Date(s) - 28/04/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presented by Annette Coulter

Date and time: 28th April 6.30 – 8.30pm (AEST Sydney)
Venue: Online
Cost: AAFT Members FREE/Non-AAFT Members $25

When working with couples, verbal interaction patterns are often familiar and entrenched. Engaging the couple to visually describe relationship issues can enhance the therapeutic process.

Drawing processes provides an opportunity for couples to “see” thoughts and feelings differently. Encouraging expressive art tasks requires the couple to conceptualise differently.  Art materials are usually less familiar and provide an experiential dimension.

Engaging creative processes enhances a potent visual reframing that increases spontaneity in couple work.  They are also doing something practical together to enhance their relationship.

This presentation is based on Annette’s chapter, ‘Couple art therapy: ‘Seeing’ difference makes a difference’, in Couple Therapy in Australia: Issues Emerging from Practice, (eds) Elisabeth Shaw and Jim Crawley, (2007), PsychOz Publications.

Art materials choice to bring to webinar:

One packet of plasticine (assorted colours) + board – (For 3D work)
1 x box of oil pastels (assorted colours) + paper – (For 2D work)

Annette Coulter is a registered art psychotherapist, clinical family therapist, published author and practicing artist.  She is an accredited PACFA supervisor and teaches art therapy and interactive drawing therapy(IDT). Through private practice she provides supervision, education, consultation and customised training.  She is co-author of The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy, (2014)