Region 4 Full Day Workshop – Vancouver
Creativity & Healing: Exploring Meaningful Ways of Bringing Art into Counselling
Presenter: Gretchen Ladd M.Ed., RCAT, RCC
The arts can be a powerful tool for gaining insight and fresh perspectives on challenging issues. This workshop is for counsellors who are interested in introducing or deepening the practice of using art and creative process in their clinical work. We will spend the day exploring ways of using art with clients as well as a practice of self- care.
What you will learn:
This workshop will introduce basic principles from the field of art therapy and discuss using art directives, building safety in creative process, and simple ideas for using the arts with individuals and groups. We will also look at a variety of ways to use art materials to work with symbols, metaphors and images that come up in session.
The workshop will be a combination of lecture & case presentations as well as hands-on experiential exercises.
*Participants are asked to please bring scissors, pencil crayons and a glue stick*
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (8:30 AM for registration and networking)
Address: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Cost: $35.00 plus GST- NON-REFUNDABLE– This is a BCACC Member only workshop. Registration is non-transferable and not available for resale.
Participants will receive a BCACC Certificate of Attendance.
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019.
Should you encounter a problem with registering please contact Janine Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Presenter:
Gretchen Ladd M.Ed., RCAT, RCC is an art therapist, counsellor and educator who has provided therapeutic arts to diverse communities for over 25 years. Her clients have included long-term care residents, mental health clients, cancer patients, bereaved families and adults who have experienced trauma. Gretchen has been an instructor at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute since 2007 and facilitated art therapy trainings in Nepal, Thailand and Japan. She uses an integrated approach to art therapy, which includes mindfulness, compassion practices and Somatic Experiencing®.