Upcoming ANZACATA Events

ANZACATA holds various events including conferences and symposia. Please check this page for details of upcoming ANZACATA events as they become available.

Please note: event bookings are only available to members. Please sign it to book an event.

We also list many events of interest to members in the members events section.

    • 05 Jul 2022
    • ZOOM
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    This hour long drop in session will occur each month after you receive the monthly update. The monthly update comes out on the first Friday of each month and 'Conversations with Kate' will be held the Tuesday AFTER the first Friday.

    All members are welcome to join any monthly session. There is no agenda, no commitment, just pop in anytime you like for a chat with your Executive Officer and with other ANZACATA members.

    When: Tuesday 5 July 2022
    Time: 12 noon AEST (10am WA and Asia, and 2pm in New Zealand)
    Where: ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2028240644
    Meeting ID: 202 824 0644
    (no password required, you will be admitted by the host - this is the same link each month)

    How to lookup your time zone in google:

    If the event starts at 12pm/noon AEST and you're in Queensland just type the following into google 12pm AEST to Queensland time (change the city as required).

    • 07 Jul 2022
    • Kathleen Syme library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria
    • 14
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    This evidence-based training invites participants to explore the intricacies of family violence and men's use of violence against women, with a particular focus on subtle indicators, what interventions are available and how careful and effective responses to men are crucial. It explores the connections between perceptions about gender and violence, as well as some of the personal and community myths and excuses around the reasons why some men use violence.

    This reflective practice course consists of two sessions and will be delivered face to face. Attendance at both sessions is expected. ANZACATA will provide a Certificate of Attainment for completion of this 8-hour course in Violence and Masculinity, if both sessions are attended.

    Afternoon tea will be provided.

    Your Trainer:
    Danny Blay was the CEO of No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association for eleven years and now provides advice, training and project development in responses to and prevention of violence against women and gender equity. He has been involved in the training of sector workers, including the Graduate Certificate courses provided jointly with Swinburne University.

    When: Thursday 7 July & Thursday 14 July 2022
    Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm AEST (10.30am HKT, 2.30pm NZT)
    Duration: 2 x 4 hour sessions
    Where: Kathleen Syme library and Community Centre, Meeting Room 4, Ground floor, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria
    Cost: $200  (+GST for Australian members)
    Max: 20 participants, minimum number of 10 participants (open to all members)

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • ZOOM
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    This workshop is designed for practising clinicians and Arts Therapy students who would like to achieve a better understanding for how clients' attachment styles present in the arts therapy process and is experienced by both the client and the clinician. As commonly seen, clients’ attachment styles, and the problematic perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours consistent with their attachment style shadow clients across time zones, locations, and interpersonal relationships. A person’s attachment style impacts upon almost every person with whom they develop a relationship, including their therapist. This introductory workshop will provide a brief overview of attachment styles using a two-dimensional approach in terms of avoidance of intimacy and anxiety over abandonment (Bowlby, 1969; Miller, 2007). It will also discuss simple practical strategies on how to navigate attachment avoidance dynamics in the art therapy process, helping clinicians feel safe, effective, and positive about their work with clients with various attachment styles. 

    Date: Saturday 23 July 2022
    Time: 10am AEST (12pm NZT, 8am HKT)
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Location: ZOOM
    Cost: Free
    Open to: All members

    PRESENTER

    Aleksandra Gosteva, MHealSc, MEdPsych, MA AT (Clinical), PhD (Psychiatry) candidate, MNZPSS, AThR, is a registered psychologist and clinical arts therapist working in the areas of health and organisational psychology. Her work focuses on assessing and improving individual and organisational psychological safety, employee health and wellbeing. She often collaborates with leaders and organisations in the implementation of initiatives aimed at creating more human workplaces that promote employees’ wellbeing, strengths and capabilities, leading to the high levels of engagement, productivity and retention. Aleksandra’s specialities also include in service training for staff at all levels in the areas of civility, psychological safety, wellbeing promotion, and cross-cultural literacy and competence. 

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 30 Jul 2022
    • ZOOM
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    This workshop introduces Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) as a 'tool' that promotes the effective and respectful use of drawing as a treatment intervention and that has the potential to enhance clinical practice, ongoing professional development, research and supervision.

