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Volunteer Arts Therapists for a Mission in Cambodia with
The Red Pencil (International)

The Red Pencil (International), in collaboration with HAGAR International, is launching a mission to provide rehabilitative arts therapy services for children from low-income backgrounds in Cambodia.

The programmes in the mission will comprise of group arts therapy sessions with the beneficiaries, as well as Train the Trainer sessions for HAGAR staff. The sessions will highlight the benefits of arts as a medium to access deeper feelings and bring about relief and regulation for both beneficiaries and staff. The mission will follow a 3-step framework and will be carried out over the course of one year. The arts therapists are required to visit the targeted country to attend to the same beneficiaries thrice, so as to provide long-term and meaningful support.

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Timeline of Mission:
Step 1 – 30 April to 11 May 2018
Step 2 – 10 to 21 September 2018
Step 3 – 5 to 16 November 2018

• Certified and experienced arts therapist (one of the chosen candidates must be a Singaporean citizen)
• Demonstrated experience with group therapy with children
• Experience working in low-income countries
• Demonstrated experience with capacity building of local staff of non-profit organisations
• Fluent in English (knowledge of Khmer would be very helpful)
• For the full job description, please visit:

The transportation (including return flight), insurance, food and accommodation are covered by The Red Pencil and its partner organisation.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications along with their resumes and letter of interest in English to by 12 April 2018, with the subject line “Arts Therapist Application – Cambodia”. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Volunteer Arts Therapists for a Mission in Sudan with
The Red Pencil (International)

We are excited to have a new mission being launched in Sudan and are looking for two arts therapists to develop and lead Arts Therapy sessions with our partner organisations.

Step 1: 22 April–4 May 2018
Step 2: 5–17 August 2018
Step 3: 7–19 October 2018

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the requirements please submit your application to by 23 February 2018, using the subject line: Art Therapist application – Sudan.

CLICK HERE for more info

Movement – Brain • Body • Cognition
International Conference at Harvard University, Boston 

27 – 29 July 2018 

Among the other institutions involved in this event include the Harvard University School of Medicine's affiliated hospitals Spaulding Rehabilitation, McLean, and Beth Israel-Deaconess, as well as the M.I.N.D. Institute at M.I.T., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Haifa, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad 'Manuel Fajardo' Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, and Bielefeld University in Germany.

The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement and its relation to cognitive function. The abstracts of the conference as well as selected principal papers will be proceedings will be published in volume 8 of the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics. Among the broad topic areas in this call for abstracts include Cognitive-Movement applications in: rehabilitation, sports, human development, gerontology, genetics/genomics, technologies and measurement, science of aesthetics, behavioral and communication sciences, occupational and physiotherapy, and biomedical engineering.

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and I personally welcome your enquiries and suggestions.

Check out our website for more details:

9th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit, New York City

2018 Call For Proposals

New York City, 11-14 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit to be held in New York City, 11-14 October 2018. Last year, approximately 900 creative arts therapists and educators, counselors and social workers, play therapists, and healthcare colleagues gathered together to learn, collaborate, and network.
      We welcome papers, panels, workshops, as well as single- and multi-day classes featuring any of the creative arts therapies. We are especially interested in sessions that are multimodal, interdisciplinary, and/or experiential.
We are also inviting proposals for day-long multi-faculty seminars. Single-discipline presentations are also welcome, particularly those with an emphasis on studio skills, therapeutic techniques, and topics of clinical interest. Proposals on essential skills in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy are welcome, as well.

Submission deadline: Sunday 18 March – CLICK HERE for the online form
Notification of the committee’s decisions will be sent via email at the end of June

There are no current postings for international arts therapy or related courses advertised here at the moment. Please check again soon as information is posted regularly.
Workshops and Seminars

Square the Circle: Symbolism and creativity workshops –
Bali, April 2018

This Symbolism and Creativity Retreat is designed to harness your own creativity and discover more about Jung’s theories on symbols and archetypes. The workshops include play, painting and collage around symbolic themes such as the forest, the sea and the shadow – exploring fairy tale and myth as well as Jungian symbolism.

A previous participant wrote:
These workshops were a wonderful experience, full of challenge, surprise, insight and fun, and a decisive point for me both professionally as a psychotherapist and personally as someone who wants to develop creatively.

What better place to do this than the beautiful island of Bali, steeped in artistic cultural heritage and rich, vibrant symbolism? The retreat includes yoga by the pool, and daily workshops exploring symbolism facilitated by qualified art therapists, plus other art trips and activities, such as ceramics and puppet-making. We are located at the beautiful Indies Estate, with luxury ensuite rooms, meals and trips included. The creative elements are intense and fulfilling, but there is also plenty of time for yoga, massages, beauty treatments and swimming and sunbathing. CPD certificates are also included.

CLICK HERE for more info and to book

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