Online or on Campus
Places are awarded on a "first paid first serve" basis due to demand
Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD
This one-day workshop provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the study of Art Psychotherapy.
Participants will gain an understanding of Art Psychotherapy and learn about the creative processes involved in this therapeutic modality
The day will be useful for those who are considering studying Art Psychotherapy at higher educational level and also those wanting to explore art making in a unique environment, enabling members to reflect on their motivations, skills and experiences.
Participants will be invited to engage in a range of art making practical sessions and group discussions exploring their own personal symbols and unconscious imagery in a safe and facilitating environment.
Comfortable clothing should be worn suitable for making art in. A degree of active participation will be expected from all participants.
Outcomes/What you will learn
This day will provide direct experiential learning based on the principles which underpin art therapeutic practice, focusing on the ethos of the training taught on the Postgraduate MA course at the University of Roehampton.
This workshop will explore the richness of human creativity and expression, making links to the group processes and art therapeutic relationship, shedding light on the non-verbal communication.
An electronic certificate of attendance will be emailed on successful course completion.
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For the online course you will need A4 and A3 drawing sheets, modelling clay, oil pastels, colouring pencils, graphite pencils, erasers, felt-tip pens, chalk pastels, charcoal sticks, watercolours, acrylic paints, paintbrushes.
Please note that this is a suggestion only and not a course requirement.
Amy Ison is an art therapist and supervisor registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).Read More
Amy completed her training (Goldsmiths) in 2008 and has undertaken additional training in systemic practice with families and couples and experiential training in community and psychotherapy.
She has worked in adult mental health services for many years and in 2012 joined A Space, a charity which provides therapy services to children and families and consultation to school staff; she is a lead therapist and supervises MA students on clinical placement.
Amy is a graduate of the Royal Drawing School and has an ongoing interest in applied psychoanalytic theory and integrated art and art therapy practice. She is a visiting lecturer for the MA in Art Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton.
Grigoris is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Art Psychotherapist and a full member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) with experience of working in the National Health Service (NHS) with adults and young people, offering mental health care for patients with personal problems and severe mental health illnesses.Read More
Grigoris has also worked at Young Persons’ Services delivering a multi-component risk reduction programmes for young people who are vulnerable to risk taking behaviour including drug and alcohol use, early and unprotected sex and offending. Currently, he is employed by two NHS Trusts where he delivers group and individual art psychotherapy sessions and assessments at adult in-patient acute psychiatric units.
Grigoris teaches Art Psychotherapy at both Foundation and Masters Level at the University of Roehampton in London, continuing to develop his identity as an artist, by maintaining his studio practice, commissioning art projects and taking part in art exhibitions and competitions.