for Interdisciplinary Studies Canada with Ellen G Levine.

The Programme will be released soon...

We received an unprecedented number of high calibre proposals this year and we thank all of those who sent one in. We are now putting the final touches on the Conference Programme and this is planned to be released towards the end of August. We will let you know when it is ready in a conference e-newsletter. If you are not one our mailing list please write to acata.anzataconference@gmail.com to receive all the updates leading up to the conference.

What it will cost...

Members' prices apply to ACATA and ANZATA members only

Masterclass fees

  Earlybird Full price
 Members half day  $110 $150
 Members full day $190 $230
 Non-members half day $180 $220
 Non-members full day $300 $340
 

Conference fees

  Earlybird Full price
 Members                        $425 $475
 Non-members $525 $575
 Presenters $300 $350
 Students $300 $350
 

If you have any questions about the conference and masterclasses please email – acata.anzataconference@gmail.com

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