Erasmus+ KA1 Courses

Creative Arts Therapy for Children and Teens

Studies on the healing power of Art in education

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle

Description

The course focuses on Creative Arts Therapy principles in Education and the acquisition of practical skills in Art Therapy for children and adolescents. It is addressed to: Psychologists, Mental Health Specialists, Kindergarten Teachers, Educators, Special Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists as well as the general public. The specific aims of the course are to discover the importance of children's artistic expression in their personal development (developmental, psycho-emotional, physical and spiritual content), the role of supporting materials and their properties in the artistic expression of children and the contribution of art therapy as an intervention in children and adolescents with various psychopathological issues. Our experts use Art as a bridge between the unconscious thoughts of a young person and their hidden relationship with the image. They provide solid theoretical background on psychology and psychopathology issues (Learning Difficulties, Separation Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Asperger Disorder, etc.) combined with established play methods and art therapy techniques. The theoretical part of the course is accompanied by experiential seminars. At the end of the course, participants receive “An INNOTOMIA Education Art Therapy Training Certificate” which certifies acquired knowledge of new techniques and methods. Attendees will find this a valuable asset for their new up-to-date professional identity. Furthermore trainee-educators and their students will broaden their cognitive and emotional horizon through the open dialogue between Psychology and Art.

Approach

Child Art Psychotherapy is a new form of treatment that enables children and adolescents to explore, understand and process feelings about their personal development as they are often more difficult to talk about. The psychotherapeutic method uses Art as a bridge between the unconscious thoughts of the child and their hidden relationship with images. Images are used for pictorial communication as a non-verbal language. It is now accepted that children can express their thoughts and feelings more easily when using drawings. Consequently, children are encouraged to express their feelings through works of art and therapists facilitate this procedure without affecting them. Participants will be taught a step-by-step implementation of a child's painting trace, which is a test of the personality and mental age of a child or teenager, through which the expert can interpret their feelings and thoughts.

Learning Outcomes

This educational intervention aims at highlighting the direct relevance of Art to Mental Health. Being aware of this "affinity" gives the stimulus to those who wish to deal with the therapeutic assets of Art to deepen into the psychological world of patients. Our aspiration is to raise participants’ awareness of the value of spontaneous artistic creation as a mean of emotional expression and communication between themselves and the group. Our objective is to train professional educators from different disciplines, providing them with the skills and competence necessary for production of educational materials and training tools which use the healing power of Art in various therapeutic contexts.

Programm

DAY 1

Welcome, getting to know each other, what is Art Therapy for children and teens.

DAY 2

Procedures to receive child medical history, Psychopathology of child and teenager, Fears, Anxiety Mental Deprivation, Depression

DAY 3

Child creativity a sure path to emotional maturity

DAY 4

Child and Psychology - the usefulness of childhood Art

DAY 5

The Technique of Art Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluation via visual Art expression

DAY 6

Children's painting trace – Part A

Historical development of the project & its use for the assessment of personality and mental age

DAY 7

Free Day (departure of participants attending the basic course).

DAY 8

Children's painting trace – Part B

Family test - Interpretation of the family plan, Case analysis

DAY 9

Adolescents and Art Therapy - Adults and Art Therapy Psychopathology, Case Analysis

DAY 10

The role of parents in the child's psycho-emotional development

DAY 11

Presentation of Trainees' Work in the Children's Trace Test, Evaluation

DAY 12

Presentation of Trainees' Events

Departure of participants.

Cultural Programm.

In the northwestern part of Peloponnese, the city of Patras is the capital of the region and an important commercial port of the country. The newArchaeological Museum of Patras, the church of Saint Andrew and the Fortress of Rio are some of the attractions visitors must see, while a strollalong the Rio-Antirio Bridge is a unique experience, along with participatingat Patras carnival cultural events. There are many points of interest in this region including the Vouraikos Canyon and the rack railway, the Monastery of Agia Lavra and the Monastery of Megalo Spileo (Big Cave), the Cave of the Lakes and the Museum of Sacrifice bythe People of Kalavryta. The main attraction in popular Kalavryta is the skiresort.

We Support You.

If you are interested in submitting any kind Erasmus+ KA1 project proposal, we support you in preparing and submitting the application to your National Agency.  We have developed a set of guidelines for the preparation of the KA1 e-form, which we provide with no additional fee.  All the activities andservices are fully covered by the grant received by Erasmus+ if the project is approved.

We are Flexible.

We act as receiving organization and accept students, teachers and staff any time of the year.  Courses are offered in corresponding target group format.  Each course is structured so that it ispossible to attend the basic level (20 hours in 6 days) or the advanced level(40 hours in 12 days).  Courses are offered starting from March to November.

We Certify our Courses.

Innotomia is an expert and skillful training organization, using educators with vast exercisein the field of initial, continuous and permanent Vocational Training.  We certify every mobility experience with the issueof Europass Mobility certification and a certificate of attendance.

COURSES

18-29 Apr 2022

16-27 May 2022

20 Jun - 1 Jul 2022

18-29 Jul 2022

15-26 Aug 2022

19 Sep - 30 Sep 2022

17-28 Oct 2022

14-25 Nov 2022

COSTS

Course fee: € 650,00

Accommodation

HB SR: € 85,00/day

HB DR: € 60,00/day/part

FB SR: € 95,00/day

FB DR: € 80,00/day/part

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