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27th Sept 2014: WORKSHOP – The Birth of an Art Therapist

24th September 2014

This workshop will examine the transition postgraduate art therapy students make from training to becoming newly qualified art therapists. This Workshop is suitable for those completing their MA training, and for those who have graduated. Participants will receive a CPD certificate.

Details and How To Book

Date: 27 September 2014, 10-4.30pm
Cost: £45
Venue- Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street, Gillett Square, London, N16 8JN
Enquiries and bookings please call 0207 503 1330 or email sarah.cook@studioupstairs.org.uk

The day will be split into 2 parts. The morning session will explore art therapists’ experiences of their training and the range of emotions that arise as the end of training draws near. The afternoon session will be an opportunity for participants to explore the period directly after qualifying and facing the ‘What next?’ question. Attendees will share their thoughts with each other on where they think their future within the world of art therapy lies, whether their training has equipped them with the tools to find work post qualification and what support structures are available. Both morning and afternoon will involve experiential art-making and discussion.


10 am Refreshments and welcomes
10.30-11.30 am Individual art making
11.30-12.30 am Group exploration of themes that came up through art making within the last 1-2 years.
1.30-2.15 pm Group discussion on the question of ‘what next?’ for a newly graduated art therapist
2.15-3.30 pm Group experiential joint art piece on the theme of entering the art therapy world post graduation
3.30 – 4.30pm Group discussion on the joint piece, drawing together of themes, emotions and concluding

About Workshops at Studio Upstairs

The workshop will be run at Studio Upstairs, an arts studio and therapeutic community for artists with history of mental health. The workshop will be run by two art therapists from Studio Upstairs, Frances Lumbers and James Cowie, both of whom are HCPC registered. Frances also manages a mental health centre and supervises both art therapy students and trainee counsellors. James works as an art therapist in the NHS at inpatient and community settings and supervises art therapy students at the Studio Upstairs and the NHS.


24th September 2014


Studio Upstairs North London
Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street
London, N16 8JN United Kingdom
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020 7503 1330