Training and commissioning

 

Our Level One Re-Animation Approach course launched from Aardman Animation Studios in 2010.  Students are already reporting positive clincial results and service enhancement following attending the training with service users winning national awards for their work.


Please scroll down for details of our current courses available.

 

Due to the professional nature of therapeutic work, training is required to ensure that the Re-Animation Approach is used safely and effectively in practice.

 

Whilst the tools and techniques taught on our training programs are primarily developed for professional therapists, our Level One training will also appeal to Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, Psychologists, Nurses and Social Workers who need to engage effectively with service users as part of their practice.  We also train community artists and occupational therapy assistants (TI's) in the use of animation to support health and well-being.

 

 

Please scroll down for information about our Re-Animation Approach Level One Autum 2014 course due to run during The Encounters Film Festival in Bristol.

 

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Current training available:

 

LEVEL ONE TRAINING

 

This highly practical and resource based course provides participants with the skills that are needed to begin using the Re-Animation Approach in clinical practice.  The techniques and tools can be used across both mental and physical health fields with any age of service user.

 

The approach provides a developmental framework for exploring assessment and treatment goals which are meaningful for the person (family) you are working with and have been reported by previous students to enhance service user experience.

 

The Level One course has passed the CPD accreditation process at Imperial College London University.  A recent research project has been conducted into the clinical effectiveness of our techniques with patients from the field of Forensic Psychiatry by Leeds University and is due to be published in 2014.  The results show that our approach is effective with this client population.

 

Plymouth College of Art 14th and 15th March 2014

 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn about the Re-Animation Approach and start using tecniques in your work by attending our March Level One course running at Plymouth College of Art.

 

 

For more information about the course or to book a place please e-mail: mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

 

Animation Therapy Ltd training at Encounters film festival


We are delighted to announce that we will be running a Re-Animation Approach Course at Encounters film festival September 2014.

 

This highly practical and resource based the course provides participants with the skills that are needed to begin using the Re-Animation Approach in clinical practice.  The techniques and tools can be used across both mental and physical health fields with any age of service user.   The approach provides a developmental framework for exploring assessment and treatment goals which are meaningful for the person (family) you are working with and have been reported by previous students to enhance service user experience.

 

For more information about the course or to book a place please e-mail: mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

LEVEL TWO TRAINING

 

Eva Studios Marsh Barton Exeter 1st 2nd March 2014

 

 

For practioners who have trainied in Level One Re-Animation Approach, our level Two courses enable an opportunity to build on existing technical and clinical knowledge and to learn skills in using metaphor and story making with a special focus on foley and production based animation.

 

 

For more information about the course or to book a place please e-mail: mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

 

NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

For a fantastic opportunity to learn more about using animation in your work, book on our one day conference 'Animation on Prescription' due to run at Encounters Film Festival in September 2014.  Or if you cannot wait that long, why not book on one of our 2014 courses below.

Want to deliver Re-Animation Approach courses yourself or through your organisation?  Well from 2014 you can!   We have developed a Level 3 course which provides students with a licence to teach the approach. 

 

For more information about the new Level 3 course or to book on any of our training programs please e-mail: mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

Here is an article about how occupational therapists at St Andrews Hosptial have been using their new skills:

 

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Details of our in-service training programs are now available. For more information please e-mail mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

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Training for Therapists:


A comprehensive training programme for therapists is now available drawing upon our intra-disciplinary experimental approach to learning, giving therapists and associated professionals hands-on experience and the resources needed to get started using the Re-Animation Approach in practice.

 

Why Do I Need Training?

Animation Therapy has had the luxury of working with world class animators to develop techniques which lower the potential for frustration for both therapists and clients alike trying to set out and use animation for the first time as a therapy tool.

 

Training helps provide structure and helps avoid practice pitfalls, drawing on the team's clinical experience. Our research has indicated that animation as a process can be a frustrating and arduous process if not applied properly with the relevant 'know how'.

 

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Training for Animators:


The training programme for animators will launch in 2011. Training will incorporate insider knowledge, regarding how to complement therapeutic practice and provide a safe space for working alongside vulnerable people, using specific animation techniques.

 

Why Do I Need Training?

 

When working with vulnerable people, it is essential that their sometimes subtle needs are met, to ensure that they are receiving the best possible service for their needs. Artists should not attempt therapeutic work without training and supervision because of the potential to unintentionally hinder the therapeutic process. That is why therapists have to undergo extensive pre and postgraduate training programmes, to fully understand the impact of their work consciously and unconsciously on both the client and therapist.

 

Artists wishing to use Re-Animation Approach techniques are advised to work under the supervision of a qualified therapist experienced in using the approach.

 

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Commissioning


If you are interested in finding out more about Animation Therapy and our work, and are interested in commissioning a project, or supporting the development of the approach, please contact Helen Mason project lead at:

 

Mail@animationtherapy.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Details of our current projects and examples of our work can be found in our 'Animation Lab' (on the Professional Research page) and also by exploring 'gems' in our 'Plato's cave' installation.