The supervision sessions are specifically tailored for recent graduates, with a focus on the needs, challenges and difficulties they may be facing when first entering the workplace. My aim is to support professional development and confidence building. We will focus on establishing a critical reflective practice and maintaining (and expanding) clinical skills to uphold ethical guidelines and professional standards. Particular in a multidisciplinary work environment, where you might be the only creative arts therapist, it is essential that we continually refine and renew our creative arts practice.
In the sessions, supervisees can share clinical, creative, administrative and personal work-related concerns and explore possible solutions. This includes support around aspects of session planning, time management, collating resources to meet client needs, strategies for self-care and working with difficult client responses.
Dr Russya Connor, PhD, AThR works as a Dramatherapist, clinical supervisor, lecturer and creative consultant. Before she became interested in the transformative potential of the arts, she had a career as an international performer and theatre artist. Over the last 16 years she has intensively worked with Corrective Services, Indigenous communities, AOD services, Therapeutic communities, the Performing Arts sector as well as conducting professional development. Russya is a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Edith Cowan University and is on staff at Murdoch University in the Master of Creative Arts Therapies. In her private practice she uses playfulness as a strategy for self-mastery and as source to enhance creativity and leadership capabilities.
Start date: Monday 6 March 2023 (fortnightly)
Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm AEDT (2.30pm WA, 4.30PM QLD, 7.30pm NZT)
Times from April 3 on are:
5.30 - 7.00pm AEST (3.30pm WA, 5.30PM QLD, 7.30pm NZT)
Duration: 1 and ½ hours
Location: Zoom (link provided in the registration confirmation email)
Cost: $500 + GST (if in Australia) for 10 sessions
This event closes after 8 participants have signed up.
Open to: Practicing members
Session dates: 6/3, 20/3, 3/4, 17/4, 1/5, 15/5, 29/5,12/6, 26/6, 10/7
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