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What is Art Therapy?
Part of the Victorian Seniors Festival Program at The Dock
Could Art Therapy be for me…. for someone I care for?
Learn about Art Therapy in this introudctory session. Open relationships with the local Docklands community and break down Art Therapy myths & stigmas. A safe and fun way to experience an experiential arts process.
Art Therapy is for anyone curious about ways to be healthy. This workshop will explore information on kinds of art therapy. You will be invited to connect with art in your own way, meet others, and experience a welcoming environment lead by trained arts therapists. No skill required, materials provided.
Introductory information is provided on:
- Diverse definitions and kinds of art therapy in current best practice
- Some common myths
- Who can use art therapy
- How art therapy can benefit and ways to choose therapist or group
- How art therapy is different than other therapies or art class
- Segment on Art Therapy with Seniors or early onset dementia
Art Therapy Defined:
Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association
“Arts therapy uses art media and creative processes to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being.” ACATA, 2016
Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association
“The arts therapies are a form of psychotherapy utilising creative modalities, including visual art-making, drama, and dance/movement, within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform physical, mental and emotional well-being.” ANZATA, 2016
Facilitators- Qualified Arts Therapists
Sue Guzick, ANZATA
Master of Art Therapy, LaTrobe University
Special interest in Mental Health and Disability support, psychosocial residential and community settings, community arts initiatives
Annie Fox, ANZATA, HCPC
Masters in Art Psychotherapy at Roehampton University
Kaleido Art Therapy Services, The H'art Group (Combines Health & Creativity)
Experiance in sexual health charities and Schools as an art therapy trainee
Jackie Burden, ANZATA, ACATA
Master of Art Therapy, LaTroby University
Strong interest in working with clients with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions, and supporting their carers with creative activities resources
When & Where
The Dock community hub includes The Library at The Dock ( Library and Community Centre), Buluk Park and Community Hub at The Dock ( Family services and Boating hub).
Library at The Dock is Melbourne's first fully integrated community and cultural space, providing a place for local residents and Melbournians to create, explore, connect, learn and belong.
Phone: 03 96589998 Enquiries: email@example.com