Date: 3 Jul 2012 - 6 Jul 2012
Working with children (below 12 – 14 years old) is very challenging because of their limited insightfulness, linguistic and cognitive abilities. Hence this workshop is designed to focus on developing skills in:
* How do we interact respectfully with children to draw forth their imaginations, motivation, special knowledge and abilities?
* Can we collaborate to make changing behaviour fun as well as focused and effective?
This is an Experiential & Creative arts therapy approach. The workshop will demonstrate how to use different forms of the arts: drawing, play, sandtray, writing story & drama to work with a child in therapy.
Jenny Hill is a psychologist, a MIECAT teacher, a Clinical Supervisor, and a Creative Arts Therapist. She has 14 years experience as a counselling psychologist and play therapist in her private practice with children, families, and adults. She also worked for 8 years in a Family Welfare Organisation in Melbourne, Australia, as a one-to-one play-therapist with children. These children were referred to Jenny with a variety of issues ranging from dislocation from family through removal by the Department of Human Services, re-unification with families, survivors of abuse and trauma, intellectual disabilities, diagnosis of ADHD, school refusal, children of drug dependent parents and a range of other behavioural difficulties related to stress and fear. Her publications include ‘The use of creative arts for children who have experienced trauma’, ‘How do we do feedback to parents about our work with their children’ (Dallas Brooks Hall, Nov 96), ‘Emotional Abuse and Neglect: What can children tell us?’, ‘Play Therapy: the voice of the child’ (May 95), ‘A Baby is a Person’ (Spectrum, Melbouirne: 1984) Trainer's Website: http://www.miecat.org.au
Duration: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: To be confirmed
Website: Go to event website
$1,195.00 per pax
Volunteer Welfare Organisation eligible
for VCF funding - 60% pre-approved: $478.00 per pax