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Introduction to Art Therapy:
Understanding Art Therapy and How It Works

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Art Therapy is a human service profession that utilizes art media, images, creative art processes and patient/client responses to the created products as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns and conflicts.

Art Therapy practice is based on knowledge of human developmental and psychological theories which are implemented in the full spectrum of models of assessment and treatment including educational, psychodynamic, cognitive, transpersonal and other therapeutic means of reconciling emotional conflicts, fostering self-awareness, developing social skills, managing behavior, solving problems, reducing anxiety, aiding reality orientation and increasing self-esteem.

Art therapy encourages the person to express emotion and explore their problems using a wide range of art materials, enabling positive change and personal growth. The intention is not a focus on the artistic skills of the client but their engagement in a creative personal process.

In the art therapy process, people are encouraged to visually represent their thoughts and feelings, such as conflicts, wishes, and memories. Utilizing their artwork and verbalizations, they are helped to understand how they function as individuals and as part of a family and group system. Art therapy treatment in schools is art expression that lends itself to exploration, and as a result, to the adjustment of individuals to life.

IS ART THERAPY EFFECTIVE?

A study by the National Jewish Health found that Art Therapy was beneficial for children with severe asthma. It helped children establish a personal identity outside of their illness and reduced their fear and anxiety associated with their asthma attacks. Read more here.

Please note that this is an Introductory Workshop to Art Therapy. Attending this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist. 

Anyone who is interested to learn more about art therapy and is comfortable with making art. However, no skills nor training in art is needed to attend.

In particular, childcare supervisors, kindergarten and primary school supervisors, teachers, assistant teachers, counsellors, social workers, professionals in healthcare & welfare organizations, parents and caregivers are welcomed to join us.

  • Understand what art therapy is and the various approaches used in art therapy
  • Understand and appreciate the affect and effect of different art mediums on individuals.
  • Learn an art therapy framework for assessing client’s need and in assisting the client towards attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Learn of ways in which creative arts or art activities can be used with various clients and in different settings.

Please note that this is an Introductory Workshop to Art Therapy. Attending this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist. 

  • Introduction to Art Therapy (history, definition, role of an Art Therapist, the approaches used and the benefits of Art Therapy)
  • Uses of Art in Therapy (the types and the affect of art mediums on art makers)
  • Learn how to plan and facilitate a therapeutic art/s session (using the ETC framework, with case studies and sharing)
  • Understanding Art Therapy as a Profession (Ethical considerations in Art Therapy, identifying ways in which Art Therapy is conducted and the training requirements as an Art Therapist)

Please note that this is an Introductory Workshop to Art Therapy. Attending this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist. 

  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes
  • Art materials for participants to use during the workshop
  • Personalized certificate of completion

Jun Lee is a registered Art Therapist (AThR) and Social Worker (RSW). Through her many years of work in various settings, she has accumulated a wealth of experience from helping people from all walks of life, from the very young to the elderly. She first worked as a social worker in a Family Service Centre (FSC) and was involved in counselling, school social work and facilitating group works. As a FSC social worker, she helped developed a psychosocial toolkit for children with relationship issues. She facilitated both Streetwise and  Guidance Programmes for youth offenders mandated by the Police and the Court to attend. After completing her Master’s in art therapy, she has worked with different family service centres, schools, associations and hospitals.

As an Art Therapist, Jun has facilitated individual, group and open studio art therapy sessions. In community settings, she has been effectively using art to help her clients who had experienced difficulties with adjustments to life issues, e.g. divorces, family/work/school stresses, death of loved ones, etc. In mental health settings, she works with patients suffering from various medical issues including diabetes, dementia, stroke, cancer, etc. Apart from helping her patients cope with their medical conditions, she also collaborated with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational and physiotherapists, to administer art therapy as a rehabilitative approach or as part of a treatment programme.

Training Fees

Fees and Charges  
Training$290.00
Registration Fees $10.00
Cost of Materials$10.00
Total Before GST$310.00
GST (7%) $21.70
Total After GST $331.70

We do not accept Cash over the counter. You may however do a bank transfer or bank deposit and forward the proof of your deposit to us at counsel@certifiedcounsellors.org. Please call us at 6339 5411 for the bank details.
Payment Option: NETS / Cheque / Credit Card

PARTICIPANT’S TESTIMONY

Instructor was friendly and engaging. (It was) a good introduction to Art Therapy.
-Angeline Goh (EDE), 29 April 2014

The day went by very quickly and the hands-on actvities were engaging and sufficient for such a workshop.
– Jacinta Tan, 29 April 2014

Instructor provided lots of hands-on experience and patiently explained the different artwork. Workshop was informative.
– Chong Ling Xuan, 29 April 2014

Instructor provied practical exercises that we may bring to our work context after our course.
– Tan Suet Ferng (Evangel Family Church), 29 April 2014

Course Information

Upcoming Workshop: 11 Jan 2019 (Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm), 12 Jan 2019 (Sat, 9.30am-12.30pm)

Duration: 10 hours (1.5 days)
Venue: ACC, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469
Course Fee$385.00 (before GST) $310.00 (before GST) for a limited time only
Upon Completion: Certificate of Attendance

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