Training in Art Therapy & Trauma Support: Sources of Life & Creative Therapies

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"One of the best, most practical and useful trainings I had. It gave me support and energy to deal with new challenges."

Mladen Kojić, local art workshop leader, 31 years old, from Srebrenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Training in Art Therapy & Trauma Support: Sources of Life & Creative Therapies
This is a one-on-one training by Anne van den Ouwelant in Art Therapy & Trauma Support including regular online supervision with Mladen Kojić, a local art workshop leader from Srebrenica. Mladen organizes individual and group art workshops with children and youngsters from the municipality of Srebrenica within Crea Thera's project "Sources of Life". He also offers group art workshops to psychiatric clients in the local Mental Health Care Center Srebrenica within Crea Thera's project "Creative therapies in Bosnia-Herzegovina: de-stigmatising mental health".
Goal
The goal of this Training in Art Therapy & Trauma Support is to support local art workshop leader Mladen in his professional and personal development, focussing on art and trauma in post-conflict Srebrenica.
Methods
During the on the spot Training in Art Therapy & Trauma Support, Anne participates in Mladen's art workshops in Srebrenica. She supervises Mladen with respect to these art workshops and specific cases. Anne provides psychoeducation to Mladen with respect to Psychotraumatology and Neurobiology and she offers him individual art exercises and reflection, focussed on Mladen's personal development. Anne and Mladen also brainstorm about the structure and planning of future activities and workshops. Furthermore, Mladen receives Skype supervision to follow up and reflect regularly on his work.

Mladen has undergone this Training in Art Therapy & Trauma Support three times in 18 months. The training sessions comprise an average of two days per training.

Period

From January 2016

Location

Srebrenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Partners

Crea Thera International creathera.wordpress.com