Courses / Seminars for Professionals
Consciousness Study Courses
Sexual Abuse and Trauma Education
Art Therapy Education (Art Therapy with Children; Art Therapy with Teenagers; The History of Art Therapy; Theoretical Perspectives in Art Therapy; Professional Ethics for Art Therapists; Art Therapy and Groups)
Developing & Motivating Your Staff
Managing Change in the Workplace
Creating A Positive Work Environment
Being a Better Manager
Supervision/Consultation Groups for Professionals
Dr. Duanita provides ongoing supervision groups for art therapists, social workers, clinical counsellors and other professionals. The groups focus on self-care as it relates to quality practice. Creative expression and psycho education are components of her supervision and consultation practice. The groups provide an atmosphere of mutual support and inspiration.
VISIONING: Practical Applications for Counsellors
In this course, participants learn the process of Visioning, a creative way to bring their ideas, dreams, and goals into reality.
Various practical applications of the process will be taught which will assist participants in their professional and personal lives. Topics include: creating your ideal work as a therapist; problem solving difficult cases; creating a balanced life; self-care; career goals; life goals; and case/client goals.
The course is experiential with the focus being on collage making. All participants will be required to bring in collage supplies.
Empowerment and the Counsellor
In this course participants explore various issues related to empowerment: self-esteem; boundaries; body issues; acceptance of personal responsibility; and creativity. Participants learn ways to connect with and maintain their own sense of personal power in order to be able to facilitate such connections for their clients.
Techniques for application in the participant’s professional and personal life will be worked with including: monitoring self-talk; identification of old belief systems; use of positive affirmations.
Developing Relationships with Dream Images: Professional Development for Therapists
In this course participants will be taught a variety of ways to enter into relationship with their personal dream images. The focus will be on the amplification versus the interpretation of images. As participants learn ways to connect to their own higher vision, they will gain insight and understanding into how to facilitate awareness for their clients.
Examples of methods taught will include: dream imagery and archetypes; free association; active imagination; bringing the dream to reality; amplification; use of art (painting, sculpture, mask-making, etc.).
Problem Solving in the Studio: Professional Development for Counsellors
In this course participants will work with professional, educational, and personal issues in a studio atmosphere in order to gain clarity, insight, support and direction. A creative approach to problem solving will be explored utilizing various creative medium in both an individual and group context.
Introduction to Working with Art Materials in Counselling
A brief introduction to the schools of thought in art therapy, the theoretical underpinnings in the field, the philosophy of art materials, and the continuum of control inherent in materials. Counsellors will learn how to decide which materials to present to clients as their choices relate to presenting problems and treatment goals. Students will be briefly introduced to working with art materials during the opening and closing of sessions. They will also be introduced to applications with individuals, couples and families.
Format: 3 hr. class; 1 day seminar; weekend workshop
Visioning with Collage
Participants will be introduced to working with collage as a medium for visioning work with clients and for themselves. The theories regarding intentionality will be introduced and worked with as a basis for the visioning process. Through attending to a self-exploratory journey, counsellors will experience the power of images as they connect to goal setting and realization in the context of the counselling relationship.
Format: 3 hr. introductory class; 1 day seminar; weekend workshop; 12 week course of weekly 3 hour sessions
Art Materials and Self-care for Counsellors
Students will be introduced to a variety of art activities and materials that they can work with as tools to ensure the high level of self-care required to maintain vitality as a counsellor.
Format: 3 hr. introductory class; 12 weekly 3-hr sessions; 1 day seminar; weekend workshop; one week intensive
Students will be introduced to the transpersonal field and its practical application to shifting emotions in the context of the counselling relationship. Dr. David Hawkins’s map of consciousness will be the basis from which ways to shift emotions will be taught. Focus will be on 1) subliminal ways to increase self-esteem to ensure good choice-making; 2) practical applications of affirmations; and 3) visioning the desired level of consciousness.
Format: 12 hour course best delivered over 4-8 weeks; 24 hour course bes5t delivered over 8-16 weeks.
Case Supervision with Art Materials
Participants will bring cases and situations they are working with in practicum or practise for purposes of consultation. Permission from clients to have their stories reviewed is required for purposes of confidentiality. Students will engage with art materials to express areas that they are wanting help with or which they would like to review. Their art assists to facilitate deeper understanding and insight which they can take back to the situation as counsellors.
Format: 1 3 hr. experiential group; 1 hour individual sessions; 1 day group seminar; weekly or monthly individual or group supervision.
Journaling will be introduced to students as a tool for debriefing, personal self-care and client homework. Common blocks to journaling will be explored and ways to ease resistance will be taught. Specific work with art materials and journals will be taught.
Format: 3 hr class; 1 day workshop; weekend retreat: 1 year course with monthly group 3 hr classes and weekly (possibly daily) individual coaching.
What Now? Images as Guides through Major Life Transitions
Students will learn to work with art materials during times of major life transitions and experience how images can guide them through. Focus will be on work with collage. An ideal course for students about to graduate who are deciding on a life’s path, people who are changing careers or jobs, people considering the transition into marriage, people moving through loss (death, separation, divorce).
Format: 3 hr. class; 1 day seminar; weekend workshop; 1 week intensive.
Working with Art Materials in Group Counselling
In this course students will learn how to work with art materials to create group dynamics conducive to healing. Emphasis will be on experiential learning.
Format: 2 day workshop; 1 week intensive
Adlerian Art Therapy Intensive
Students will immerse in an art experience based on the work of Sadie Dreikurs from her book “Cows Can Be Purple”.
Format: 1 day seminar; 2 day seminar; week intensive
Painting and Healing
Students will immerse themselves in an art experience to explore the ways in which painting can be worked with in the healing process. Focus will be on individual, couple and group counselling work. Common creative blocks will be covered as will ways of lessening resistance.
Format: 1 day workshop; 2 day workshop; 1 day intensive; week intensive
Mask Work and Healing
Students will be introduced to mask-making and how masks can be worked with to facilitate healing.
Format: 1 day workshop; 2 day workshop; week intensive
Creative Counselling with Clay
Students will be introduced to clay work and how clay can be worked with to facilitate healing.
Format: 1 day workshop; 2 day workshop; week intensive
Other Courses for Professionals
Taught Upon Request
Art Therapy with Children; Art Therapy with Teenagers; The History of Art Therapy; Theoretical Perspectives in Art Therapy; Professional Ethics for Art Therapists; Art Therapy and Groups; Sexual Abuse and Trauma: Counsellor Training; Fostering Empowerment/Self-Esteem
Courses for Businesses/Staff/Organizations
Work/Life Balance; Stress Management; Coaching Skills: Developing & Motivating Your Staff; Conflict Management; Managing Change in the Workplace; Creating A Positive Work Environment; Being a Better Manager; Time Management
Course for Artists/actors
Co-Creating Yourself: A Workshop Series for Actors
A course that assists actors to increase their self-esteem in order that they are able to make good choices in their personal and professional life. In this course actors are taught tools through which they can identify and work through their personal creative blocks. Actors learn how to work with the process of envisioning in order to co-create the reality that they imagine for themselves. All of this is done within a supportive group of artists who provide encouragement and assistance through the process of change. In this course, actors learn that they can do it.
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