certificate in integrative art
certificate in integrative art

Certificate in Expressive Integrative Art

Course starting 11th January 2020 Colchester, Essex

 

This is our most popular Expressive Integrative Art therapy course, aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists with creative interests in arts therapies and works of art. Basically, it gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and skills behind using visual arts with children, young people and adults. We also integrate creative intellectual evidence-based theory from counselling and arts therapy in a friendly, accessible and interactive way. Our aim is to help you develop the creative and career skills you need to use drawing, painting and clay in your practice.

 

You will learn how to introduce visual arts to your clients

 

Emma Steadman has been teaching Expressive Art to play therapists and counsellors for 15 years. In addition, her groups are always small (never more than 10 people) which provides a safe and nurturing environment. The Certificate is also accessible and affordable, as it is taught in five weekend modules over an academic year.

This is an experiential course, so you will be doing drawings and painting as part of your own creative process. Students will also be invited to share their personal drawings and paintings with the group. This allows us to begin to understand the unique and unexpected ways the unconscious guides our art. In addition, visual arts are an effective way to separate out what belongs to a client and what is ours. This is a key skill in supervision, which also protects us from vicarious or secondary trauma in our hands on work.

 

Start to express yourself and your clients will do the same

 

Our groups will give you the confidence to use expressive arts in counselling and help you to put pen to paper. It is when we are comfortable drawing or painting that our clients will also express themselves.

Expressive art forms are very effective when used with other creative arts therapies, so we will also use sandplay, mindfulness,  movement and music during this course. This course may also be suitable for arts students and others interested in performance art and contemporary art.

Dates

Jan 11th and 12th 2020

March 7th and 8th 2020

May 9th and 10th 2020

July 4th and 5th 2020

Sept 7th and 8th 2020

Times

10-5pm all days

Cost

The cost of this integrative art training course is £1800 in total if paid before the first weekend. After that, it is £2000 paid in instalments. £250 from the above amount is also needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. In addition, monthly payment plans are available by discussion with Emma.

It is useful to have done the Introduction weekend course first (though not essential). To conclude, there are more details of all our integrative art training courses here.

Terms

This course needs 6 people in order to go ahead on planned date. If less than that, we can offer other dates, other courses or a full refund.

Venue

Willow Brook Primary School, Colchester, Essex

therapeutic art activities mandala

This course is for you if:

  • You work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • You are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Adding creative arts skills to your work with art objects appeals to you

Find out which level of our Integrative Arts course is the right for you:

Benefits of this course:

Tutor:

Emma Steadman is an experienced play therapist (MA, BACP), supervisor and trainer who has worked in CAMHS, charities and schools over the last fifteen years. She has also been teaching and supervising sandplay therapy for 15 years. Emma’s training is focussed on a playful creative space that opens hearts and minds in order to tune into clients, see different perspectives, learn, and develop confidence.

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Booking:

The cost of this art therapy training course is £1800 in total if paid before the first weekend. After that, it is £2000 paid in instalments. £250 from the above amount is also needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. In addition, monthly payment plans are available by discussion with Emma. It is useful to have done the Introduction weekend course first (though not essential). To conclude, there are more details of all our art training courses here.

What to do next:

Get in touch!

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If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Emma on ejsandplay@gmail.com or call on 07841029305
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Topics covered will include:

  • Holding a safe boundaried space for creativity with children, adolescents and adults
  • Drawings as an expression of the unconscious
  • How we draw and paint as children and how that changes as we grow
  • Art as an assessment and diagnostic tool – the benefits and pitfalls
  • How we fit into the bigger picture – working with other people e.g. teachers, parents and psychiatrists
  • Identifying and working with developmental trauma in art
  • Helping clients of all ages to become ‘unblocked’ and try some creativity
  • Interpretation and use of symbols – the many potential meanings of what we draw
  • Myths, archetypes and mandalas – unifying the male, female and shadow in all of us. The symbolism of Carl Jung
  • The Hero’s Journey – life cycles and stages according to Joseph Campbell
  • Being Present in the room – the Gestalt client-led world of Violet Oaklander

The course will give you:

Weekend content:

Support and Community:

  • Closed online groups, webinars, podcasts and videos.
  • Group supervision days in Colchester and Ealing

Get in touch!

emma steadman creative supervision training
If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Emma on ejsandplay@gmail.com or call on 07841029305
EMAIL EMMA

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I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent handouts, her encyclopedic knowledge but most of all the personal qualities that she brings, such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. The pace is gentle yet firm, her holding of the space exceptional and after experiencing Psychotherapy training in other institutions I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. The handouts are eloquent and erudite, the symbol collection second to none and the opportunity to learn experiential as well as via lectures deeply effective and in my case, life changing.
Kate