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Working with teenagers and art journals

Event Details
Date: 26th Oct 2019
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
CPD hrs: 6
Cost:

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club or AASW members: $178.50

Standard: $210.00

Organiser: Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
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Adolescence is a very confusing time , even for the most well-adjusted teen agers. Working with teen agers using the Art Journal methods will enable social workers to open opportunities to communicate in a creative and hepful manner.

Learning objectives

  • How to develop Mixed media techniques building Art Journals
  • Starting the process of using the Art Journal with clients
  • Selecting some creations at the Art journal to work in the therapy sessions
  • How to close the therapy session after an Art Journal work
  • Offer options to the client to continue working with the Art Journal at home until the next session

Presenter details

Yaro Starak, B.A., M.S.W, Adv.Dip.SW, Dip.GT.

Gestalt Psychotherapist. Gestalt Art Therapist CAT® Men leadership training Author of books on Gestalt Psychotherapy & Group facilitation Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre-Australia AASW member

He finished his undergraduate studies majoring in psychology at the University of Manitoba and later his postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He continued further studies at the University of Toronto specialising in adult education, group dynamics and supervision. After training and graduating as a Gestalt Therapy from the Toronto Gestalt Institute, he became a faculty member of the Institute for four years. He later immigrated to Australia in 1978 to lecture at the University of Queensland. Over the past twenty five years Yaro has been teaching and training various professional groups and Gestalt groups in Brisbane, Tasmania, Sydney and overseas in Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Estonia, Italy and Spain. Yaro has published and co-edited four books in Gestalt Therapy and Group Process, three training manuals and numerous articles in several international journals on group work, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, Alternative Living, Men’s Issues and Deep Psychology. He is an accredited Values & Leadership Coach and founding member of GANZ – Gestalt Australia & New Zealand – the accrediting body of Gestalt therapy training Institutes. He is also a regular presenter at National and International Conferences. Now his passion is Art and he is having annual Art exhibitions, also he enjoys writing monthly news at his blog "Reflections Yaro".

Gemma Garcia. Dip. GT., Dip. Ericksonian Hypnosis., Aura Soma Therapist L2., Dip.GT. Gestalt Therapist Gestalt Art Therapist CAT® Co-Director Gestalt Art Therapy Centre - Australia Visual Artist. Art Instructor. Freelance Book Editor Freelance Curator, Coordinator Art Group Exhibitions. Director of APE Brisbane (Art Performances and Exhibitions)

Gemma studied Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Valencia-Spain. She worked in the Emergency field for the Spanish government for 15 years - conducting research with groups of Firemen about the emotional impact of high stress situations and combining the use of Gestalt Therapy with Art. Gemma is a trained Ericksonian Hypnotist from the University of Valencia (Spain) and she is an Aura Soma Therapist (L2). Gemma is also a talented Visual Artist. She uses art as part of her process of personal growth, exploring new forms of expression and therapy across a broad range of art materials & mediums. She moved to Australia and co-founded the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre with Yaro Starak - The only Gestalt Art Therapy Centre known in Australia. Yaro Starak and Gemma Garcia organized the First Conference of Art Therapy in Bali in March 2011 and are the organizers of the Second Conference of Art Therapy in Bali in July 2012. Every year they are developing Art Therapy Retreats in Australia and Spain.

Location and date

Gestalt Art Therapy Centre
2 Findlay St
Ashgove QLD 4060

26 October 2019

Cost

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club or AASW members: $178.50

Standard: $210.00

Registration

w: https://www.arttherapygestalt.com/events-1/working-with-teenagers-art-journals

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers