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Conference: 'Connecting through Creativity: Facilitating relationship, healing and wellbeing in the therapeutic and helping professions'

Saturday 8th July 2017, 9.15am - 6.30pm.
Iron Mill College, 7 Barnfield Cresent, Exeter EX1 1QT

Iron Mill are now now taking bookings for their 1st Annual Conference. Bookings made before 31st March receive a £35 saving on relevant standard offer fee.




Iron Mill are now taking bookings for their 1st Annual Conference, entitled 'Connecting through Creativity: Facilitating relationship, healing and wellbeing in the therapeutic and helping professions', which will take place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Iron Mill College, Exeter, between 9.15am and 6.30pm.


They are also thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for this invaluable 1 day event, which will offer an inspirational experience and an opportunity for anyone involved in the helping professions to refresh and update their skills and practice with innovative ways of working. They are:



Dr Margot Sunderland:

Dr. Sunderland, who is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, lectures all over the world on the psychology and neuroscience of child and teenage mental health. She offers practical strategies and interventions, always underpinned by the latest research and makes TV and radio appearances as a child and parenting expert.


Dr Sunderland will deliver a lecture and seminar on 'Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Teenagers'.



Karen Huckvale:

Karen Huckvale is co-director of independent Arts & Health training provider, Insider Art, Chair of The Self Heal Association (Reg. Charity) and was a founding trustee of Arts & Health South West (Reg. Charity). Her clinical work focuses on significant attachment and personality difficulties resulting from abuse and / or trauma and she provides local authority and private art psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. Whilst broadly Jungian in outlook, Karen has incorporated Morita approaches into her art psychotherapy practice since 2000. She presented to the 9th International Congress Morita Therapy: Sustainable Psychotherapies for the 21st Century at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2016.


Karen will deliver a lecture and workshop on 'Holding Patterns: using images to gently explore challenging life experiences'.




Further information and bookings:

The creative conference will also include a range of optional workshops and seminars, networking opportunities (not least at our cheese and wine reception!), a buffet lunch and an exhibition - an opportunity for delegates to promote relevant work or services they are involved in.


Bookings can be made on our conference webpage or by getting in touch with the college on 03192 219200. We are pleased to be able to offer concessionary rates for current Iron Mill College Students, Approved Supervisors and Placement Provider Managers, as well as discounted rates for early bookings as follows:


Bookings made before 31st March: £35 saving on relevant standard offer fee.

Bookings made between between 1st April and 31st May 2017: £15 saving on relevant standard offer fee.


Learn more about our Iron Mill College Conference 2017 and book your place HERE.



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