    IDT provides a structure that enhances art therapy practice, a structure that is not evident in the disparate art therapy literature and is not covered in training. There is also opportunity to discuss the interface between IDT and art therapy that is likely to stimulate challenges and considerations for art therapists. IDT offers not only innovative thoughts regarding art therapy treatment methods, but also research potential, theoretical challenge and interventions for difficult moments within practice.

    IDT was developed as a communication tool for counsellors' use. There is increasing overseas interest as the clear effective steps promoted in this methodology are appreciated. IDT is quick to master contributing to the success of the training and its popularity in professional development amongst allied health professionals. This workshop is designed to further inform art therapists who embrace curiosity and openness to new considerations for best practice.

    Hogan, S. & Coulter A.M. (2014) The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy, Routledge. Withers, R. (2006). Interactive drawing therapy: Working with therapeutic imagery. New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 26(4), 1-14.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Enhance knowledge of IDT practice.
    2. Examine IDT principles in relationship to art therapy practice.
    3. Develop a professional interface between IDT and art therapy.

    When: Saturday 30 July 2022
    Time: 10.30am AEST (8.30am HKT, 12.30pm NZT)
    Duration: 2 hours
    Where: Zoom (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $50 (+GST for Australian members)
    Max: unlimited number of participants (minimum attendees 10)

    PRESENTER:
    Annette is an art psychotherapist, published author, and practicing artist. She is an accredited supervisor with PACFA and ANZACATA and delivers IDT training, supervision and consultation. She has worked in mental health, community welfare, corrections, and art therapy education. She pioneered art therapy in UK, Australia and Singapore, and convened the first Australian art therapy conference in 1989. She has completed further training in child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy, family & couple therapy, group work and Interactive Drawing Therapy(IDT). Through the Centre for Art Psychotherapy, she provides consultation, supervision, education and customised training. Annette is co-author of The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy, (2014). artpsychotherapy.com.au/publications

    • 06 Aug 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 15
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    Sexual health and well-being are core human rights and often overlooked in many therapeutic and clinical settings.  Research shows that many practitioners believe "it's uncomfortable to talk about sex and sexual health and it is someone else's job". This session will be helpful for  practitioners who feel they may be lacking in sexual health knowledge applicable to their practice. The space will be safe, confidential, inclusive, accessible and non-judgemental.    

    This experiential professional development session aims to build your confidence in starting conversations about sexual health and how art therapy might be used to address some of the basic sexual health needs of your clients.  We will collaboratively identify and explore many of the common barriers to talking about and assisting people with sexual health needs.  Models and recent Australian research findings will be shared.  This training was originally designed for practitioners working in the mental health sector with adults but much of the content will apply to other client groups such as adults living with disabilities and chronic illness. 
      
    This session will aim to: 

    • Increase awareness of the specific sexual health issues likely to be impacting your clients   
    • Identify barriers and gaps in your knowledge and skills specific to sexual health 
    • Increase confidence and skills in talking about sexual health & beginning to use art therapy to address these needs 
    • Identify the scope of your practice and understand referral pathways 
    • Receive current resources and handouts 

    WHO's (World Health Organisation) current working definition of sexual health; 
     “…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.” (WHO, 2006a) 
      
    PRESENTER: 
    Tanya Elizabeth Burkhardt AThR is a registered Arts Psychotherapist, Sexologist and Stilts Performance Artist. She has a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice (The MIECAT Institute), Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapies (Uni of Sydney) and has a Graduate Diploma in Sexology (Curtin Uni). Tanya is a trauma-informed, pleasure activist working with individuals and groups of adults who are living with chronic illness, pain, trauma, psycho-social and mental health challenges. She works in private practice as an Arts Therapist at the Skinner Street Studios in West End.  Tanya provides individual therapy as well as facilitating several weekly art therapy groups for adults and young people in Meanjin (Brisbane).

    Tanya coordinated a community and cultural development project, The Rainbow Horse Project, in Mongolia for 12 months. She established the Art Trolley program at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Brisbane and facilitated the Art Program at the Brisbane Juvenile Detention Centre for 5 years. She was the General Manager of Spaghetti Circus for 3 years and facilitated art therapy groups in Lebanon with Syrian refugee families and children. She has been more recently involved in the Interlink Project supporting people living with innate differences in sex characteristics. Tanya believes in the power of creativity, embodiment and pleasure to heal, deeply connect with ourselves and others and to fulfill our greatest potential. 

    When: Saturday 6 August 2022
    Time: 11am - 1pm AEST (9am HKT, 1pm NZST)
    Where: Zoom (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
    Max: 20 participants maximum (minimum attendees 10) 

    • 12 Aug 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 11
    Register

    This Workshop called the Gift of Listening is founded on Robyne’s deeply held belief that people genuinely want to understand each other and on occasions actually need to understand each other. The intention underpinning this 90-minute on-line workshop is to create an opportunity to bridge the space between one’s own culture and the First Nation Cultures of Australia.

    Participants will experience though an experiential process, the First Nation concept of deep listening, listening with all your sense. Robyne would like to welcome the opportunity to work together.

    Prior to this workshop you may want to view any or all of the following:

    You will need to bring for the workshop:
    Black A4 paper, white chalk or conte crayon, sticky tape and scissors. Any black paper will do, most people will need four (4) to five (5) A4 sheets of paper at the most.

    PRESENTER

    Robyne Latham is a Yamatji/Caucasian woman, though originally from Western Australia she has lived and worked in Melbourne for some thirty-five years.

    Robyne’s career traverses two paths, her work within the university sector and her art-practice. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master’s in Fine Art. Robyne has worked in academia and research at Curtin, Deakin, Edith Cowen and La Trobe Universities, in the faculties of fine-art and allied-health. For the past 14 years Robyne’s worked part time in the Bouverie Centre’s First Nation’s Team, at La Trobe University. The Bouverie Centre is an integrated practice-research organisation that draws on their history of bringing family therapy to Australia to promote healthy relationships in families, organisations and communities.

    Robyne also works in the complex area of Cultural Bridging. Her workshops explore ways of ‘working well’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, colleagues and clients. Robyne has previously delivered this training to many varied sectors, including GP specialists, midwifery and philanthropy.

    Robyne’s art works are collected national and internationally. Some recent art-works include:

    • Royal Children’s Hospital 150 Public Art-work, Bronze. Titled LEAF. LEAF
    • The performance work, ‘Remembering the Empty Coolamons’ which was originally held at the Atrium Federation Square in 2017. This work has since been performed another seven times, within Australia. Remembering the Empty Coolamons

    Start date: Friday, 12 August 2022
    Time: 12pm AEST (10am HKT, 2pm NZT)
    Where: ZOOM (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Duration: 1 and ½ hours
    Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
    Minimum: 10 participants
    Maximum: 18 participants (open to all members)

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 9
    Register

    This workshop is designed for those who have completed the LGBTIQ+ introduction workshop, or who already have some familiarity with some of the aspects that impact the lives and inclusive practice needs of LGBTIQ+ communities and contexts. We will explore particular questions and areas of focus specific to increasing awareness and capacity within your arts therapy service.

    Working with people who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community will be part of all our practices as arts therapists, regardless of where we work and if we are aware of these identities for our clients or not. Participants will explore current and historical aspects of challenge and pride relevant to people from the LGBTIQ+ community; utilise an arts based reflective process to explore connection, difference and identity, and be supported to consider practical and theoretical aspects of best practice in relation to informed service delivery for members of the LGBTIQ+ community.

    Informed by the local regions of workshop participants, we will explore particular situations of relevance to your location and practice context and consider how the current socio/cultural/political climate may impact the people you work with.

    When: Saturday 20 August 2022
    Time: 12pm - 2pm AEST (10am HKT, 2pm NZT)
    Where: Zoom (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $70 (+GST for Australian members)
    Max: 15 participants maximum (minimum attendees 10)

    A mixture of content delivery, group interactive workshop and art based reflective work will be utilised during the workshop.  

    PRESENTER

    Ange Morgan is an art therapist and art therapy supervisor practicing in Naarm/ Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and identifies as trans and non-binary. They have over 12 years' experience in clinical practice and have additionally been engaged in lecturing postgraduate art therapy students and in delivery of group and individual supervision. Ange has worked in areas including adult mental health, homelessness and family violence across a range of settings. Ange holds research interests in art therapy in the service of people experiencing homelessness and has also explored ways in which arts-based processes can support aspects of gender transition and foster connectedness in situations of change and diversity, presenting and publishing on these areas of focus locally and abroad; they continue to work with and advocate for the potential we have in research, education and practice within the arts therapies to create and foster more inclusive spaces for all.

