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

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

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 08:00 - 09:00 (UTC+08:00)
    • ZOOM
    Join waitlist

    Research Seminar on Psychological Resilience and Arts Therapy

    Explore a novel pilot study on Mental Health Immunity (MHI) through the perspectives of four art therapists in Singapore. The purpose of this study was to address existing gaps in the understanding of psychological resilience as a dynamic multidimensional construct. Despite its recognition, inconsistencies in defining resilience have hindered the establishment of a universally accepted model and effective intervention strategies. Art therapists, leveraging on the expressive power of art and creativity, might contribute to the current literature by providing a unique perspective that enriches the multifaceted nature of resilience. MHI's framework integrates psychological, social, and biological dimensions for a holistic view of psychological resilience. The study operationalized MHI from art therapists' perspectives, providing insights that enrich theoretical knowledge and guide future research. This presentation has no confronting content and is suitable for all levels of audience interested in mental health research and art therapy.

    PRESENTER:

    Pamela Lie received her MA in art therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore. She is an accredited art therapist (AThR) with ANZACATA and a certified adult educator with the Social Service Institute, Singapore. Currently pursuing her doctorate in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, her research interests include mental health resilience, mechanisms of change in art therapy, and school-based creative arts therapies. Explore more about her work and stay connected with her on Instagram (@artfold.sg), LinkedIn or visit her website artfold.sg.

    When: Friday 14 June 2024
    8am - 9am SGT/HKT/WA 
    10am - 11am AEST
    12pm - 1pm NZST
    Duration/CPD: 1 hour (including 20 min Q&A)
    Where: Zoom
    Cost: $20 (+GST for Australian members) / Students Free
    Open to: All members
    Max Participants: 30
    Recorded session: No (Privacy Reasons)

    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.

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 - 17:00
    • ZOOM
    • 0

    * EVENT SOLD OUT *
    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. It is also open to experienced Tier and Provisional members.

    The Training Will Cover:

    1. Definitions of supervision
    2. A variety of models and approaches to supervision
    3. Arts-based integration
    4. Clinical practice
    5. Ethics and Contracts

    In keeping with ANZACATA policy, the course will be 40 hours over 5 sessions (including 15 hours of experiential practice) in preparation for ANZACATA's new requirements of Approved Supervisors in 2024. 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.

    Presenter:

    Vicky Nicholls has a broad range of supervision experience, including 20 years experience of supervising students from the Master of Art Therapy (Latrobe University) whilst on placement. In her private practice she supervises art therapists and other practitioners working in a wide range of fields. She also facilitates several supervision groups. She is pleased to offer support to members of ANZACATA.

    Cost & Times

    A maximum of 16 members will be admitted to the online supervision training course and the cost is $470 (AUD) for each participant. GST must be added to those in Australia who participate. The course is open to all Professional, Provisional and Tier members, but please note only Professional Members can be on the ANZACATA Approved Supervisor listing.

    When: The event is run over 5 days
    Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June
    Friday 28 June
    Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July
    Time: 12pm – 5pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD, 2pm NZT)
    Duration: 5 hours each session
    CPD: 40 (25 hours + 15 hours experiential)
    Where: ZOOM (zoom link will be sent 7 days before the event)
    Cost: $470 (+ GST for Australian members)
    Open to: 16 members (Practising members)

    Please note:
    - This event is now open to all Tier, Provisional and Professional members
    - This event will not be recorded.

    You are responsible for making sure you can attend all sessions of this course. So, do keep your diary free for all dates. We are not able to offer refunds or have you join another time. There is a wait list every time we offer this course. If you do not complete the course, you cannot get your certificate of completion and cannot join our approved supervisor listing.  If a genuine emergency occurs and you cannot complete, please contact Vicky as soon as you can.

    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.

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 13:00 - 14:30
    • ZOOM
    Register

    ANZACATA is offering subsidised online group supervision sessions with Amanda Hall. All experienced, practising ANZACATA members who supervise other practitioners are welcome to participate. You do not have to be registered as an ANZACATA supervisor.

    "Our supervision together will explore the joys and challenges of nurturing, supervising and mentoring fellow therapists and the ways in which we transition into this part of ourselves and our role in the ongoing growth of our professional field. We will discuss and express how we lean into our responsibilities, share our practice wisdom, and face our own vulnerabilities and challenges in the field while supporting others." - Amanda Hall

    Each session will include an arts-based activity, tabling of topics, selection of topics for the session (members will take turns) and a closing activity.

    There will be 5 monthly online sessions (each session is 90 mins long) and the total cost is $250 (paid upfront).

    Supervision objectives:

    • Explore supervisory responsibilities, roles and ways to engage with others' practice challenges
    • Reflect upon the relational alliance we build with each supervisee
    • Understand the wisdoms and experience we can offer fellow therapists in their professional growth and ethical practice
    • Consider our capacity to support self-care and burnout prevention
    • Reflect on companioning therapists as they craft their unique professional identity
    • Explore how we take care of ourselves as a supervisor

    Presenter bio:

    Your group will be nurtured by ANZACATA-registered supervisor and professional member Amanda Hall (Brown). Amanda is an Art Therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, with 20 years of experience in mental health, child and family welfare, counselling and supervision. Amanda has been in private practice for the past 10 years offering community and client therapy and focusing on providing supervision and mentoring across mental health and allied health, as well as a lecturer and supervisor for emerging arts therapists.

