Date(s) - 13/11/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Helping Minds

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Terry Larson AMHSW, Bsw (hon), BA, is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Arts Therapist and Anthropologist. He has taught Art Therapy from a variety theoretical tradition(s) and in a variety of settings.  The creation of songs, symbols and dances and their relevance in psychotherapy is of particular interest. He is currently employed in child and adolescent mental health care and is developing innovative arts therapies for first episode psychosis, relational trauma, and broadly identity formation. For over 20 years Terry has studied and practiced shamanism and shamanic arts therapies in cross cultural settings for healing, mediation, reconciliation and cultural development purposes. He is a self-taught artist and does alright.

This discussion will commence with a brief overview of the use of imagery, sound and bodily movement within a shamanic anthropological sense. The contemporary adaptation and hybridisation of these forms into the social sciences will follow and then quickly move to a discussion of expressive arts and their merging into Family Arts Therapy will round the discussion. The style of the evening will be process orientated and engaging. Collegial open discussion in relation to the integration into individual practices, in art making or therapy, will feature throughout.

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