Supervision & CPD

Clinical Supervision

Insider Art offer clinical supervision for Arts Therapists, a range of counsellors & students from several disciplines: art psychotherapy, play therapy and counselling.

Supervisors are HPC registered Art Psychotherapists and registered with British Association of Art Therapists as supervisors. Karen Huckvale is also registered with Play Therapy UK as a supervisor.

Contact us to discuss details.

We also work across the Arts & Health field and provide supervision/ mentoring/ coaching and project planning to artist groups providing outreach services to mental health service users and to artists working in hospital or schools projects. Also see Mentoring and Coaching.

C.P.D. for Art Psychotherapists

Insider Art work with Art Psychotherapists to extend their practice. We offer:

  • Reflective and creative, theme-based image making workshops, often focusing on rich seams for image making and psychological thinking, for instance ‘Mazes and Labyrinths’.

Theoretical and practice based workshops, including:

  • ‘Articulating Art Psychotherapy’ ,
  • ‘Working with the Arts and Health’
  • 'Alternative Approaches to Engagement.'
  • 'Understanding Attachment'.

Insider Art have worked extensively for BAAT, The British Association of Art Therapists, both nationally and for regional groups, as trainers. Malcolm Learmonth is co-author of the Association’s guidelines for CPD.

A CD-Rom of ‘Articulating Art Psychotherapy’ is also available as a publication, to HPC registered art psychotherapists.

Workshops and Staff Development

Workshops and staff development programmes tailored to suit the specific groups or individuals needs. Such workshops can be initially based on an existing workshop format or are often designed from scratch to meet a particular need.

Examples include:

  • supporting health and social care professionals manage service change.
  • health care professionals seeking effective ways of engaging young children with art making;
  • assisting community arts programmes to develop sensitive arts making workshops for people with particular mental health needs;
  • enabling artists to explore and process personal material
  • talks or lectures and discussion groups about particular aspects of arts, health and therapy work;

Many artists working in hospitals, schools, prisons, care homes, workplaces, or community settings sometimes find themselves in unexpectedly complex situations or relationships. This is often exciting and stimulating, sometimes puzzling or confusing and occasionally distressing.

Artists in public and environmental arts projects, arts & health, outreach, community work, schools and other residencies, need:

  • Emotional literacy and empathic, practical skills to cope with strong feelings and intense responses.
  • Safe and ethical working practices, and understanding of different perceptions of risk.
  • Understanding and skills to cope with the range of relationships which develop between people working creatively in groups.

Insider Art provide a variety of staff development and training opportunities. From half day workshops to long term staff support, team building to supervision. We provide specific training in how to create quality and ethical art making experiences; understanding the psychological implications of art making; how to safely engage children and vulnerable adults in art making; ways to develop personal creativity and much more.

Contact us to discuss your team, group or individual needs whether for a one off introductory session or more substantial input.