ANZACATA is offering subsidised fortnightly online group supervision sessions with Penelope James for any members who live in regional or rural areas and find themselves unable to connect with other members or get supervision due to their isolation. The sessions will run for 90 minutes. Members from all rural and regional areas and all countries are invited. The maximum number of participants is 8 members. First come, first served. The total cost for the 10 sessions is $500 (+GST if in Australia). Payment for all sessions will need to be made upfront.
This supervision group will provide a supportive and safe place for regional and rural art therapists to explore and develop their professional practice. Penelope will provide a confidential and contained space for supervisees to give case presentations together with associated images. We will explore the healing and symbolic properties of client artworks, discuss art therapy applications for specific mental health diagnosis, duty of care and best practice. There will be the opportunity to consider ways to navigate difficult work place environments, experiences of professional isolation and the challenges of seeking employment.
Penelope James is passionate about helping fellow art therapists develop their professional practice. She brings to supervision extensive experience as a group and individual art therapist. This includes working in clinical mental health with a range of mental health presentations. An essay of her clinical work: 'Integrating DBT-Informed Psychoeducation with Visual Journaling,' in DBT-Informed Art Therapy in Practice edited by Susan M. Clark (2021). She received a mental health award for her art therapy work in community health. Has worked with Department of Corrective Services, NDIS clients and in private practice.
Start date: Thursday 27 April 2023 (fortnightly)
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm AEST (4.30pm HKT & WA, 8.30pm NZT)
Duration: 1 and ½ hours
Cost: $500 + GST (if in Australia) for 10 sessions
This events closes after 8 participants have signed up.
Open to: Practising members
Session times: 30/3, 13/4, 27/4, 11/5, 25/5 - 5 additional dates to come
NOTE: This supervision group is primarily for members in regional or rural areas, but can also be available for metropolitan members seeking to fulfill their clinical supervision requirements for ANZACATA membership. Places go firstly to those in regional/rural areas. If you are from a metro area and would like to attend please email Michelle. You will be added to a wait list and offered a spot if places remain.
When you register and pay to attend one of our events, you are holding a space on our calendar that is no longer available to other members. In order to be respectful of your fellow members and the presenter, please email events as soon as you know you will not be able to attend the event. We keep our events as affordable as possible and need to pay presenters the fee they request. While we understand sometimes urgent matters come up, if registrants cancel at the last minute, we struggle to pay presenters. A full refund will be given if the cancellation occurs more than 24 hours before the event. If the cancellation occurs less than 24 hours before the event, 50% of your registration fee will be refunded only to defray our costs.