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Dance Therapy New Zealand
Art Therapist Assistant

Auckland, New Zealand

Job Description and Criteria
Arts 4 Us is offered to the local children in Panmure, Oranga, Orakei and Riverside/Otahuhu area during the school term. These drop-in programmes are provided free of charge to the families.

Contracted to DTNZ as a paid assistant, you would be working alongside the lead therapist to deliver these programmes. You would need to be available for at least two to three hours per week during the term, which includes the one-hour session or sessions plus setup and pack down.

This would be a valuable learning experience for those studying or recently graduated from an arts or childcare qualification, but with the main skills required being a passion for art and being comfortable around children.

Key skills sought:
We are looking someone currently undertaking or recently graduated from an arts or childcare qualification. Being passionate about art and comfortable around children are a must.

Deadline: 26 June 2017
Contact:
Michael Greenwood, admin@dancetherapy.co.nz
www.dancetherapy.co.nz

Conferences
There are no current postings for arts therapy or related conferences in New Zealand at the moment. Please check again soon as information is posted regularly.
Courses

Creative and Action-based Supervision Skills

Victoria University of Wellington, Continuing Education, Course to be held in Auckland

This workshop is aimed at therapists engaged in delivering supervision, including music and arts therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists and others with an interest in using creative and action-based methods. Enhance your current supervisory practice through the exploration of creative and music therapy specific techniques. Look at ways to use improvisation and role-play in supervision, and gain confidence in moving from words to action in the supervisory space.

Continuing Education, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140
Phone +644 463 6556
Email: conted@vuw.ac.nz
Click here for the website

   

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 www.InteractiveDrawingTherapy.co.nz
Email: info@InteractiveDrawingTherapy.co.nz
IDT – Powerful Tools for Counsellors and Therapists

Training in Sandtray and Sandplay Therapy with Sandplay Aotearoa

For the past nine years Jean Parkinson has offered four-level basic sandplay training in Auckland. These experiential workshops, differentiating Sandtray from Sandplay Therapy, are intended to promote awareness of the modality as a serious psychotherapy with strong psychological and developmental frameworks. They are not intended to take the place of training offered by ISST accredited teachers. Their value is in raising awareness, promoting professional reflection and interest in the responsible practice of Sandtray and Sandplay in Aotearoa. (Please note these are neither NZQA nor ISST)

Level One: 18, 19, 20 April
Level Two: 25, 26, 27 April

For more info: www.sandplayaotearoa.co.nz

Workshops and Seminars

Coming Home to Yourself: Mindfulness, Movement and Creativity at Daku Resort, Fiji

With Kovido Maddick and Suraya Langston
10-16 September 2017

Get away from the Winter in New Zealand and enjoy a mindful and creative retreat in beautiful Daku resort – Savusavu’s top rated choice on Trip Advisor with a rating of 4.5!

During this retreat, we will be with reconnecting with ourselves through a mixture of mindfulness, movement and creativity, accepting the totality of who we are.

What’s In For You?
• Take time out for yourself: Treat yourself to 7 days of luxury, relaxation and playful creativity in a tropical paradise
• Enjoy a profoundly beautiful environment
• Relax and soften into a simple daily routine guided by your facilitators Kovido and Suraya
• Calm and center yourself through meditation and movement
• Enhance your natural creativity and energy flow
• Enjoy delicious meals and excursions: Have all your meals provided for with gorgeous, fresh island food, so you can truly enjoy your setting.
• Play and take time out for group or solo excursions

Suraya Langston is an Art Therapist, counsellor and artist, who has been practicing for 25 years. Kovido Maddick was a Buddhist monk for 10 years and has been teaching mindfulness for 25 years.

Price Packages:
• NZ$1700 (AUS$1590) if you make an early bird booking by 10 June 2017
• NZ $1530 (AUS $1430) for a budget booking
• NZ $1850 (AUS $1700) for a normal booking

All booking prices include:
• 6 nights accommodation at Daku Resort in traditional bures with private facilities.
• Breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
• Workshop fees.
• Lectures and excursions as indicated.

