Professional Development Day: Integrating artwork into your counselling practice - Manchester, 23 March 2017

This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate artwork into your counselling practice, including working with pictures, free expression and using fairy tales.  Demonstrations with members of the group will enable delegates to observe first-hand how and when to introduce artwork and then, practising in pairs, they will be able to experience the different interventions first hand.  We will discuss the impact of working creatively and explore together the effects this might have on the therapeutic alliance.  Guidance will be given as to which clients are suitable for this kind of intervention, and some contra-indications.  The day includes a colourful presentation on the history of working creatively in therapy, and on how artwork has been developed in different therapeutic settings.  Casework examples will be given, a theoretical basis for using artwork, and practical skills work on how to introduce and facilitate creative interventions and then how this moves the therapy forward.

Presenter biography

Pauline Andrew is Director of Deep Release and Managing Director of Barnabas Counselling Training.  She trains both counsellors and supervisors up to Diploma level.  She has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages, a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Supervision.  Her lively, interactive, vividly illustrated and often humorous training style has proved popular around the UK and in Europe on a wide range of topics relating to counselling.  Pauline also teaches the Barnabas Diploma in Supervision and the L5 Certificate course in Integrating Creative Interventions in Counselling.  She has a counselling and supervision practice in Essex.