“Since human society has existed the arts have helped man to reconcile the eternal conflict between the individual’s instinctual urges and the demands of society. Thus, all art is therapeutic in the broadest sense of the word.” – Edith Kramer, Art Therapy pioneer
In recent years, art therapy has gained traction and recognition as a viable therapeutic modality. It is an established form of psychotherapy delivered by trained art therapists or art psychotherapists.
Art therapy is designed to help anyone, including those whose life has been affected by adverse experiences, illness or disability. It is a holistic form of therapy that attends to the emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual well-being of the individual. Through therapeutic art-making, one’s social, emotional and mental health needs can be supported.
Art therapy works especially well for individuals who are pre-verbal, non-verbal, or not verbally inclined. This would include the neurodiverse population, such as individuals diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and global developmental delay, whereby they often find it difficult to find the right words to express what they truly feel.
This unique modality also works well for individuals who are suffering PTSD, and are unable to – or simply refuse to – talk about traumatic experiences. Additionally, the mental health of people who are dealing with addictions, grief, dementia, eating disorders and physical illness can be impoved through Art Therapy.
At this Child Psychology talk, learn:
1) The foundation of Art Therapy
2) How Art Therapy is effective
3) Different techniques Art Therapists use to support clients
Participants will experience a simple hands-on art directive to gain a preliminary understanding of how art therapists utilise the art-making process to achieve therapeutic goals. All art materials will be provided, and no prior art-making experience is required to participate in this interactive session.
The talk will be followed by the Course Preview of Child Psychology programmes.
What is the course preview about?
This is an opportunity for anyone interested in TSPP’s courses to learn more about the course structure, career pathways and entry requirements.
After a presentation by our consultant, attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session, and learn more about admissions procedures.
4 Jan 2023 (Wed)
7.30-8.30pm – Introduction to Art Therapy and Therapeutic Art Experience
8.30-8.50pm – Course Preview: Child Psychology programmes
Fee: S$16.20 w/GST
Venue: The School of Positive Psychology
61 Stamford Road, #01-09
Child Psychology Courses:
- Diploma in Child Psychology and Interventions
- Professional Diploma in Child Psychotherapy
- Certificate In Special Needs Education
“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.” – Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art
About the speaker: Eliza Han
– TSPP Lecturer
– Founding Partner and Art Therapist at The Heart Therapy Space
– Professional Member of ANZACATA (Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association)
– Master’s in Art Therapy, LASALLE College of the Arts
– Masters in Education, University of Hong Kong
Eliza Han is an experienced educator, former school leader, certified Art Therapist, and Founding Partner of The Heart Therapy Space. She has worked with neurodiverse children and adolescents, together with children and adolescents with mood and behavioural concerns from the age of 7 to 16 in mainstream schools in Singapore.
Apart from individual therapy, Eliza is experienced in group therapy, art experiential workshop, mental wellbeing workshops and therapeutic art coaching. She has successfully worked with clients with ASD, ADHD, selective mutism, self-harm, trauma and dementia, and engages workshop participants in themes of personal growth, relationship, and self-care. She has also collaborated with organizations such as Singapore Changi Prison Visual Arts Hub, and Dwelling Institute on therapeutic art experiential programmes and workshops.
We welcome everyone who is interested in child and adolescent psychology, and ways to help bring out the best in others to join us for this preview session. If you would like to know more about Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy programmes or the preview, sign up via the form below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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