A 2.5 hour ZOOM CPD event with Ani de la Prida Please note events are live stream only they are not recorded
Art is a powerful medium that promotes self-expression, creativity, and mental health. Simply engaging in creative arts has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. When the person-centred approach is brought together with the use of art in therapy, it becomes a powerful and yet gentle approach which can help clients to process experiences and feelings and can promote a deeper authentic connection.
This experiential workshop will:
• Describe a person-centred approach to creative arts
• Highlight the importance of non-directivity in avoiding harm when working with creative arts
• Share real-life case examples to illustrate this amazing approach.
Participants will :
• Have the opportunity to engage in an experiential reflective arts-based exercise
• Take away a simple but powerful creative arts exercise that you can use with clients online or face-to-face.
Art skills are not required, but please bring some basic art materials (paper, pencils, pastels, paints) if possible, or alternatively you can use a digital art app.
This workshop is suitable for suitable for counsellors and other helping professionals such as care coordinators, keyworkers, social workers, support workers and nurses
Ani de la Prida is a psychotherapist, creative arts counsellor, lecturer, supervisor, and author. She has 20 years’ experience working with groups, adults, children and young people in a range of settings. She currently has a small private practice and is on the Private Practice Executive Committee at the BACP. Ani is the founder and course director of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts. Ani also teaches on the pluralistic counselling programme at the University of East London, where she did her master’s degree research on the use of digital media in therapy.
Recent publications include;
Smith,K. de la Prida,A. (2021 The Pluralistic Therapy Primer. PCCS Books: Monmouth
What Works in Counselling and Psychotherapy Relationships (BACP, 2020)
De la Prida, A. (2020) Bread and Jam and Sparkling Wine? Can I be Person-Centred and Pluralistic? Pluralistic Practice