OPD Points: 5



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Kim Billington, Judy King and Peter Mortola

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Kim BillingtonMasters in Counselling, Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Bachelors in EducationKim is a registered supervisor and counsellor registered as a clinical supervisor with PACFA and ACA. Kim is passionate about training and supervision and is the author of two books for practitioners: A Counsellor’s Companion, for those working with children, and Counselling Conversations for those working with adult clients.Committed to passing forward her ever-evolving counselling skills and knowledge, Kim aims to support and inspire counselling practitioners to develop their own unique creative skills and explore new ways to connect with their clients to support healing and identity growth.As a dynamic course facilitator, Kim has been running training programs including, Playful Narrative Therapy since 2013 for Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She has been facilitating groups and workshops for over 25 years.Judy King, Registered Art TherapistJudy is a registered art psychotherapist and practicing artist. She has also been a registered nurse for over thirty years working with trauma in varying capacities. Nurturing, health and art are her passions; Art therapy has given her the ability to combine these, marrying her nursing and creativity. Her therapeutic work has encompassed early intervention, at-risk adolescents in the school system, children’s palliative care, survivors of domestic violence and adults with mental health issues, chronic pain and palliative care.Her clinical work forms the basis for three chapters Trans Generational Trauma and the Aboriginal Pre-school child. Healing through Intervention, Tracey, N. (Ed.) (2015) and has also been included in Art therapy in the early years: therapeutic interventions with infants, toddlers and their families, J. Meyerowitz-Katz, & D. Reddick. (2017)She has worked independently in Uganda, Honduras, Bangladesh and Mexico bridging cultural, legal, secular and religious divides to initiate, execute and complete large public murals painted with children.Judy works part-time as the Art therapist at Bear Cottage Paediatric Hospice, Sydney with children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. She also runs community-based art therapy workshops for seniors and has her own private practice.Professor Peter MortolaPeter Mortola, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Counseling, Therapy and School Psychology Department at Lewis and Clark College's Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Portland, Oregan, USA. He is the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt play therapy the Oaklander way (Routledge/Gestaltpress, 2006), the culmination of 10 years of inquiry and research on Violet Oaklander’s methods of both child therapy and adult training. Windowframes has been translated into German, Spanish, Romanian, Italian and Korean. He is also the co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A leader’s guide to facilitating strength-based groups for boys (Routledge, 2008), and The Bear Inside (19th Avenue Press, with Illustrator Mark Molchan), a children's book about regulating strong emotions. The Bear Inside has been translated into Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, and Sinhala language versions. For 15 years, he has also facilitated a partnership between Lewis & Clark College and David Douglas School District in which graduate students have served over 1500 sixth-grade students in the small group counselling setting.


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