    Day: Fridays
    Start date: 21 June 2024
    Dates: 21 June 2024, 19 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October
    Time: 1pm – 2.30pm (AEST)
               11am HKT/SGT/AWST
               3pm NZST
    Cost: $50/session x 5 = $250 (+GST for Australian members)
    Open to: Experienced, practising ANZACATA members who supervise other practitioners
    Maximum: 8 attendees
    Recorded session: No (Privacy Reasons)

    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.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 17:30 - 19:00
    • ZOOM
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    ANZACATA is offering subsidised online group supervision sessions with MAGGIE WILSON for any Regional/Remote practising members, who may find themselves unable to connect with other members or access supervision due to their isolation.

    Maggie has 20 years' of supervision experience, including 8 years supervising CATs local to where she lives in regional NSW. She works from a client centred/empowerment framework based on the needs of participants and values the use of cartoons and humour in supervision. Each session will include experiential art making. During the first session, participants will be invited to prepare an artwork that depicts what their goals are for the supervision sessions and what support is important to them.

    There will be 10 monthly sessions (each session is 90 minutes), with a maximum of 8 participants. The total cost for participants is $500 (paid upfront).

    Note: This supervision group is primarily intended for members in regional or rural areas, and these members will be given priority. Metropolitan members who need to fulfil their required supervision hours for ANZACATA membership can register for our open subsidised group here.

    These sessions will provide a safe and nurturing space to:

    1. Build a community of regionally/remotely located creative art
      therapists.
    2. Support participants in identifying and planning their goals for group
      supervision, professional development and self-care.
    3. Explore topics such as the challenges of setting up private practice in an
      isolated location, restricted access to peers and other supports,
      boundaries, ethics, record keeping, use of imagery in case studies,
      transference and countertransference in artworks.

    PRESENTER BIO

    Maggie trained at London University in Art Psychotherapy graduating in 1990. She is a registered art therapist, who has worked in several clinical and NGO settings. Her art therapy interests are currently cross-cultural art therapy group work, creative debriefing and supervision for mental health teams, practitioners, and art therapists. Maggie has taught on the Master of Mental Health Art Therapy program at the University of Queensland (UQ) for 17 years. Currently in her private practice, the Art Therapy Studio, she conducts group and individual supervision for art therapists via Zoom. She also conducts a variety of art therapy workshops and trainings. Maggie is a registered ANZACATA supervisor. She facilitates an eight-hour supervision training for UQ placement supervisors. She has worked as a remote clinical supervisor for the Master's in Art Therapy, a post-graduate mental health program based in the UQ's School of Clinical Medicine for over 17 Years. For four years, Maggie worked as the Placement Co-Ordinator for the UQ Art Therapy program.

    Day: Thursdays (please note that the groups are on the last Thursday of the month except for December, which is one week earlier due to Boxing Day)
    Start date: 27 June 2024
    Dates: Thursday June 27th, July 25th, August 29th, September 26th, October 31st, November 28th, 19th December, January 30th, February 27th, March 27th
    Time: 
    5.30pm - 7pm AEST
    3.30pm HKT/SGT/AWST
    7.30pm NZST
    Cost: $500 ($50 per session x 10 sessions)
    Open to: Practising Members
    Maximum: 8 attendees
    Recorded session: No (Privacy Reasons)

    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.

    • 04 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • ZOOM

    This hour long drop in session will occur the first Thursday of each month. 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: Thursday 4 July 2024
    Time: 12 noon AEST (10am WA and Asia, and 2pm NZ)
    CPD: 1 hour
    ZOOM Link: TBA

    (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 AEST and you're in South Australia just type the following into google 12pm AEST to South Australia time.
    (change the time and/or city as required)

    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 - 12:30
    • ZOOM
    Register

    This one-hour webinar aims to provide a foundational understanding of Richard Schwartz's IFS therapy model, its core concepts and therapeutic protocol. It is intended to assist creative arts therapists to consider how they might integrate IFS principles into their work. No prior knowledge of IFS Therapy is required to attend. There will be a voluntary, brief individual reflective meditation, and time for questions.

    Attendees can expect to learn:

    • The fundamental IFS concept of Self
    • Different classifications and roles of parts
    • The unique therapeutic relationship in IFS
    • An outline of the IFS Therapy protocol
    • Ways of how IFS concepts could be integrated into Creative Arts Therapies

    Presenter bio:

    David is an accredited mental health social worker with over twenty years' experience counselling adults in community health, specialising in the areas of PTSD and complex trauma, GLBTIQ mental health and alcohol and other drugs. David holds a Master of Social Work, Master of Mental Health Sciences, Master of Counselling and Master of Creative Arts Therapy. David was co-founder and co-therapist in the Women's Trauma Recovery Program, a collaboration between Swinburne University and Access Health and Community. He has trained in EMDR Therapy and is a Level One and Two trained Internal Family Systems Therapist. He is currently completing his PhD through Swinburne University focused on Internal Family Systems Therapy and Adult Attachment.

    Dates: Friday 12 July 2024
    Time:
       AEST: 11.30am-12.30pm
       NZST: 1.30pm-3.30pm
       ACST: 11am-12pm
       AWST/HKT/SGT: 9.30am-10.30am
    Cost: $25 (+GST for Australian members)
    Total Hours/CPD: 1 hour
    Open to: Practising members (Professional, Tier, Provisional) and student members.
    Maximum: 30 attendees
    Recorded session: No (Privacy Reasons)

    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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