October 27, 2009

Workshop: Art Therapy for Children with Autism

Discovering your Child Through Art Therapy: The Role of Creative Play and Imagination in Child Development
Saturday, 14 November 2009, 9am – 5pm

This workshop attempts to share with you the basics of art therapy and the effectiveness of art as a healing therapy especially for children on the autistic spectrum disorder.


• To enable you to acquire a basic grounding in art therapy theory and how they are important for child development.

• To enable you to learn some of the key psychological principles that underpins art therapy.

• To help you gain ideas of how to run creative arts activities to benefit your children in the home or classroom.

• To enable you to question the relevance of art therapy in healthcare and education particularly for those on the autistic spectrum disorder.

Through the lecture, demonstration, and discussion, participants will learn the basics on how to use art therapy for children on the autism spectrum disorder.

The facilitator:

Caroline Essame is a British-trained Art Therapist and Occupational Therapist with 20 years' experience in the field of arts, health and therapy. She has worked in hospital and community settings in England, Malaysia and Singapore. Her professional experience includes:

• Working with children using the creative process for self-expression and healing

• Training special education teachers, social workers, therapists and artists

• Adult mental health

• Developing a Masters Programme in Art Therapy for Singapore.

Caroline’s special interest is in the use of art and creativity for psychological and social development. She is also cofounder of the Creative Arts Therapists Network in Singapore.


Venue: Tower 2, Room 3, Level 9, Dato N.A. Kularajah Centre of Excellence, Wisma MCIS Zurich, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Fee: Public: RM 130.00, Parents of children at NASOM centres: RM100.00

All registrations submitted must be accompanied with payment. Registration deadline: 5 November 2009.

How to register:

Contact NASOM (National Autism Society of Malaysia)
Tel: 603-7710-4098
Fax: 603-7710-4149
Email: secretariat @ nasom.com.my

See also:

Recovered from Autism: Maya Viktoria

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