CLICK HERE for more info.


From the Creative Kete Auaha Waiora: Arts Therapies for the Therapeutic Treatment Setting

CTAA, in association with NZAC and ANZATA, is pleased to offer a day for the members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, to introduce the arts therapies in practice. This will provide counsellors with a series of interactive creative experiences, including simple arts processes to integrate into their counselling sessions with adults, children and/or youth. The arts modalities are the Visual Arts in therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance and Movement Therapy, Sand-Play and Symbol Work, and the Arts in expressive multi-modal therapy. The workshops will present evidence-based practice concepts and/or research that presenters have published, or are in the process of publishing.

Thursday 22 June 2017, 9.00am – 4.30pm
University of Auckland Tamaki Campus
For more info and to register:
Cathy Readhead – e-mail: aucklandpd@xtra.co.nz
 

Sing Your Heart Out Auckland!

A vocal psychotherapy workshop with Dr Diane Austin

Sing Your Heart Out Auckland! is an in-depth experience of Vocal Psychotherapy, in a two-day workshop facilitated by Dr Diane Austin, DA, CMT, LCAT, a New York based Vocal Psychotherapist and Music Therapist.

Through over twenty years’ experience, Diane has researched the power of music to help people move beyond emotional and psychological challenges, to connect with their inner most feelings. Diane particularly noticed the key role of the voice in this process, and established ‘voicework’ as an integral part of the psychological process.

We bring you Sing Your Heart Out, Auckland! for the first time in New Zealand! This is a rare opportunity to explore and experience Vocal Psychotherapy with Diane Austin for yourself!

Dr Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT is the Director of the Music Psychotherapy Centre in New York City where she offers a two-year post-graduate certificate program in Vocal Psychotherapy. Dr Austin has maintained a private practice in music psychotherapy for over 25 years, and teaches in the graduate music therapy department at New York University. She has lectured and taught internationally on the use of the voice in in-depth music psychotherapy and her work has been published in numerous journals and books.

EARLY BIRD OFFER
There are an extremely limited number of specially priced early-bird registrations at $375 available, but only until 11pm on May 20. After this, full registration will be $425.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
When:
10am – 4pm, 19 – 20 August, 2017
Where: Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD 1010
Registrations and more information here: https://dianeaustin.eventbrite.co.nz

While in New Zealand, Diane Austin will also be presenting talks at Victoria University and the Music Therapy New Zealand Symposium. Her trip to New Zealand has been made possible through a Lindgren Grant from Music Therapy New Zealand. We also thank Rockshop and KBB Music for the donation of the Backbeat Bar as venue for the workshop.


Exhibitions and Events
There are no current postings for arts therapy or related exhibitions and events in New Zealand at the moment. Please check again soon as information is posted regularly.


Space for Hire

Expressive Arts Therapy Room
Mt Eden, Auckland

This arts therapy room is in my home in central Auckland, near to St Lukes and the motorway. There is plenty of street parking and a driveway that can be used. Currently it is available every Tuesday for a full day. The room has lovely bare floor boards with a big colourful rug. The french doors open out onto a covered deck area which can also be used. There is a huge array of art therapy materials available including a sand tray with symbols and drama/movement props if required. The room looks very professional and would do well with one or two clients or a small group if doing visual art around a table.

Available from: 6 September 2016
Contact: Angie Richardson – expressitplayspace@gmail.com

Volunteering
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Volunteering

Simona Capuano
Contact:
simocapua@gmail.com
Location:
Italy
About Simona:
I'm a dance/movement therapist, language teacher, translator, international cooperation and intercultural projects operator. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, English and a little bit of Japanese and French.  I'm mother of 3 small toddlers. I'd like to join art therapies projects in NZ to experience life with my family in your country.
Available:
7 June 2017 to 7 June 2020

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