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Creative Approaches to Working Therapeutically with Aboriginal Families and Communities

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop aims to give an understanding of the therapeutic processes involved in art therapy and art as therapy and some different approaches that can be used for working with Aboriginal families and communities.  It will incorporate experiential (hands on) activities that will assist participants to understand how to effectively work with clients using different techniques and will incorporate the use of different arts media.


Who should attend this workshop?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers ONLY in the community who work with children 0 – 5 and families – including group workers, counsellors, youth workers, community development workers, workers who work with Aboriginal and CALD communities. You do not have to be an artist to attend. This workshop is for any workers who would like to learn about the benefits and therapeutic use of art and craft in their work with families and clients.


Aunty Bev Eaton  

Aunty Beverley is an Indigenous woman whose people come from Coonabarabran.  She has over 16 years experience in the community sector working in a mainstream service with a great commitment to the Aboriginal community.  Beverley is Chairperson of the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre at Katoomba.  Beverley has traveled around NSW running training sessions for community sector workers in relation to working with Aboriginal people. As part of her consultant role, Bev also provides supervision and support services to Aboriginal workers in a range of different service settings

Sue Wildman

Sue Wildman has worked in the community sector for over 25 years. She is a registered Counsellor and Art Therapist.  She has worked primarily with women who have experienced trauma and has written and delivered programs for Blue Mountains Women’s Health & Resource Centre, Penrith Women’s Health Centre, Bolwarra Transitional Centre, R.A., Enrich Family Services, Dianella Cottage & the Aboriginal Catholic Care Social Services. She also works with carers and is a registered NCCP Provider.



Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.

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More Information

Bindi Markham-Moeller, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: AC18CAW


February 6
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Penrith Regional Gallery – Studio 1
86 River Road
Emu Plains, NSW 2750 Australia
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