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Art Therapy First Aid Professional Development workshop SYDNEY

  • 03 Mar 2020
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • Western Sydney University, Art Therapy Studio, Room Number EH.LG.06, Parramatta South Campus


  • COST: $150 + GST

Registration is closed

This Art Therapy First Aid Professional Development workshop is suitable for qualified Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Play Therapists who already, or plan to, work or volunteer in communities affected by bush fires.

The training will cover:

  • Psychological First Aid principles as outlined in the APS Australian guidelines for supporting people affected by disaster.
  • Clarify what Psychological First Aid is and what it is not.
  • Practice sessions to build confidence in offering Psychological First Aid.
  • Adapting Psychological First Aid principles into Art Therapeutic responses.

Participants will gain confidence and skills in practical art-based ways to promote:

  • Safety   
  • Calm   
  • Connectedness   
  • Self-efficacy   
  • Hope

This workshop is an initiative of ANZACATA for its members. It will be facilitated by Carla van Laar AThR. For six years, Carla volunteered as Senior Advisor and facilitator with the Art2Healing Project. She travelled to Nepal annually to provide training programs for not for profit organisations working against the problem of sex trafficking. This training included Art Therapy First Aid Training in direct response to the devastating 2015 earthquakes. She continues her community service work this year providing Art Therapy First Aid training in response to Australia's bush fire crisis.

Event location:
Western Sydney University
Art Therapy Studio
Room Number EH.LG.06
Parramatta South Campus

If you are unable to attend but would like to DONATE TO OUR BUSH FIRE APPEAL please click here.

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