This workshop explores the power and capacity of sculpture as an everyday learning technique that has significant power, yet is relataively safe. Sculpture is a truncated role-play. It plans to capture a moment in time where a small set of actions and words are highlighted to understand what has occurred. It is a valuable tool since it captures only one moment and can aid the closer inspection of the issues/feelings and responses that occur. Sculpture is based on creating a set of frozen images that emphasise a mixture of body language and simple verbal expression.
This workshop explores the power of action methods and how they can be used to generate new insights and change for group participants.
This session presents the HEAL Program (Home of Expressive Arts Learning). This is a school-based mental health service which offers Music and Art Therapy to adolescent refugee students. HEAL aims to provide therapeutic services, research and psychoeducation which increase the possibility of culturally diverse adolescents experiencing the good mental health necessary to participate fully in the learning experience, and to enjoy life without barriers. HEAL was established in 2004 at Milpera State High School, in Brisbane, Queensland . An Outreach Service is offered to other schools.
This presentation examines and develops ways and means to enhance the coping and support the resilience of people's personal abilities using art therapy as a means to enhance those abilities. Art therapy
This workshop will give an experiential appreciation of a different aspect of art psychotherapy, as initially proposed by Susan Bach in the UK following WWII. Using a different way of seeing and responding
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent