I have been teaching for over twenty five years and have taught and led counselling and art psychotherapy courses at various levels, including Doctoral, Masters, Post Qualifying, Diploma and Certificate levels.
I founded the first Master's level training in Art Therapy / Art Psychotherapy in Northern Ireland and led it since its establishment in 2002 at Queen's University where I was a Lecturer in Education (Special Needs), also teaching education and counselling. I further evolved the MSc and established it at the Centre for Psychotherapy, Belfast HSC Trust. In 2015 I redesigned my course as Pluralistic and Trauma Informed Art Psychotherapy.. I later established it at another university, leading this until l retired as Senior Lecturer and programme leader in Autumn 2019. Since I retired, that course has been significantly changed and led in another direction.
Other current teaching includes:
tutor on a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People (CPCAB level 5), run by Phyllis Coulter Training in Belfast;
tutor on a Post Qualifying Certificate in Creative Supervision (CPCAB level 6), run by Phyllis Coulter Training in Belfast.
I offer significant experience teaching and designing programmes at the following levels: Doctoral, Masters, Undergraduate degree, Advanced Diploma, Post Qualifying Diploma, Diploma, Certificate.
Topics I offer training in include:
art psychotherapy / art therapy
counselling / psychotherapy
working therapeutically with children & young people
creative reflexive practice
education, adult education
arts-based research approaches
appraisal / performance development
self-care for professionals
For examples, see:
"We who are together are one"(c)CS dream
A core strand of practice is eARTherapy
- promoting eco-creativity and reciprocal caring relationship with and for the rest of Nature.