Drawing and talking
Who is this course for?
This course is particularly for those who have already completed the four day ‘working therapeutically with children and young people’ foundation course, but also for counsellors, teachers, learning mentors, teaching assistants, nurses and other clinicians, or any other empathic adult working with children on a regular basis.
Aims of the course
- To have an understanding of the theory behind this method of working (Psychology and neurobiology of trauma).
- To look at the stages of drawing (Initial, middle and ending).
- To have the opportunity for skills practice, experiential learning and supervision in applying the technique.
Drawing and talking is a safe, easy to learn method of working with children and young people. It aims to help in the relief of any underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting behaviours and learning. The core of the method lies in encouraging the child to draw with a person they feel comfortable with, at the same time each week, whilst asking gentle non-intrusive questions about the drawing. Over time a symbolic resolution is found to old conflicts, and old traumas can be healed. The child will become more able to control their behaviour and better able to access the learning process in school. Based on Jungian principles and developed by Dr John Allans, this drawing technique was used by him to train students at the University of British Columbia.
CPD: six hours
Sarah is an MBACP registered counsellor working with children and young people within school settings and domestic abuse services. She is also the Training Manager at The Counselling & Family Centre and has 20 years’ experience working in Human Resources within global organisations.