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 26 Aug 2022
    • ZOOM
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    In this interactive webinar, learn how to create attractive social posts using Canva and develop your 30-day content plan to ethically promote your practice to reach and attract more clients and referrals.

    Join Megan Walker, 25-year health and medical marketing professional, from marketsavvy.com.au, for an interactive session where you will learn:

    • The latest, most effective social media platforms and posts you can use to engage your audiences
    • What to share and how to share it
    • How to save time with social media “batching”
    • The power of low-cost advertising to grow your “tribe”

    When: Friday 26 August 2022
    Time: 12pm - 1pm AEST (10am HKT, 2pm NZT)
    Where: Zoom
    Cost:
     $60 (+ GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members

    Ticket includes webinar presentation, 12 months access to the recording, workbook and Certificate of Attendance (one hour's CPD – general learning).

    PRESENTER

    Megan Walker is a 25-year health and medical marketing expert who specialises in teaching busy health and medical leaders how to create effective and ethical marketing strategies, online courses and digital marketing to reach more people and change more lives. She launched Market Savvy in 2007 and has worked with thousands of private practice owners, allied health, GPs and specialists over this time. Prior to running Market Savvy, Megan worked as a Marketing Director in hospitals, medical research institutes and health NFPs. She is degree qualified in business marketing, communications, has a Master of Business Marketing, is a Certified Practicing Marketer as recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 16
    Register

    Workplace incivility is rampant, and it is on the rise. It can fracture a team, diminish collaboration, reduce team members’ sense of feeling psychologically safe at work, and hamper team effectiveness. Negative comments, backbiting, and other rude behaviour can affect employees’ mental health and psychological wellbeing in many ways, ranging from anxiety, sadness and confusion to post-traumatic stress symptoms in cases of more profound abuse and trauma (Porath, 2013; 2017). This practical workshop, designed for practising clinicians and students, provides an overview of what high conflict personality styles are, how they look, and their ramifications for the workplace. It also discusses simple practical strategies (including Arts Therapy strategies) on how to help our clients seeking therapeutic support to navigate high conflict personality styles, stay safe and productive at their workplace. 

    Date: Saturday 10 September 2022
    Time: 10am AEST (12pm NZT, 8am HKT)
    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Location: ZOOM
    Cost:$20 (+GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members

    PRESENTER

    Aleksandra Gosteva, MHealSc, MEdPsych, MA AT (Clinical), PhD (Psychiatry) candidate, MNZPSS, AThR, is a registered psychologist and clinical arts therapist working in the areas of health and organisational psychology. Her work focuses on assessing and improving individual and organisational psychological safety, employee health and wellbeing. She often collaborates with leaders and organisations in the implementation of initiatives aimed at creating more human workplaces that promote employees' wellbeing, strengths and capabilities, leading to the high levels of engagement, productivity and retention. Aleksandra's specialities also include in service training for staff at all levels in the areas of civility, psychological safety, wellbeing promotion, and cross-cultural literacy and competence. 

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 20 Sep 2022
    • ZOOM
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    Dr Garry Deverell will facilitate a zoom webinar on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spirituality. Participants will be introduced to the most important themes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spiritualities, cosmologies and ways of living which will include:

    • a consideration of country, kin, dreaming, ancestor-creators, elders, moieties and totems.
    • a discussion of the myriad ways in which these ‘traditional’ realities have survived and thrived through the colonial period, as well as
    • some comments on how all this might pertain to the project of decolonisation in the arts.

    PRESENTER

    The Reverend Dr Garry Deverell (DipEd, BA, BTheol (Hons), PhD) is Lecturer and Research Fellow in the new School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity. A trawloolway man from northern lutrawita (Tasmania), Dr Deverell is the author of Gondwana Theology (Morning Star Press, 2018) and The Bonds of Freedom (Paternoster, 2008). He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania, the Melbourne College of Divinity, and Monash University (where he completed doctoral studies in 2004). He has held the Sanderson Fellowship and a lectureship in liturgy and preaching at the Uniting Church Theological College as well as the Turner Fellowship at Trinity College Theological School, both within the University of Divinity. Garry is an international expert in sacramental studies, especially insofar as sacraments intersect with theories concerning the formation of human selves in community. His more recent research has turned towards theologising the experience of Indigenous peoples within and beyond the colonial church.

