Professional Development Kopi: Building an intercultural understanding of grief and loss
Wednesday 17 September, 10am–4pm and Thursday 18 September, 10am–1pm
For all costs and bookings, please see below.
Audience: mental health professionals, arts therapists, artists
Join artists Maree Clarke and Robyne Latham in an art-making workshop that explores a traditional mourning process of creating clay head wear (Kopi) to support a deepened understanding of Aboriginal culture.
Symposium Healing Ways: Art with Intent
Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September, Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building. For all costs and bookings, please see below.
Artists, project workers, arts therapists, mental health practitioners, community leaders and scholars are invited to explore the role of art in promoting healing and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal communities.
Professional Development Art and Art Making in Community Settings
Thursday 30 October, 3:30–7pm,The Dax Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, Genetics Lane off Royal Parade, Melbourne 3010. Cost: $85
Facilitators: Kate Richards (Art Therapist) and Deb Zipper (Occupational Therapist)
Art making can support building skills for self-reflection, managing emotions, relaxation and promoting positive mood. Through creative processes people can express experiences for which there are no words. This workshop combines theory, principles and experiential learning with the aim to introduce participants to an understanding of how art materials and activities can be used to promote wellbeing and enrich health care practice.
This professional development event is designed to accommodate the needs of community managed mental health workers, mental health clinicians and members of the broader community with interested in art for wellbeing.
Key learning outcomes:
• Gain an understanding of the history of art and art making in mental health settings.
• Develop insight into the application of art making to promote wellbeing.
• Identify the efficacy of art making in mental health settings.
• Gain skills related to the ethical use of art and art making in mental health settings.
• Gain understanding through experience of participating in a group art making process.
Kate Richards received a Master of Art Therapy from La Trobe University following completing a BA in Psychology, Art History and Creative Arts. She has a particular focused upon Art Therapy with children and families with an experience of trauma and is presently employed as a clinician in this field. Kate has previously worked across a range of settings including mental health,community services, alcohol and other drugs and has undertaken arts projects in Australia and internationally.
Bookings by Tuesday 28 October. Scroll down to book using the form below.
If you have any difficulties using the booking form below, please contact The Dax Centre on 03 9035 6258 or [email protected]