Saturday, February 26, 2011

Art therapy techniques used in couples and family counselling

March 12th and 13th, 2011

Art Therapy Techniques used in Family and Couples Counseling

A clinical 2 day workshop to explore creative ways to engage families and couples in therapeutic environment.  Art activities for families to explore issues such as: boundaries, anger management, substance abuse, adjustment disorder, non violent communication, grief and loss, codependence, stress management and vocational burnout.

What you will learn
  • Self help techniques to give to clients outside of treatment
  • Facilitate non threatening self expression and communication within the family
  • Inspire self-discovery or simple relaxation
  • Provide an opportunity for couples and families to express difficult emotions without the use of words
  • Guide in releasing emotional conflicts locked in the subconscious
Dates ; 12 and 13 March, 2011 (Registration open)
Time : 10 AM to 4 PM                                  
Venue : Nungambakkam, Chennai

For: Counsellors/ Psychologists/ therapists/ students studying psychology/counselling
Cost : Rs 3000 (inclusive business lunch)
For more details contact - 42080810/ 9884700135

Facilitated by Melba Thorn M.A. Clinical Art Therapist

About Melba Thorn

Melba Thorn  M.A. MFTI, Artist BFA, Rietveltd Academy, Amsterdam. M.A. Marital and Family Therapy specializing in “Clinical Art Therapy” at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She  has used Art therapy in a variety of settings such as Substance Abuse, Cancer survivors support groups, Victims of crime, PTSD treatment, Vocational Burnout, Chronically Mentally Ill clinics as well as Individual and Family Therapy. Melba is an Artist that uses very alternative mediums for relaxation and healing. She is involved in many community organizations and enjoys exposing people of all ages to enjoy the art making process. 

Look up this link: Report 20 March 2011

We had a good response to the workshop. We had 13 participants of which 11 were counsellors and one special educator, 2 were students - one studying Msc counselling and the other who wishes to pursue a counselling masters next year.
The overall feedback about the training was good. The participants were private practitioners, counsellors working in substance abuse/ domestic violence programmes.