    Start date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
    Time: 11am AEST (9am HKT, 1pm NZT)
    Duration: 1 and ½ hours
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $20 (+GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members (Unlimited number of participants)

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 07 Oct 2022
    • ZOOM
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    In this workshop-style session, you will learn the most effective ways to attract and retain referral sources and increase the quality of your client base. Plus you will walk away with a 30-day referral plan ready to implement for immediate results.

    Join Megan Walker, 25-year health and medical marketing professional, from marketsavvy.com.au, for an interactive session where you will learn:

    • The importance of referrals and referral sources in your private practice
    • How to build and implement a referral plan
    • How to add value and build long-term relationships with your referral sources

    When: Friday 7 October 2022
    Time: 12pm AEST (1pm AEDT, 10am HKT, 3pm NZ)
    Duration: 1 hr
    Where: Zoom
    Cost: $60 (+ GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members

    Ticket includes webinar presentation, 12 months access to the recording, workbook and Certificate of Attendance (one hour's CPD – general learning).

    PRESENTER

    Megan Walker is a 25-year health and medical marketing expert who specialises in teaching busy health and medical leaders how to create effective and ethical marketing strategies, online courses and digital marketing to reach more people and change more lives. She launched Market Savvy in 2007 and has worked with thousands of private practice owners, allied health, GPs and specialists over this time. Prior to running Market Savvy, Megan worked as a Marketing Director in hospitals, medical research institutes and health NFPs. She is degree qualified in business marketing, communications, has a Master of Business Marketing, is a Certified Practicing Marketer as recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • ZOOM
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    Autobiographical memories are responsible for our sense of self, and belief in our future. Dare we act on the research that says that these change each time we revisit them? During a process called memory reconsolidation (MR) cherished autobiographical memories can be retrieved and changed. Neuronal plasticity which is the ability of the nervous system to learn in response to internal or external information stimuli is responsible for this survival-based change.  

    Dr. Hass-Cohen will review the neuroscience of MR while highlighting how her research has illustrated the potential of expressive arts practices for avoiding the pitfalls of implicit memory reconsolidation (Hass-Cohen, Clyde Findlay, Bokoch, & Bandford 2018; Hass-Cohen, Clyde Findlay, & Bokoch, 2019; Hass-Cohen, & Clyde Findlay, 2015). Her examples illustrate a specific sequencing of skillful therapeutic interventions which illustrate how the art therapist clinician can recognize imagery and processes that represents implicit issues and promote transformative MR integration and recovery. 

    Please bring some plain paper and markers for the session. 

    PRESENTER

    Dr. Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, ATR is a psychologist and art therapist. Dr. Hass-Cohen is an expert on relational neuroscience art therapy.  She is faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University in Los Angeles and she has over three decades of providing neuroscience-based art therapy to people across the lifespan.  Dr. Hass-Cohen is the author of two books: Art Therapy & Clinical Neuroscience; and Art Therapy & the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity & Resiliency, the latter of which was published by Norton’s Interpersonal Neuroscience series. In her clinical practice Dr. Hass-Cohen works with individuals and families affected by weight management, pain, grief, trauma and loss. One of her specialties is providing single session therapy. She is certified in several mindfulness approaches. Internationally she provides online therapeutically services and consultations to clients and other therapists. Please view the Bibliography and References.

    Start date: Saturday 22 October 2022
    Time: 12pm - 1.30pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD and 2pm NZT)
    Fri, 21 October 6pm (PDT) (Dr Hass-Cohen’s time)
    Duration: 1 and ½ hours
    Location: Zoom (link provided in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members (Unlimited number of participants) 

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 8
    Register

    This training will contain theory, experiential learning, and opportunities for supervision practice, and can be used as either an arts therapy based PD opportunity, or towards registration as an approved supervisor with ANZACATA.  It is best suited to experienced professional members, as it assumes a working clinical knowledge and experience in arts therapy.

    the training will cover

    • Definitions of supervision
    • A variety of models and approaches to supervision
    • Arts-based integration
    • Clinical practice
    • Ethics and Contracts

    The duration of the course is 20 hours and it will be offered as four sessions over two weekends. Participants will be expected to engage in supervision practice with other participants between the online sessions in order to complete the required number of hours to register as an ANZACATA supervisor. An information pack will be sent out closer to the date of the training with more information and recommendations for the training.

    who is offering the training?

