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Self care - understanding the therapist's needs through a creative approach

Event Details
Date: 27th Sep 2019
Venue: Sydney, NSW
CPD hrs: 7

Early bird and student rate: $280
Standard: $300

Organiser: Anne Buckingham

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This one day workshop, based on current research into self care for therapists will enable you to understand how different areas of your life are impacted by stress, the protective factors which can support you and the barriers to self care which can hinder you. You will have the opportunity to use arts based activities to explore your individual self care needs and identify actions to enable you to integrate self care into your every day life. Using art based activities will allow you to take a different perspective and explore the topic with a new awareness. Whilst this is not a retreat day, taking a creative approach can itself be restorative and be beneficially incorporated into a self care strategy. No art experience or skill is necessary.

Learning objectives

  • Recognise how stress impacts you, aspects of your life and your ability to work with clients
  • Highlight the protective factors which support you and how to benefit from them
  • Explore the barriers which hinder your self care and how to overcome them
  • Reassess your own self care needs
  • Plan how to integrate self care into your daily life

Presenter details

Facilitator Anne Buckingham is a registered Art Therapist, counsellor and supervisor (ANZACATA and ACA), with Masters degrees in Art therapy and Learning and Development and a BSc in Psychology. She has experience working with many different client populations of all ages, presenting with a variety of mental health concerns, both in groups and individually. She currently works in private practice and is a sessional tutor at Western Sydney University in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology. Anne brings evidence based practice, creative approaches and experiential learning to her professional development workshops.

Location and date

Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios
164 Longueville Road
Lane Cove,

27 September 2019


Early bird (prior to 27 July) and student rate: $280
Standard: $300



AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers