integrative art training and courses
integrative art training and courses

How Our Integrative Art Training Works

how integrative art works
how integrative art training works
how integrative art training works

What is Integrative Art?

Integrative art brings together theories around art and counselling to create simple, practical ways to encourage clients (and ourselves) to express themselves on paper. We teach accessible ways to encourage children, adolescents and adult clients to draw and paint. We introduce evidence-based ways of using art as an assessment tool and help you overcome the “I can’t draw” part of our clients and ourselves. Our approach includes the work of Jung, Transpersonal, Gestalt and Trauma therapists in a sensible, client-centred way.

We focus on learning key practical skills and on becoming free to express and create in our own drawing and painting, which enables our clients to do the same. Our groups are small, friendly, accessible and interactive. Our weekends also include music, meditation, breath work and sandplay.

It’s not just about learning how to work with clients, its also about becoming part of a supportive and nourishing group for ourselves. All our art courses are suitable for BACP and UKCP counselling and psychotherapy Continuing Personal Development (CPD).

We recommend that you are in personal therapy during our courses and if we feel you would benefit from it, we will talk to you one-to-one. We may be able to suggest therapists. We can provide creatively attuned supervisors, and work to BACP standards. All materials and refreshments (not lunch) are provided. Courses are taught on a regular basis in the London area. For latest dates, please contact us.

We offer three levels of courses – many students chose to start with the Introduction, the key skills’ training is the Certificate and the Diploma deepens our knowledge of ourselves and our inner world.

Using Art In Counselling

using art in counselling

Using Art in Counselling is a weekend introduction to get you and your clients drawing and painting. Accessible and practical skills designed to build confidence in our natural ability to be creative. This course is suitable for everyone working with children, adolescents or adults. It is ideal for counsellors, psychotherapists and students looking to bring more creativity to ‘talking’ therapy.  Cost £300. Dates in Ealing 2019 TBC.

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Certificate in Integrative Art

certificate in integrative art

The Certificate in Integrative Art is taught in 5 weekend modules spread over a year. This is our most popular art course, which provides the comprehensive skills and support you need to use art in therapy with children, adolescents and adults. You will be introduced to the most commonly used integrative models and study the work of Jung, Joseph Campbell, Violet Oaklander and Cathy Malchiodi. There will be lots of practical advice, case study and research presentations, group supervision and experiential learning by doing your own artwork. There is self-process and group work as part of this course. It is designed for people with some experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Cost is £1680 paid before the course starts or £1750 payable in instalments. Dates in Ealing TBC.

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Diploma in Integrative Art

diploma in integrative art

A Diploma in Integrative Art is also taught in 5 weekend modules spread over a year. This builds on the skills taught in the Certificate and goes into more depth. It concentrates on self care and spirituality, in particular the work of Jungian, Transpersonal and Buddhist theorists in order to encourage reflective ways of taking clients of all ages into deeper therapeutic work, as well as to help us to use art in supervision and as part of our own self-care as practitioners. It puts art into a wider context, including sandplay, meditation, music and dream work. This course also discusses art in trauma work with all age groups. There is self-process and group work in this course. Suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists already working with children, adolescents and adults. Cost is £1680 paid before the course starts or £1750 payable in instalments. Dates in Ealing TBC.

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