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RHA Play Therapists 6-week Art Therapy Group

RHA Play Therapists 6-week Art Therapy Group

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Please noteThis group is designed for play therapists (either qualified or in training). For our regular art therapy group which is open to the public please check out our other products.

RHA Play Therapists 6-week Art Therapy CPD Group

Saturdays 1-3pm

Oct 14th to Nov 18th 1-3pm

RHA Gallery & Studio

RHA and arttherapyireland are delighted to announce the 6-week CPD art therapy group designed especially for play therapists and facilitated by art therapist Andrea Clare Plunkett.

The Oct-Nov Autumn 2023 groups are the latest group event since cultural art therapy began at RHA Gallery in 2019. The CPD for play therapists will be the first cultural art therapy CPD to happen face-to-face in the gallery/studio setting. Lots of materials will be offered for you to play with and explore your creativity including paint, clay, collage, glitter, found objects and lots more! The CPD group will be blended, with 1 online session. After this group ends participants will have the exciting option to keep in touch with their creativity by attending the post-therapy once-monthly online drop-in group for only €10 per session. 

 6 weeks = 5 weeks onsite in Dublins RHA Gallery and 1 week online (11th Nov)


What is CPD?

CPD, or Continual Professional Development is an ethical component of being a therapist of any kind, be it talk, art, drama, play or music. By attending art therapy as CPD you can get time to reflect on how it feels to make art and be creative in a therapeutic setting, therefore giving you insight into this part of your practice for the people you work with. We will take time to focus on ourselves, to focus on you in your practice, on your practice setting and on other helpful topics to help you fully reflect in a creative way on you as a therapist. All within a fun creative studio & gallery environment.

Please note: The CPD does not offer 'training' in art therapy, a formal Masters level qualification recognised by the Irish Association of Creative Art Therapy (IACAT) is needed to safely practice as an art therapist in Ireland. Andrea or can offer a list of courses that are currently running on the island of Ireland should you wish to formally train in art therapy.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses art media to express, reflect and communicate. You do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art to benefit from art therapy. In gallery art therapy, also called Cultural Art Therapy, we spend time looking at RHA artworks and then reflecting on our response to them through art. 

Who is it for?

Art Therapy can be used across the lifespan; these RHA sessions are for play therapists (either training or qualified) and cater for all needs or requirements. We are an open and inclusive space for all, so if you have any additional needs please let Andrea know.

What are the benefits?

Art therapy is founded on the belief that creative self-expression has therapeutic value for those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their personalities. Art therapy sessions can help a vast array of common life experiences including social or generalised anxiety, relief of stress, facilitate life transitions, can support explorations of gender and identity and can even help artists who feel they have a creative block. Most importantly art therapy sessions offer a time to stop, relax and re-focus inward.

Booking notes:

Consent will be needed from each person attending as this is an art therapy group. Booking is non-refundable except, in the rare event that organisers cancel, natural events or government restrictions stop the group from occurring. Attendance and punctuality at all 6 sessions is necessary for group cohesion.

*Booking will close Friday 29th September.

Gallery address: 15 Ely Pl, Dublin, D02 A213

Andrea Clare Plunkett is an IACAT registered art therapist MSc trained at Ulster University, Belfast School of Art. Andrea works with groups in the RHA Gallery both online and face-to-face using an empowering person lead approach.

Fee: €170 pp


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