    Vicky Nicholls

    Vicky Nicholls has a broad range of supervision experience, including almost 20 years experience of supervising students from the Master of Art Therapy (Latrobe University) whilst on placement. She had the role of leading supervision groups at the university and providing supervision individually as the placement setting supervisor. She is pleased to offer support to members of ANZACATA who are recent graduates (less than 5 years ago) of any approved ANZACATA course (Tier, Provisional or Professional).

    cost & times

    A maximum of 15 members will be admitted to the online supervision training course and the cost is $380 (AUD) for each participant. GST must be added to those in Australia who participate.

    When:
    Saturday 12 November & Sunday 13 November 2022
    Saturday 3 December & Sunday 4 December 2022
    Time: 12pm – 5pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 2pm NZT)
    Duration: 5 hours each session (20 hours total)
    Where: ZOOM (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $380 (+ GST for Australian members)
    Open to: 15 members (Practising members)

    Please note: This event is now open to all Tier, Provisional and Professional members.

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 16 Nov 2022
    • ZOOM
    Register

    In recent years, much of the world - has been confronted with challenges to peace-building and democracy. Despite scholarship on the intersections of governance, psychotherapy, and art, there has been little discussion on the role that art therapists can play in supporting open societies. In this presentation, participants will examine how they can position their clinical and community work in a manner that champions social justice, open dialogues, critical perspectives, and citizenship. In particular art therapy can support social justice by facilitating opportunities for visualizing injustices, representing voices, bringing people together, and imagining solutions.

    PRESENTER

    Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPCAT is Associate Professor, Art Therapy at The George Washington University and Honorary Associate Professor, Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy at The University of Hong Kong. As an art therapist for over 20 years, he has worked with clients of all ages in many settings including schools, clinics, and community art studios. He is also Editor in Chief of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Jordan applies art and art therapy in the service of community development, cross-cultural relationships, and social change. For more information about Jordan or to view his art portfolio, go to www.jordanpotash.com.

    Start date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
    Time: 12pm - 1.30pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD, 2pm NZT)
    Tuesday 15 November at 8pm DC (Dr Jordan Potash’s time zone)
    Duration: 1 and ½ hours (includes Q&A)
    Location: Zoom (link provided in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $40 (+GST for Australian members)
    Open to: All members (Unlimited number of participants)

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

    • 25 Nov 2022
    • ZOOM
    • 14
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    This is a 1 day refresher training for professional members who have been supervising for several years. It is for arts therapists who may have already completed supervision training some time ago and want to ensure that their practice is up to date and/or to allow them to meet the requirements to become approved supervisors with ANZACATA, if the training they have done does not add up to the required 20 hours.  Also the new ANZACATA supervision policy requires approved supervisors to 'refresh' their training every 5 years.

    Current and relevant readings for all areas of the training will be provided.

    The training will revisit:

    • Definitions of Supervision
    • Models and approaches to supervision
    • Arts Based Integration
    • Clinical Practice
      • Understanding the tasks of the supervisor and tasks of the supervisee
      • Understanding our own process as supervisor, developing reflexivity and exploring parallel processes
      • Understanding the impact of contextual issues

    PRESENTER

    Vicky Nicholls is an art therapist with a broad range of supervision experience in several different work place settings, as well as over 20 years experience of supervising students from the Master of Art Therapy at La Trobe University. She had the role of leading supervision groups at the university and providing supervision individually as the placement setting supervisor. Vicky currently offers both group and individual supervision in her private practice.

    When: Friday 25 November 2022
    Time: 12pm – 5pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD, 2pm NZT)
    Where: ZOOM (zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)
    Cost: $150 (+GST for Australian members)
    Max: 15 members (professional level only)

    Cancellation Policy
    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 Michelle 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.

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